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02-25-2008, 12:02 PM
<div>I never missed Mr. Keppler's column. He was an honest, real photographer and did not jump on the digital bandwagon which wants to get rid of film because film does not sell enough photo equipment. He knew all about lenses; he was a pro who did not need to resort to hype or b.s. I learned more from him than anyone. I don't think he was in anyone's back pocket -- unfortunately I cannot say this for many photo column writers. They either shamlessly promote themselves, or write to sell digital equipment.</div><div> </div><div>I will miss his column because he was honest. And so experienced and educated. </div>
02-25-2008, 12:32 PM
Actually, Burt did get a digital SLR of his own in recent years, which RHolusha would know if he had read ALL of Burt's columns. He just wasn't ready to abandon film altogether. <br><br>And no one says that anyone who becomes enamored of digital photography has to abandon film altogether. It's a personal choice.<br><div></div>
02-25-2008, 02:52 PM
<div></div><div>As mentioned in the March issue tribute to Burt, he was "slow to embrace digital." He didn't run out and purchase a digital camera for eight thousand bucks, when digital quality was still far behind that of film. But he certainly wasn't one to ignore progress. I too remember when he made mention of hs first digital SLR. A Pentax, I believe. Not too many months ago, he had a column for those who were still afraid to leap into digital. He advised them to go buy one of the low end compacts so they cold get an idea of just how great it could work for them.</div><div> </div><div>Gary</div>
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