Let's vote: do you think mFT needs a lens forum at DPR?

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rhlpetrus
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Re: What Do You Mean "We"?
In reply to Joseph T Lewis III, 4 months ago

Joseph T Lewis III wrote:

rhlpetrus wrote:

JoostL wrote:

Brilliant! But now we're at it, why not at least THREE lens forums: Pana, Oly and Third Party??

I agree with that, but the voting would be confusing, better stick to what I see as most urgent. I'm interested mostly in lens discussions, bodies come and go very fast, lenses stay forever (or almost), the investment there requires a little more thought.

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Renato.

I am glad to see that people from other systems (especially individuals who have been around a long time and are fully participating DPR members) are interested in m4/3. However, it does come across as a bit odd, or maybe even a tad presumptuous, that someone who doesn't own any m4/3 gear and doesn't even have a single mk4/3 item in his wish list, is trying to drive a major revision to "our" forum in order to accommodate HIS preferences. As he says in the above quote, "what I see as most urgent".

It may be that I'm just an old geezer who is set in his ways and resistant to change, but IMHO the people who contribute to this forum day in and day out, month in and month out, would be the ones who are better qualified to push such initiatives. I know I wouldn't feel comfortable just popping in out of the blue, and telling the Canon folks they should change their forum to accommodate my needs. But, that's just me; others may see it differently.

Perhaps the OP should first try simply getting used to the forum by reading through it a couple times a day, and using bookmarks, the "subscribe to updates" feature, searches upon particular lens models etc. to follow threads of interest??

Purely for what it's worth

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Tom

I actually read the forum everyday, even more than once a day recently, since I'm trying to learn about the system. I did the same 7 years ago for a while in the Nikon forums before I got my first dslr, and expressed my opinions about where Nikon were going then,  and I even advocated that Nikon should go FF asap (they did just a month later). Some questioned my reasons, my opnions, etc.

I have participated very frequently on DPR's forums, mostly in Nikon forums, but also in others, usually posting questions, comments on what I like or not, (and, I hope) always respectfully to the local members' choices and opinions.

Before I got my first dslrs the lower Nikon forum was very helpful re technical stuff and how cameras handled, and also about lenses, and that helped me a lot with choices, which I have never regreted because they were pretty well informed by experienced users' feedback.My suggestion of a poll is just that, motivated by a some difficulty in following threads. I have posted questions here that sometimes get very few responses and soon get buried under the fast traffic. That was my motivation. People are voting, I don't get your point, sincerely, even if I may understand that some people tend to feel protective of whatever they value, or think "outsiders" should not get involved.

Re wish lists, I don't have one, and my gear list is outdated and don't care much about what's in there.

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