Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor-in-Chief, DPReview.com
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2002
About me:

This is my work. My family is my life.

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On article Site Update: notifications (124 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 ^^^^^

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
On article Site Update: notifications (124 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).

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:37 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Review (515 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?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On article Nikon D3300 Review (251 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....

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 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?

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

In the camera search?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
On photo ISO1400_ISO_DSC_0570 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

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon D3300 sample images sample 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

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (124 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
On article Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details (124 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 :)

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

Fighting Cystic Fibrosis, one breath at a time

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On article CP+ 2014: Canon stand report (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.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 18:20 UTC
On article Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards (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.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On article Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards (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.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 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

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 06:06 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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plasnu: Dpreview should publish the reviewer's name.

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

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 20:16 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 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).

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:53 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 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. .

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)
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Heaven is for real: Out of the 1100 comments, I can count how many agreed with the review because probably they never tried the camera, never owned this camera or hate Sony in general. On the other hand, probably close to 95% A7 owners disapprove of the findings by DP in regards to JPG quality. How could 95% be so wrong or maybe DP is wrong? It is like majority of scientists believe global warming is man made and a few it is not!

1) I love cameras, and i love photography. I have a fondness for many models, and I know some brands do certain things better, but none have my blind loyalty. And I do not 'love' or 'hate' any camera manufacturer. I've been working, independently, in this industry for well over half my life, and i've been lucky that I always had access to any camera I wanted. I own many cameras, some 100 years + old, some new, and have owned scores more. All the brands make some great, some good and a few terrible cameras. To suggest anyone that doesn't agree with your opinion is a 'Sony hater' is simply childish.
2) The S5 Pro review was almost 6 yrs ago, when storage was expensive. The complaint was valid (you can compress raw files losslessly)
3) The RX100 II is not perfect, but it got a high score, a silver award and was described as 'best in class'. It got our 'enthusiast compact of the year' award. I also own a Fuji X100, which is also far from perfect. Your point scoring is missing the point.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:33 UTC
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