If you aren’t familiar with Roger Cicala, you might know his company Lensrentals. It is a great way to get a lens you only need for a short time (wedding/special event/etc.) or want to try-before-you-buy. Roger is a very cool and knowledgeable guy, and is a regular visitor to one of my favorite photography forums (fredmiranda.com). Anyway, a buddy of mine sent me a post from his blog yesterday that I think is pretty funny, and also pretty darn true.
The lesson I hope you’ll take away is that there are infinite opinions on the internet, and some of them can be pretty obtuse and confusing to the novice. As a Nikon guy, I mainly watch Thom Hogan (byThom.com), and check out reviews from Nasim Mansurov, Roger and others. And of course I visit the site of the inestimable Scott Kelby often.
The net is that the web can be a little overbearing. The hardware of photography can be a little over-consuming, and most people can do just fine with the tools they have in their hand.
What sites do you find particularly helpful or useless?