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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Is this individual supposed to be taken seriously?
    While he doesn't care to be diplomatic and makes no attempt to hide his personal preferences/views, "this individual" usually appears to know what he's talking about. Which is more than can be said for some other "reputable" sites, or for about 95% of the people posting in discussion forums like Clubsnap.

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    woa 95%

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    technology progresses, so should the human mind. i see no problem.

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    This guy Ken is really a barrel of laughs. He constantly contradicts himself while fooling everyone else.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/2007-05-what-camera.htm

    "If my subject sits still, my 5D has better static image quality. If I have the time to twiddle the settings., like ISO, manually or use a tripod, my 5D wins. Canon has nothing similar to Nikon's 18-200mm VR, so I need to bring at least two lenses everywhere. If I have the patience to deal with it, the image quality for large prints is far superior from my 5D, although the results are identical at normal sizes."

    > 5D has a FF sensor. Canon has an EF 28-300L. duh.

    "If I shot sports, the Canon 40D (or Canon Rebel XTi) would be my hot pick. "

    > Ken just recommended a Canon

    "I prefer my D200 for action and news, and prefer my Canon 5D for ultra-ultra wide angle lenses, landscapes and crapscapes."

    > Canon 5D for landscapes, 40D for sports (action?). So his D200 is for 'news'?

    My D200 is faster because it operates much faster and more intuitively with features like Auto ISO, and I have a Nikon 18-200mm VR lens which lets me shoot everything with one lens. I can turn and fire, and my D200 always gets the shot without having to twiddle settings.

    > So he likes to use superzooms and cameras on full auto. Someone just hand him a Canon PnS.




    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...t=ken+rockwell

    Gotta love this 'Professional'. He makes me laugh all the time.
    Also he does not believe in RAW, Spot Metering.
    He advocates uber high FPS shooting. 1 nice shot in 10 aint bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Is this individual supposed to be taken seriously?
    i think he is serious enough that nikon made him a left hander camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalas View Post
    i think he is serious enough that nikon made him a left hander camera
    Here's another thing about that too..have anyone seen a shot of the camera in his site? I don't mean that one of him using it with a large lens but one in which he just shot a product shot of it? I have yet to see one.

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    *** has my support.


    as do thousands of others too.
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    Got this from the net...
    Ken Rockwell Facts

    Contributed by liem, Epic|, Fufie, michel_v, neom, Wintre, Bas|k, lament, mattsteg__ and pal.

    "Ken Rockwell is the Chuck Norris of photography

    Ken Rockwell's camera has similar settings to ours, except his are: P[erfect] Av[Awesome Priority Tv[Totally Awesome Priority] M[ajestic]

    Ken Rockwell doesn't color correct. He adjusts your world to match his.

    Sure, Ken Rockwell deletes a bad photo or two. Other people call these Pulitzers.

    Ken Rockwell doesn't adjust his DOF, he changes space-time.

    Circle of confusion? You might be confused. Ken Rockwell never is.

    Ken Rockwell doesn't wait for the light when he shoots a landscape - the light waits for him.

    Ken Rockwell never flips his camera in portrait position, he flips the earth

    Ken Rockwell ordered an L-lens from Nikon, and got one.

    Ken Rockwell is the only person to have photographed Jesus; unfortunately he ran out of film and had to use a piece of cloth instead.

    When Ken Rockwell brackets a shot, the three versions of the photo win first place in three different categories

    Before Nikon or Canon releases a camera they go to Ken and they ask him to test them, the best cameras get a Nikon sticker and the less good get a Canon sticker

    Once Ken tested a camera, he said I cant even put Canon on this one,thats how Pentax was born

    Rockwellian policy isn't doublethink - Ken doesn't even need to think once

    Ken Rockwell doesn't use flash ever since the Nagasaki incident.

    Only Ken Rockwell can take pictures of Ken Rockwell; everyone else would just get their film overexposed by the light of his genius

    Ken Rockwell wanted something to distract the lesser photographers, and lo, there were ducks.

    Ken Rockwell is the only one who can take self-portraits of you

    Ken Rockwell's nudes were fully clothed at the time of exposure

    Ken Rockwell once designed a zoom lens. You know it as the Hubble SpaceTelescope.

    When Ken unpacks his CF card, it already has masterpieces on it.

    Rockwell portraits are so lifelike, they have to pay taxes

    On Ken Rockwell's desktop, the Trash Icon is really a link to National Geographic Magazine

    Ken Rockwell spells point-and-shoot "h-a-s-s-e-l-b-l-a-d"

    When Ken Rockwell went digital, National Geographic nearly went out of business because he was no longer phyically discarding photos

    For every 10 shots that Ken Rockwell takes, 11 are keepers.

    Ken Rockwell's digital files consist of 0's, 1's AND 2's.

    Ken Rockwell never focus, everything moves into his DoF

    Ken Rockwell's shots are so perfect, Adobe redesigned photoshop for him: all it consists of is a close button.

    The term tripod was coined after his silhouette

    Ken Rockwell never produces awful work, only work too advanced for the viewer

    A certain braind of hig-end cameras was named after people noticed the quality was a lot "like a" rockwell

    Ken Rockwell isn't the Chuck Norris of photography; Chuck Norris is the Ken Rockwell of martial arts.

    Ken Rockwell never starts, he continues"
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    anyone remember his PnS Canon A640 vs the FF DSLR 5D?

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    He is someone who has strong views on photography, no different from many of us on the forum; what distinguishes him from the rest is his ability to express his views lucidly and forcefully.

    Here are some of his articles on photography which I thought are rather insightful:


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    I enjoy reading the articles posted on his site. He is unashamedly biased and refreshingly candid. He has strong opionions, true....but he is able to back them up with photographic examples. I certainly do not agree with some of his opinions (tripods are not necessary when you're shooting digital?!), but he does mention that his opinions are coloured by the way he shoots and the type of subject matter he prefers. Come to think of it, his site is really like a blog, only that it's not exactly structured like one.

    But throughout his site, his articles and his opionions, there is one over-riding theme: Only your photographic results matter. Good photographs do not necessarily result from good cameras (read "latest" and "most expensive"), but good cameras do make the process of obtaining great photographs a lot easier.

    This is a good philosophy to have. Far too many people equate the latest and greatest with their ability to take "good" photographs.
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    When a person gets famous, others would put it on a microscope and examine closely.

    I am sure you can find fault with George Bush, the Pope or our Prime Minister.

    Even Bill Gates didn't predict 20yrs ago what the PC is like today.

    So, I find it sort of normal that he changes his view on the FX sensor.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscans View Post
    But throughout his site, his articles and his opionions, there is one over-riding theme: Only your photographic results matter. Good photographs do not necessarily result from good cameras (read "latest" and "most expensive"), but good cameras do make the process of obtaining great photographs a lot easier.

    This is a good philosophy to have. Far too many people equate the latest and greatest with their ability to take "good" photographs.
    Not to go head to head with you over this, because I whole-heartedly concur with your philosophy of having great photographic results above anything else, but having an unashamedly biased opinion through lambasting rival camera makers isn't a very particularly ethical way of being a photographer. In the photographic world, its "to one to each and own", for it boils down to a photographer's personal preference. Because it is only personal preference can empower you to get over the problems each camera make has in the image-making process.

    Now if you hate a camera to the core, even if others proclaim it to be the best, you wouldn't be exactly shooting great stuff with it, ain't it? Because you are so bent on hating the camera rather than concentrating on shooting great photos. =)

    Just my 2 cents.
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