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Kenwood KM070 Cooking Chef
If your idea of a kitchen gadget is a blunt knife sharpener or rusty can opener, the Kenwood Cooking Chef probably looks like a prop from a sci-fi edition of Saturday Kitchen, not something you'd actually cook things with.
It's shiny. And expensive (£995). The kind of device that could eat a Jamie Oliver flavour shaker for breakfast. It's also very nifty too, according to celebrity chef Marcus Wareing, who launched the machine at John Lewis in 2009. He said: "As an experienced chef I've always been taught to cook in certain ways, many of which require a lot of time, effort and attention. For example I've always made my meringues by hand. I never thought I would be able to leave a machine to make them perfectly and in less time." He forgot to add that it won't lick the spoon either.
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I have an old Olympus Trip and a Nikon which cost at least ten times more than the cheapish £33 Olympus.
Comparing the results of both,there was little to choose between the two.
I don't profess to be an expert photographer and am happy with the results I get from these two cameras.
I firmly believe that if you gave a professional photographer a Box Brownie,they would still produce top quality pictures,it's all to do with composing the picture,lighting,exposure setting etc.
What a price for a camera. You have to ask just what it does for that money. I have a Nikon D5000 and I am as happy with it now as when I bought it.
I dont agree that a compact camera could produce the same results just because a pro is using it though.
A lot is true about the talent of the photographer but also what the camera is able to do.....aperture settings, dof settings...flash settings...tripod .I know how and when to use them....thats makes a big difference....
I don't know if many remember the original Olympus Trip ads with David Bailey. They sum things up perfectly, a great photographer with an OK camera will always take better pictures than an OK photographer with a great camera.
For studio work with still life it could help close the gap, but for creative work, not really.
There is far too much 'chimping' going on nowadays and not enough actual photo taking.
FYI chomping - click look, click look, click look......… repeat
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