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Oct 01, 2009 16:31 |  #1

So here's Ken Shamwow telling us that the Leica M9 is better than the 5DMkII. He's gone totally bananas on this one with his methodology. He has clearly missed focus on the 5DMkII shots (he shows RAW first then JPEG). Then due to a white balance issue he ignores, he claims that Noinks JPEG are the best in the industry.

With this and the B&H video he did, he fell from "entertaining idiot" to "total moron" on my scale.

http://kenrockwell.com​/leica/m9/sharpness.ht​mexternal link


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Oct 01, 2009 16:34 |  #2

I would have said "this confirms KR is an idiot" except that's already been confirmed long before...:lol:


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Oct 01, 2009 16:36 |  #3

But its people like you that keep him in business....


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Oct 01, 2009 16:38 |  #4

Photon Phil wrote in post #8743051external link
So here's Ken Shamwow telling us that the Leica M9 is better than the 5DMkII. He's gone totally bananas on this one with his methodology. He has clearly missed focus on the 5DMkII shots (he shows RAW first then JPEG). Then due to a white balance issue he ignores, he claims that Noinks JPEG are the best in the industry.

With this and the B&H video he did, he fell from "entertaining idiot" to "total moron" on my scale.

http://kenrockwell.com​/leica/m9/sharpness.ht​mexternal link

this guy is simply amazing. i see he failed to mention the mass amounts of chromatic abration in the leica, but clearly its better than the canon! and upsizing the d300 because he couldnt get his hands on a d3x? wtf is that all about? this guys kills me. thanks for sharing.


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Oct 01, 2009 16:39 |  #5

Simple answer, don't visit his site. No clicks = no more Ken Rockwell.


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Oct 01, 2009 16:39 |  #6

zincozinco wrote in post #8743078external link
But its people like you that keep him in business....

but then who else would entertain us like this?


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Oct 01, 2009 16:41 |  #7

Yeah i guess :)


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Oct 01, 2009 16:41 |  #8

GSH wrote in post #8743096external link
Simple answer, don't visit his site. No clicks = no more Ken Rockwell.

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Oct 01, 2009 16:41 |  #9

GSH wrote in post #8743096external link
Simple answer, don't visit his site. No clicks = no more Ken Rockwell.

Actually, by visiting his site and NOT clicking on his sponsors you are actually costing him more money in bandwidth :P


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Oct 01, 2009 16:47 |  #10

Photon Phil wrote in post #8743051external link
So here's Ken Shamwow telling us that the Leica M9 is better than the 5DMkII. He's gone totally bananas on this one with his methodology. He has clearly missed focus on the 5DMkII shots (he shows RAW first then JPEG). Then due to a white balance issue he ignores, he claims that Noinks JPEG are the best in the industry.

With this and the B&H video he did, he fell from "entertaining idiot" to "total moron" on my scale.

http://kenrockwell.com​/leica/m9/sharpness.ht​mexternal link

If he is an idiot, and you keep visiting and reading what he has to say...what does that make you?:rolleyes:




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Oct 01, 2009 16:47 |  #11

wernersl wrote in post #8743092external link
this guy is simply amazing. i see he failed to mention the mass amounts of chromatic abration in the leica, but clearly its better than the canon! and upsizing the d300 because he couldnt get his hands on a d3x? wtf is that all about? this guys kills me. thanks for sharing.

I'm not defending him because I think this article is stupid as well (and it's not too difficult to get a 5D Mark II in focus with a tripod). But it's worth noting that he doesn't claim to be a scientific tester and he said he'd never buy the D3x because it's too expensive. I'm pretty sure he owns all the cameras he tests.

I would be shocked if it was a magazine or some kind of more professional website, but this is Ken Rockwell.




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Oct 01, 2009 16:53 |  #12

.Against all odds with only 18MP, the lowest-resolution LEICA M9 with the oldest lens from 1964 have as much— or more — fine detail than the best from China (Nikon) and Japan (Canon) today

do what??? what a bafoon


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Oct 01, 2009 16:59 |  #13

foxesamu wrote in post #8743141external link
I'm not defending him because I think this article is stupid as well (and it's not too difficult to get a 5D Mark II in focus with a tripod). But it's worth noting that he doesn't claim to be a scientific tester and he said he'd never buy the D3x because it's too expensive. I'm pretty sure he owns all the cameras he tests.

I would be shocked if it was a magazine or some kind of more professional website, but this is Ken Rockwell.

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Oct 01, 2009 16:59 |  #14

I wonder if he micro adjusted his lenses ???


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Oct 01, 2009 16:59 |  #15

So an upsized D300 image is equivalent to a D3x made in China?


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