I read Ken Rockwell daily and find his writing generally illuminating and even sometimes useful. Ken Rockwell talking about tripods
Tripods - With a digital camera with Image Stabilization or VR, there's no need for a tripod.Ken Rockwell giving camera buying advice
No one, not even me who uses his cameras all day long, needs anything better than a Nikon D3100 $640 with zoom lens.
The LEICA M9-P ($7,995) with 50mm f/1.4 SUMMILUX-M ASPH ($3,700)is a rangefinder camera that is my choice for nature and landscape shots.
ISO and megapixels have nothing more to do with a camera's quality than the number of spot-welds used to assemble your car.
6 Megapixels is all anyone needs for anything, and every camera here has two or three times that today.
The LEICA M9-P is half the weight of a DSLR and it's image quality is twice as high due to its overwhelmingly superior lenses.
No compact camera, at any price, is fast enough for photos of people, pets, news and sports. [funny as I've used them for exactly those things including photographing a sporting event]Ken Rockwell talking general rubbishDigital is fun, but photographers shoot film, also known as the real raw format.
When doing film vs. digital comparisons, I prefer to compare like to like, and compare larger formats of film, as shot by most pros, to the DSLRs used by most pros. 35mm film is an amateur format, so I've never bothered to compare.[it's a obscure fact that no professional photographer has ever, ever used 35mm film, so obscure that not even the professionals shooting on 35mm film knew this]