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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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
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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sfa1966: "Right now you can opt out of receiving notifications on a per-thread (or per comment) basis"

How?

click 'stop receiving notifications' on any thread you want to 'stop receiving notifications' for (as per the screengrab just up there ^^^^^

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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gollywop: I assume it's still possible to get PM notifications without Forum & Comments notifications. I want the former, but not the latter.

for email notifications, yes. For the little number up there in the top bar, as the story you're commenting on says, right now you cannot customize it (though you are, naturally, free to ignore it).

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:37 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (486 comments in total)
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pm1965: I wonder what happened to the intelligence of some of these "expert reviewers"??? The direct competitors of the K3 are the D7100 & 70D. They have similar size, sensor size and price point. I don't understand why on earth do they compare the K3 to a 6D or D600. Does not make sense (different sensor size & price point).

I'm confused. I see we compare the K3 with many cameras (mostly the D7100 and 70D you mention), but not the 6D or D600... or am I missing something?

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (232 comments in total)
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DaPonti: Out of the 5 cameras used for comparison in the conclusion, the k-50 is the only one to exceed 500$ with the kit lens, compared to 650$ for the D3300. Maybe you could have used higher models (e.g. X-M1, a58 or a65...).
Comparing the D3300 to those makes it look like it isn't worth more than that... and yet it gets a silver award.

well to be fair the K50 started at almost $800 - it's about 6 months older. We do not base comparison groups on price (for many reasons). You wouldn't compare a Chevrolet Corvette convertible with an Audi Q7 Diesel SUV, despite them being exactly the same price....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (328 comments in total)
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IndianCanuck: The review mentions kit lens as 25-85, should it not be corrected to 24-85? Plain ignorance or typo??? ;)

which do you think?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 02:01 UTC
On Revamped camera and lens feature search now live! article (31 comments in total)
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vratnik: still cannot filter by lens mount type. booo.

In the camera search?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
On ISO1400_ISO_DSC_0570 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Photoflavio: Hello

A question. I have a D3300 and I verified that the ISO sensitivity is adjustable in steps of 1 EV (400, 800, 1600...). In this photo is used ISO 1400, in another photo is used ISO 1250... how is possible? In my D3300 isn't possible to set this intermediate ISO values (and the user manual confirm that ISO steps are only 1 EV)

Thenks,
Flavio from Italy

auto ISO

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
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