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    Reid Reviews and a7r

    Sean Reid has just published the first of his articles comparing the Sony with the Leica M - eight more to come. Very interesting reading, I recommend the site. (It's a pay site but well worth the modest fee.)
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    Just a short nine part discussion. Just what's needed.
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    I have a great deal of admiration for Mr Reid. I was a paid subscriber, but gave it up since he has shown no interest in upgrading his site and making it easier to read.

    Does he still take photos of coins, old newspapers and back of people's heads in B&W? Add to it pictures of onions and tomatoes and a website that is hard to navigate and it starts to get a bit painful.

    I would take L Chambers and his photos of 5,000 year old ancient bristlecones any day - at least he provides ultra high res pictures of interesting scenery and his site works flawlessly on iPad and tablets.

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    I think Sean is a lovely guy and his content is useful and interesting but I totally agree: ease of use is terrible!
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    Have been a subscriber to Sean's site for many years, but recently just gave up - his site doesn't improve a bit.
    A pity because the content can be very informative and useful.
    Besides we have excellent testers here: a certain tashley-bloke to name one ...

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    You are too kind Bart - but I think Sean is waaay more useful!

    I emailed him today to reiterate that I wouldn't re-subscribe next time, because of these usability issues. He replied politely... but I don't sense any change in the air.
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    It's a deal-breaker for me as well. I don't mind the idea of paying $32.95 for information if I'm searching for input prior to a purchase (although much is available in this community and others free of charge), but to pay and then not enjoy the user experience so that one wants to really browse the content and take it all in is off-putting.

    As a web application developer (in one of my lives) UI/UX is really an important factor. Sure, my personal sites are almost always neglected and in need of updates, but Sean's is just too far out of sync with current needs. I say this with all due respect. While I'm not one to use themed CMSs (content management systems) just migrating his site over to a WordPress installation would do wonders (I generally prefer ExpressionEngine for such things, but WP has a huge number of free and cheap themes available). No need for complexity, just a clean user interface with proper navigation to all content, proper and effective search, etc.

    I get that such an undertaking is a huge distraction for Sean, but at some point one must weigh the effects of not diving in and updating one's web offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    You are too kind Bart - but I think Sean is waaay more useful!
    Yes Tim, but I bet you're the only person who thinks that
    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    I emailed him today to reiterate that I wouldn't re-subscribe next time, because of these usability issues. He replied politely... but I don't sense any change in the air.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Allyn View Post
    I get that such an undertaking is a huge distraction for Sean, but at some point one must weigh the effects of not diving in and updating one's web offerings.
    Tim, Dale - I've talked to Sean about this as well - I don't think he's going to change it, he likes flash because of the security angle.

    Just this guy you know
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    Hi Jono. That's a fair point (Flash [1]), but I was actually referring to site layout, navigation, search, aesthetics, etc. Not suggesting a bleeding-edge, state of the art website – just suggesting a better UI/UX.

    [1] As for flash providing some security, it's a low barrier really – if a visitor can see it, it can be captured and used elsewhere. Not as easy as other content types, but still very doable (and easier these days).

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    LOL I have zero interest in paying for reviews. I just do them myself, I believe me. ROTFLMAO
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    Tim, Dale - I've talked to Sean about this as well - I don't think he's going to change it, he likes flash because of the security angle.
    Despite my communications with Sean today I remain convinced that he doesn't really 'get' how bad the interface is, nor how little cut'n'paste plagiarism other sites suffer. And as so many others have pointed out, Flash is not a very high hurdle for a wannabe content thief.
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    Count me as a yet another former Sean Reid subscriber who opted not to re-enlist due to the severe and well known usability issues.

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    Count me as a yet another former Sean Reid subscriber who opted not to re-enlist due to the severe and well known usability issues.

    -Bill
    Ditto. I got tired of his "set" and subjective descriptions of actual performance. He appears to try and render useful data, but seems a little too invested in his own agenda to be very objective...
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    Jack took the words right out of my mouth. I feel this way with a lot of reviewers as they are being paid to review which leads to subjective reviews to enhance subscriptions. There i freaking said it. Capice

    Read that twice
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    Besides, there are usually about 100 times as many images posted here with the same equipment from a variety of users who have nothing to gain by withholding negative results -- plus you can have an open and direct conversation about it AND it's free...
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    Re: Reid Reviews and a7r

    ^^^^^^^^

    Read above
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    Last comment:

    There are just too many good shooters on this forum that give advice because they do it for the love of photography and they want to share that knowledge for others and they just love doing it and there opinions are open and frank with nothing to gain except helping others. Frankly thats worth a **** load of money but its there heart and love that give it for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Despite my communications with Sean today I remain convinced that he doesn't really 'get' how bad the interface is, nor how little cut'n'paste plagiarism other sites suffer. And as so many others have pointed out, Flash is not a very high hurdle for a wannabe content thief.
    No need to try and convince me Tim - I don't agree with him - just passing down what I understand to be his feelings.

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    Well, there's two ways about it.. either there are enough people happy to pay him for the content despite the user interface or his success declines and he has to draw the conclusions: either fix it or be out of business.

    That being said, I have a serious dislike about subscription sites and subscriptions in general for that matter! Those monthly bills keep piling up.. very few services I need so often that I'd like to tie myself into year long contracts. I'd prefer small one time fees or free choice of contract term.. ie. buying a new camera/lens, I'd be interested for 6 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    No need to try and convince me Tim - I don't agree with him - just passing down what I understand to be his feelings.
    I got that!

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    Re: Reid Reviews and a7r

    sean has way more RF experience than I do, so i usually look at his site to get yet one more opinion. i could care less if it is a paid site; i have dropped thousands of $ on bad decisions, good decisions, what is a site fee subscription, by comparison. i put sean in the good guy category
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    sean has way more RF experience than I do, so i usually look at his site to get yet one more opinion. i could care less if it is a paid site; i have dropped thousands of $ on bad decisions, good decisions, what is a site fee subscription, by comparison. i put sean in the good guy category
    John,

    I fear that is what he wants you to believe, but it's simply not true -- I've seen ample samples of your work and his to know tha you're a better photog than he is.

    Damn, I should not post after cocktails... Bob or Guy can delete this if they think it went over the top.
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    gee whiz...thx jack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    John,

    I fear that is what he wants you to believe, but it's simply not true -- I've seen ample samples of your work and his to know tha you're a better photog than he is.

    Damn, I should not post after cocktails... Bob or Guy can delete this if they think it went over the top.
    They serve cocktails here too?
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    Maybe but your right and you need to pour me a cocktail. LOL

    But on bad decisions . Okay guys we all made them but no reviewer is going to stop you from making them either. Frankly I am probably one of the biggest guinea pigs around and its MY money not a loaner. But I also feel that I really won't know well enough unless i try it under my conditions. Im also very particular about glass and honestly if you buy it , try it you have more on the line. My mistakes are more i sold this for that and that is simply more a resource issue than anything else . I want my damn Zeiss 25mm F2 back for instance , how many times have i done that sell something for something else. Those are not really mistakes as the glass was fine but a resource ( funding) issue. Those moves are hard to call bad decisions in several ways. We are all constantly trying to achieve the best we can with that comes the struggle as we all know nothing and I mean nothing is perfect which causes even more issues by itself.

    Frankly and I am being honest and as a co founder father here going through many systems i never scored more information from anywhere but here to guide me along the way and members like me that been around have helped thousands of people along the way. Not sure i need to pay from a single source that rely's on subscription pricing and its advertisers and supporters to get real honest answers. Another way to put this we have hundreds and hundreds of combined experience here over a single user. That really means something
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    They serve cocktails here too?
    What you did not know that. LOL
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    Can't Sean be one of the good guys in addition to the good guys here? While his site format is annoying, his information and uniform test images have let me avoid mistakes, especially between similar-but-different lenses.

    GetDPI is one of the main sites where folks look for Sony info – you can tell by the number of threads, posts, and viewers. We see lots of separate user tests and opinions here more quickly, but he comes along later with fairly systemaic comparisons. So IMO his site and this one are complementary.

    So far he's only compared M240 and A7r at normal and high ISOs, and I don't think anyone else has done this more carefully, with evidence you can see more clearly. He plans to offer more A7r and M lens tests sometime soon.

    My concern is that he's reporting about M lenses only on A7r and not on A7. I've learned on this forum that this is probably a mistake. I wrote to him that "I hope when you review M lenses on Sony bodies you'll also look into the A7 alternative. Many Leica users have bought this body instead, expecting its structure of microprisms to cause fewer problems with M lenses than A7r."

    I do hope he sees what folks have written here. It might be the push he needs to upgrade his website format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonkirk View Post
    Can't Sean be one of the good guys in addition to the good guys here? While his site format is annoying..

    I do hope he sees what folks have written here. It might be the push he needs to upgrade his website format.
    I re-upped my subscription to Reid Reviews and have spent the majority of my time there looking at his conclusions....have a devil of a time to see much difference in the coins, newsprint etc...probably due to my age and diminished visual acquity....

    Me thinks the security issue is a ruse....economics probably are more at issue...upgrading the site would be an expense that one from Vermont would have a hard time justifying....JMHO.

    Love the work he has invested but my interest in NE square dance and fat people walking the beach in Florida does not capture my interest....

    And Jack....I tend to post after a couple of glasses of wine...not the best way to modulate my very critical viewpoint and worldview.

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    Guy - I find reviews from pros like you much more valuable than any paid subscription sites. Your prior field notes (and Jack's inputs too) on M9, S2 were extremely useful. Nothing like hearing from guys (pun not intended) actually in the field.

    Now when do we get a COMPREHENSIVE report on A7R and A7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Maybe but your right and you need to pour me a cocktail. LOL

    But on bad decisions . Okay guys we all made them but no reviewer is going to stop you from making them either. Frankly I am probably one of the biggest guinea pigs around and its MY money not a loaner. But I also feel that I really won't know well enough unless i try it under my conditions. Im also very particular about glass and honestly if you buy it , try it you have more on the line. My mistakes are more i sold this for that and that is simply more a resource issue than anything else . I want my damn Zeiss 25mm F2 back for instance , how many times have i done that sell something for something else. Those are not really mistakes as the glass was fine but a resource ( funding) issue.................

    Frankly and I am being honest and as a co founder father here going through many systems i never scored more information from anywhere but here to guide me along the way and members like me that been around have helped thousands of people along the way. Not sure i need to pay from a single source that rely's on subscription pricing and its advertisers and supporters to get real honest answers. Another way to put this we have hundreds and hundreds of combined experience here over a single user. That really means something

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    Thanks that's very nice of you to say and yes been thinking about a A7 and A7r report or review. I may just want a little more time with them but it is on my agenda.

    But I will say this the members here have been awesome on all levels of these new Sonys and we are all learning a lot from everyone. Which I think we have some amazing coverage so far.
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    Early adopters/beta testers/gluttons for punishment - take your pick

    This place has consistently been the best and most friendly source of information on the interwebs. It has also been bad for my credit card...
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    If were talking quality of advice, I put Sean in the same category as Steve Huff and KR. Where KR is the agitator & tongue in the cheek guy, Steve is the overall nice guy liking 95% of everything tested & the rest 5% isn't half bad either and finally Sean is the neutral guy with analytic mindset.

    In the end I respect them all for what they've accomplished, in essence financing their life via blogging about photography. It's not easy getting paid by blogging!

    But as for trusting them as single source of judgement for gear choices, none of them qualifies. I read & investigate a lot, including info from these guys as long as it's free.. and then compare that against my current needs (or what I think are my needs, mostly GAS anyway for hobbyist - we don't really have needs, just wishes). As information sources they're not any more reliable than any one post on forum like this. Just one persons findings & opinions, they just have more space to present theirs!

    And sorry for mentioning KR, I know he's a red cloth for many - but I like to agitate sometimes as well! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    What you did not know that. LOL
    I didn't know that either
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    My trouble with all the bloggers who make a living out of it - whether by traffic like KR and Steve Huff, or with paysites like Lloyd and Sean, is that it seems to me that they have to spend so much time blogging that they no longer really have time to be photographers (perhaps Ming Thein is an exception here).

    Those who get their money by traffic to the site (like KR and Steve) also need to have an angle which DOES get traffic - in KR's case by being controversial and Steve's by being Puppy Positive. Pay sites need loads of detail, so tests become increasingly pixel peeping and formulaic and irrelevant . . . .

    Added to which - these days at least - most cameras produce pretty good image quality, and what matters to us is whether it floats our collective boats - either ergonomically or the 'feel of the files'. This is all very subjective stuff, and not good for writing articles about.

    Personally - when I do write this stuff, I know I've done it right if I get an email from someone saying that they enjoyed the article - it seems to me to be the best I can manage.

    I really enjoy Tim's articles (even though I very often disagree with his priorities), because they're meticulous, but still manage to be entertaining and informative, and because he clearly does NOT have any kind of financial agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    My trouble with all the bloggers who make a living out of it - whether by traffic like KR and Steve Huff, or with paysites like Lloyd and Sean, is that it seems to me that they have to spend so much time blogging that they no longer really have time to be photographers (perhaps Ming Thein is an exception here).
    I totally agree. Ming manages great images as well as punchy, smart reviews. One of the reasons I have scaled back on the number of reviews I do is that it was starting to cut into my photo time: it started as a 'well, I'm gonna test it for my own purposes so I might as well share' and ended as a 'I have to cover as many aspects as possible with strong methodology or I'll get [email protected] on'. And that takes a lot more time... and is why I haven't published an A7R review yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post

    I really enjoy Tim's articles (even though I very often disagree with his priorities), because they're meticulous, but still manage to be entertaining and informative, and because he clearly does NOT have any kind of financial agenda.
    Thanks Jono - but who says I don't have a financial agenda? Last year I made many $000's from my reviews. Oh, hang on, no, I SPENT many $000's. Damn. Gotta get the hang of this....
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    John,

    I fear that is what he wants you to believe, but it's simply not true -- I've seen ample samples of your work and his to know tha you're a better photog than he is.

    Damn, I should not post after cocktails... Bob or Guy can delete this if they think it went over the top.
    I can't find any rule violations here.
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    I can't find any rule violations here.
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    Oh c'mon Bob: try harder ...

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    I have subscribed to Sean's site 3-4 times over the years. Each time, I soon tell myself I will never do it again, but then--many months later--give in to get additional information before a big camera/lens purchase. As others have mentioned, Sean's web design is pretty much unusable. It can't be used at all on an iPad, which is my preferred tool for camera information browsing. In addition, it makes for a painful and completely unenjoyable viewing experience on a computer. I've said it before, but will hold to it this time: No subscription to Sean's archaic website.

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    I subscribed to Sean's site years ago and it was such a pain then. I could not see doing it now. I don't see why he doesn't create an app for tablets and charge $10 -$20 for that app. That would be a way people would enjoy reading and have good visuals instead of having to suffer through an interface that is 10 years out of date.

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    There's never going to be a definitive review, because we are all coming at it from different angles. All one can do is read various opinions, which hopefully make their biases clear, and make your own mind up. I know I don't work like the next person.

    I agree that Ming is a pragmatic consumer of his own verdicts if that makes sense. He uses kit, rather than just blogging about gear. It therefore matters to him to get things right. His opinions are clear most of the time and that's what I want to hear.

    I always respected Sean's reviews and have subscribed in the past, but currently don't have a subscription. I do think he's fairly pragmatic and I don't have the same concerns as some other pay sites.

    As much as I like Steve H and think his site is a great resource for the photographic community, I do not go there to read review because I prefer stronger opinion. I don't feel the bite of hard reality... of serious, demanding use and that's where I personally come from.

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    Meh, this all seems a tempest in a teapot.

    I've occasionally subscribed to his site to get any additional info I may "think" I need but take anything he says with a grain of salt. It merely points up things to keep an eye out for if I'm seriously considering something he has reviewed. I currently subscribe because of the Sony stuff.

    I did have a running battle with him regarding missing (or not reporting) the IR issue on the M8. Being one of the first to get one in the USA, I discovered and reported it on the LUF immediately after shooting a wedding featuring tuxedos made of fabric not found in nature. If he reads this post, it will surely piss him off (again), but to me it was simply a lesson in caution when reading anything on the web let alone anyone who depends on cordial relations with the manufacturers to get the gear to be tested regardless how vehemently they may deny it.

    Of course you can have the opposite when some of these paid reviewers (or ones that rely on traffic for sponsors) don't get first status consideration from a manufacturer, an overly critical vendetta can ensue that can last for years

    Frankly, I see skewed bias here also but: 1) chalk it up to subjective disagreements or differences in need, and 2) I'm not paying anyone for their subjective opinion no matter how well it is presented in the guise of scientific methodology, or not.

    Whether some reviewer is a good photographer or not, or isn't as good as someone else, isn't my place to say. Since I live in a creative glass house, I balk at tossing stones at anyone else's work.

    Whether someone is good or not is fraught with potholes since the web can propagate as much of a popularity contest as any real photographic merit. As a creative director in advertising, I learned that the best creative minds weren't always the nicest people, and the best one I ever knew was a flat out arrogant prick.

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    I agree with everything you say Marc, aside from the bit about paying, where I fall into the 'this site costs less than a decent UV filter' camp - so I have no problems with paying, at all.

    Having decided to pay, I totally agree with you that it's not a popularity contest. The pay site that is richest and deepest happens also to be run by a person many consider to be pretty arrogant and prone to vendetta, but that largely goes over my head: I just cough up and read the content, which along with a couple of other sites, has helped me make some decisions. But I do wish that the 500lb gorilla of reviewing, one M. Reichmann, was as active as he used to be. I like his style of gear review even if there's now too much about video for my needs and despite the fact that some of his aesthetics article contributors are, well, let's just say 'not to my taste'...

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    This forum flatters itself as being a generous place. There's far too many bash-Sean agendas surfacing in this thread. It's not to my liking; I'm gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    I agree with everything you say Marc, aside from the bit about paying, where I fall into the 'this site costs less than a decent UV filter' camp - so I have no problems with paying, at all.

    Having decided to pay, I totally agree with you that it's not a popularity contest. The pay site that is richest and deepest happens also to be run by a person many consider to be pretty arrogant and prone to vendetta, but that largely goes over my head: I just cough up and read the content, which along with a couple of other sites, has helped me make some decisions. But I do wish that the 500lb gorilla of reviewing, one M. Reichmann, was as active as he used to be. I like his style of gear review even if there's now too much about video for my needs and despite the fact that some of his aesthetics article contributors are, well, let's just say 'not to my taste'...
    Hmmmm, not sure about MR. I've heard him referred to as the Ken Rockwell of the rich set and I have to admit the justice of it. That and the fact that some of the articles there written by a friend of his are ludicrous in the extreme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris C View Post
    This forum flatters itself as being a generous place. There's far too many bash-Sean agendas surfacing in this thread. It's not to my liking; I'm gone.

    .. Chris
    Bye. But for the record, I don't see anybody here bashing Sean himself, but rather "bashing" the way his site is built, organized and marketed -- and those are very different things... (In reality, my post comes the closest to bashing, but my point was directed at his marketing methodology and not him personally.)

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    @Chris C

    Actually, a lot of the posts in this thread express appreciation for Sean's efforts, and extend respect to him personally. The main issue lamented here is the horrible delivery of the content.

    Some are opposed to paying for review content. So what? Others are not. I enjoy reading a broad range of views on some of the equipment I'm considering (cameras, computers, software solutions) and take each source with a boatload of salt.

    I can't speak for everyone, but I feel that most here are simply suggesting an update to Sean's website, and doing so may bring in more subscribers.

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    I do agree that Sean's web site is rather unplesant to use (understatement). Nevertheless I have been subscribing for some years, as his view on things is rather different from more "mainstream" photo sites.

    But... Do not forget that Sean seems to have been experiencing serious health problems for some time (MR as well, for that matter). He probably has other priorities than upgrading the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Sean Reid has just published the first of his articles comparing the Sony with the Leica M - eight more to come. Very interesting reading, I recommend the site. (It's a pay site but well worth the modest fee.)
    I had a one year subscription and let it lapse. I find his site unusable and cannot be bothered to try to read his editorials. Not that I found much of any real value anyway. Personally, it was a waste of money.

    I learn much more about the equipment I am interested in by using it myself. Reading reviewer opinions is just entertainment. They sometimes come up with a little detail that I might miss, but overall I get very little value out of any of the review sites other than the manufacturer specs and some pretty photos of the equipment. The manufacturer specs and photos of the gear are the most important part far as I'm concerned.

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    Bottom line and what many do not understand. Reviewers are dealing with OEMs and a bad review does not get you testing gear in the future. Now read between the lines. Capice

    As for Mr Reid's site it is setup so YOU cannot ask questions and question his opinion. It's not setup like a forum for discussion. Capice

    Lol

    I have lot to say about this but it's background and not for the public. He is no longer a member here. Enough said from me.
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    Jack and Bob delete my comments if out of bounds but I refuse to silent
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