Gordon Laing wrote:
I'm just happy to publish reviews of key cameras in a timely fashion and to have a friendly and helpful forum. I think we've got a great community here and thank all of you for keeping it that way.
And that's exactly why I've been coming here more and more often since I found this site the last few months. The biggest differentiator for me are the great lens reviews which I'm still shocked dpreview doesn't have. What's the point of doing good accurate reviews on expensive DSLR investments if you're not giving those same readers the capability to get the most out of that body with a proper lens?
I'm in sales and deal with competitors all the time. My biggest successes came when I realized I can't ignore the competition or berate them, but to acknowledge and embrace them. After that I started winning a much larger percentage of business. I'm sure it's cutthroat with what you do but of all the sites I go to for reviews there are only 4, maybe 5 that I actually trust when making a purchase decision. Right now you and DPReview are the most influential with DCResource a somewhat distant 3rd.
Oh, I took some DRO shots late last week that I think illustrate what I said earlier in the thread about needing a bit more analysis in the review. They're not award winning images by any means but make for some interesting discussion I think. I'll post a new thread on it soon when I get them uploaded for a comparison.