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 Coming soon, DPReview LIVE! news story (143 comments in total)
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pwmoree: I would prefer the devellopment of a good dpreview app for the ipad and android tablets. At the moment I cannot even judge the challenge entries via a tablet. Life action may be great but like TV it requires your attention at a specific time. I gave up on TV many years ago.

it's not an either/or - we are planning much better support for tablets in 2014

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 00:15 UTC
On Coming soon, DPReview LIVE! news story (143 comments in total)

We hope this will be the first of many webcasts. This time we're concentrating on cameras because it's that shopping time of year. In future we'll be digging a lot deeper.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 00:23 UTC as 72nd comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? news story (259 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Wow! It didn't take you guys long to copy what I did early today
http://eos-m.net/rumours/canon-white-world-teaser/

never seen your site before - the place we got this from (DICAHUB) is fully credited in the article.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 17:39 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? news story (259 comments in total)
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JoEick: Once again. DPR staff posting rumors, when we all know they have been playing with one for weeks now. They did the same thing with the Nikon Df.

By posting this rumor, they are indirectly confirming that it is true, but they can't say it yet due to NDA restraints.

no we produced a 6 page hands-on first impressions review within a few seconds of announcement. When we need to, we work fast ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 17:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)
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Gesture: Would create a new award level for this astounding camera: Platinum or Titanium.

phew! good job someone does!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 17:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: Do we even need silly awards and percentage scoring? I'd be happy with just the pros and cons list and the IQ test results. Pretty easy to make up my own mind from there. Oh, but I guess I'm forgetting that most of the folks here don't want to make up their own mind; they want the camera aficionados to make it up for them.

you are free to just ignore the scores

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 05:40 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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ttnewton: Hahaha!!! If the Df exhibits the same quality as that old 43-86 mm zoom lens shown in one of the promo shots, then it's going to prove a black eye for Nikon. I LOVED the handling of my old Nkon Photomic FTn with the 43-86 zoom. Problem is, I HATED the output. I could never get a sharp photo from that lens (paid for with paper-route and box-boy earnings), no matter what I tried, nor hardly better sharpness (C-) from the 50 f/1.4, or 300 f/4.5. My perpetual disappointment with my inability to achieve the output I wanted using what I thought was pro-grade equipment led me to drop photography for about 20 years. I blamed myself. It couldn't be the equipment, right?

Around the time I had kids I picked up a Leica film P&S, which amazed me with its output. Had I somehow overcome my inability to take a sharp photo, after a 20 year hiatus? I dug out my old Nikon and pitted them side by side. It was the equipment, after all.

I've never forgiven Nikon for those lost decades, and never will.

the 43-86 zoom is legendary... for all the wrong reasons

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:51 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (563 comments in total)
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Abu Mahendra: Good thing you managed to rush this review before the 80D is released. Next time take your sweet time. No rush...

@segaman: uninterrupted it takes about 4 weeks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 03:13 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Real-world Samples news story (161 comments in total)
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Tidewater: I always wonder how to get the 100% crop on DP. Is it by clicking on the picture 2X or is it by clicking on the "original" link and then clicking on the + sign.
Most of these are quite poor but, I wish they would take some shots in normal sun-light. These are dreary and flat and have no punch whatsoever.
I usually don't bother in these conditions.

you do realize we can't control the weather, right?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 23:33 UTC
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Jogger: "...even though the majority of digital photos taken today are captured with smartphones, most printed photographs were captured with conventional cameras."

Thats because cellphone camera pics are only decent when viewed on a small screen that exaggerates saturation and contrast.. the only way to get them to look decent when printed is to highly stylize them and call it "art".

really?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:30 UTC
On Another Hasselblad Rebadge or Photoshopped Hoax? news story (187 comments in total)
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Optimal Prime: Oh dear.... Is DPREVIEW into rumours now?

mocking rumors, yes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:27 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Dolan Halbrook: Funny, I'm pretty sure the EM-1 has no AA filter but has on-chip phase detection AF. Odd that Oly could pull it off (with a Sony sensor, no less) but Sony couldn't?

i may be wrong but I think i remember someone telling me that it's actually the microlenses that enable on-chip PDAF

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 06:22 UTC
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (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.

Direct 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 :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 20:28 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 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

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 22:51 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 news story (123 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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 23:27 UTC
On Site update: two new forums news story (33 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....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 19:14 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (499 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?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (499 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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:44 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (499 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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 22:46 UTC
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