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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bluap84, Mar 11, 2011.
i know there are some decent ones out there...but wondering what ones are most popular.
I frequent Fred Miranda (http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/index.php), and Photography on the Net (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/index.php). From my experience, the other common major photo forums are Nikonians, Photo.net, Dpreview, and Sportshooter.com... I'm sure there are others, however, I am not all that familiar with them.
Hope this helps.
This one is kool
DPReview despite the signal to noise ratio
www.theprofessionalphotographyforum.com (Pro only)
Nikon Cafe despite how busy it is, though I don't visit often
Nikon Gear, though I visit more rarely than Nikon Cafe
this is a good one for all extreme sport photographers
These are the only correct answers.
Analog Photography Users Group (APUG)
Less so these days:
And indeed the already mentioned Fred Miranda. I've gone off of DPReview due to the whining and bitching going on there. Honestly, photographers there can be worse than bickering Mac/PC fans.
I use www.talkphotography.co.uk
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/forum (a little friendlier to those of us who don't shoot Canon or Nikon)
+1 on Fred Miranda. Great photog forum but I agree with some of the moaning and groaning.
For Canon users, POTN (Photography on the net). I am also looking for a Panasonic Users group.
Just POTN for me. I don't have enough time, or money, to spend much time there though.
photo.net and dpreview.com. I would love to use fredmiranda.com but I need Fred Miranda to answer one of my 2 PMs. People say to PM him and he'll respond, those people are clearly the exception.
Mostly rangefinderforum.com -- although I check in with dpreview from time to time.
The largest one I know (Canon users). Most times there are from 3,000 to 5,000 people connected to this forum. It's a huge place:
I used to go to dpreview.com up until about 2005 when I found FredMiranda.com. Lots of great members and info there as well as many professionals. Plus their B&S forum is the standard! I buy there before CL even!
I don't really keep up with the current activity on photo.net but they have quite an extensive archive of some really deep, informative, and thought- provoking discussions. A good example of this are all the photo ethics threads I have read there.
Also you can find some "historically significant" material there such as the first time some new techniques were used, or discussions of important events in photography as they happened, etc.
I swear by the Nikonians website (if you use Nikon gear). I can always get my questions answered quickly and reliably. Thousands of people on that site all the time. Plus they have good discussions on non-Nikon items like tripods, filters, processing software, lighting, etc.
I also like to read Thom Hogan's thoughts and occasionally the Luminous Landscape.
Is Nikonians really worth the price of admission?
I like nikond1.net and fredmiranda and dpreview.
I subscribed back before the insurance debacle and didn't think it was especially worth-while.