How do you keep up with rumors and news?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I take a everyday's look at 43rumors and partner sites.
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I rely on my friends here and at but sometimes when I'm obsessing I check and LeicaRumors. Mostly I rely on everyone to report in here or at mu-43.:biggrin:
  3. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    I read some rumor sites, but not for information. I have much fun instead, because they predict physically impossible cameras or lenses and are about 100% certain, that their predictions are correct, since they have got the information from very reliable sources. They are nearly always totally wrong. The chatter of fanboys can be very entertaining when wishful thinking has got so strong that critical thinking vanishes completely (remember, for example, the prediction of a ยต4/4 camera, which was assumed to be as small as an LX3 with an exceptional f/2.0 fixed zoom lens).
  4. Remko

    Remko SC Rookie

    Aug 8, 2010
    Most of the time I try not to keep up with rumours and only follow announcements (RSS reader subscribed to DPReview feed).

    Only when I'm thinking to buy a new cam or lens, I hook into the rumours (then of course depending on the brand).

    OK OK, I have to admit that from time-to-time I follow and 1001-noisy for the serious compact stuff.

  5. Wouter Brandsma

    Wouter Brandsma  

    Jul 7, 2010
    Not at all. Why think of the cameras that are not there?
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  6. JanCdeRidder

    JanCdeRidder SC Rookie

    Aug 3, 2010
    Keeping up with the rumours is an absolute waste of time. Someone at Nikon has a 4 minute longer crap than usual and DPReview members are claiming a 6x6 sensor in a pocket camera..... Bit overdone maybe... but not much!
  7. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Each brand/format has one ore more rumor sites. I enjoy them for entertainment. As one interested in industrial design I enjoy seeing what form factors are coming up.

    Though I get bugged when products get announced far ahead of production. Take for example the m4/3 Panasonic 14mm prime. Announced seemingly two years ago and still not available.
  8. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Sometimes, for me, its entertainment value.

    However, I do want to see more m4/3 Lenses.
  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Great name "FeedDemon".:daz:
  11. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

    Jul 16, 2010
    I visit,, forums, and everyday during the announcement 'season' (Jan-Feb and Aug-Sep). Rumous and gossip add spice to life, it's good fun :yahoo:
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    :biggrin: I know darn well you're not alone Mayank!

    Even though I'm not looking for another camera, I am interested to see and read about what certain camera companies are going to come out with this September. Maybe 99% of them won't really interest me, I'll still be ready to peruse certain ones.
  13. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur