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 Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (398 comments in total)
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Looleylaylow: Review in sum: "Average performance in nearly all regards. Gold Award!" Once trusted site is acquired by the world's biggest retailer and becomes enamored with the world's biggest consumer brand. Shocking.

and it only took 8 years to manifest itself in this review

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1340 comments in total)
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Sprintmedley: OK one more time - will my panasonic/lumix 4/3 lenses (8mm, 100-300mm, 14-140mm) work on this camera? If so, I think so, is it true that I should turn off the panasonic lens OIS stablization function in order for the Olympus OMD body to actuate the image stabilization ??

yes they will work and you'll be using IBIS for stabilization

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:53 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I'll wonder how good the pixel shift for the hires mode works.
If I understood correctly, it takes a second to create this 40MP photo.

In a second much movement can happen,even in a landscape photo (due to wind etc.). How do they prevent image artifacts?

they don't - it is explicitly for static subjects (and on a tripod)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 08:05 UTC
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Mike Hiran: Geez DPR what's with the snarkiness in your news release?!

Instead of taking a view that this is great to add another player into the full frame segment that has a history of good ergonomics, build quality and user interface, you take the view that it's bout f***ing time Pentax came out with a full frame camera.

And the impression you leave in your article is that Pentax promised a full frame camera 14 years ago when it was just showing a prototype.

Whether this camera turns out to be great or not, it should be viewed as a positive that customers will have more options. But placing your own emotional baggage into this news release is just a cheap shot. As if you would know what it would take to have a camera company (let alone a profitable one) make a competitive camera in a crowded segment - your impatient and entitled tone shows your ignorance in understanding the camera market.

so to be clear we're the ones projecting our 'emotional baggage'?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (436 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

which is reached after consultation with her peers and is approved by the editor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (436 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

it's not one person's opinion. It's OUR opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (436 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

never let the facts get in the way of a good argument.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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allkar: What does this poll? Unfortunately nothing!
I see 9 products, not all belong to the best
and miss the other, good gear.

You have free choice, provided you choose what we want.

Here fits the Winston Churchil's quote:
"The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself"

I assume you missed all the polls that produced this shortlist. What youre asking for is like a World Cup final with 31 teams on the pitch at the same time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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tbcass: Didn't include the Sony A77ii so I didn't vote.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1937786278/have-your-say-best-high-end-ilc-of-2014 It was already knocked out in the first round.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (75 comments in total)
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Everlast66: When are we going to see the winners of this poll announced?

I am starting to think DPReview are not comfortable with only mirror-less products winning (and in top of that by Sony) and we are waiting to see the D750 inch past A7 II to announce the end?

yesterday

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 19:11 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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faithblinded: The image for the OM-D E-M10 is actually an E-M1...

I've no idea what either of you is talking about. It's definitely EM-10. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
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 (284 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 (72 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
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