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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2012, 05:45:58 PM »
I don't remember if I commented his bashing 5d3. I don't think so.

Sorry, I really shouldn't have quoted you, it was just meant as a random quote of positive KR feedback that was nowhere to be found when the 5d3 was released.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2012, 07:04:05 PM »
Ken Rockwell's reviews are very useful to less experienced people like myself. He states up front that he feeds his family via his website. He speaks his mind.

Also he provides extremely useful data on things like lens distortion figures, with tips & suggested figures to correct them in post (for instance his comparison of the mark I to mark II variant of this lens at differing focal points).

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2012, 08:03:40 PM »
I don't remember if I commented his bashing 5d3. I don't think so.

Sorry, I really shouldn't have quoted you, it was just meant as a random quote of positive KR feedback that was nowhere to be found when the 5d3 was released.
As far as I remember Rockwell says 5D3 is the worlds best DSLR actually.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2012, 08:11:25 PM »
I've never minded Ken Rockwells's style. Frankly it's refreshingly different in an increasingly beige world. He's enthusiastic & passionate, something that makes life more enjoyable.

In regard to his 24-70 review, the more positive viewpoints I read about this lens the better. I can't wait to get mine.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2012, 09:20:43 PM »
if you guys ever bothered to read much of his stuff you'd learn that he usually recommends you not to buy the more expensive product. it's at the bottom of his reviews on things, under "recommendations". he'll usually tell you to either make do with what you have or go buy some much less expensive, usually older, model.

You are right:http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/6d/vs-5d-mark-iii.htm

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2012, 09:38:42 PM »
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/24-70mm-ii.htm

According to KR, it's surprising how 24-70 MkII has significantly worse distortion from 35 to 70mm focal range compared to 24-70 MkI.  I'd like to see more rigorous testing of multiple copies..

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2012, 10:38:58 PM »
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/24-70mm-ii.htm

According to KR, it's surprising how 24-70 MkII has significantly worse distortion from 35 to 70mm focal range compared to 24-70 MkI.  I'd like to see more rigorous testing of multiple copies..

Yeah, but the mark I has more distortion at the wide end. I wonder if that has anything to do with changing the reverse zoom mechanism of the lens (know that has probably little to do with glass optical components, but you never know ???)

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2012, 03:53:11 AM »
As far as I remember Rockwell says 5D3 is the worlds best DSLR actually.

He updated his first review after some time, the first version was haunted by poor knowledge of the camera because he didn't bother to read the manual and came to wrong conclusions as far as I remember.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2012, 07:19:17 PM »
As far as I remember Rockwell says 5D3 is the worlds best DSLR actually.

He updated his first review after some time, the first version was haunted by poor knowledge of the camera because he didn't bother to read the manual and came to wrong conclusions as far as I remember.
Ah OK. I didn't read that one. Thanks for correcting me.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2012, 07:19:17 PM »