Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

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/

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On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)
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mas54: What an unphotographic theme for a photography contest!

really? in what way?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 03:14 UTC
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)
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zakk9: The property/model release term indicates strongly that this is not really a photo competition, but a competition for photos specifically to be used for commercial marketing purposes.

Oh, and my Burmese friend can't participate. Not that she cares, but she does like to take photos. Can she be in the photo, I wonder...

Why don't you like people from Burma, dpr? Haven't they been through enough problems already? How is it OK that you discriminate upon them as well?

such is the world we live in...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 01:22 UTC
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)
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zakk9: The property/model release term indicates strongly that this is not really a photo competition, but a competition for photos specifically to be used for commercial marketing purposes.

Oh, and my Burmese friend can't participate. Not that she cares, but she does like to take photos. Can she be in the photo, I wonder...

Why don't you like people from Burma, dpr? Haven't they been through enough problems already? How is it OK that you discriminate upon them as well?

it is not a competition for photos specifically to be used for commercial marketing purposes, they will only be used to promote the competition itself, on our site. The rules come from the lawyers at our parent company and are to protect us and make sure we are free to actually run the contest without being sued by those that enter or who are featured in the photos. We're photographers, we are not rights-grabbers. We just want to give someone $5000.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 00:34 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review article (235 comments in total)
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pricklypear: I knew it. 78, Gold but 78 Silver for another Sony.

If the reader can't decide what's better for her, even after going through the entire review, maybe she's worrying too much about technical IQ differences she's never going to see in real world shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 02:43 UTC
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Fave Photog: Is the purpose of these images to showcase the 24-120/4 or to showcase the abilities of the D600? The answer is obviously the 24-120, or else Nikon's best lenses would have been used: The 14-24, 24G, 35G, 85G, 200G, 70-200VRII, etc.

Another basically useless 'review'/'preview' by DPR.

we'll post more later. there's no prizes any more for being the last to publish. this is just to whet the appetite.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 02:41 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review article (235 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: The editors must be some mistake with the gold award. Since when is Nikon orCanon spelt S-O-N-Y?

i see what you did there. Funny thing is that of the 17 cameras ever given gold awards, 5 are made by Sony. That's versus 5 Canons, 3 Nikons, 1 Pentax and 2 Olympuses (oh and a Nokia phone). But hey, we're not going to let our message be dictated by fact-checkers huh?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 02:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review article (235 comments in total)
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pricklypear: I knew it. 78, Gold but 78 Silver for another Sony.

are you complaining about the A57's gold award or the lack of gold award on some other camera? Hard to keep track sometimes

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:59 UTC
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Fave Photog: Is the purpose of these images to showcase the 24-120/4 or to showcase the abilities of the D600? The answer is obviously the 24-120, or else Nikon's best lenses would have been used: The 14-24, 24G, 35G, 85G, 200G, 70-200VRII, etc.

Another basically useless 'review'/'preview' by DPR.

Barney got the camera at midnight last night, this is not actually our review. If it were we're be calling it a review and probably would've put a bit more time into it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:44 UTC
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John 3: These are much more interesting pictures than the ones you take in Seattle. You should consider relocating.

would that we could

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 20:58 UTC
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Jan Kritzinger: Lumia 808, I could understand, Lumia 920, I could still understand (f/2, IS) but now DPR is reporting on the next iphone too? #ugh.

i know! It's not like anyone actually uses phones to take pictures is it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 21:44 UTC
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thubleau7: From looking at his sample photographs there is nothing he can teach me about street photography .
the samples are just C**P.
I just think DPR should spend more time on getting out reviews then endless no sensical articles on the front web page.
most here dont care about this stuff we just want honest reviews and tests of equipment and then most if not all head straight to the forums to see whats happening.

total waste of web space.

Nice to see that the millions of DPR visitors have elected someone to represent their views (or at least the views of 'most' here). The editor responsible has promised to make up the time it took to post a link to this article (which we neither wrote, published or hosted) by coming in 5 minutes early tomorrow.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 05:48 UTC
On Dpreview launches lens reviews article (3 comments in total)
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Looleylaylow: Remember the good old days of lens reviews? Pre-Amazon?

lens reviews were introduced post-Amazon and were a direct result of that investment. Just sayin.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 18:37 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: I would like to re-voice the concern about the fact that news appears at the top of the page and then in the middle of the page and then back at the top.

sorry i don't understand

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2012 at 03:02 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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jtan163: I have a query about site design.

How come the links from your front page, lead to a page that does not have the story, but usually lead to an intermediate page which has a synopsis an image, and a link to the story?
E.g. if you click on the "Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review" link on the main page it takes you here: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/07/26/Nikon-D3200-in-depth-review. That page has a paragraph of text and another link to http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d3200 which is the actual story.

I find the intermediate page a waste of time - it usually imparts no useful info apart from the link to the real page. Could you not link straight to the main article?
I do understand you get an opportunity to present the reader with another set of Amazon links for the product under review, but surely people don't use those links until they've read the article/review. Where you thoughtfully include the amazon links again anyway.

Can we please lose the intermediate page?

see answers down the page. also they're where the comments live

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 05:24 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: Stop shrinking the horizontal spread of text ... you're making this site harder to read with each passing update. Everything's getting squashed into columns, text now needs magnification to read for any length of time. It used to be much better.
Just make the defaults more "medium-sized monitor" friendly.

we haven't changed the size of the text

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 15:39 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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Bob Blount: I have been lobbying a couple years for a new appearance item. The black background with white letter precluded pasting valuable articles into any document like Word. If you try to print something out of DPR it drains your ink cartridge and the page has so much ink on it a clothes dryer is needed.
But I guess that is one way of copy protecting info from mere readers of this site for 11 years. After all, we are not to be trusted.
Bob

this has nothing to do with copy protection (as, perhaps, evidenced by the new 'print view' in many articles).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: is it only me or the site is super slooow now?

if it is, it's coincidental.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 23:51 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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cfh25: Galleries were released in Beta mode approx. 2 years ago with the note that a "pro" account would follow - any news?

Nothing yet - we hope to revamp galleries in 2013

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 19:11 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Since you're adding rumors sites as well, do not forget Sony Alpha Rumors.
(no, I do not work for them. Just, like many people in the Sony board, lurk there as well :) )

No problem: this is what the 'suggest a site' link is for

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 01:26 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: When are we going to be able to turn off the black background?

Seriously, I spend alot less time on this site than I would otherwise because the excessively high-contrast layout is so fatiguing to read.

i hope we will have this option in 2013. It's a huge job, but we have had some success in automating the process.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 01:25 UTC
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