Camera and lens rumours abound on the internet. There are a number of websites that specifically focus on this type of content.
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I recently deleted a reader comment that dealt with a current lens rumour. The comment had a respectful tone, but we simply do not allow comments that promote or disseminate camera and lens rumours.
Rumours, by their nature, are often not based in fact and can be highly speculative. Due to their speculative nature, rumours can also attract aggressive readers and fuel negative interpersonal online behaviours.
After deleting the recent lens rumour reader comment, it occurred to me that many of our newer subscribers may not be aware of our approach to content management on our website.
Our objective from the first day that this website went live almost six years ago was to create and maintain a respectful environment for our readers. We do not allow aggressive, attacking or condescending comments of any kind.
If some people want to insult each other… they are free to do that somewhere else.
Our website is not one that focuses on camera gear reviews or news about upcoming new products. There are plenty of other websites that publish a huge amount of content of that nature.
From time to time we do publish our hands-on experiences with cameras and lenses. These are typically limited to gear that we actually own and use.
This website focuses on images captured with smaller sensor cameras and shares our experiences using this type of camera gear. We also publish articles with subject matter that has broader appeal such as various genres of photography (e.g. travel, macro, flower, birding/nature etc.), composition, post processing… and the odd philosophic piece from time to time.
Originally we did have some content that was created with full frame Nikon equipment. When we changed the focus of this website a little over a year ago, the vast majority of those full frame focused articles were removed from this website. Since I sold all of my full frame gear back in July 2015 it didn’t make much sense to keep most of that content on the website.
We all have different needs when it comes to camera equipment. There is no such thing as a perfect camera. Every camera or lens comes with some kind of trade-off. We use camera gear that best meets our needs. It may not be the best fit for other photographers.
Our primary intent is to celebrate the joy of photography… by sharing our experiences and images with our readers. And, we encourage our readers to share their experiences with others, in a respectful and considerate manner.
Sometimes we can drift away from photography and our gear can start to collect dust. Our creative spark can dim. If articles that we publish here can help reignite or compliment a reader’s interest in photography, then we have met our goal.
Most photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
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