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02-19-2016, 04:25 AM   #1
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Ken Rockwell dismisses K-1 out of hand

Apparently according to Ken you have to be an Asperger's case to want to buy a Pentax camera and gives it very short shrift. Of course, he hasn't seen or tested one. He does not mention the IBIS, the pixel shift or the astrotracer of course. Canon and Nikon can't do these things, but tt's not a Nikon, it's not a Canon, so he's not interested. Not very objective journalism IMO. From specs I'd say the K-1 clearly beats the D810.

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Who is Ken Rockwell to make his opinion matter at all...
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QuoteOriginally posted by manntax Quote
Who is Ken Rockwell to make his opinion matter at all...
I believe that he is the modern day internet version of a snake oil seller with a sizable following from the CaNikon communities.
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I couldn't care less what Rockwell thinks about Pentax cameras. But his dismissal of those who live with Asperger's as "feeble" is ignorant in the extreme.

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I hate this guy... i ever did...
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I imagined he would pull out some nonsense like this...
I believe the fact that he had to resort to insults is an indicator that he's short on arguments though...

Edit: now that I think about it, with this attitude he's doing more damage to himself than to Pentax, when the rest of the world has met this new camera with almost universal praise... even dpreview kinda liked it, some botched attempt at contempt (pun intended) like using the 50/2 for legacy glass testing...
People with even just half a brain should notice and take note...

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Ken Rockwell is a Canikon fanboy, and a bell-end
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dartmoor Dave Quote
I couldn't care less what Rockwell thinks about Pentax cameras. But his dismissal of those who live with Asperger's as "feeble" is ignorant in the extreme.
That's what riled me - I don't mind or care what he thinks or says about Pentax, but the Asperger's comments are inappropriate. Poor taste, Ken.

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When I saw merely the title of this thread, without even reading a single word further, I just had to laugh.
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Who is Ken Rockwell to make his opinion matter at all...
The Kanye West of photography...
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Who is Ken Rockwell, and why does anyone think his opinion matters?
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The Kanye West of photography...
"Yo, Pentax, I'mma let you finish, but Canikon made the best camera of all time..."
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He is happy even with negative publicity as that gets him higher up the search pecking order and helps feed his kids. How old are they now - 42?
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What? No. A person can't do that to himself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
I believe that he is the modern day internet version of a snake oil seller with a sizable following from the CaNikon communities.
Totally, the ultimate camera shill.
He's a fool.
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