|Dpreview.com Extends Its Authoritative Reviews to Camera Lenses|
Visitors Now Able to Compare Digital SLR Lenses with Comprehensive Test Reviews
SEATTLE & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2008--Dpreview.com Limited, a comprehensive resource for reviews and original content regarding the latest in digital cameras and an Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) subsidiary, announced today the launch of digital camera lens reviews. Visit www.dpreview.com/lensreviews to read the first set of reviews today.
"We are excited to begin offering comprehensive reviews of digital camera lenses. Over the years, this has been a top request from our community," said Phil Askey, founder and editor of Dpreview.com. "We wanted to make sure we did it right, so we took time to evaluate the options and developed what we believe to be the most accurate, consistent and exhaustive lens tests available."
Dpreview.com set the standard for digital camera reviewing, and has been a trusted source of in-depth reviews for almost a decade. With the popularity of digital SLR cameras booming and consumer interest in accessories - and lenses in particular - rising significantly, the need for credible, authoritative lens reviews led to the formation of a new lens testing team within Dpreview.com. Designed to offer the same thorough and rigorous testing standards and methods as its well-known camera reviews, Dpreview.com's new lens reviews are the result of months of intense research, development and testing, including the conception of a new test suite and proprietary analysis software designed to overcome the limitations of existing test systems.
Lens test results are uniquely presented to allow visitors to experiment visually with variables such as focal length and aperture. The effect such changes have on overall image quality can be seen immediately and can be compared to the performance of multiple lenses.
"Our user-friendly presentation ensures that even those with limited technical knowledge of optics or digital imaging will be able to use the reviews to help choose the perfect lens, while those wanting in-depth detail can access this easily as well," said Askey.
Dpreview.com, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary, provides unbiased reviews and original content regarding the latest in digital cameras, lenses and other accessories, and offers a host of features and forums designed to make it easy for consumers to find the camera that's right for them. With its unique voice and in-depth technical reviews, dpreview.com draws millions of unique visitors each month.
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