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Imaging resource has been one of the best and most comprehensive camera review sites for 22 years. Sadly, the end may be near for the site.
Image resource has released the following statement about why they’re closing down:
We’re (probably) closing early next year, and here’s why
They say all good things must come to an end, though, and tantalizingly close to a quarter-century from when I first had the idea for it, I’m sorry to say that Imaging Resource, too, will likely be winding down early next year.
The reasons for that decision are many-fold. For one thing, the camera industry itself has been contracting for quite a few years now. That’s due in part to the arrival on the scene of high-quality camera phones which, especially for many more casual photographers, negated the need to carry a separate device on which to capture their memories. Read the full statement
Reviews take a level of work that shocked me during my half-assed attempt at doing them. There was no way I could do what great sites like Imaging Resource are doing.
Canon Rumors is pretty much a one-man-show, which makes the challenges of feeding multiple people with declining revenue streams less of an issue for me, but I am actively looking at new ways to grow the site while keeping costs from going up.
I do hope Imaging Resource finds a way of making things work in the future. I love their reviews, but I may love their interviews with the camera companies even more.