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Gear Reviewers Wanted

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, May 4, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    5/12/11 Update: I've got all the reviewers I can use right now. If you email me with the requested info, I will definitely keep you in mind. Please keep in mind that I'm most likely to contact you if you can show me an example of an actual camera or lens review which you have written. Everyone I've asked to do a review so far has provided such a review. -Amin
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    Mu-43.com is looking for gear reviewers.


    Why write reviews for Mu-43?
    • You love trying out new gear and sharing your opinions
    • We will provide you with continual access to the latest Micro 4/3 gear and cover all round-trip shipping costs
    • Your reviews will get lots of exposure
    • There is a possibility of revenue share or direct pay depending on the specific arrangement, but there is very little money available, so this should not be the primary motivation for becoming a reviewer for the site.

    Who are we looking for? Someone who:
    • Loves photography
    • Loves Micro 4/3
    • Can write about both Olympus and Panasonic cameras without brand bias
    • Writes well and in a fun, readable style
    • Writes quickly and anticipates being able to write reviews in a timely fashion on a regular basis. As a general guideline, you will have one month or less with any given piece of equipment, and an ideal candidate will be able to commit to writing a minimum of one review per month.
    • Has enough spare time to spend a lot of time out using new gear. Each review should be based on a significant amount of time spent using the equipment for real photography (not studio tests).
    • Is responsible (will take very good care of loaned gear and return it within the allotted time)
    • Lives in the continental United States (Sorry, but this is an absolute requirement due to shipping/customs issues)

    We are not looking for exhaustive technical reviews. Some technical information is expected, and the reviewer should be able to provide good photos of the gear, but we do not need photos of all the LCD menus etc. Primarily we want hands-on user reviews with lots of sample photos that give our readers the real-world perspective of what's it's like to use the gear. Here are some examples of such reviews from other sites:

    Site reviews will follow a common structure, which we are still working out, but will be along the lines of the following:

    Interested? Send the following to amin [at] mu-43 [dot] com:
    • Your real name (first and last) and age
    • Your address (city, state, country)
    • What gear you currently use
    • Samples of your writing or links to samples of your writing
    • Your sense of whether you anticipate being able to consistently spend the time out using new equipment and generate at least one detailed review per month.
    • Any other relevant information you want to share
    Thanks for your interest!
     
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  2. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    I'd love to do this but...

    :(
     
  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    abba... dobba.... drool...drool...drool.

    I would LOVE to do this, but do I have enough time??? (of course, if I took all the time I spent reading and posting to mu-43, then I WOULD have enough time!)

    Do we have to give the equipment back? :)
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    :2thumbs:
     
  5. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    239
    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    I'm interested and I have plenty of free time, I'll put together a sample tonight and send you an email.
     
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  6. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew

    no, not really:tongue:
     
  7. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    892
    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    :sad010:
     
  8. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Me! Me! OOH OHH!!

    email sent
     
  9. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Amin

    I am sure most of the makers of stuff for m4/3 will have european distributors - not all review stuff has to be shipped from the US.

    I would have been interested otherwise

    K
     
  10. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    479
    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Ditto.

    (though them European distributors may not be interested in English-only literature. Except UK of course.)
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Sorry, I've looked into international options, and it just isn't possible for me at this time.
     
  12. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    To tell the truth I wouldn't send anything to my country right now. To get along with EU law, the import tax law changed starting last month. My EMS (Express Mail Service for ppl who are not familiar with this service) is sitting at the tax office for nearly a month now without any notice and I'm exchanging emails with them every day.

    Anyway, I'm really looking forward to some reviews from mu-43's users. Can we vote for ppl who should be kindly forced to take this "job"? :biggrin:
     
  13. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Sweet...I'll gather together some samples and send them off. Do you want the sample review to be a full review or a partial?

    Kevin
     
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Whatever samples you'd like to send me, I will happily look at. I will say that I'm getting a fair number of PMs and emails of interest and not so many samples or links to content of any kind.

    I can't send gear to lots of folks, so I'll be taking some time to find just one or two people to do these reviews.
     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Listing updated. Still looking for at least 1-2 reviewers for Mu-43.com.
     
  16. MP Burke

    MP Burke Mu-43 Rookie

    24
    Jul 3, 2010
    UK
    A tough job but somebody's got to do it.

    "Primarily we want hands-on user reviews with lots of sample photos that give our readers the real-world perspective of what's it's like to use the gear."

    Sounds like my ideal job, if only I could find something like that in the UK.
     
  17. Covey22

    Covey22 Mu-43 Regular

    91
    May 3, 2011
    New England, USA
    Hi Amin,

    Application sent!

    Regards,

    -Armando
     
  18. dlwearl

    dlwearl New to Mu-43

    2
    May 6, 2011
    Email sent on May 7

    Hi Amin,

    Just wanted to confirm that you received my email, sent on May 7. It contained my resume, as well as all information you requested.

    Cheers,

    David
     
  19. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I would LOVE to do this. Not sure how good I'd be. I have not time right now. I think this is an excelent idea Amin.
     
  20. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks, Jason.

    To all: I've got all the reviewers I can use right now. If you email me with the requested info, I will definitely keep you in mind.

    Please keep in mind that I'm most likely to contact you if you can show me an example of an actual camera or lens review which you have written. Everyone I've asked to do a review so far has linked me to such a review.