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Tommi K1 Senior Member • Posts: 7,149
Re: Your problem is DPR demographics

Chris Noble wrote:

Richard Butler wrote:

Your certainty that it's not hard doesn't mirror our experience (I'd be interested to understand the differences, but this isn't likely to be the best place to explore that).

Most DPR equipment commenters are (i) old (ii) guys -- a subset of humanity that is often in a bad mood.

That is true. And that reflects to their opinions as well, things like:

  • They are slower.
  • They can't kneel/crouch so well.
  • They have slower reaction times.
  • They can't see so well.
  • They can't feel so well.
  • They can't lift so much.
  • They can't adapt so quickly.
  • They know more old ways, than the new ways.

than in their youth.

There is a reason why in user interface designs a serious helping tools are used, glasses that blur your vision, gloves that weakens your handling and touching capabilities, different shoes with weights, straps to limit your movement etc.

All kind things that a young person designing something, can experience how a senior will experience it.

The DPR staff is already old, middle aged. Their reaction times, experiences etc are all much limited. Their reviews are just going more and more reflect their perspective than the market.

Their point of view comes from their habits from the era that is long gone really. It can be seen with the cons and pros about Mini-joystick is best for AF selection, no it is not. Or the side swiveling screen because it has one axis more, no it is not.

They were on the times when there was no other ways, but since then there are multiple better ways to do things, so their old opinion is just that, old.

Experience can tell that there is no tracking system that knows what the photographer wants to focus on, so young people hyping how their cameras takes now the photos by using AI, is just that, hype without reality that it doesn't work so great as they want it to work, because they don't have the knowledge how decades has shown it doesn't happen such way.

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