I made a similar mistake for which I hold him responsible; when I first got into the hobby and had no idea of the extent to which he is full if it, I made a once in a lifetime trip to Hawaii and shot in JPG. I even used the kit 18-55 that he thinks is the greatest thing since man invented sex. Thanks, Rocky.
Ren Crockwell and the D800(80 posts) (31 voices)
"On consumer electronics products like the D800, we now have 845 different options and menu items, which provide a total of over 5,439,486,960,532 different combinations of settings — of which only one is correct."
He appears not to have noticed that shooting in Raw lets one adjust almost all of the image-relevant settings after the fact, if one has the basic three settings correct, or else relate to things like autofocus and TTL flash, which enable getting shots users of manual cameras would simply miss.
What killed me was when he suddenly had a change of heart with the 5d2 a few years ago. It's the camera I've been shooting with since '09. He bashed it senselessly until the obvious came forth: it was selling VERY well. So, Canon release a firmware update and now it's the best DSLR Canon had ever produced (at that time).
What kills me the most w/ this cheapskate is how he compulsively lies to readers & says he donates his gear to goodwill. He actually said the D800 he JUST BOUGHT was gone to donation, and he only shoots the D800e. The same guy who'll take a (free) 50 year-old Sears Roebuck lens given to him by fans, and reviews the pieces of crap. He only gives away the garbage, you know, like his 5d2, D800, 5d classic, etc...I can look past a cheapskate, but not a lying cheapskate. KR, get real. No one believes you. Cheapskate.
I even used the kit 18-55 that he thinks is the greatest thing since man invented sex. Thanks, Rocky.
Man invented sex? I thought it was a woman? You guys just don't read the little descriptors below the names, huh?
And, about Rock Kenwall, or whatever... he seems to have a way to really push people's buttons.... maybe we should just ignore him.
Back on topic: Ken is willing to call the D800 a great camera if Nikon would just "fix" the flaw which bothers him: being able to quickly move from one set of saved settings to the other.
On June 29th he wrote:
"Now if we could get someone to improve the D800 code to make tapping the unused ( + ), ( - ) or ( OK ) buttons while in shooting mode able to recall previously saved complete camera states, we'd have a great camera."
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