Is Ken Rockwell's review credible?

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ralf B
Ralf B Veteran Member • Posts: 8,184
don't ruin thanksgiving

Jethro777 wrote:

My brother, a die-hard Nikon and Canon fan swears by his reviews.

You may an issue next Thanksgiving here. So if the discussion "Why on Earth did you even consider Sony" should arise, provide your brother with links to other review sites - like the a57 review on this very site - so that your decision has the faintest chance of any credibility...

Since I intend to invest in the A65, I guess my question is, are the concerns general, or was this true of the A55's he was reviewing?

KR is wayyyyy off the mark. I shoot mostly with an a900 in RAW, and my a55's IQ is absolutely satisfactory for the occasions (mountain hikes, motorcycle tours etc) the FF gear is just too heavy to take along. And the a55 "gimmicks" are just great: Here is an example of an in-cam pano (which of course means jpeg) from a motorcycle tour in the French Alps in August 2011:

Shot with the Ttamron 17-50/2.8 with neutral creative style and all in-cam jpeg settings at "0". Some PP (CA removal, levels) yielded a result that works great as large print on the wall. Great shadow details...

Forget KR, get the a65. Good luck with arguing these moves with your brother, though

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