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08-12-2015, 04:25 AM   #136
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Forget Ken Rockwell. If you REALLY want an opinion of Pentax cameras that is contemptuously dismissive to the point of slander, try this:


Jump to about 1:30 and start watching from there. He sure nailed his colours to the mast with that one!

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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Forget Ken Rockwell. If you REALLY want an opinion of Pentax cameras that is contemptuously dismissive to the point of slander, try this:

Pancake Day Pancake Lens Test - YouTube

Jump to about 1:30 and start watching from there. He sure nailed his colours to the mast with that one!

??


He (a Leica-phile) thought it was great.


And lots of nice things to say about the K-S2:


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He thought the lens was great, but putting moss all over the Pentax camera sort of said "Does anyone even use these anymore?"

It would seem that he finally came across something that made him change his mind, but I haven't been following him for a while for reasons unconnected with his opinion on Pentax - mostly style.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
He thought the lens was great, but putting moss all over the Pentax camera sort of said "Does anyone even use these anymore?"
Yep, it's a joke.

In the link he squirts water carelessly over the K-S2 to make another point - WR.

He likes Pentax but thinks they're a neglected brand whose products can be eccentric as well as good (he's used the FA43 as an example).

I don't think Rockwell espouses that view. ☺


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I'm pretty sure those guys did a video comparing a Pentax to a Canikon and basically talked about how they had the same features that mattered, but the Pentax was much cheaper. I'm not a huge fan of the channel, but they're relatively even handed so far as I've seen.
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I'm pretty sure those guys did a video comparing a Pentax to a Canikon and basically talked about how they had the same features that mattered, but the Pentax was much cheaper. I'm not a huge fan of the channel, but they're relatively even handed so far as I've seen.
I can take or leave - usually leave - the Top Gear wannabe aspects of that channel.

But their financial masters - a Hong Kong distributor - would make little money from Pentax and we're lucky to get a mention at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
I can take or leave - usually leave - the Top Gear wannabe aspects of that channel.
Yeah, that's predominantly why I stopped watching. It's entertaining on the videos I watch dating back to 2012 or so, but the balance between information and entertainment seemed to take a big slide towards entertainment more recently and I find his casual sexual innuendo offputting. YMMV.

ETA: It seems to me that if Digital Rev is (or wants to be) the Top Gear of cameras, Rockwell is more akin to a radio shock jock.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
and I find his casual sexual innuendo offputting. YMMV.
Yeah, keeps doing paedophile gags.

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: It seems to me that if Digital Rev is (or wants to be) the Top Gear of cameras, Rockwell is more akin to a radio shock jock.
Sadly, it seems so, PD.

It's not illegal of course, just lowbrow.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Forget Ken Rockwell. If you REALLY want an opinion of Pentax cameras that is contemptuously dismissive to the point of slander, try this:

Pancake Day Pancake Lens Test - YouTube

Jump to about 1:30 and start watching from there. He sure nailed his colours to the mast with that one!
I love these guys! They are actually pretty big Pentax fans, but don't pull punches in regards to deficiencies.


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I've just watched a jared polin froknowsphoto video on youtube, worst 10mins of my life!
thank god for cuteoverload.com to brainwash and reverse the damage of watching a jared polin video
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I've just watched a jared polin froknowsphoto video on youtube, worst 10mins of my life!
thank god for cuteoverload.com to brainwash and reverse the damage of watching a jared polin video
I think I am going to have to report this post...


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I think I am going to have to report this post...
i dare you to watch a RAWtalk video ( jared is the jeremy clarkson of camera reviewers in my opinion )
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I think I am going to have to report this post...


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i dare you to watch a RAWtalk video ( jared is the jeremy clarkson of camera reviewers in my opinion )
It was a joke. I totally get your drift.


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