Anyone for separate FF & APSc DPR forums?

Started Nov 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mel Snyder
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Re: Anyone for separate FF & APSc DPR forums?

1prime wrote:

captura wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

1prime wrote:

We've just about exhausted a lively interchange between FF & APSc advocates. At risk are some recognized solid DPR contributors. That thread is almost concluding, I think, before we start throwing our cameras at each other!

So I'm throwing out an old proposal: Please DPR, separate us. Give the relatively new to A7&r, enthusiastic FFers their own forum so they can learn about their new systems. Hey, I understand how they want to preen over their A7r's treatment of eyes. "Eye" would too if I ponied up a couple of grand or more. The A7&r are great Sony developments, but they're not for everyone.

At the same time, some of us orphaned Sony NEXers want to communicate and learn more about our systems without being continually put down. We'd like our thoughts and questions to carry for a few minutes on DPR before plummeting off the page with FF posts. It's been suggested we post some pics, only to watch our lesser MPed pics plummet to the bottom for a similar cause.

So DPReview, why don't you review your decision to keep us together? I initially saw your and Sony's logic that we NEXers might, and many did, jump to the new A7&r. But at this point, I really think most of us have made our decision whether to go FF or remain with our NEX systems. I respectfully recommend we have 2 forums, one for FF and one for NEX.

Yes, I agree - FF and APS-C for Sony makes sense. But it would make for four Sony forums:

  • A-mount/APS-C (SLT)
  • E-mount/APS-C (Nex)


  • A-mount/FF (A99 and new A-FF cameras)
  • E-mount/FF (A7/r - possibly move RX1/R here too?)

Additionally, I vote for one more option:

move all comparison posts to a 'comparison forum'. Have an autobot pick up threads that start comparisons and move them automatically.

I think you should just give the FF A7 thing over to the SLT-Alpha forum. They've been salivating over it for months, now, and that's where it belongs.

Steve, I think I'd vote your way. But we should expect a huge gust of protest. For some reason the FFers want their cake and NEX too. They don't seem to understand that the NEXers are drowning here now, and need an outstretched forum.

In many ways I like Henry's plan, but I had trouble realizing how his essential "comparison forum" would work. But Henry must be clear on his or that "autobot pick up thread." If such a thread could work and if DPR could materialize it, please excuse my tripping over your vote, but I'd have to go Henry's way. Such is inspiration.

It would be interesting if DPR would ever enter into this discussion. I'm afraid most of the "nos" represent FF users or expectant users. But we have some APSc guys wanting to stay the same. Don

I expect I will eventually go to the A7 or A7i, or some advanced version (A9?) or an APS-C version of the A7 with the new sensor from the A3000.

But right now, I love my NEX-6 and share the point that there is WAY too much A7/A7i stuff here. The camera has barely arrived in the USA - and it seems the overwhelming number of posts deal with it.

It's going to sink the forum. For the vast majority of us, the A7 is - at best - an "aspirational" product that won't be under our Christmas trees or in our Easter baskets, for years, if ever.

But you would not know that from the forum. I keep thinking that the A7 is to Sony NEX people what sex is to teenage boys - if they had to cut their sex life in half, they'd have to choose between thinking about sex and talking about sex 

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