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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CanonKen: You just got some poor SOB fired. Nice going! ;)

i think you're mistaking us for someone important :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 04:40 UTC
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DotCom Editor: "...even this component is lovingly crafted from brushed aluminum. It's easy to be cynical, but this kind of attention to detail is exactly why Leica fanatics stick with the company."

This will make my photographs better how, exactly?

are you mad? since i bought a rolex i've never told the time better

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 03:07 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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aerorail: shoot some hard scenes like snow capped mountains on a clear blue sky day with dark foreground rock/trees

would it be ok if we combine the two and shoot the Niger Delta from a spaceship?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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aerorail: shoot some hard scenes like snow capped mountains on a clear blue sky day with dark foreground rock/trees

it might take a while for us to get there, so for now I would say this: it's hard to see any screen in the bright conditions at the top of a mountain, and most cameras will require some manual intervention to get the exposure/WB right. This is where shooting raw is highly advisable (and the new EVF will help with previewing/reviewing).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 16:37 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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aerorail: shoot some hard scenes like snow capped mountains on a clear blue sky day with dark foreground rock/trees

Any other requests?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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shademaster: that is one of the least flattering 70mm equiv portraits I've seen. Was that really at full zoom? Seems very very close to subject for 70mm equiv.

this simply isn't true. Perspective is influenced by subject distance, not focal length (or sensor size).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Review article (42 comments in total)
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Jogger: Interesting that DPR/Amazon is reviewing a competitor's product.

It's almost like we're an independent editorial team making our own decisions....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 06:25 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)
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Artpt: Agree with another comment that it is certainly a slow news day....

On the other hand, is there a link or email to submit forum member's videos or articles for review?

...we have to believe that there is a chance to be posted against the competition of dishwashing.....

http://www.dpreview.com/feedback

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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moe lem: The lighting in the photos are completely different!!!

Download both images Sony and canon.
The sony one is missing lights , very apparent if you look at the metal paint mixing palette. This is completely biased to the canon G1X2.

This comparison is a joke!!!

the lighting is identical. Any differences you see in that area come from tiny differences in the angle and position of the camera relative to the scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 02:43 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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fotowbert: My notifications list DOES NOT include the "Stop receiving notifications" function as shown in the last screen grab above. Has "Stop receiving notifications" been removed or is this a bug?

apologies it appears to have broken - we will fix it.
SJ

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 03:35 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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fotowbert: My notifications list DOES NOT include the "Stop receiving notifications" function as shown in the last screen grab above. Has "Stop receiving notifications" been removed or is this a bug?

you have to mouse over a notification to see it

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 02:30 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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retro76: The website is beautiful as always, any chance we will see a native iOS app in the future ?

yes

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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Ralf B: Hello at DPR,

please add an option to turn them OFF completely - just like the e-mail notifications. Or an option to "put notifications on ignore" - that would be my first entry in my ignore list.
Forcing your site visitors to mark them as unread or to delete them individually as there seems no way to delete all in one swipe (!!) is unbalanced. Be prepared for a lot of us to just grudgingly ignore them, not even mark them as unread, not delete them, and have the leftovers eat your server memory.

Double plus ungood. Thanks but no, thanks.

because we want to see how people use it and what kind of customization options they want. We gambled (perhaps wrongly) that - to take this page as an example - a 10x16 pixel red blob on a 1000x5200 pixel page (i.e. 0.003% of the page area) would not annoy anyone.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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Ralf B: Hello at DPR,

please add an option to turn them OFF completely - just like the e-mail notifications. Or an option to "put notifications on ignore" - that would be my first entry in my ignore list.
Forcing your site visitors to mark them as unread or to delete them individually as there seems no way to delete all in one swipe (!!) is unbalanced. Be prepared for a lot of us to just grudgingly ignore them, not even mark them as unread, not delete them, and have the leftovers eat your server memory.

Double plus ungood. Thanks but no, thanks.

you are of course free to ignore them (or occasionally 'mark all as read').... or you could wait for the additional customization options promised in the story above.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: but it bothers me a little, there's always red flags-indicators takes my attention. in order to close them, i have to click all the notifications and go to the related post individually...i think, when you click to notifications, you can see what have been happened, then they should be cleaned...you shouldnt need to click all the posts one by one....

you can click 'mark all as read' - does what you describe

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 05:40 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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Zvonko: how annoying

I agree

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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pew pew: I like it but it´s a bit bit spammy as it is, I would like to be able to customize it just to warn me of direct replies to me, or to treads I began.

Not sure about 'spammy' but one man's dot with a number in it is another man's Viagra email. Anyway I was hoping that by explicitly stating that we will indeed be adding further customisation options (in the short article above that you're commenting on) we would avoid the need for lots of people to ask for further customisation options.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 00:52 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: Handy, but please put an [OFF] switch in settings
or change the background colour to something a little less strident ?
Maybe the Blue you use in your LOGO ?

Will this thing keep going skywards as you drop out of threads
that are past their prime ?
Some posts will NOT require an answer/action.

if you get a notification about a thread you're no longer interested in just click on the 'stop receiving notifications' text in the drop down menu.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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D1N0: Great I like to know when people disagree with me so I can disagree with them.

i disagree with you

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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zackiedawg: Nice addition. I used the 'recent posts' already, and this just lets me see a quick rundown of the actual replies. One suggestion/observation: If one goes directly to the thread, and opens/reads the comment in threaded view, it unhighlights in the thread to indicate it's been read - but the notification flag still shows that post above - you have to click on it or hit 'mark read' to clear it there. Is there any way to have the notification for a post go away if that post is read and accessed directly through the thread?

right now that is technically impossible without a *lot* of work rewriting the forums (basically we don't know if you've read a post when in flat view). It is on the 'would be nice to have' list.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 20:49 UTC
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