Anyone here of DigitalRev?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by maflynn, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Not the great youtube reviews but they seemed to have started up a social network called digitalrev.

    I'm not sure what to make of it, I enjoy watching Kai review various cameras. Helpful, funny but insightful.

    Anyone else come across that website? Opinions, thoughts on this?
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    My first encounter with this one. My take is that it's a gear seller using the social media concept to help drive sales. Others like B&H use social media too, but they tap into existing outlets like Google+ and Facebook. Overall, I think social media is being overused by commercial outlets. Every business has a Facebook page. I like my photo sharing in a more pure form like Flickr, 500px or SmugMug.

    Dale
     
  3. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    Interesting. I did not even think that its a vehicle to sell stuff
     
  4. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    I will continue to watch select reviews on YouTube by DigitalRev but, I too, think that the website is just a storefront. I agree about Designer Dale about social media being overused and poorly understood by most advertisers.

    - said the guy who just deactivated his Face Book account two days ago.
     
  5. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    - as he agreed with the guy who has never had one...:)

    Dale
     
  6. gaz81 macrumors member

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    I use it, nice bunch of people on there.

    You don't have to buy anything... that's up to you. I also enjoy the reviews etc.

    Besides, how many websites these days for this sort of thing don't push advertising in your face?

    http://www.digitalrev.com/gpsutton
     
  7. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    I love watching Kai and crew's videos, but I'm social networked out... I've got Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and I don't need yet another network to keep track of...
     
  8. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    Digitalrev's pretty legit, at least as far as entertainment value goes.

    I would not consider their video reviews to be technical, objective, or rigorous, but they are well made and entertaining to watch.

    I've been aware of digitalrev's videos for a while now (at least a year) and I didn't even know they had a store until just now, so I would have to argue that they do a very respectable/clean job of making video content that is entertaining and can stand on its own, not to just drive viewers to their web store.
     
  9. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    I've bought from them in the past. They sell on Ebay as well as there own website. At the time the prices were quite competitive - now they are comparable with UK prices (after import duty/taxes have been added - which they do on website).

    I only purchased a flash and speedlight transmitter from them, so nothing really expensive.
     
  10. firestarter macrumors 603

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    I like their video reviews - but I'm not joining a social website that's part of a shop's storefront.
     
  11. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    You're not on facebook then? :p
     
  12. firestarter macrumors 603

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    I probably log in once a month if someone messages me there, but otherwise avoid it as much as I can. Facebook sucks.
     

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