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 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 (500 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 (225 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 (340 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
On Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details article (123 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: Pentax K3 accessories review done before the K3 camera announced 5 months ago and awarded as camera of the year 2103 in this very forum...

Honestly, it's not that I need a full review, a high percentage and a gold medal to appreciate the very good value of the K3, but being so late let some of us think that DPR has priorities.

yes that's exactly it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
On Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details article (123 comments in total)
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Conjure: In case you can not find the Pentax K-3 First Impressions Review:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pentax-k-3/

;-)

Actually IR hasn't finalized its K3 review yet. But don't let that stop you :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
On 894483_10151695496226053_1679219842_o photo in Simon Joinson's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Fighting Cystic Fibrosis, one breath at a time

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report article (55 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: off-topic nitpick of the day: the mineral shown in #19 is called "fluorite", not "flourite".

/mineral collector out...

this is a different mineral. It's mined under bakery floors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 18:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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srados: Ever since DPR was purchased by Amazon, things gone south on this website. I understand that reviews take time but doing review of the newest overpriced Nikon lens should not take precedent over the camera reviews...Elon are you listening?!?

it's funny but since DPR was purchased (7 years ago) we've more than tripled the size of the editorial team and significantly increased the number of cameras reviewed year on year. We don't really review P&S models any more (which used to take a week), but we review way more large sensor / ILC models. In 2006 (the year before we were bought) we reviewed 9 SLRs (total 35 reviews/previews including compacts).

In 2013 we reviewed 26 large sensor cameras / ILCs (out of a total of 112 cameras, lenses and (1) printers reviewed, previewed or group tested). I joined back in 2004 and remember being told regularly then that the site was going downhill. For some people it has literally been downhill all the way :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards article (194 comments in total)
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itsmeavi: No love left at dpreview for Canon and Nikon :P

@BorisAkunin you might expect that, but you'd be wrong. The profit margin is decided by the retailer, is essentially the same for all cameras, and is razor-thin.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards article (194 comments in total)
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drummercam: Snippets: "I am glad that the value of Pentax is finally recognized. Now let's review it."

"So now the K3 has officially won the dslr section, can DPR finally spare a reviewer?"

Even in announcing that the Pentax K-3 won the poll, DPR could not resist pointing out that K-50 and K-500 "got no love." One might have expected that in the short three or four sentences spared for these announcements, that all the sentences would have been devoted to winning item. In adding the unnecessary smack-down of the K-50/K-500, DP Review simply further exposes their bias against the Giant Killer, Pentax. They just don't want the giants slain.

As for their upcoming review of the K-3, it can add nothing to what actual users of the K-3 already have discovered for themselves; namely, the reasons why it won this poll so convincingly (and please don't tell me that Pentax has more gearheads and fanboys that Canikon). DPR has already missed on this one.

I assume that you'll be taking out our Platinum membership to pay for all these people I'm supposed to hire.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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SDF: Are we still going to get an A7R review or this is it?

touche... though i don't remember ever promising to post a D4 review at any time, soon or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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SDF: Are we still going to get an A7R review or this is it?

i don't think 'forever' means what you think it does

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 06:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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plasnu: Dpreview should publish the reviewer's name.

up at the top, where it says 'by' ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 20:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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luigibozi: DPR, which camera had ~40% clicks before Sony A7? Just curious.

we don't declare a camera of the year unless we've fully tested it. Not wanting to slight PopPhoto, but it is my understanding that they declared the A7r the camera of the year when they'd had it for a few days, and had not performed a full review. We will consider it for 2014. I find it hard to believe that you have any evidence to back up your suggestion that the majority of the hundreds of magazine and thousands of web reviewers declared the A7/A7R 'camera of the year' (not least because that's two cameras).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:53 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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luigibozi: DPR, which camera had ~40% clicks before Sony A7? Just curious.

I've not counted but I've read em all and would say the A7 defenders are in the vast majority in these comments. Not much sony bashing here. .

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
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