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HERBERT KEPPLER
Why doesn't some enterprising camera company go and put together a group of advisers from leading magazines, from successful freelance photographers, from the scientific and industrial and commercial community? Meanwhile, my kingdom for an SLR I can operate when I'm wearing my winter mittens. - Herbert Keppler - Advice for camera makers. (Modern Photography, July 1983)

Sitting over a hot computer ain't my idea of fun. My creativity goes almost completely into picture taking. (But) I suppose if I ever retired, I would enjoy learning the Photoshop craft far more than playing golf. - Herbert Keppler - On going digital. (Popular Photography & Imaging, January 2005)

A toast to film? You bet. But don't forget the Photoshop chaser. - Herbert Keppler - Film vs. Photoshop. (Popular Photography & Imaging, March 2006)

What do I truly hate about DSLRs? Menus. Particularly menus I need to consult for ISO settings and/or white balance. Buttons marked ISO and WB with direct access do me fine. But what do I really want? A comfy, rugged, gem-like compact, four-control, digital Leica 1(A). You can leave off all the ornamental stuff. That's not too much to ask, is it? - Herbert Keppler - Keep it simple. (Popular Photography & Imaging, December 2007)

Among the many things I resent about digital imaging is the slamming of the door on one of my favorite hobbies, camera collecting. Aside from getting a discontinued model cheap to use as a backup, can you tell me why someone would be excited about buying an obsolete digital camera for any purpose other than to use as a doorstop? - Herbert Keppler - On the joys of collecting. (Popular Photography & Imaging, August 2007)

After Nikon introduced the first motordrive-compatible in 1954 (2.5 fps), I asked Eisie if he ever used a motor. 'Never,' said Eisie. 'It might miss something that this would have caught.' He wiggled his shutter release finger at me. - Herbert Keppler - Relating a comment by renowned photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt. (Popular Photography & Imaging, April 2007)

Here's how you can tell if your 'zoom' is actually a varifocal. Zoom to maximum focal length and focus on an object manually about 10 feet away. Now zoom back to the shortest focal length. If the viewfinder is still sharp, you have a true zoom. If it's hopelessly out of focus, it's a varifocal. - Herbert Keppler - On varifocal lenses. (Popular Photography, October 1993)

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