Is Dpreview going to "avoid" reviewing the 5D II like with the1DMkIII?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Remember the AF problems with the 1DMkIII? Dpreview somehow "missed"
    reviewing one of the flagship Canons because of it. Will they now do
    the same with the 5D II because of the black dot issue? What would
    such a review cost Canon, in-terms of sales given Dpreview is the most-
    used review site for cameras on the internet?
     
    RichA, Dec 11, 2008
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    Me Guest

    FWIW, the "focus issue" in the 1dIII would probably have never been
    picked up in DPreview's tests.
    They never seem to look at dynamic / focus tracking AF system
    performance in any meaningful way, only testing the camera on static
    subjects, which even a very faulty 1DIII would have passed with flying
    colours.
    Like many review sites for newbies, specification readers, and other
    measurebaters, DP review seem obsessed mainly with resolution tests and
    high iso noise as if they are the most important things to photography,
    but don't test those very well anyway.
    So, if DPreview don't conduct a special "Xmas Light Test" in a review
    for the 5dII, then I expect that you'll be complaining again about the
    bias of their tests.
     
    Me, Dec 11, 2008
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    Jurgen Guest

    Looking at annika's "first pic" (rpd.35mm) I'd say they probably might
    possibly feel that if they can't say anything nice about it, they won't
    say anything at all!
     
    Jurgen, Dec 11, 2008
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