why nikon not canon ?

Started May 20, 2009 | Discussions thread
Absolutic Veteran Member • Posts: 5,304
Re: bias

Lemming51 wrote:

Absolutic wrote:

ok count how many third party lenses they reviewed in Canon mount.

Yep. 9 third party lenses to date. 7 tested in Nikon mount, 2 in
Canon. Imagine the insult felt by the Oly/Pentax/Sony users.

Has dpreview explained how they come by the lenses for testing? Does
dpreivew buy/borrow them from retailers (dpreview's bias) or are they
sent to dpreview by generous users, a la photozone, or by the lens
distributors/manufactures (thier bias)?

No they have not explained it. But it is clear that Andy Westlake who does their lens reviews loves to his his D300 whenever/wherever he can:))

One plausible explanation might be that when a third party lens is announced, it has been my experience in the last 3-4 years, that Nikon mount lens comes out first and Canon follows in several weeks to months later. Pentax folks are always last, sorry.

Perhaps Dpreview orders the lens and get the Nikon mount as it is the first available.

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