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#1 mule_patterson

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:55 PM

A few folks don't hold our dear colleague Ken Rockwell in very high regard. That is a somewhat shortsighted assessment as Ken has been around a long time and does know a fair amount about Nikon gear. His writing style is to-the-point, which I appreciate for time considerations, and he can be selfdepracatingly (?) humorous right alongside his caustic evaluations.

However, this is a good example of his vision and I appreciate his perspective on the use of ultra wide angle lenses - I especially saw the truthfulness of his points when I spent a recent afternoon shooting with my Nikon 10.5 fisheye which applied very well for me.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:07 PM

Thanks Mule! This will come in handy for me and my new Tokina 11-16. I am looking forward to trying some of his suggestions.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:45 PM

He's dead on the mark. Get close, watch your edges and make every bit of the frame count. He is also right in that my 10-20mm rarely if ever moves of 10mm.
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Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:28 AM

Some of Kens stuff is great my only gripe is when he does a review of a piece of gear he has never even held. But he usually does state this first. But his wide angle stuff is on target. I have the Tamron 11-18 but I have decided to trade it for the Tamron 10-24 3.5-4.5 this lens is wider and a has a great zoom range. Thanks for posting Mule! Jim

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:50 AM

KR is a unique individual. Although some folks think he is full o' beans, I think he is a good photographer with a somewhat twisted sense of humor....this is apparent to me throughout his site. I think he has his tongue planted firmly in his cheek on much of his opinions....I kinda like his style, though. Ya either like him or ya don't.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:12 AM

KR is a unique individual. Although some folks think he is full o' beans, I think he is a good photographer with a somewhat twisted sense of humor....this is apparent to me throughout his site.

I think he has his tongue planted firmly in his cheek on much of his opinions....I kinda like his style, though. Ya either like him or ya don't.


I appreciate Ken Rockwell's viewpoints as well on occasion.

However the only beef that I have with his superwide article, is that he sticks to the landscape orientation with the 14-24. Would it hurt to experiment with the vertical orientation too? :P

Anyways. This is my shot with the 14-24 f/2.8 (not mine)--> on a DX body (my D300s) -- Broadway Camera (Surrey) lets me play with the gear if I ask nicely - Unfortunately...only IN-store. :lol:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

I disagree with you Mike. I tolerate him, please give me that option. :) And, Charles, keep you feet out of the pic! Whats the big f-stop on that 11-18, James? Phil
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:21 AM

I disagree with you Mike. I tolerate him, please give me that option. :) And, Charles, keep you feet out of the pic! Whats the big f-stop on that 11-18, James?
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