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/

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On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)
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eno2: It's "sponsored" but I like it.

This is the exact opposite of what you did with the "sponsored" and not very transparent Canon XC-10 articles.
Anyway, I'm glad you learn and adapt.

Best regards.

he's saying we're not allowed to write positive things about products we like unless they're paid for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 20:14 UTC
On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)
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eno2: It's "sponsored" but I like it.

This is the exact opposite of what you did with the "sponsored" and not very transparent Canon XC-10 articles.
Anyway, I'm glad you learn and adapt.

Best regards.

We didn't run any sponsored Xc-10 articles.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)
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jtan163: @DPR Staff - was the NVidia link paid for?
How does that work?

I've just cottoned on. The Nvidia link, the Panasonic video links.

Effectively the evidence seem to suggest DPR is now a high end link farm to help companies get their Page Rank up.

No, it wasn't.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Philip Ewing (45 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: Did you get release form from all those people in the photographs or is that not required?
The reason I ask is because DPR features and sells the equipment used by your photos for commercial gain.

Nice pictures btw.

We don't sell anything

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Will this be the camera that finally breaks the stranglehold of the anti-Pentax contingent at DPR for too long? We can only pray

We don't (downgrade). We just mention.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Will this be the camera that finally breaks the stranglehold of the anti-Pentax contingent at DPR for too long? We can only pray

don't forget our Sony, Samsung and Olympus biases (both for and against in both cases).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
On article In pictures: PhotoPlus Expo 2015 (26 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: The pictures are nice and all that, but how about some articles about what is new at PPE 2015, if anything? You know, real words and stuff.

everything new at PPE (and there's not much) has been or is being covered using words and stuff. Thx.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: A different approach. Instead of giving it to DPR and getting free publicity while calling it a prototype, or DPR's euphemism, "pre-production" looks like they want to wait until its something a person can actually buy. Bravo.

In the meantime, let's go ahead an give it a Gold Award. It's inevitable so why wait?

Just to clarify, there is a huge difference between a prototype and a pre production sample.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
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brumd: I have to agree with Sigma82. Come on, this thing is made by DxO. DxO is collabarating with dpreview. The very very least you can do when making publicity for this gadget is at least mention this very clearly in the article, in bold. Because there IS a commercial interest.
Robin Wong does this right, every time.

Together with the heavy promotion of an event which is in the USA, while this website is visited by a worldwide community, makes a bit there isn't a lot to enjoy here lately.
It might be me, but it is a bit reflected in the number of comments (well agreed, not that I would have *wanted* to read 60% of the comments that aren't written now, but that's a different point ;) )

let me make 2 comments. Firstly we are only 'collaborating' with DXO in the loosest possible sense. We do not have (nor have we ever had) ANY commercial relationship with them. We use their publicly available data for some of our phone and lens reviews, like many other sites.
Secondly, our event is being streamed live here on the site, and we have 32+ hours of programming from almost 50 world-class photographers and experts, all completely free to watch live or later. This is not a purely 'local' event.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 01:21 UTC
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Joe Huckleberry: According to the terms/conditions there is no lens included. You would think they would have at least included their el cheapo lens.

it's the kit with the kit lens

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 21:18 UTC
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SonyArtisan: How limited are the free and VIP passes? Is there plenty of time to purchase them? My girlfriend is unsure if she can get work off but I do not want to miss the opportunity to register. Is there a return policy someone can point me to? And what is the cancellation policy for the free passes? Thanks

it's a limited number, so when they're gone they're gone. After that the VIP part will be dropped (party access, priority seating). We'll also have 1 day and half day passes soon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:02 UTC
On article Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live (115 comments in total)
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Stephen McDonald: I can't see any difference for viewing my own gallery. It's still awkward to use. And it requires Flash for uploading, so no new photos from me, as a Firefox user. I'll just continue to ignore it, as I have for years.

we haven't updated the user galleries yet as this is a much bigger task. But it will happen eventually :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
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wansai: Shouldn't the title be: SPONSORED CONTENT?

It's only an analysis insomuch as it talks about the camera but it's actually a marketing and sales pitch (or press release).

I have no issues with reading sponsored content but I'd like to know beforehand so I don't start rejecting the content as I read through, expecting it to be an unbiased look when it isn't.

\_(ツ)_/¯ lost in translation...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
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Fred Mercern: DXO and DPreview are partners, DXO proudly states this partnership on their website. It is pretty clear that there is a lot of bias from DPreview on this product with the unprecedented amount of coverage regardless how good or bad it is, and I am sure the product really is great but I think that DPreview should really state the relationship that they have.

it's pretty simple. We use their data to produce the graphs in our (somewhat rare) lens reviews. There is no commercial relationship.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
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wansai: Shouldn't the title be: SPONSORED CONTENT?

It's only an analysis insomuch as it talks about the camera but it's actually a marketing and sales pitch (or press release).

I have no issues with reading sponsored content but I'd like to know beforehand so I don't start rejecting the content as I read through, expecting it to be an unbiased look when it isn't.

so, to be clear: you're saying we're all lying? That despite the real threat of action against us and our (rather large) parent company if we were to so blatantly ignore the clear FCC regulations on disclosure, we're just gonna go ahead and risk everything over an opinion piece about a phone accessory?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:55 UTC
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wansai: Shouldn't the title be: SPONSORED CONTENT?

It's only an analysis insomuch as it talks about the camera but it's actually a marketing and sales pitch (or press release).

I have no issues with reading sponsored content but I'd like to know beforehand so I don't start rejecting the content as I read through, expecting it to be an unbiased look when it isn't.

if this were sponsored content it would include a prominent disclaimer. It is not.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: 3 front page features on this copy of a sony innovation? Three. It's almost like dpreview has some sort of formal relationship with DXO. Oh wait they do.....

We have no formal relationship with Dxo. We use their (publicly accessible) data for lens reviews, and chat to them about image science / testing now and again. The only thing we've ever signed is a standard NDA.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:48 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: There is no mention of the DR - did the new sensor make another step forward in that area too?

We were told it is similar, maybe fractionally better.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 13:13 UTC
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Seanacy1: " At the press launch in New York we even got a glimpse of the a7R II autofocusing Canon EF lenses using a Metabones electronic adapter. Focus appeared to be on par with OVF focus on a native Canon body"

>> Does this mean that the 'speed' of the AF focusing using metabones is on par with when using a native canon body?

(I know it's too good to be true, but just in case..)

Yes it does. Very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)

Are you sure this isn't the difference in each camera's output file pixel dimensions ?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 18th comment
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