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Old 20th December 2010
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Ken Rockwell

Hi all,

I've been recently reading Ken Rockwell's site (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech.htm) and I've got to admit I'm really enjoying it.

Does anyone else read his site? It takes a while to seperate the good stuff from some of his ramblings but all in all I think its a great site and I think I've learnt a good bit from him. I wish he was UK based, I'd love to go to one of his workshops.

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Re: Ken Rockwell

Aah yes. He has opinions about all sorts. (He argues that raw is no better than jpeg - really?)

Then there's this page http://www.kenrockwell.com/sl/index.htm which proved quite interesting when me mate was working up to buying one.

As an ex Nikon user I can confirm his views on their lenses are bang on the nail, so I guess he is well worth a read.

Pete

PS.. Ken asks you to contribute, because its how he supports his wife and family. However with a bit of digging I see his wife has one of these.. http://www.kenrockwell.com/porsche/c...bo-s/index.htm :-)
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Re: Ken Rockwell

I found his site very useful for getting another perspective on my Canon compact cameras ... that's about all though ... I don't own any Nikon lenses myself, which is mostly what he seems to be on about.
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I found his site very useful for getting another perspective on my Canon compact cameras ... that's about all though ... I don't own any Nikon lenses myself, which is mostly what he seems to be on about.
Have you checked out the how-to section? There is loads of stuff that isn't camera or lens specific on how to take a better photograph.

p.s do you live in Hexham? I used to work in the Beaumont hotel for 3odd years
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Re: Ken Rockwell

Yes I have read a lot of his site and I do tend to like the high saturation look ( I think I've been accused of copying)

Personally I wish he's stay away from some of the false colour sometimes, but you can't fault the overall quality of the images and the information on the site

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I too find Rockwell quite refreshing and the philosophy good, but the content like the photos sometimes on the brash side.
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Re: Ken Rockwell

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Aah yes. He has opinions about all sorts. (He argues that raw is no better than jpeg - really?)

Then there's this page http://www.kenrockwell.com/sl/index.htm which proved quite interesting when me mate was working up to buying one.

As an ex Nikon user I can confirm his views on their lenses are bang on the nail, so I guess he is well worth a read.

Pete

PS.. Ken asks you to contribute, because its how he supports his wife and family. However with a bit of digging I see his wife has one of these.. http://www.kenrockwell.com/porsche/c...bo-s/index.htm :-)
I had a teacher at our Community College in Penrith, NSW with that ideal too. He was an Ex Canon user & Nikon convert. Maybe he has been reading Rockwell too. I'm afraid I probably annoyed him by continuing to save JPEG & RAW (on my E520 at that point in time).
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