“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

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Pete_W
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Re: War is over, if you want it
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Richard Butler wrote:

Since we don't have the capacity to review and assess every single comment, it's up to each individual to consider whether they're fighting or contributing to the nastiness.

Richard - dpreview.com

In my view, DPReview indirectly encourages this nastiness by presenting almost everything it reviews through the prism of FF. Every other camera system reviewed on this site is put into equivalent terms and by default, FF is presented as the best/ultimate/superior model, which means that by default everything else is viewed as inferior. This builds arrogance in many of those FF owners who seem intent on posting derogatory comments about any other format.

If reviews only compared cameras to others within the same format and did not refer at all to other format cameras, it would help reduce the nasty comments from people boasting about their superior light gathering/resolution/DoF/etc. And comments posted on articles that mention another format camera could simply be deleted as off topic, a simply way to moderate.

I know this may seem radical, but what's to lose? If people want to compare a M43 camera with an APSC or FF format camera, they can just dial up the relevant review and make their own comparison. Comparing cameras across formats seems completely daft to me. To use a car analogy, review articles are always done by class. I've never seen a VW Golf compared with a large 6-cylinder SUV.

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