Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
IDK about the photo mags, but for electronics trade mags there is a big difference between independent reviews, reviews by staff writers, and reviews written by advertisers.
Like I said, reviews are subjective. You should always consider the author, but most importantly, they should ALWAYS only be a starting point in YOUR evaluation of a product.

BTW, in my opinion, 'reviews written by advertisers' would come under the heading of 'press release' and NOT 'product review'.