Their comment section was always a shitfest but they were my goto site for camera reviews. Their YT channel also had the best Canadian youtubers out there, Chris and Jordan, for the past 5 years. They're both now heading to PetaPixel starting from May.
The weirdest thing is that Amazon will not maintain an archived version of the site:
Yeah. Other forums should note this, what's the life after selling out to corps that don't care, usually doesn't end well... just like Google Cemetery.
Chris and Jordan is great, I've already followed their PP channel on YT, but they are leisure oriented channel, very light hearted and entertaining. It often ain't the right thing when you decide to buy camera gear for few grands.
The forum was a place infested with trolls, but there is information that is not found ANYWHERE in the web. For Example. I just yesterday sent my Sigma A-Mount lens to German headquarters for FW to fix compatibility with LA-EA5. It is not written anywhere, but there some people reported that after servicing their Sigmas started to work with the adapter.
It will be so sad that such information will be just lost, especially on the legacy gear.