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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piratejabez: I demand a referendum! ;-)

careful what you wish for

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
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Carlos Loff: I hate this new template - There is a growing stupid stress around the media world to keep changing and renewing things just because some books say it has to be done - ridiculous, the old one was full of personality and much better, it was your flag, unique and strong - Damm Marketing Experts - Sheep and Zombies always on TREND

Thank god for that manual switch and since your Marketing Zombies are always on the trend, tell them to have a system to check witch color people switch to use most

Why spoil what is good just to say you are innovative ???

yup. Every 18 years, like clockwork.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: I want a pink theme. it's only right for there to be a pink theme and sensible at that.

working on it now ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
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Suave: "we saw a significant difference between those using the white and black versions of the site, with those opting for the lighter theme spending almost twice as long and reading almost twice as many pages as those who stayed with the black theme. "

How about comparing it against age of an account, number of comments, uploaded photos, or whatever metric you use to measure active participation, not just consumption?

yup. fewer than 0.2% of unique monthly visitors post/comment/add a photo to a gallery. Most are here to read.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
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Jan Itor: What's next?
Red on black?

why?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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Suave: "we saw a significant difference between those using the white and black versions of the site, with those opting for the lighter theme spending almost twice as long and reading almost twice as many pages as those who stayed with the black theme. "

How about comparing it against age of an account, number of comments, uploaded photos, or whatever metric you use to measure active participation, not just consumption?

we looked in a lot more detail than covered in the story... and actually the tiny proportion (<0.2%) of our monthly audience that has ever posted/commented/added a photo is expected to stick to black in higher numbers, but that's purely speculative.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Cameras used? Only Canon and Sony? Why not Nikon (D7200)?

try as we might, we can't get a Canon mount lens to stay on a Nikon DSLR (we've got a Nikon mount version on the way, I'm told)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: what camera was used?

also Sony A6000 and Sony A6300

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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J A C S: There are photos taken with the 7DII, with a second camera (which one?) and with the A6000. Are those three copies of the Sigma?

the third camera is the Alpha 6300

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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jdu_sg: There is a reason most people prefer light text on a dark background. It's much easier to read for most people. And unlike most modern websites, it's not the boring, everyone-else-is-doing-it sheeple choice.

based on the feedback we've received i'd say it's about 60:40 in favor of the black on white vs white on black, but that's just numbers. I'd love to see your research.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Laszlo Podor: Hello,
I like the black background better and happy to read that you are not getting rid of it.
Since the switch to flip it to white appeared, the site slowed down tremendously. Is it possible to get the old fast speed returned?
Also, once I decided to choose the option to keep the black, how do I get rid of the mesage box in the right bottom corner?
Maybe these have already brought up, I did not read through all the 657 comments.
Thanks! Laszlo

there's nothing relating to the theme switch that would slow down the site and we've seen nothing to suggest this is a widespread issue (I'm using chrome right now and see now slowdowns). Could you try emptying chrome's cache?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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athman: Many people seem to have missed the part where it says "Both options will stay".
I can't understand why people 'hate' so much. BOTH will stay, so just chose which you like and get on with life...

If you saw some of the private feedback we've had you'd probably categorize it as 'hate'

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

@johnschafer - actually we never did a full review on the D4s (a 'first impressions review' is exactly that - it's what we used to call a 'preview' with a bit of analysis, but far from a full review). We tried to do the same thing with the 1DX when it came out (in 2011) but Canon wouldn't let us keep it for more than a few days.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

It's a cliche (because i've said it so many times): we are biased towards good cameras and against bad ones.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

this is the first Pro FX Nikon we've reviewed since 2010 too. Not sure how that fits your narrative but I'm sure you'll find a way.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:47 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: It would be good to compare the new Silkypix images to the original ACR images. It would really show how different engines process the digital files.

that's the intention.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: I'm still thinking if the old approach not to review the flagships from Nikon and Canon was not the right approach?
Who actually benefits from such reviews? Pro photographers and the handful of enthusiasts who actually don't care about the findings?
The resources spent on reviewing these complex cameras could be spent better by directing the attention to the mainstream gear.
A few people who ask for such review will likely never buy the equipment. On the other hand, it is commendable that DPReview takes all the wishes regarding gear review so seriously that they will review any gear there is to avoid the criticism of the readership, no matter how small it can be.

we're a publisher - if enough people read things we're happy. We don't assume everyone reading this review is in the market for a D5 any more than most readers of a Ferrari review can ever do anything but daydream :)

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 01:35 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Are the jpegs shot with no adjustments like the standard practise in many past reviews of cameras?

Gallery photos have never been exclusively shot using default settings. Lab test shots will indicate any variance from defaults

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
On article Photomyne app scans multiple prints at a time (17 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Another useless app. I rather photograph my old prints with my A7 and process to taste on PS.

Useless to you....

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
On article Virtual Reality: It's not just for gamers anymore (155 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I realize that DPreview feels that VR is the "wave of the future." And they might be right, 500 years from now. But for the time being, this is just another useless overpriced gimmick for techies, hipsters, and gamers. And probably for the porn industry too.

For the time being, this will end up on the marketplace trash heap, along with 3D TV, Google Glasses, The Segway, Apple Maps, WebTV, and the APS photo system,

I pity the early adopters.

Given the entry price to consume 360 content (assuming you have a smartphone) is a couple of dollars and there are already 360 capture devices in the hundreds of dollars it's hard to see how you get to 'overpriced'. Compared to the cost of early digital cameras this seems pretty affordable to me! Also as someone who is not a gamer or a hipster (which based on your past posts appears to mean 'young person doing something I don't do') I guess I must be a 'techie' because I've tried the tech and been blown away by it in a way I was never blown away by 3D or google glass (though I do now really like apple maps).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 00:17 UTC
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