YAKRT (Yet Another Ken Rockwell Thread) ... is he just a cranky old technophobe?

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  1. epp_b

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    What the heck is his problem? Did the D3X send him over the edge or what? Contrary to what he seems to be utterly convinced of, it is possible to be a geek and an artist at the same time.

    All of his updates lately seem to be "z0mg! fi1m r0x0rz! d1g1t@l sux0rz!"
     
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    uhhhhh...i think he's being sarcastic.:p
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Our own Ken Rockwell was right after all!
     
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    I guess my BS meter must need a tune-up.
     
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    If you scroll down on his page, you'll see that he calls 15 January, 2009, both Wednesday and Thursday... He was clearly delusional.

    I tried, but failed, to capture this in a Photoshop document.. If anyone could do this for me it would be appreciated.. I think he may have been on glue that day.
     
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  7. I like OneExposure, I am a member there, and have several friends that are very active there.

    Look, I don't know much about Ken Rockwell, but a general comment to the crowd: stop looking at gear sites. If you need a particular piece of gear, do some research, buy it, and get back to shooting. Find sites that help you creatively (like 1x.com).
     
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    +1 for 1x.com

    Very tasty work over there!!!
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    There are plenty of people who say digital sucks and plenty who say film sucks. I've said both at different times of my life. :) He's digging his old cameras. I can understand that. I'd love to be using my old cameras... except that then I'd have to use film, and film sucks. ;)
     
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    I never did quite understand people's problem with KR. Sure, he seems a bit full of himself, and you have to take some of the things he says with a grain of salt, but his site has a LOT of good info on it about camera bodies and lenses, ISO comparison tests, etc. Is he the Jesus of photography? Of course not! Does he have some great info on his site, especially for those newer to photography? Hell yes! (Get it? :D)
     
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    Oh, I don't know, I just burned a roll of Efke 25 (thanks Jeff!!) in my old 8008 and had a blast. It's amazing how much I missed the hum of the film winder and the sense of closure when the film is all used and rewound.

    Now if I can just get some vitamin C ground for some caffenol plus we'll see how rusty I am w/ b&w. ;)
     
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    You are my new hero.
     

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