garyknrd

Lives in Thailand
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.birdsthatfart.com
Joined on Jan 2, 2011
About me:

Retired. Hobby, bird photography

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On article Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses (139 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.

Interesting to see what happens in the next few years. I have been looking into it some. And I think the Mirror box is not going to survive for the masses. Only for a few niches of photography. Also I am betting on it with my money in the market.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 03:41 UTC

Interesting, thanks for the post. Always interested in the history of the Beatles

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 17:25 UTC as 39th comment
On article Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (148 comments in total)
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koolbreez: He's real lucky one of the monkeys didn't grab his cell phone. They really like shiny objects, and don't give them back. One of those older macaques could easily rip his arm out of its socket if they would have grabbed his 1020, and they are fast doing it too.

Yea, a few years ago I was there and my Girlfriend was wearing a scarf. One of the males pulled the scarf off of her and I stepped on the scarf as the monkey ran by. It turned and attacked me and then the whole troop surrounded me. I had to take rabbles shots. And stay there for two weeks. They have a guy that stays at the Temple just for that. He ran over and got them off of me. (Ling)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On article Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition (166 comments in total)

I like it. And a good price also.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:11 UTC as 46th comment

LOL, Leica is breathing life into the old saying, "shooting yourself in the foot"

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 56th comment
On article BBC examines 100 years of Leica (24 comments in total)
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km25: Shooting with Leica, no 1/8000, no high speed motor drive, no auto multi points program and AF. The leicas work best, my opion with flim. so when you push the button you know what you will get, no looking at the LCD, there is one now. After you process or it processed you are rarely surprised. It is often a second camera, for the slow intimate times, were the sutter noise is very importan, like a movie set.

Me too, then I would buy the Fuji x-t1...+ Lenses.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: I do wonder why none of the Windows ultrabooks use the latest integrated Intel Iris graphics though??? Does Apple have a lock on the processor? Is it too expensive? Do they think Windows users aren't sophisticated enough to know the difference?

Same here? Very strange. Asus has one. It is the only one I know of. If I were going to spend 2000 bucks on a new ultrabook I would pick the Asus over this. It is spec wise equal to the Macbook pro 13.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
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Valiant Thor: $1949 for the high-end model (8GB RAM 512 SSD)!
Please.

The MacBook pro killed the MacBook air. 2 hundred bucks more and you get the Retina display, mobile CPU, with the iris graphics. I'm a die hard Windows guy. But, really Mac is a very good product spec wise. Even though I am a windows guy. I picked up the 13" macbook pro for editing video and photos. It is a joy to use. This product from Microsoft is not on the same level.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
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Valiant Thor: $1949 for the high-end model (8GB RAM 512 SSD)!
Please.

Macbook pro is running a full mobile CPU with Iris graphics... Wayyyy more power for the power user for sure. The 13" macbook pro would walk all over this thing.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 22:45 UTC

I'm not impressed. Even if the story is compelling.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 70th comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Doesn't really matter to me. I think it is funny as all get out. Of course I have never even looked at a leica past the price tag. So I would not buy one for sure.
Will defiantly make me look at the people that use them a little different now.
Like, look at that guy using a Leica he he he...

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 213th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S (129 comments in total)
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nathondetroit: Pardon me while I place a football helmet on my Chihuahua.

LOL,,,, I had a good laugh over this... Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:59 UTC
On article Call for entries: Getty Images grants (6 comments in total)

Getty? Who is Getty. Never heard of them.
Next.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:31 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue (175 comments in total)

Kinda par for the course. At least they finally got pressed into doing something. I bought a Pentax K-5 that had a faulty AF module and never got it fixed. Pentax just ripped off thousands of customers.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 06:46 UTC as 16th comment
On article Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue (175 comments in total)
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ovlov: Nikon's quality control isn't even good enough for the Chinese.

I live in Thailand and the Chinese are the beat photographers I have ever seen. These high end buyers not only know the product like the back of there hand they have the money to buy the best. Something I do not see from American tourists here. It has definitely switched to the Chinese. Europeans, Americans, and the rest take a back seet to these guys and gals now.
And I am an American. Very strange to see the power change. But, believe me it already has...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 06:43 UTC

These new cameras are just amazing. Cannot wait for the review.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 12th comment

I'm a minority and Canon doesn't care for sure, but I have started complaining with my wallet. Over one year now with no new Canon products. And I feel I have not lost a thing. Others are filling the gap nicely. No problem for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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