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 (350 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 (114 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 (114 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 (114 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 (1618 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 (142 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 (142 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 (142 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 (142 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 (142 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
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (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 (578 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 (578 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 (660 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
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