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/

Comments

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On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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Sam147: Are these reviewers having a laugh? Why would you buy such a camera if you are going to re edit the jpeg files and save them again? Thats how you judge a camera of this class? Baffling

"The processor Sony seems to work with very efficient algorithms, superb control of noise and minimal loss of detail, much better than Nikon in this respect, increasing the sense of sharpness and overall contrast." - Photomagazine

Gordon Laing: “…the out-of-camera JPEGs from the A7 looked superior to the 5D3, at lower sensitivities anyway. In the 20-24 Megapixel class, I’d say the A7 is an excellent performer.”

Imaging Resource is even more emphatic: “Sony seems to have finally gotten a handle on their in-camera JPEG processing, to the extent that they now lead the field, in our estimation.”

just to be clear harold1968, you are suggesting that we are lying to our readers and probably breaking US laws? I'm sure the FTC would be very interested if you're right. Although if you are right, the guy further down the page who says we gave it an award because we want to sell more must be wrong... or maybe you're both right and it's a huge double-bluff!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On article Reminder: Vote now for your product of 2013 (64 comments in total)
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timo: Boring.

'Clickbait', as someone said in another post.

And perhaps a desperate ploy to get Canon or Nikon back in the headlines ...

By publishing a poll that doesn't mention them? That's not desperate that's almost surrealistically subtle.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 17:42 UTC
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peevee1: Looks like DPR staff is on vacations again, and old pre-prepared content is being gradually released to keep appearance of an active site.

erm, no.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 20:56 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 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?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 01:46 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 01:41 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 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!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 20:16 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 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

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 07:29 UTC
On article Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 (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!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 18:24 UTC
On article Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 (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.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (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.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 07:51 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (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.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 08:30 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (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.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 08:18 UTC
On article FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale (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.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 02:11 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1624 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

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 18:45 UTC
On article Nikon Df real-world samples gallery (223 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

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:34 UTC
On article DPReview on CreativeLIVE (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.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 20:08 UTC
On article DPReview on CreativeLIVE (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'

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:35 UTC
On article DPReview on CreativeLIVE (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.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:27 UTC
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