Yes, thank for the hard work and dedication, Jeff.
Also, Rooz, don't forget that International Man of Mystery, Firearms Expert, and Photographer Extraordinaire: Rhys.
No matter what, this site has been there. I took a couple of years off from photography, but DCRP (home) was still here when I came back.
Rhys was gone, but I digress...:rolleyes:
You have been a great on-line frieind to us all, and we appreciate the dedication, and great (and honest) reviews. The world of digital cameras has changed significantly, and yes somewhere around here I still have my Ricoh 4200, and I'm looking nostalgically at my original digital camera, a Casio QV200, and CP900, and CP990. I loved the tilt head cameras.
I'm hoping that we can all get together at DPR, and once again read your reviews of the latest and greatest. It's the end of an era, but hey, that happens. I'm overjoyed at your prospects, and must say you've earned that respect as a senior editor.
I may have to change my name to D7000Fan, but the jury is still out (maybe D4Fan).
Sorry to hijack the thread, but whilst we're talking about DPReview, I often have trouble getting pages to load from that site. Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?
Sorry to hear DCResource will become inactive soon, but congrats on you new gig at DPR ! I will especially miss the super-clean "Printer-friendly Version" of each review, the extremely well done ISO-progression ladders, dynamic range comparisons, and purple fringe examples; the best on the web! Hope these features will carry over to DPR.
See you there!
Sorry to see you go Jeff. This was my first and most trusted site for camera/lens reviews and was the reason I bought my Canon P&S and both my Nikon DSLRs...
Like many others here have said, this was my first - and primary - camera review site. I started reading here back in 2000, resulting in the purchase of a Sony F707. Over the years, I've learned a load of great information from both the site and the forums. Again, as others have already said, these forums are set far apart from others on the web, due to its friendliness and fun nature.
I obviously don't know you personally, but I have a lot of respect for you, Jeff. Starting a website based around a personal hobby/passion, and making a 15-year living out of it. Congrats man, excellent work throughout the years. Thank you for your tremendous contributions to the world of digital photography. I wish you the best in the future.
As for a memory, when i joined, it was to read your review of the Panasonic FZ20. Without reading the rules.... I PM'd you asking for your opinion on which was better the FZ15 or the FZ20. Had i read the rules, i would've seen you don't answer those! My bad! LOL
My photography life has completely blossomed from an enthusiast to someone that does this for a living, and i owe a big thank you to you, this site and the guys over in the Nikon DSLR forum. It was actually Coldrain that suggested my first DSLR.....a Nikon D50, and i haven't looked back.
I guess (hope) the best part of this site will still be alive, just at dpreview, and that's your reviews, and the wonderful members....if we get that private forum.
Have a safe trip to Seattle, enjoy your holidays and thank you for all the hard work. Thanks Jeff!
I haven't posted here in years, but I figured I should get in one more post before this forum is locked up.
This was one of the first camera review sites I discovered (along with dpreview and Steve's digicams), and it was always the one I would refer family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues to when they asked me for advice. Not as technical or rigorous as dpreview, but very beginner-friendly, and from a trusted voice.
I also really liked the forum--while a good number of brands were represented, there was a small enough number of posters that you felt like you knew most of the people, and the various characters made it very entertaining. As I got more into DSLRs I migrated to a brand-specific forum, though I would drop in a few times a year, and it was nice to see some of the same posters still active. It always felt like coming home to where I started from in the digital photography world.
To see this place go is sad, but I understand the considerations behind it. Thanks for building a community here, Jeff, and for keeping it going for as long as you did. I will certainly miss it, and I have to figure out where I will send people in the future when I'm asked for camera advice.