Lens Reviews -
Monday, 18 February 2008 01:21
Some of you folks may be a bit surprised by the "rather low" ratings in the verdicts here at
photozone.de. This isn't really intentional but you're simply experiencing a cultural effect.
Photozone.de is located in Germany and locally the word "average" means just that - reads:
"average" is in between of better and worse. So this is strictly different compared to the
more popular anglo-american-style meaning of the word where an "average" is equivalent to about as bad
as it gets. Now you may argue that this is confusing but remember that this may be confusing
for you but less so for visitors from different countries (thus different cultural
backgrounds). We at photozone.de do firmly believe that "feel good" ratings are pointless -
it neither helps you to choose nor does it help the manufacturers to get better.
|the technical maximum with a little sanity|
|very good but there is a little room for improvements|
|good/average in the true sense|
|sub-average in the true sense|
Beyond these ratings you may sometimes see the following icon:
This indicates that the product stands out from the rest of the crowd. This doesn't necessarily
originate in a 5-star rating - it is a "context" rating relative to competing products.