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/

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Jan Kritzinger: Lumia 808, I could understand, Lumia 920, I could still understand (f/2, IS) but now DPR is reporting on the next iphone too? #ugh.

i know! It's not like anyone actually uses phones to take pictures is it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 21:44 UTC
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thubleau7: From looking at his sample photographs there is nothing he can teach me about street photography .
the samples are just C**P.
I just think DPR should spend more time on getting out reviews then endless no sensical articles on the front web page.
most here dont care about this stuff we just want honest reviews and tests of equipment and then most if not all head straight to the forums to see whats happening.

total waste of web space.

Nice to see that the millions of DPR visitors have elected someone to represent their views (or at least the views of 'most' here). The editor responsible has promised to make up the time it took to post a link to this article (which we neither wrote, published or hosted) by coming in 5 minutes early tomorrow.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 05:48 UTC
On article Dpreview launches lens reviews (3 comments in total)
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Looleylaylow: Remember the good old days of lens reviews? Pre-Amazon?

lens reviews were introduced post-Amazon and were a direct result of that investment. Just sayin.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 18:37 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: I would like to re-voice the concern about the fact that news appears at the top of the page and then in the middle of the page and then back at the top.

sorry i don't understand

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2012 at 03:02 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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jtan163: I have a query about site design.

How come the links from your front page, lead to a page that does not have the story, but usually lead to an intermediate page which has a synopsis an image, and a link to the story?
E.g. if you click on the "Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review" link on the main page it takes you here: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/07/26/Nikon-D3200-in-depth-review. That page has a paragraph of text and another link to http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d3200 which is the actual story.

I find the intermediate page a waste of time - it usually imparts no useful info apart from the link to the real page. Could you not link straight to the main article?
I do understand you get an opportunity to present the reader with another set of Amazon links for the product under review, but surely people don't use those links until they've read the article/review. Where you thoughtfully include the amazon links again anyway.

Can we please lose the intermediate page?

see answers down the page. also they're where the comments live

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 05:24 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: Stop shrinking the horizontal spread of text ... you're making this site harder to read with each passing update. Everything's getting squashed into columns, text now needs magnification to read for any length of time. It used to be much better.
Just make the defaults more "medium-sized monitor" friendly.

we haven't changed the size of the text

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 15:39 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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Bob Blount: I have been lobbying a couple years for a new appearance item. The black background with white letter precluded pasting valuable articles into any document like Word. If you try to print something out of DPR it drains your ink cartridge and the page has so much ink on it a clothes dryer is needed.
But I guess that is one way of copy protecting info from mere readers of this site for 11 years. After all, we are not to be trusted.
Bob

this has nothing to do with copy protection (as, perhaps, evidenced by the new 'print view' in many articles).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: is it only me or the site is super slooow now?

if it is, it's coincidental.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 23:51 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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cfh25: Galleries were released in Beta mode approx. 2 years ago with the note that a "pro" account would follow - any news?

Nothing yet - we hope to revamp galleries in 2013

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 19:11 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Since you're adding rumors sites as well, do not forget Sony Alpha Rumors.
(no, I do not work for them. Just, like many people in the Sony board, lurk there as well :) )

No problem: this is what the 'suggest a site' link is for

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 01:26 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: When are we going to be able to turn off the black background?

Seriously, I spend alot less time on this site than I would otherwise because the excessively high-contrast layout is so fatiguing to read.

i hope we will have this option in 2013. It's a huge job, but we have had some success in automating the process.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 01:25 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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Skipper494: What we do notice is that the site is frequently a mess, giving constant error messages. Obviously, some competent and EXPERIENCED IT people should be hired. It was much better in the old days. And, no, it isn't amusing at all. Perhaps you could do a pre-emptive strike at whoever is responsible.

everything was better in the old days

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 00:18 UTC
On article Site Updates and New Features (102 comments in total)
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Phil Askey: Not a *completely* new feature ;-) http://web.archive.org/web/20000820174405/http://www.dpreview.com/misc/links.asp

there's nothing new in the world :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 00:17 UTC
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DotCom Editor: "It wasn't possible to take images of the EOS M when we first used it..."

That's good. At last, we see a camera without DPReview's incompetent photography that shows the full umbrella reflection in the lens. How about taking a course?

if you spent less time _________ maybe you could do more _________ (fill in your own blanks in either section from: writing reviews, adding pointless features, fixing the server, writing previews, talking about iphones, replying to comments)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:06 UTC
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DotCom Editor: "It wasn't possible to take images of the EOS M when we first used it..."

That's good. At last, we see a camera without DPReview's incompetent photography that shows the full umbrella reflection in the lens. How about taking a course?

it's also proved very useful for keeping track of how many people steal our images

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 04:21 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX20V Review (61 comments in total)
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Jefftan: dpreview no longer do group comparison like last year?
waterproof and superzoom group test would be nice

cough *saturday* cough

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 07:16 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX20V Review (61 comments in total)
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Jefftan: dpreview no longer do group comparison like last year?
waterproof and superzoom group test would be nice

i always thought your charming way with words was wasted in a single forum, Mr Till. Being this offensive and ignorant of the facts is a skill you need to share with as wide an audience as possible. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review (56 comments in total)
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Dabbler: 1/2.3 sensor? not interested.

damned if you do, damned if you don't

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 19:52 UTC
On article Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview (256 comments in total)
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Pentax_Prime: FYI: This is NOT the Foo Fighters - it's a cover band. "Stacked Actors" is the name of a Foo Fighters song ... looks like someone pulled one over on DPR.

Where exactly do we say it's the Foo Fighters?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2012 at 01:33 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P510 Review (64 comments in total)
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Barbu: Nothing unexpected, it's a nice camera (of course, if you're in the market for a supemegazoom).
But one thing was just mentioned in the review: the VR system. The author said only that „it's very good”, which seems more like an opinion than a true test.
A while ago reviews here meant testing and showing results, not just... „it's nice, just believe us”. Where have gone the graphs with the percentage of usable pics at max zoom?

we still do that for our full in-depth reviews. The alternative to this quick review is, for this camera, zilch. Also, we're working on a better, more consistent VR test - watch this space.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 17:19 UTC
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