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Question What's the story with Ken Rockwell?

I'm posting 2 new questions today. I've been looking to get back into photography. Find some inspiration. That has come in the form of picking up new gear (yeah, yeah... I know ) and reading as much as I can. What originally started as me researching some Nikon glass, that brought me to Ken's page. Which BTW, up till this point, I've never heard of.

While on his page, it would seem, he has some pull in the industry with a reputation. Later that night, I came back and forgot the guys site and just typed it into Google. Now of course I'm served a 'wider' opinion of this guy.

Who is he and why does have some a colorful following?

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Sorry, I don't know how to edit my post and I meant to post some of these that I found.


https://www.photographytalk.com/foru...ed-know-it-all

Why is Ken Rockwell so hated? -- The Lounge in photography-on-the.net forums

Ken Rockwell is a real fool!!! Nikon Rumors Forum

I'm looking at Sony cameras so found this interesting: Ken Rockwell A7rII review: Says it's great for hobbyist and bad for photographers. - sonyalpharumors sonyalpharumors
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I think one observer said it best with. Buys the most expensive camera on earth then shoots .jpg.

He is a self serving, opinionated guy trying to make a buck any way he can. His advise is suspect.

Good article on Ken. Why Ken Rockwell is bad for photography - Another Angle
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LOL yep, saw that one already!
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Ken Rockwell is the Chuck Norris of photography.

Here are some Ken Rockwell facts:

Ken Rockwell's camera has settings similar to ours, except his are:

* P[erfect]
* A[wesome Priority]
* S[uperb Priority]
* M[ajestic]

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

Ken Rockwell deletes his bad photos, too. You and I refer to these as Pulitzer Prize winners.

Ken Rockwell doesn't adjust his DOF. He adjusts the space-time continuum.

Ken Rockwell doesn't wait for proper lighting when shooting landscapes. The sun rises and sets just for him.

Ken Rockwell doesn't flip his camera into the portrait position. He flips the earth.

Ken Rockwell is the only person to have photographed Jesus.

When Ken Rockwell brackets a shot, 3 versions of the photo win first place in 3 different categories.

Before any new camera is released, they go to Ken Rockwell for review. The best cameras get a Nikon sticker, the others get a Canon sticker.

Once, a camera was tested and Ken Rockwell couldn't even put a Canon sticker on it. That's how Pentax was born.

Ken Rockwell only used flash once. Today we refer to it as the Chernobyl 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 is the only photographer who can take self-portraits of you.

Ken Rockwell portraits are so lifelike, they have to pay taxes.

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

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

Ken Rockwell never uses auto-focus, everything just moves into position for him.

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I'm posting 2 new questions today. I've been looking to get back into photography. Find some inspiration. That has come in the form of picking up new gear (yeah, yeah... I know ) and reading as much as I can. What originally started as me researching some Nikon glass, that brought me to Ken's page. Which BTW, up till this point, I've never heard of.

While on his page, it would seem, he has some pull in the industry with a reputation. Later that night, I came back and forgot the guys site and just typed it into Google. Now of course I'm served a 'wider' opinion of this guy.

Who is he and why does have some a colorful following?
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OMG!!!! Those are to die for funny!!!

seriously, thanks for the laugh!!!
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Lol. Those almost sound like something for the most interesting guy in those Dos Equis commercials. Stay thirsty my friends!
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I once read where he said that "A 100mm lens is all the telephoto you will ever need."

That immediately told me all I needed to know about Mr. Rockwell, his opinions and his "reviews"!
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I read KW as need arises, part of a mix of sources,
and do enjoy reading him. OTOH I'm actually more
experienced and more able than KW, so there's no
way I'd be led astray. Trying to mentally walk in the
shoes of a noob, I wind up unsympathetic any who
might "fall victim" to his other-than-objective stuff.
Why ? Simple: Juz cuz you're a photo noob doesn't
hafta mean you're a web noob. KW is creature of
the web. That tells you how to digest him. Maybe a
combined web-noob-plus-photo-noob exists, and
so could be led astray by KW ... but not just KW. A
combined noob like that is led astray at every turn.
Let's not blame KW for such a noob's toadall lack of
media literacy !

Maybe KW greatest sin is his presentation. He's an
excellent writer and creates a clean page. If quality
of presentation guaranteed objectivity as a general
rule, then presenting rather subjective material thru
quality presentation would be a seriously deceptive
act. But there is no such general rule. The quality of
a presentation does NOT guarantee objectivity and
it never did, even pre-web.
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I once read where he said that "A 100mm lens is all the
telephoto you will ever need."

That immediately told me all I needed to know about
Mr. Rockwell, his opinions and his "reviews"!
You are prolly unaware that users of the much admired larger
formats, rollfilm and sheet film, were limited to approximately
the same "telephoto limit" as a 100mm [maybe 135mm] for the
35mm film format. IOW what KW says is quite solid advice.

Longer reach lenses are available, and KW's statement should
have referred to "damnt nearly everyone" instead of everyone.
But thaz a rather minor correction.


moore-584x700.jpg

The above is one of the classic super tele large format sports
outfits, a verrrrry special product, with a longer reach than a
135mm FF equivalent. Oh yeah !!! It's a 200mm FF equivalent,
quite extreme !


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