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Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:09:16 PM »
Kenrockwell hails Canon 6d compared to Nikon d600 and Canon 5d mark III. What do you guys have to say about this?
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Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:09:16 PM »

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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 11:34:38 PM »
Nothing. He's a carnival clown.
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 11:37:02 PM »
it makes me feel inadequate to only have a 5Dmk3 and especially since i'm going to go buy another 5Dmk3 today too
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 12:00:24 AM »
That review almost swayed me, but I went with the 5D2 anyways for build quality, ergonomics, and size. The 6D is too small

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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 12:47:20 AM »
I enjoy reading his no frills reviews. He's very clear on what he likes and what he thinks is important. Good stuff. This is an interesting review I think. If hadn't bought the 5D3 before the 6D came out, I would probably have gone with the 6D today.

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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 01:34:42 AM »
I always learn something from Ken's reviews...I would be lying if I said that I did not...but he is still a Canon Kiss-Ass, and a hoser. ;D. (Ken uses no tact...so I won't use any either).
...oh...and I still prefer my 5DIII. Duh.
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 01:43:05 AM »
Ken Rockwell always exaggerates one way or the other.
His advice and reviews are unreliable and he often contradicts himself.

He knows near nothing about Canon lenses,.....and often reviews lenses based on reading specs alone.
Read his review of 85 1.2,...one of the best lenses ever made by anyone. It is funny in its ignorance.
The review of 100 2.8 is Macro is just as clueless.
He just recently reviewed the 35 1.4,...... which is and has been and should have been a must,.... for any wanna be reviewer of photographic equipment.
For Canon reviews I trust The Digital Picture with no problem, any day, ahead of Rockwell.

For example to say repeatedly that the best thing is to buy a camera when they are first announced,.... is nothing else but stupid advice.
Whenever I did that, I had nothing but problems with the camera,.....and then the price drops in a few months by 30% and that makes you fell like a loser.
He keeps crying that he does not get paid by camera manufacturers but it makes you wonder when he gives advice like that,.... that plays into selling tactics.
 I never met a crooked person that ever claimed they were crooked,.....just the opposite,....they were always screaming loud and clear they were innocent and honest. Not saying this is necessarily the case with him but it would not be surprising in an age where everyone gets their own,.... that Rockwell's integrity is not what he advertises.
For a guy begging for donations,...He seems to have a Mercedes and a Porsche Cayenne ,....and recently he just bought (according to him),... D800e, D600, Canon 5DMArk III, Canon 6D, Canon 35 1.4...Why would anyone want to own all these at the same time?!
His claim that he always goes the cheapest rout is hilarious.

Lastly,... his abundant pictures of his family are awful, weak pictures, that display no creativity whatsoever,...plain and filled with expected angles of view, where everything looks flat and uninteresting.

He must be a guru for people that need a guru,.... because they cannot think for themselves,.... and need someone to tell them this and that,.... and don't mind being abused or like to be called idiots.
No wonder people with rebels and g15s love him.

His website has some interesting advice but it is not ,by any means,.....the ultimate authority ,.... when I want objectivity and unbiased advice.
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 01:49:23 AM »
Why....Magnardo.......you make Ken sound like a sociopath.... ::)
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 01:50:22 AM »
I always learn something from Ken's reviews...I would be lying if I said that I did not...but he is still a Canon Kiss-Ass, and a hoser. ;D. (Ken uses no tact...so I won't use any either).
...oh...and I still prefer my 5DIII.
;) Good response. I actually do prefer my 5D3 also, but had I had both available at purchase I would have likely gone with the 6D. Or maybe not, don't know actually.

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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 01:52:19 AM »
Why....Magnardo.......you make Ken sound like a sociopath.... ::)

Ha, I was about to ask the same. With all those strong emotions, Magnardo still seems to read all of Ken's reviews, funny that  8)

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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 02:02:12 AM »
No not really anymore,...I did for a while,....People at Calumet always used his name as reference when talking about equipment,....obviously I was curious to see who he was and what he had to say.
 Not gonna lie,... I read most of his stuff,....some of it was good and I liked it,.... but for a person extra full of himself,.... he makes mistakes in consistency and takes lots of bad pictures.
I try to look elsewhere for inspiration now days.

As soon as I upgraded from my Rebel I had no more need for biased reviews of equipment I could not afford.
I have Canon 5D MArk III,Canon 7D,.... 85 f1.2,35 f1.4,135 f2.0, 40 f2.8, 24-105 f4. 580 ex ii
I don't need anyone to tell me they are great.

Have not read the 6D review.
Canon 6d has a single SD memory card slot which is ridiculous and proves lack of respect from Canon.
When you try to protect your market by intentionally limiting your product when the cost for a more complete offering it would have been minimal,....buddy,...I am not interested. You have just successfully limited yourself. No need to worry about my money changing pockets.
Old 7D has compact flash.

Rockwell Sociopath?! No!
Just a guy trying to make an almost honest buck preying on the weak and the confused.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 02:13:17 AM by Magnardo »
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 02:10:10 AM »
I always learn something from Ken's reviews...I would be lying if I said that I did not...but he is still a Canon Kiss-Ass, and a hoser. ;D. (Ken uses no tact...so I won't use any either).
...oh...and I still prefer my 5DIII. Duh.

Hmmm... some says he's a Nikon Kiss-Ass.  Now he wants a 5D3 more than D800, suddenly a Canon Kiss-Ass?  Well, agreed, he's well-opinionated but I really appreciate his views on things.  Most of the time I can agree with him especially when it comes to categorizing pixel peepers.  :)  Regarding 6D, I think he has valid points and even admitted 5D3 still a lot better and a more flexible camera than 6D.  It's just that you can't really ignore 6D's price vs 5D3.  Maybe, after 6 months, 6D's price will be lower thus really fulfilling its purpose as an entry-level FF camera.  (P.S. I don't care about what's entry level or not.  This term is just for pixel peepers.  As long as it can produce the pictures I wanted.)

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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 02:21:21 AM »
I bought 5d MArk III from Amazon with 6% back from starting price of 2950 and a free 350 Lower-pro bag.
That makes it 555 difference from 6d.
Improved aluminum chasis ,.....Extra Compact flash slot,....extra focusing points,....alone make it worth it.

But then again,....I don't have "big american hands",.... so strong,....that cannot hold a few extra ounces of weight.
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 02:21:21 AM »

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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 02:30:40 AM »
gotta hand it to him though.  all this controversy is exactly how i think he makes all his money and drives so much traffic to his site.

threads that pop up like this every other month tells me he knows exactly what he's doing
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 03:00:43 AM »
Absolutely nothing...he's a clown, but not a carnival clown - more like a marketing kiss-ass clown. And, clueless too - spends more time writing [bad] articles and reviews instead of shooting.

And, a person who advocates shooting spraying-and-praying 500 shots in JPG is the way to go because those who "play around" with 100 RAW files " because they like to tweak" is definitely a moron. 50% is the shooting, the other is the darkroom/post work.
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Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
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