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Dont Tell Anyone. Ken Rockwell Owns a Tripod!
12-NOV-2009

Don't Tell Anyone. Ken Rockwell Owns a Tripod!

Nikon D300
1/6s f/9.5 at 62.0mm iso400 hide exif
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Date/Time12-Nov-2009 16:37:31
MakeNikon
ModelNIKON D300
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length62 mm
Exposure Time1/6 sec
Aperturef/9.5
ISO Equivalent400
Exposure Bias-1/3
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance

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Hernan E. Enriquez27-Dec-2009 02:16
Great stuff Dave, fantastic photos as usual! I have been reading Ken's site since I started with a Powershot A350 and a KM Z10 around 2004.
Mark 03-Dec-2009 01:49
... and a Contax!!!! I thought he was a point-and-shoot / D40 guy!!!!!!!
poomeister 02-Dec-2009 21:04
Yeah, Ken's rain gear is cool. (I have 2 tripods which sit in my closet collecting dust. They are both Manfrotto's.)
Dave Wyman02-Dec-2009 18:18
I've erased the (mean-spirited) message about "conspiracy" to which Donski, below, refers.

Although not "Ken Rockwell" approved, I have among an arsenal of cameras, a D60 (great price because it's refurbished), which is a slightly-upgraded D40. It's a fine camera and works well my own 18-200mm lens.
donski 02-Dec-2009 17:52
I love my 18-200mm, and my D40 along with it.
I had both even before I knew about Ken and his website and how much he prefers his D40 over his other cameras. In fact, it's my very first DSLR.
I'd rather take the word of someone who actually lives-off his camera gear than the guys that sell them at BestBuy.
As for the tripod "conspiracy", to each his own.
Dave Wyman02-Dec-2009 17:23
Regarding Benoit's comments, below: Ken's a great guy, I enjoy traveling with him, and he's taught me a fair amount about the technical side of photography.

On the other hand, most of the photographs in the gallery were made with my 18-200mm VR lens, and I rarely used a tripod (nor did Ken).

Long ago, I thought using a tripod was an affectation. Then I realized that the way to achieve the sharpest images was with a tripod. With digital photography, I've changed my mind again. Sometimes tripods are necessary, but high ISOs and vibration reduction/anti-shake technology can allow for wonderfully sharp hand-help images, too.

Given the less than sharp nature of this photograph, it looks like I should have used a tripod, or a faster shutter speed and/or higher ISO and/or a much wider aperture.
Bob Peirce 02-Dec-2009 16:48
That is a medium format camera, probably shoots film, and may require a tripod if the film speed is low enough. I believe KR likes 50 ASA Velvia.
Rob Mulligan 02-Dec-2009 15:13
"Ken Rockwell owns a tripod" hahahahahaha! That's pretty funny.
EXCEPT he means that in reference to his Nikon VR lenses....(See? I do read his stuff) Still pretty funny..... Gotta love Rockwell!
JL Sardiņas 02-Dec-2009 09:57
And he owns a camera bag also xDDDDD it's nice to know he's also human :-P

By the way, I'm a true Rockwell fan, even when I don't share all his POV...
Benoit Durocher Photographie02-Dec-2009 02:28
Lol....that's a good one Dave , I bought a Nikkor 18-200VR because Ken said that tripod is obsolete (I love to read him by the way)...Now I will have a look at your beautiful pictures. Best regards from Montréal.
harumpel02-Dec-2009 00:28
1/6s at f/9.5 ?! Epic phail!! I got rid of my defective Nikon D300 and got a Sony A850 for the same price! Whoo-hooo!
poomeister 01-Dec-2009 23:32
That's a lovely camera. I am looking forward to reading the review. My wife has a G2 and loves it, except when it comes to buying batteries for it.
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