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POLL: MOST Objective of the REVIEWERS?

Dpreview
6 (6.1%)
Photozone
18 (18.2%)
DxOMark
2 (2%)
The-digital-picture
33 (33.3%)
Cnet
0 (0%)
Lenstip
1 (1%)
Ken Rockwell
6 (6.1%)
DigitalRev
7 (7.1%)
Other
5 (5.1%)
Lens Rentals
21 (21.2%)

Total Members Voted: 99

Voting closed: April 01, 2013, 04:38:10 AM

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Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:38:10 AM »
Hello everybody,

I think that everyone was at least once surprised with the difference of a product review (mainly lenses)
that was done by different reviewers.

So that pushed me to make this Poll, to see the users opinion and maybe the credibility of the reviewers.

Lets have some FUN  ;)
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Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:38:10 AM »

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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 04:48:29 AM »
Is any of them (reviewers) sponsored by certain brand? probably, maybe, not, i don't know?
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 05:08:08 AM »
Sorry if i forgot any other reviewer, though i can not put them all here, besides the known ones.

but feel free to mention one that i could put on.
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 05:26:09 AM »
First of all...your poll does not work? You are asking for two extremes in one poll. You need two polls, one for most objective, then another poll for least objective.
The BEST reviewer bar none, is of course Roger at Lens Rental. The dude just gets it "right", for real photographers, every time. Period.
...and everyone knows that Kai is certainly the least objective..I mean...he rubs his junk on a camera during a review and then Digital Rev sells the camera to some unsuspecting buyer, as new, (and then feigns innocence when they get caught "red?-handed" ...yeah right)!  Some outfit...although they do manage to sprinkle in reasonable good info thru the schict.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 09:01:13 AM by infared »
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 05:38:52 AM »
First of all...your poll does not work? You are asking for two extremes in one poll. You need two polls, one for most objective, then another poll for least objective.
The BEST reviewer bar none, is of course Roger at Lens Rental. The dude just gets it right, for real photographers, every time. Period.
...and everyone knows that Kai is certainly the least objective..I mean...he rubs his junk on a camera during a review and then Digital Rev sells the camera to some unsuspecting buyer, as new, (and then feigns innocence ...yeah right)!  Some outfit...although they do manage to sprinkle in reasonable good info thru the schict.

Thank you for your opinion, i'll put Lens Rentals on the list.
there is a logic anyway to this poll, the one that has least votes is the less credible.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 05:45:12 AM by LifeAfter »
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 05:43:17 AM »
First of all...your poll does not work? You are asking for two extremes in one poll. You need two polls, one for most objective, then another poll for least objective.
The BEST reviewer bar none, is of course Roger at Lens Rental. The dude just gets it right, for real photographers, every time. Period.
...and everyone knows that Kai is certainly the least objective..I mean...he rubs his junk on a camera during a review and then Digital Rev sells the camera to some unsuspecting buyer, as new, (and then feigns innocence ...yeah right)!  Some outfit...although they do manage to sprinkle in reasonable good info thru the schict.

This is what people need, opinions like yours and others, whether it might be critical or admiral.
It's about that folks get information from the best and most credible reviewer.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 05:45:09 AM »


Thank you for your opinion, i'll put Lens Rentals on the list.
there is a logic anyway to this poll, the e one that has least votes is the less credible.

Thank you.

Then the poll should be for "Most Objective Reviewer"...not both. ?????
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 05:45:09 AM »

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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 05:48:30 AM »


Thank you for your opinion, i'll put Lens Rentals on the list.
there is a logic anyway to this poll, the e one that has least votes is the less credible.

Thank you.

Then the poll should be for "Most Objective Reviewer"...not both. ?????

Thank you for insisting, but as i said its from the MOST to the LEAST,
while the one that has LEAST votes is LESS objective THAN the one that has MOST.

Thanks once more for mentioning Lens Rentals.
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 06:14:37 AM »
First of all...your poll does not work? You are asking for two extremes in one poll. You need two polls, one for most objective, then another poll for least objective.
The BEST reviewer bar none, is of course Roger at Lens Rental. The dude just gets it right, for real photographers, every time. Period.
...and everyone knows that Kai is certainly the least objective..I mean...he rubs his junk on a camera during a review and then Digital Rev sells the camera to some unsuspecting buyer, as new, (and then feigns innocence ...yeah right)!  Some outfit...although they do manage to sprinkle in reasonable good info thru the schict.

Thank you for your opinion, i'll put Lens Rentals on the list.
there is a logic anyway to this poll, the one that has least votes is the less credible.

Thank you.

Please get the English and logic right. The one who has the most votes has been voted the most credible, all the others are less credible, and the one with the least votes is voted the least credible.
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 06:19:50 AM »
First of all...your poll does not work? You are asking for two extremes in one poll. You need two polls, one for most objective, then another poll for least objective.
The BEST reviewer bar none, is of course Roger at Lens Rental. The dude just gets it right, for real photographers, every time. Period.
...and everyone knows that Kai is certainly the least objective..I mean...he rubs his junk on a camera during a review and then Digital Rev sells the camera to some unsuspecting buyer, as new, (and then feigns innocence ...yeah right)!  Some outfit...although they do manage to sprinkle in reasonable good info thru the schict.

Thank you for your opinion, i'll put Lens Rentals on the list.
there is a logic anyway to this poll, the one that has least votes is the less credible.

Thank you.

Please get the English and logic right. The one who has the most votes has been voted the most credible, all the others are less credible, and the one with the least votes is voted the least credible.

Thank you for your correction, English is not my native language
and i don't live in an English speaking country neither,
so i apologies for the eventual errors.
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 08:00:12 AM »
Hello everybody,

I think that everyone was at least once surprised with the difference of a product review (mainly lenses)
that was done by different reviewers.

So that pushed me to make this Poll, to see the users opinion and maybe the credibility of the reviewers.

Lets have some FUN  ;)

Roger at lens rental is invaluable because he has the possibility to test a bunch of lenses, thus getting more reliable data from a statistic point of view.

DXO is the best in terms of scientific approach. Photozone and lenstip are also quite good and systematic. However, one thing I don't like about lenstip is that sometimes I feel like they consider lenses more like mere pieces of glass than like instruments for taking pictures. DPReview has so insanely long and redundant reviews that make it a pain to read them through. For a subjective, non-scientific yet interesting evaluation I also like The Digital Picture.

The worst is certainly Ken Rockwell. He'll say anything people want to read.

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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 08:45:26 AM »
This is quite a good poll, especially that we can only choose the most reliable sources of information, which is useful information. I don't think it is necessary to dwell on the negative, but rather to point people looking for reasonably reliable reviews in the correct direction.

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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 09:16:29 AM »
I like both The-digital-picture and Lens Rentals I don't want to mark either of them down by voting for the other.
I also like DigRev but then I happen to like Kai’s humour.
Perhaps it should be tick boxes rather than radio buttons?

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 09:16:29 AM »

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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2013, 09:25:04 AM »
The best reviewer to me is the digital picture guy. His crops are much more meaningful that any measurements.

The next best, IMO, is PZ.

None of them really tells me everything I need to know however. Bokeh analysis, for example,  is weak in either case.

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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 12:06:05 PM »
Ken RockDull is the best reviewer ever...he makes me laugh hysterically and you cant pay for stuff like that.
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Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 12:06:05 PM »