Stephenbw

Stephenbw

Lives in United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Works as a Early Retiree
Joined on Jun 9, 2007

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On Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched article (125 comments in total)

They appear to be available for purchase now, £129.98.

The navy X100 looks nice, but I think I'll put the money towards an X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 42nd comment
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)
In reply to:

Russell Dawkins: I am curious to know if there is a technical reason that image stabilization is incorporated into the design of neither the Ricoh GR nor the Nikon Coolpix A.

I doubt that it will be included in the future. The Fuji X100 didn't have it and nor does the X100s two year's later.
It would increase the size and weight too much on a compact fixed lens camera which doesn't really need it.

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 13:37 UTC
In reply to:

WT21: Also note -- when Google bough Nik, they sent out an e-mail saying you needed to allow your account data to transfer to Google. If you said "no" then you likely don't get this deal.

I don't recall receiving this email; when was it sent out?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 16:35 UTC

It says on their website
"To download the latest version of the Nik Collection, please refer to your download email. If you have not already received an email with the download link or if you need the email re-sent to you for software you have already purchased, please click to receive the download link via email. Or, if you are interested in downloading the trial of the Nik Collection, please click to download the trial."

I can see where you click to get the trial, but nowhere to be sent an email for software already purchased. I bought the complete collection in 2011 but would like to get the latest versions.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 15:26 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On Mobile-friendly forums launched article (102 comments in total)

Excellent news. I just tried it out on my iPod Touch and love how clear and easy to read it now is. This will make it much more accessible when I'm away from home. Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 21:08 UTC as 70th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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The_Wicker_Man: Not nice ay all. I know some changes take some gettimg used to, but the new layout is much less readable

Not true Simon; I generally like new designs and I actually love this one. Once the wrinkles have been ironed out I'm sure that I'll love it even more.
Thanks for all the hard work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 13:33 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Why in the "flat view" mode the messages ae not properly indented indicating answers to a particular message in a thread? As it is now, all answers appear to be to the OP.
Also, the new forum/thread page is too heavy and loads way too slow on mobile devices and/or with a slower connection. How about removing some icons and windows dressing or at least allow per-user configuration indicating whether an user wants the windows dressing or not.

As has already been pointed out, Flat View was never indented. Flat View now tells you which post has been replied to, which it didn't do before.

On my iPod Touch the load speed is unchanged, and the layout and performance is much improved.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 15:05 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Another bug?

I just uploaded some pictures to my gallery for a challenge. The pictures in the gallery show the EXIF data but the same shots embedded in the challenge say "No EXIF data"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 14:14 UTC as 198th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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JohnK: Fixing something that wasn't broken.

1. Pop-ups. I'm not a fan of the pop-ups when hovering over a thread on a main forum page. Too many pop-ups on dpreview already, IMO. Distracting and discontinuous, IMO.
2. Member names missing from front forum pages: I miss being able to see the member's name so I can decide if I want to open a thread.
3. Ignore list: I liked having the threads from users on my ignore list separated, in gray at bottom of page. Mixing them in is less efficient, IMO.

May I ask who are these changes for? Who asked for this? Aren't there enough members and forum visitors already? Is the thinking that more people will come to dpreview if it's flashier and more "fun"? I think the new look ''dumbs down" dpreview for the short attention span crowd. IMO the overall affect of the new dpreview is schizophrenic and thus harder to find information. Oh well, I've spent too much time here anyway.

2.Members names, and more info than before is all there in the full view; names only disappear in collapsed view.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 14:01 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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PAUL TILL: I've got to say it.

In the 4 years I've been here at dpreview I don't ever remember a newbie complaining that the forum was awkward to navigate, in fact I don't recall ever hearing anyone say it needed overhauling.

Sometimes things just work and in my opinion there was absolutely nothing wrong with the old styles. We had a few glitches after your move across the ocean but other than that it was perfect.

It's like when a car manufacturer spends millions of £'s developing the handling on their car and the owner sticks a set of alloys on it with the wrong offset and wonders why it no longer handles as it should.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I just don't get the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." mantra.

By that logic we'd all still be shooting film and have dial-up modems…

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:41 UTC
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Polyglot92: Thanks for asking for feedback:

- Please get rid of the hard to read turquoise
- Make the thread titles more compact again - too much scrolling required now
- Make replying with a quote more intuitive: My first reply in the new format ended up in the signature which is hidden by default, and I still haven't figured out where to put the reply to a quoted post in this format.

You can change the blue back to yellow yourself.

You can make the thread titles more compact yourself.

I don't know what your third point refers to; all of my replies to posts, quoted or otherwise, have appeared just where I expected them to.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:16 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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PAUL TILL: It's just a miserable experience now, can anyone recommend another decent photography forum now that this one's taken a nose dive down the sewer?

It's like viewing a web site optimised for a mobile phone now.

Rather a melodramatic response to a few changes in the appearance of a free photography forum. The content will still be the same.

I for one am happy that I can now use the forums as easily on my iPod as I can on my iMac.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

I like the changes but their are some bugs.

Links, even to other DPReview pages, don't appear to be working.

Viewing in 'Flat View' is not retained after posting in a thread but defaults to 'Threaded View' which is a little annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:24 UTC as 322nd comment | 1 reply
On Photographer Profile - Brian Griffin article (19 comments in total)

I remember, and love, his Depeche Mode and Elvis Costello album covers. It was the only time I recall actually looking at the album credits to see who had taken the pictures, and I was soon able to recognise his work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 00:00 UTC as 10th comment
On Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London article (184 comments in total)
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digby dart: Like many of these exposés, the ignorance of normal well meaning people is being preyed upon. Simply reminding people, in polite terms, what you believe the law allows in any spot in the world is usually enough to diffuse a potential situation. Security people and the like are not lawyers, simply people doing as they are told and or their job.

The too-ing and fro-ing over the public/private parts of the footpath, shows a condescending behaviour that is beneath contempt. The evasive manner of the street photographers, clearly to illustrate their superior understanding of things was and is indefensible. Not at all the sort of odd chaps one would ask around for a meal. :D

You don't need to be a lawyer to know that it is legal to take shots of any building from a public space. These rent-a-cops and their bosses should know that and not waste the valuable time of real police officers.

In many cases I believe that they do know the law, but choose to use intimidatory tactics to get what they want, and in most cases probably succeed in doing so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:13 UTC
On Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London article (184 comments in total)

Very interesting; thanks for that link.

I don't think I've ever seen that many ill-informed jobsworths in one place before...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2011 at 21:17 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies

Well done on your win, this is a great shot in any colour.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2010 at 00:46 UTC as 1st comment
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