[font color=\'#FF7F00\']The comments on the state of the photographic press I think have to be taken regionally. I agree that US magazines are truly dreadful, at least the ones that I've seen - but that, I'm afraid, doesn't only apply to photographic titles. British magazines are better - to some extent. Outdoor Photography is quite good, but somehow doesn't have much character. Amateur Photographer is a useless rag full of old duffers moaning about "computers making photographs". Practical Photography is better, and is improving, but the reviews are useless. Everything gets 89 or 90%. A review of the Contax N1 Digital was given about half a page, and of course it got 90%. But the technical articles are good. The real gems are in French. Chasseur d'Images, which really walks the talk, is sometimes a little heavy going but is incredible value compared to the US Popular Photography, and Reponses Photo, my favourite, is just a gem. The quality of both of these will ensure that they survive alongside electronic publishing. And they don't have long lead times for reviews either. The Epson 2100 was in both before it was much discussed online.
Learn French, people