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Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Jun 21, 2005.

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    RichA Guest

    I just thought I'd pass it along that American Photo Magazine gave the
    Olympus 7-14 a number 1 best buy ranking in the July/August magazine.
    Olympus' new F2 zooms and 90-250mm received a joint number three
    rating despite the fact they haven't even seen the lenses. They said,
    "Based on our experience with the system's equally fast, razor-sharp
    150mm F2, we expect to be impressed." Tokina came in second with their
    new 12-24mm F4 lens.

    The E-300 received a number 2 rating in Digital SLRs. The Mamiya ZD
    was first. Canon's 20D was fourth.
     
    RichA, Jun 21, 2005
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    MarkH Guest

    This speaks volumes about the worth of their opinions IMO.
     
    MarkH, Jun 21, 2005
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    Trapezium Guest


    Photo Magazine editor, he say, 'Olympus give plenty good free gift'
     
    Trapezium, Jun 21, 2005
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  4. 'Based on the amount of advertising revenue we expect from Olympus, we
    expect to be impressed.'
     
    Steven M. Scharf, Jun 21, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Personally, I haven't see the actual magazine in order to be able to
    determine that.
    -Rich
     
    RichA, Jun 21, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    I just find it interesting that they rank a camera and some lenses highly
    that haven't even been released yet. The beginning of the clairvoyant lens
    and camera test?
    (No, Stacey that's not a knock on Oly, I'd say the same thing if it were
    canon, and it is Mamiya, a camera that I'm very interested in, when it
    actually gets in the hands of users...)
     
    Skip M, Jun 22, 2005
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    Musty Guest

    Thats really funny. It really puts the "B" and "W" in "BAWAHAHAHA" -
    certainly more than the standard "HAHAHAHA".

    Musty
     
    Musty, Jun 22, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest

    That is only one small step away from the Bait and Switch Monthly
    "Liquid Lunch Review", where the review team attend their favourite
    bar, and each reviewer buys a round of drinks until the whole team can
    agree on a "Subjective Quality Rating".

    Agreement is only rarely reached before all reviewers have bought a
    round of drinks. The presence in the bar of the item(s) being
    reviewed is not required, but a tombola is held in the office each
    month to decide which reviewers get to keep the free sample(s).
    Best to steer clear of PhotographyBEWARE.com if you want reviews that
    have been written by people who actually use the gear.

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Jun 22, 2005
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