cgarrard

cgarrard

Lives in United States Southern, CA, United States
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Joined on Jan 20, 2006

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Digital, 10 steps forward, 11 steps back ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 9th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Agree, G9X is the most usable and desired pocket camera for the serious photographer. ;).

And the silver one is FANTASTIC looking in person. The press photos make it look horrid, in person it looks like a titanium watch. Beautiful to hold, and shoot :).

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 04:19 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)

Agree, G9X is the most usable and desired pocket camera for the serious photographer. ;).

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Pre ordering, definitely.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 2nd comment
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NoMirror99: Peter Hurley

This is my real answer too. Sorry Simon.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 04:16 UTC

Simon Joinson.

;)

Carl

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 02:37 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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GREG HUTCHINS: Must be a great camera all anybody seems to be complaining about is the price.

"Great" is relative, but the price probably won't be relative to most.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:12 UTC

Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 22:59 UTC as 6th comment

In 5 years it will be about $500 bucks :)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

$1,999.99 body. Ouch... Um.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 01:32 UTC as 51st comment
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cgarrard: God......, stunning......sick work Mike, just sick. Freaking high five to you man.

Carl

Mike, and ftr, I was in Sedona at the end of June early July and some big T Storms rolled through- biggest I've seen there in 20 years of going to Sedona. Amazing light shows and build up of monsoons..So this hit a chord with me big time.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 02:33 UTC

God......, stunning......sick work Mike, just sick. Freaking high five to you man.

Carl

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Class A: Nice to hear confirmation that the K-1 has been selling very well! The apparent commercial success rhymes with the popularity and acceptance rate the K-1 has very quickly gained in Pentax-specific forums.

The K-1's handling is deeply satisfying and it achieves gorgeous results, in particular with the Limited lenses.

Well done Ricoh! The enthusiastic reception of the K-1 is a well-deserved reward for the respective development investment.

TP- That's funny, every camera store I've visited in Southern California has Pentax DSLRs and MF bodies on the shelf. Its how I handled my first 645Z. California doesn't get much more west than that. Might want to fact check that request because right now Ricoh is probably laughing at your post.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
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lacikuss: Revolution? lol

Catch words like that used in the photo industry annoy me too. Gamechanger/Revolution- seriously annoying.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 09:38 UTC

Full frame GR with an optical finder w/LCD overlay for framelines etc and a 40mm f/2 lens please ;).

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 09:37 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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turvyT: Some people are already complaining about the refreshing time of Hasselblad EVF. Pentax OVF is just spectacular, the best OVF right now of any digital camera. It's also WR. X1D is a very expensive toy, and it will do maybe well in that market. 645z is a working camera, for someone who needs to spend hours a day producing high quality images to get dough (as V series were in the old times). Two different worlds.

RR22- Nobody is producing amazing results with the Hassy X1D or the Fujifilm MF - neither are out yet for purchase if you've been paying attention.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
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6x9: After two recent announcements of medium format cameras by Fuji and by Hasselblad Pentax 645Z started looking somewhat ... outdated. It is still a nice camera (especially considering the price), but the current trend is clearly to make MF truly portable. Ricoh/Pentax need to start thinking in the same direction and will go mirrorless. A new mount is imminent. Hopefully they can keep compatibility with their current 645 lenses (via adapter).

Mirrorless isn't everything. Plenty of photographers like pentaprism viewfinders and there are a LOT of legacy lenses that can be used for the 645 including many more newer lenses. I would say that MF photographers prefer optical finders in general.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 09:25 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)
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cgarrard: I still sell photos I made with the R1. It was an excellent camera for its time and is quite a bargain for those who shoot today at lower ISO values. 20x30" prints look stunning from this camera processed properly from Raw. One of my favorite Sony cameras of all time.

I'll add that the Leica V-Lux Typ 114 has taken the R1's place as an all round digicam for me. I enjoy using it just as much even though the experience is different, and the images I make with the V-Lux are better in most respects from Raw. The RX10 will take slightly better photographs lens and sensor wise, but I don't enjoy using the RX10 nearly as much as either camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 02:07 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: I guess Sony's heart was really with EVF's all along. That might partially explain why its temporary foray into optical viewfinders, after buying Minolta's camera business, never really got much traction. In any event the R1 is one camera that I regret not buying when it came out - mostly because of unfounded concerns about the EVF. The irony is that EVF is now one of my favorite things about my new Sony camera.

I see where you are coming from Felix but you are pretty much off base there about Sony and EVF's. Sony wanted the A mount to work they just didnt have the resources from Sony corporate, nor the experience in the DSLR industry to gain serious traction on Canon or Nikon... even though most of the A-mount division was truly Konica Minolta employees. There were a few reasons the A-Mount never really did what Sony wanted it to do, but the lack of major funding for service, promotion, and manpower were the reasons for its lack luster traction in the market.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 02:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: This R1 remains my favorite Sony digicam, i still use it.
I'm still waiting for a worthy Cybershot R1 2016+ update (APSC or FF) albeit with all the latest Sony Sensors, EVF, etc (minus the bad)

I always loved its top-mounted VASS (vari-angle swivel screen), it had face-forward centered usability, used far more than its EVF, even in bright sunny conditions.
It did not swivel downwards enough, but holding R1 upside down did the trick in over the head shots.
Its EVF was too slow, and not good for glasswearers nor had strong enough diopter for near-sighted w/o glasses. (most diopters max-out at +/-3, or rarely, 4)

It had classic Canon EOS-1 slr dual controls like Canon dslrs, which i love.
But over time, R1 controls were a bit glitchy (thumbwheel, finger-dial, zoom-ring, focus-ring) where settings did not keep up with control adjustments, skipped, stalled, etc.

It lacked VIDEO, unlike other Cybershots of the day which did.

Use the RX10- not as unique of a camera ergonomically but performance wise quite a notch above the R1 in terms of lens and sensor quality. The RX10 was the R1 replacement, and these days at 400.00 used is a STEAL.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 02:00 UTC
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