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 Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I wish DPR would spend more time reviewing cameras and lenses rather than worry about satisfying/plugging their sponsors, I miss the DPR of old with Phil Askey running the site... oh well I

i'm sure the 15 minutes spent looking at it will be recovered somehow.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Yet more free advertising for Apple, and they need it cause let's face it, they're a poor struggling company.

*Given this the only laptop review on DPR, done in a non-systematic way, and there are no plans to test any others.. then, yes, this screams advertorial. Its certainly generating a lot of click revenue.* - Jogger, this isn't a review, it's an article about travel photography workflow... and why is it a bad thing if content gets lots of interest / traffic? For us that's a good thing, though obviously only content that no one reads has any integrity. Finally, I'll say it again. Ethically, legally and by our own corporate policies, paid content (which we don't run) advertorials have to be clearly and prominently marked as such. Now either you genuinely believe us to be dishonest liars, or you're just making trouble. Which is it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 01:46 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I wish DPR would spend more time reviewing cameras and lenses rather than worry about satisfying/plugging their sponsors, I miss the DPR of old with Phil Askey running the site... oh well I

well, we review a lot more cameras / lenses than in the 'good old days', we haven't had a penny in advertising from Apple since the days when Phil owned the site and this was written by a freelancer, thus had no effect on our core content. But yeah, you're right.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 01:41 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Yet more free advertising for Apple, and they need it cause let's face it, they're a poor struggling company.

@ gerard: *Advertising: the activity or profession of producing advertisements for commercial products or services*.

How you can call links to other content we wrote to be 'disguised advertising' is literally beyond me.

Is there no difference to you between the cover of a magazine (or for that matter, the contents page) telling you what's inside and the paid, commercial ads?

Are there many content websites you visit that don't tell you about / have links to the content, or are they too all full of 'disguised adverts'?

Are all the links on the BBC News website to stories 'disguised adverts'? I just don't understand your comment.

Do we not have the right (or even duty) to tell visitors about editorial content we've produced that we think they might be interested in reading?

DPReview is MORE THAN JUST A FORUM!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Yet more free advertising for Apple, and they need it cause let's face it, they're a poor struggling company.

do you consider every product we write about to be 'free advertising'? Do you apply the same logic when watching the news on TV? 'Argh! Yet more free advertising for Chris Christie'; 'How much did that snow pay to be on CNN???'. I notice you've never made the same complaint when we write about cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 20:16 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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lukx: Can you be honest and at the end of article mention that it was sponsored by Apple?

if it were we would be legally obliged to disclose that fact

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 07:29 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: Fine looking photos, but all unrealistic and should be considered as art photography.

Photography is not just emotional or artistic art, it should also include truth, honesty, and documentary, and be able to show the world we live in, sometimes in the most true way possible.

maybe you should enter a challenge one day and show everyone how it's done!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 18:24 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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Leandros S: I'm going to boycoot this one as my personal favourites aren't here, and it feels a bit stupid being only allowed to vote for what the DPR team have deigned permissible. Condescending, too.

why? Do you really think people are going to look through over 1000 images? It's called a shortlist, it's what we always do, and i guess that's our prerogative.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)
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Franco8: Happy Holidays. What happened to to Merry Christmas.

it says merry christmas twice in the article.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 07:51 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)
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FoveonPureView: A blessed, godly Jesus Christmas! Just incase you're affraid of the C/J/G-words...

It's an annual competition to see who can first bring religion into the comments.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 08:30 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)
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FoveonPureView: A blessed, godly Jesus Christmas! Just incase you're affraid of the C/J/G-words...

17 minutes... Nowhere near the 2011 record of 38.5 seconds.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 08:18 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
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Leandros S: What did he pay for this ad?

nothing, zero. As we have repeated ad nauseum we do not accept payment for news stories.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 02:11 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1610 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Steve Huff's review is up. I find his review is closer to my own reaction to the Dƒ.

"I can have any DSLR or camera that I want and for me, the Df wins it. If I designed a DSLR for my own use it would be 75% Df and 0% Canon 5D. Enough said."

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/12/20/the-nikon-df-camera-review-by-steve-huff/

finally a review from someone who agrees with me

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 18:45 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)
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karlchwe: Yay! But you know, right, that most readers are still wondering why it takes 9 months to review a camera? So I said it! Sorr-eeeee!

But it was only announced 4 weeks ago

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:34 UTC
On DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (144 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I'm just curious as to why you guys blatantly refuse to talk about Samsung.
Your owners Amazon sell the line. They have some nice value models in MILC.
For example, the NX20 competes with the other MILC, offers better resolution than most models (just not Sony nex7), and they have some very nice lenses! I'm just totally in love with the new 45mm f1.8
They have their faults, of course. But in terms of bang for the buck... last year I paid $400 for an NX20 (body). Compare that with the $800-$1500 for other MILC cameras with as much controls, tilt screen, viewfinder (and most often 16mp instead of 20mp).

PS: mind you, in all fairness, I get it, that you can't cover every camera. but you did include samples from every manufacturer except that one.

it's on after lunch - and you'll be able to watch the recording after the event.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 20:08 UTC
On DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (144 comments in total)
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BrianSA: This was pretty awful. I stood about half a minute of the rubbish presentation. The video is disjointed, stopping after about 5 seconds and waiting for the download to catch up. This happened every 5 seconds, so made it almost impossible to watch. Pausing it, unlike professionally run video sites, did not allow the whole video to down load in order that I could watch it seamlessly.

Completely pointless. Even the little I was able to see seemed to be aimed at 9 year olds.

it's a live stream, so it can't 'download the whole video'. As for your other comment, seems a little unfair after watching for 'half a minute'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:35 UTC
On DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (144 comments in total)
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TN Args: I won't be looking, thanks, the whole idea of websites delivering a sequential information flow that is controlled by the presenter not the viewer who has to wait for it as it comes, is like a TV paradigm that, for me, the whole point of the internet is to circumvent.

I do find it very annoying to see all the DPR staff happily popping in for comments in the comments section of this article. Annoying because they are so rarely seen in the comments sections of articles generally, even when the content of articles is under strong discussion. Pick up your game, boys and girls, and put your time into ALL the articles and their follow up, not just this one.

this simply isn't true, we respond to comments on pretty much all articles.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:27 UTC
On DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (144 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 DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (144 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? article (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
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