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 Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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Just Ed: Test...RIGHT!
We get the excuse for a trip to Kauai!

Or... I'm going on vacation so here's an excuse to shoot some sample images.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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Plastek: So, who sponsored this trip?
Because if it's Sony or anyone linked to Sony - you should clearly make a remark about it right before showing any scores for this camera.

If it were 'sponsored' we would clearly say so. What actually happened is that one of our staff took a vacation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: How much does nikon need to pay to make this a "featured story" and have it bumped to the top?

We do not solicit or accept payment for the featured homepage slot. It's an editorial decision.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Hey Dpreview..no thanx..try harder next time

By my reckoning we lost in early 1999 then. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/10060

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (70 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: It's been a great year indeed! Except for one small thing—the boys on the staff get all the marquee stories, the vids and whatnot. The women on the staff seem to be relegated to the secondary stories. It's America 2015—time to give Wenmei and Allison their time in the spotlight.

To be fair wenmei only joined a couple of weeks ago...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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Edward Vancouver: Merry Christmas to everybody, even to those idiots who are trying to be politically correct by wishing Happy Holidays.. Truly appalling..

@arturk2. So there were no winter celebrations before Xmas came along?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 22:11 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Why can't American websites dare say "happy Christmas"?
When its Holi people say happy Holi, when its Eid, people say Eid Mubarak, so we can't people say Happy Christmas?

Insane.

@essex boy. You want fast? We could do fast. We choose to do better. Also I assume you read the post, which explained partly why reviews slowed down, and why they will now speed up again? Or did you just scroll past the post to drop your super helpful comment?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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Edward Vancouver: Merry Christmas to everybody, even to those idiots who are trying to be politically correct by wishing Happy Holidays.. Truly appalling..

Or even the first sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 06:38 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Did one of your fired employees work for a camera company?

no, they all worked for DPReview. I can't fire people who work for other companies, no matter how much i might want to ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 03:26 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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Edward Vancouver: Merry Christmas to everybody, even to those idiots who are trying to be politically correct by wishing Happy Holidays.. Truly appalling..

I guess one of those idiots would be me... great first post - you're going to fit in well here!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Why can't American websites dare say "happy Christmas"?
When its Holi people say happy Holi, when its Eid, people say Eid Mubarak, so we can't people say Happy Christmas?

Insane.

wherever possible i try to keep religion out of DPReview.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1902 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: Gold flare.

three D750s, thousands and thousands of shots in every shooting scenario imaginable with a wide variety of lenses... No 'shadowed flare'. No, we didn't explicitly test for it (this brouhaha happened after the review was published), but we also didn't see it in a single frame.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

PS i forgot to write this last night so it's shorter than usual as I'm being asked to get back to the family :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1277 comments in total)
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Joo Prates: TOP TEN DPR GOLD AWARD:

- 5 NIKON CAMERAS
- 2 PANASONIC CAMERAS
- 2 FUJI CAMERAS
- 1 CANON CAMERA

Being a Canonist this is the reason of my disapointement with Canon, because this objective scores are the result of Canon trade, marketing and product development policy.

you cannot compare scores between two models five years apart.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1277 comments in total)
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Peet van den Berg: I have now read the review for the 6th time from start to finish plus all the comments. My emotion: disappointed! In the camera? NO! You will have to tear it from my stone cold dead hands to get it from me. (And I only have it for 3 weeks now) My disappointment stems from what I perceive as flawed (or even biased) arguments and apportioning weight to the lack of or the abundance of features in the 7d2 by the reviewers. More so the explanations by the reviewers in the comments section strengthens my conclusions about this. Especially Simon's take on iTR. Why say it's a "pro tool" and then mark it down because it is a complex machine relative to e.g. Nikon's offering (3D with less customisation)

I have put a lot of trust in DP Review's reviews of cameras in the past.

I do not any more.

accusations of bias might be new to you, as a Canon fan, but having been here for a decade I can assure you they are not new to me. We've been accused of being biased against - and for - every brand out there. Plus ça change.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1277 comments in total)
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Hedley7d: This review blow my mind too. Just compare the video mode score between the 7d and the 7d mark ii this is ridiculous. How can you explain this huge score drop with so many improvement on the 7d mark ii for the videographer. This is completely absurd. How do you do that, i can't believe it, it is so diapointing. Please Canon stop to give tools and stop to be so Nice with videographers cos more you give less you get here...

maybe because the 7D was scored five years ago?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1902 comments in total)
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mm1975: What about the shadow flare issue - was it encountered during the review?

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LynWn0DvdO0&feature=youtu.be

no

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1902 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Considering the cons, hardly a gold medal material.

Or other FF cameras are even worse in the aspects?

i lose track. Is DPR currently in Canon's pocket or are we biased towards Nikon? I know that for many years (when Canon had the edge over Nikon technology-wise) we were Canon biased. Now apparently we've always been Nikon biased. I wonder what changed?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 19:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1277 comments in total)
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Peet van den Berg: I have now read the review for the 6th time from start to finish plus all the comments. My emotion: disappointed! In the camera? NO! You will have to tear it from my stone cold dead hands to get it from me. (And I only have it for 3 weeks now) My disappointment stems from what I perceive as flawed (or even biased) arguments and apportioning weight to the lack of or the abundance of features in the 7d2 by the reviewers. More so the explanations by the reviewers in the comments section strengthens my conclusions about this. Especially Simon's take on iTR. Why say it's a "pro tool" and then mark it down because it is a complex machine relative to e.g. Nikon's offering (3D with less customisation)

I have put a lot of trust in DP Review's reviews of cameras in the past.

I do not any more.

It wasn't marked down because it's *complex*, it was marked down because, unlike 3DAF, it *needs* all those options to allow you to to deal with a wide range of shooting scenarios. It was also marked down because it doesn't work as well (yet).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1902 comments in total)
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jonrobertp: Dpr continues to slide downhill with its ratings. Credibility? Keep looking.

i noticed something kind of like a pattern developing in your comments. When we gave the Canon 70D (your camera) a gold award you congratulated us - 'love the review...like the cam a lot...' But when we chose not to include the Canon G7X in a recent roundup you commented that it showed our 'Credibility diminished.'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
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