It was interesting to read the comments by Vermeer (2022) and look back at the history of seismic acquisition and processing over the last 12 years since the first paper on Fresnel zone binning (FZB) was published. The ideas actually go back further and were a part of 3D binning software developed by QC Tools in the 1990s. Given that Vermeer makes many references to papers I have published and starts the discussion with the statement: “This paper comments on two papers by Monk on Fresnel zone binning,” it would seem appropriate that I reply. Things have certainly changed, and perhaps it is now time to review some concepts that may be outdated.

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