Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor, writer, photographer
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2002
About me:

http://www.cff.org/

Comments

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On article 5 new must-have photo editing apps (99 comments in total)
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Tan68: For the people that like to respond with a sarcastic 'don't look at the article' if you don't like it, I actually don't look at articles in the Connect panel if I don't like them. However, I clicked through a link in the 'Latest News' panel on DPR.

The link was not in the Connect panel. I don't think the Connect panel has a link to this article.

If they want to mix Connect news with DPR news, a little icon indicating which is which would be appreciated. I can develop the habit of checking the link location before clicking. But the icon would be nice.

Since the panel is on DPR, I also expected the article to be about editing applications. This article is not. Many of these things would be called plug-ins in the world of image editing. These things just don't require a host.

I don't imagine DPR will take any steps to more clearly identify their content. Afterall, they 'made me look' and got a click.

well, we use the bright blue Connect tag for one thing. The other is that if you use the news filter you can permanently remove all connect content from the DPR news stream.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 01:34 UTC
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(unknown member): Looks like a very sharp lens but difficult to know for sure as your sample images are awful subjects to determine that and/or only one image is raw processed. It doesn't help either when you guys can't be bothered to rotate your images.

Come on guys; you can do better than that!

just to be clear on image sample rotation - we do nothing at all to the full size images precisely because we present them as 'out of camera'. It is a decision, not an oversight. We actually take pride in the amount of attention we pay to detail :)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 20:28 UTC
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Why do most articles have you click each picture to read each item on the list? Why not make it one long page so you can click it once & just read, not "next, next, next, next, next, next, nex....."

I'm not sure 'most' means what you think it does

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 22:51 UTC
On article Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 (124 comments in total)
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kgreggain: Why the F is dpreview reviewing phones? The phone has a camera but is not a camera, it's a phone.

Stop the insanity.

unless i'm mistaken, this isn't a review by dpreview. Or even a review.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 23:27 UTC
On article Site update: two new forums (32 comments in total)
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Scrozzy: Why don't you create a dedicated forum to discuss DoF equivalence with crop sensors? And then somehow, when people go in there to post, sort of lock the door so they're all trapped inside and can't get out.

I'm afraid i can't respond to suggestions not posted in the correct forum....

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 19:14 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (517 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The awards Dpreview gives out are just a joke now. I don't even look at them anymore. However, their reviews are thorough and very detailed so that is what I look at.

Keep up the great work Dpreview but ditch the Silver and Gold awards. I don't think you have ever given a Bronze award so these awards really aren’t telling the readers much. My opinion is that the awards cause more controversy than they are worth.

Oh wait a minute…. Now I get it. Controversy = Clicks and Comments. I guess that makes sense. Most people would have overlooked this review because it was just an evolutionary and not revolutionary version of the previous camera.

Slap a Silver award on it and suddenly it has hundreds of comments overnight. Pretty smart thinking there. Clicks = $

we don't have a bronze award.. and do you really think a website with a billion plus page views a year needs to lie to its readers for the sake of a few dozen extra comments/clicks? Really?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (517 comments in total)
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mcshan: My wife and I have both the Canon G15 and the RX100. We both prefer the ergonomics of the Canon but that is all. The Sony is a better camera and the image quality is better.

I am speculating that the G15 received a DPR Gold Award because the price was factored in with the faster lens. I get it BUT if you go strictly by image quality the RX100 wins handily.

if there was 'a bit of politics' thrown into this review then everything we've worked for over the last 14 years would be meaningless. Just accept that the reviewer felt it didn't quite deserve a gold award.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:44 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (517 comments in total)
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vadims: So, Silver award... OK.

Controversy increases traffic but reduces credibility. Seems like the choice was made here already.

Next logical step is hiring Ken Rockwell as reviewer.

Funny thing is all the time I knew Phil he owned canon slrs. Still does. So if he was nikon biased he took extreme steps to hide it in his personal life.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 22:46 UTC
On article Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas (298 comments in total)
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Jogger: Editorial??? More like, Advertorial.

so to be clear here, you're saying Apple paid us to write this?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 17:53 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (517 comments in total)
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Antimateria: Dpreview on Sony reflex like Alpha700, no lcd on top, was a cons...

Dpreview on Alpha 77, lcd on top too, was a cons TOO and useless, because there is a resr too.

For Sony, Dpreview invent cons that on others brands are plus or simply not cons.

wow if that's the best you can do to prove an institutional anti-Sony bias.... two reviews 4 years apart of two wildly different cameras, both of which got high scores and (in the case of the 700) our highest award. Oh and you're simply wrong about the A77 not having a top LCD being listed as a con. So maybe 'So false' would be a better reply.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 15:20 UTC
On article iPhone 5s Studio Comparison (263 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: Why not just say "Mobile Phone studio comparison tool?" Do you really have to put iPhone word in the title? Why not Nokia or Samsung Studio comparison? Is that how desperate Apple now to get more sales?

Actually we did more, and then we reviewed it as fast as we could http://connect.dpreview.com/post/1305711237/lumia-1020

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 04:23 UTC
On article iPhone 5s Studio Comparison (263 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: Why not just say "Mobile Phone studio comparison tool?" Do you really have to put iPhone word in the title? Why not Nokia or Samsung Studio comparison? Is that how desperate Apple now to get more sales?

well the iphone 5s is the new model (as in only released today), and without the others it wouldn't be a comparison would it? I notice you never make this complaint when we publish this kind of thing for other cameras or brands (should it only ever say 'camera studio comparison' in the headline?). But yeah, I'm sure Apple's desperation about selling some iPhones has been swept aside now DPR has published a studio shot.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 01:57 UTC
On article Welcome to our studio test scene (275 comments in total)
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ThePassenger: Lots of good ideas:
- comeback of the two line-charts. I missed them in the previous test-scene.
- PhaseOne reference rocks! Its resolution is incredible and very useful to compare details.
- dim light function: cool, but I wonder if it is really reproducible
- print and web- buttons: gets us back to the real world

Well done dpr !

in what respect would it not be reproducible? These are fixed lights built into the scene.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 17:36 UTC
On article Studio Test Scene (60 comments in total)
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steras: How is focus set, AF or manually, and at what spot in the target?

manually, bracketed, center

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 16:44 UTC
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Jogger: I've never considered Fuji to be premium.. they sell expensive cameras and lenses like other makes. But, its hardly a premium brand.

To be fair, the E series Finepix models were built to a (low) price - the F series were incredibly well built. Same as Canon with the A vs S series etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 16:33 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)
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Haider: When is the E-620 successor coming out? Oly remember the E-620 body only is about £500...

I'm going to guess we'll see porcine aviation before we see another 4/3 body...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 16:29 UTC
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randalusa: Control-freak, everybody must think like me moderators MAKE THEIR OWN labor by presiding over every conversation to keep their readers from, oh my, hearing the unapproved thoughts from independent thinkers.

Ok you're talking about forums, on an article about comments. We don't really moderate the comments unless we really have to.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 23:16 UTC
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Jogger: Comment sections are a huge revenue boon for website owners. It brings people back to the page and keep them there.. and the participants are interested in that topic (e.g. photography), which lets you negotiate higher rates for ads.

If DPR were just articles and reviews, the web traffic would be 10% of what it is.

i count three factual errors in your comment, and one with a grain of truth. Any idea which is which?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
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randalusa: Control-freak, everybody must think like me moderators MAKE THEIR OWN labor by presiding over every conversation to keep their readers from, oh my, hearing the unapproved thoughts from independent thinkers.

given 99% of what we delete relates to someone's sister making $8000 on her computer last month, this comment shows an admirably open-minded approach to spam.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 17:13 UTC
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