Looks Like I Indirectly Started a Dispute at DP Reviews


benjikan

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 14:00
Since I was banned by DP Reviews for announcing my switch from Canon to Pentax, it has created quite a hurricane of controversy...

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1036&thread=22568682&am...
http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com http://www.benjaminkanarek.com http://www.pbase.com/benjikan/publishedworks

LiamD

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 14:14
benjikan wrote:
Since I was banned by DP Reviews for announcing my switch from Canon to Nikon,

Typo.. ????????????
Liam


"Make your hands respond to what your mind demands." Jesse James

Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the 'ah-ha'. Ernst Haas

johnriley

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 14:52
I can't imagine how anyone changing camera marque could lead to controversy and banning from anywhere, so when I have time I shall be intrigued to find out.


Best regards, John

benjikan

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 15:08
johnriley wrote:
I can't imagine how anyone changing camera marque could lead to controversy and banning from anywhere, so when I have time I shall be intrigued to find out.


Enjoy..None the less, I found it fun reading.

Cheers
Ben
http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com http://www.benjaminkanarek.com http://www.pbase.com/benjikan/publishedworks

Ammonyte

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 15:44
The person who wrote this made me laugh:-

What I sometimes find amusing is that he is out there taking state of the art pictures, while we are in here talking about the limitations of the camera and counting pixels.

To adapt an old english saying: Those who can, do, those who cannot, moan about it.
Tim the Ammonyte
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ChrisA

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 19:19
I found it quite depressing that some people don't seem to be able to distinguish between "good" and "to their taste".

I've had quite a good look through Ben's recently posted galleries, and I'm not yet sure whether I like the work or not. But there's no doubting the quality of it, and the fact that it kicks off something of a storm of controversy is IMHO, a very positive point in its favour.

benjikan

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 20:28
ChrisA wrote:
I found it quite depressing that some people don't seem to be able to distinguish between "good" and "to their taste".

I've had quite a good look through Ben's recently posted galleries, and I'm not yet sure whether I like the work or not. But there's no doubting the quality of it, and the fact that it kicks off something of a storm of controversy is IMHO, a very positive point in its favour.

I've had quite a good look through my work recently and I'm not yet sure whether I like the work or not ALSO...I never know if I like my work until the next shoot when I can distance myself from it enough to attempt to be objective.
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johnriley

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 20:38
I've had a look at the thread and if I may say so I find it a very strange one indeed.


Best regards, John

Mongoose

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 20:57
go Ben! looks like you're still causing a ruckus over there dispite not being able to post there anymore lol. The more people hear of your defection to Pentax, the better. It might make them sit up and take notice, here is a camera which can get the job done in the hands of a pro, yet costs less than 600 body only.

I think those complaining about Bens work are being a bit odd to be honist. I must admit that it is not to my taste, but that's no surprise since I'm mainly a landscape, wildlife and action kind of guy. There's no denying the quality of Bens work and that the level of skill being employed is lightyears beyond anything I could ever hope to attain.

Mac

Link Posted 25/03/2007 - 23:33
If Ben had taken these photographs with a Cannon, would he be hailed as the 8th Wonder of the World on his old forum?

It's fine to like or dislike controversial and possibly disturbing images - I believe this used to be called art, and meant to provoke.

But to claim that the showing of these images is self promoting, comercial and therefore in violation of "club rules"? Rules that can be trotted out whenever the powers that be - the infamous "they" - get uncomfortable?

Well,

I wouldn't want to belong to a club like that.

Glad to have you aboard Ben, and I'm positively blown away by your work. Suitably awed and disturbed.

Bravo!
Mac from Montreal

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Kimbo

Link Posted 26/03/2007 - 01:58
Spot-on Mac, art should be controversial and provocative.

I can't say that I particularly like many of the images, it's not a style that I would choose to emulate but I do appreciate them and why the hell should anyone really care what make of camera was used?
Die my dear doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!

Ammonyte

Link Posted 26/03/2007 - 17:30
Here's a thought - no one knows, remembers or cares, what make of brushes or brands of paint Michaelanglo used! In the end its just the results that count.
Tim the Ammonyte
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K10D & sundry toys
http://www.ammonyte.com/photos.html

spirit_of_will

Link Posted 26/03/2007 - 17:34
Ammonyte wrote:
Here's a thought - no one knows, remembers or cares, what make of brushes or brands of paint Michaelanglo used! In the end its just the results that count.

Do you think there are forums somewhere in cyperspace that rate one set of paints vs another? Canvas X beats Canvas Y...

I'm quite certain that there are a set of anoraks* like us that worry about such things...


* Not that we are anoraks of course
Spirit_of_will

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Ammonyte

Link Posted 26/03/2007 - 17:41
One of the things the internet has taught me, is that no matter how obscure a subject may seem, there are far more people interested in it to an unhealthy degree, than any sane person could possibly imagine.



The trick is to learn to filter out the "noise".


Tim the Ammonyte
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K10D & sundry toys
http://www.ammonyte.com/photos.html

MattMatic

Link Posted 26/03/2007 - 18:02
May be apropos:
Quote:
It was once said that a million monkies at a million keyboards could recreate the complete works of Shakespeare. The internet has proven this to be incorrect.


Matt
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