Kenneth Arthur Owen

Kenneth Arthur Owen

Lives in Hungary Hungary
Joined on Aug 26, 2016

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On article First look at the Nikon D6 (339 comments in total)
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Kenneth Arthur Owen: Looks cool. Btw, how's Nikon rubber these days? My old D300 looks as though it's been dragged through a hedge backwards - all the rubber grip, front and back, has deformed and/or fallen off = adios weatherproofing. During a short stint working for a local newspaper, I was shown a cupboard containing several pro Nikon bodies, same thing, all the rubber had fallen off. Call me a pussy, but I'm not keen on buying replacement grip kits. Back to my D300, I haven't used it for a while now, yet my older "consumer" Canon is still in regular use, and not showing signs of giving up. I haven't had any experience with the recent Sony cameras so can't say anything about their build.

That's encouraging. Good light.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 18:21 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (339 comments in total)

Looks cool. Btw, how's Nikon rubber these days? My old D300 looks as though it's been dragged through a hedge backwards - all the rubber grip, front and back, has deformed and/or fallen off = adios weatherproofing. During a short stint working for a local newspaper, I was shown a cupboard containing several pro Nikon bodies, same thing, all the rubber had fallen off. Call me a pussy, but I'm not keen on buying replacement grip kits. Back to my D300, I haven't used it for a while now, yet my older "consumer" Canon is still in regular use, and not showing signs of giving up. I haven't had any experience with the recent Sony cameras so can't say anything about their build.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 11:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Anyone else prefer the zoom and focus rings' postions switched?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 18:46 UTC as 77th comment

Thanks for the review. I might strap a heavy lens over my shoulder (without a body attached), but I'll stick with my shoulder-friendly, battered, SpiderPro belt - a thing I've been using for years for sweaty all-day events. I've got mine rigged to carry two DSLRs on my right side.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 06:34 UTC as 68th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 100 review (899 comments in total)

An ergonomic battery/vertical grip would have been nice. I begrudgingly use HSS if I have to, but a higher flash sync speed wouldn't go amiss. Looks promising, though.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 04:24 UTC as 185th comment

Great stuff! Frans neck-deep in water is a cracker, too.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 06:24 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies

A 1000 photo limit for a free account seems fair.
(I've still got my Flickr Pro account. It's okay, but not great. I'm hoping to see things improve, though. My biggest gripe is its sluggishness. Looking on the bright side, it's not Chinese-owned, and FB hasn't got its sticky paws on it yet.)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2019 at 08:30 UTC as 45th comment | 15 replies
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (8 comments in total)

Nice gallery, thanks. I find it useful to see pictures made under less than ideal conditions - they give me a far better idea of a camera/lens combo's fortes and limitations. Cherry-picked snaps or carefully manicured studio shots are, wait for it...half the picture :-D

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 06:17 UTC as 1st comment

Great! I hope they don't move the zoom ring to the front :-)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 05:30 UTC as 27th comment

Great stuff. Buffalo stretcher-bearers is unique.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 06:12 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Re candid kid shot: I've seen that expression and hand gesture a lot in Italy - usually accompanied by a grumpy 'smettilo per favore'.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 06:02 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Naughty. (Btw, this is a genre of photography known as Thai kitsch).

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
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Kenneth Arthur Owen: My original 5D looks the worse for wear, it doesn't focus particularly well, the rear screen is awful, it's full of crud, and I love it. Having said that, it's time to upgrade. I'm waiting for the latest iteration to drop in price because it costs as much as what I paid for my house.

Deadly serious - I bought a house in darkest Hungary for that price. It came with 4200 sq.metres of land, too. Admittedly, I tarted up the place - the equivalent of rounding out my camera gear closet :-D

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 06:24 UTC

My original 5D looks the worse for wear, it doesn't focus particularly well, the rear screen is awful, it's full of crud, and I love it. Having said that, it's time to upgrade. I'm waiting for the latest iteration to drop in price because it costs as much as what I paid for my house.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 07:03 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (152 comments in total)

Msrp is steep. Not weather sealed. Nice, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)

There's a noticeable quality difference between the fuzzy cropped Patas monkey pic near the top of this article and the far better version of the same shot following the "view original" link.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 06:29 UTC as 124th comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (277 comments in total)

Every wedding should have a kilted videographer up a ladder.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 05:39 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

erm...alleviate? (even if 'elevate' is a possible outcome.)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:45 UTC as 24th comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (380 comments in total)

Ooh, a Sunbeam (Hillman) Imp! The pic shows the handles for the engine cover - and there's the hinged rear window for dumping your Spotmatic in its neveready case onto the rear seat. Brave peeps used to rally those things.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 07:58 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

Looks interesting. I've been using the beefier SpiderPro version since 2010 and will never go back to using a camera strap for DSLRs. For events, I carry two strapless cameras with zoom lenses on a SpiderPro belt and comfortably shoot all day. However, I can commiserate with those whose body shape precludes using a belt.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 09:39 UTC as 16th comment
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