1. StewartR

    StewartR Efrem Zimbalist Jr Advertiser

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    Here's a list of the reviews sites I use.

    The Digital Picture - very thorough coverage of Canon stuff
    Fred Miranda - large numbers of user reviews, good for quick impressions
    ePHOTOzine - very readable reviews, but not so comprehensive
    photozone.de - probably the widest range of lenses reviewed
    Ken Rockwell - opinionated and erratic, but readable, covers both Nikon and Canon
    Thom Hogan - Nikon only, decent coverage but not comprehensive
    Bjørn Rørslett - Nikon only, decent coverage but not comprehensive
    photodo - extensive user and pro reviews of lenses
    DPReview - the best reviews of cameras, not so hot on lenses yet
    Luminous Landscape has a decent smattering of reviews

    Would it be worth making this a sticky somewhere?
     
  2. soggy

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    worth adding pentaxforums.com for us Pentax users out there
    loads of reviews of all Pentax related equipment
    especially good for Pentax + 3rd party Pentax fit lenses
    well worth a visit (y)
     
  3. Rapscallion

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    I reckon Photozone and DP Review are around the most reliable equipment review sites. Based on comparing their findings with my own (I have access to a massive array of lenses due to work... as does Stewart, obviously) I can attest to the accuracy and impartiality of both those sites.
     
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  7. dejongj

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    I use http://www.stevehuffphoto.com as well....I like his real world attitude towards equipment...To me output is key opposed to lab specs...
     
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  8. huxleypiggles

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    Always like the reviews here
    www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras

    down to earth, comprehensive and readable.
     
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    Thanks for this :)
     
  11. Jimmyjango

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    Awesome, These will come in handy. Looking at upgrading my 550d to a 70d. Spent a good week non stop researching and just watching videos. Excited about getting some nice new glass to match. It's like christmas! ... sorry
     
  12. James Wheeler

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    Good list, Stewart.

    The Digital Picture and Luminous Landscape are both great sites, the former is far more prolific.

    Don't get me started on Ken Rockwell, beware, if you read his reviews pay close attention; there are some of his articles labelled as reviews where he hasn't even had his hands on the gear!
     
  13. magicaxeman

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    You need to add Fujifilm & Leica to the Ken Rockwell listing.
     
  14. rich_

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    www.reidreviews.com is a fantastic resource. Subscription is $32.95 a year. The detail he goes into reviewing & comparing lenses and cameras is unparalleled in my opinion. Covering SLR, Mirrorless & Rangefinders.
     
  15. petert

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    Waste of money, sorry there's plenty of review sources without having to pay
     
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  16. rich_

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    I disagree! There are definitely plenty of reviews available online with people sharing their opinions. But the detail he goes with his testing is unparalleled. It depends what you're looking for essentially.
     
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    There's plenty that aren't opinion as well, do you feel you need unparalleled testing to know what what you need?.:-/
     
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  18. rich_

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    No, however I reiterated that if you do then that website delivers whilst also presenting a very experienced reviewers opinion. The list above links some good review websites also.

    I find its best to read the most informative information available from multiple avenues before making a purchase. Others are welcome to make their own decisions accordingly.
     
  19. dandeakin

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    Lensrentals.com

    When they review 20 copies of the same lens and then talk about sample variation you can see why different people reviewing just one copy can come to such different conclusions
     
  20. dandeakin

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    Theonlinephotographer.com

    Lots of extended use type reviews, particularly for mirrorless. The moderated comments are also pretty insightful.
     
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    Corrected?
     
  23. dandeakin

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    Cheers. Don't know where the 'p' went , I've edited the previous post....
     
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    Excellent list of sites
     
  26. Starfish

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    I'm looking for a new compact digital camera - has anyone got an opinion on the Canon IXUS 185 Compact Camera in Black or any they already own?
     
  27. Starfish

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    I got a Sony Cyber Shot - I expect it'll do the job
     
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