I told you guys Bob Krist would get a kick out of reading the wild and crazy things people were suggesting about his last blog entry. Bob posted a picture of himself shooting with a camera with what looks like a zoom lens from a helicopter.
We all just automatically assumed it was the new D900 and a new lens. Some went even further and said he was switching to Sony and was using the secret new a950 and a new Zeiss lens!? You were all wrong! I think Bob was just shooting with a D3S or D700 and a 17-35 lens in the picture. Nothing more :^(
Here's what he says to all of us in his latest blog entry about the "secret" gear he is using.
It’s pretty nice, but it’s not orgasmic, transformational, or life-changing. (At least not for me…I used to think I was a gearhead, but I am truly humbled by the level of hysteria excitement the prospect of new gear brings on in some quarters!).
One guy went so far as to contact the helicopter company to ask the pilot and ops guy what I was using, another accused me of using a green screen and phoneying up the whole thing (Yup, that’s just what I did, right after I engineered the sub-prime meltdown), and in the worst insult of all, somebody else thought I was shooting through a plexiglass door or window in the chopper. Not to mention the dozens who have been studying the snapshot like CIA analysts might pore over a satellite picture of an Iranian nuke facility.
This is just a thought, but all that energy some of you have been expending trying to figure out what the new gear is, might be better spent actually making pictures!
If you put even a quarter of that gumption, imagination, and ingenuity being spent on gear-lust analysis into actual picture making, photography would enter a new golden age and the pages of Flickr would look like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel!
I’m just sayin’ "
The guy who falsely criticized him for shooting through the plexi-glass of the helicopter was a certain Thom something. I'm not joking!
I've got a feeling PMA is going to be another big disappointment this year for a lot of you, but what do I know :^)