DotCom Editor

DotCom Editor

Lives in United States New England, MA, United States
Works as a Technology journalist, editor, and author
Joined on Apr 4, 2005

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On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (261 comments in total)
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Alan Williams ZA: Its time for the once-leaders in the field, Corel, to close the gap. I think subscription software is a greedy method of sales. If Adobe reduced subscriptions by x10, I'd probably use it -its way, way, way too expensive.

Agreed. The subscription model is based on greed and the need to sustain revenue streams. Nevertheless, that's the way nearly all commercial software is headed. I don't like it any more than you. But, for $10 USD per month, I can deal with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
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yodog: I would gladly pay $10,000 for a 600mm telephoto and shoot it from below or maybe rent a helicopter...but then I would have to charge them $11,000 for the shoot. I'm so acrophobic that I am afraid of the word "heights". The photographer didn't say much about the descent down the cables, but I think that would be worse.

Agreed. I find the descent far more harrowing than the ascent.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 19:38 UTC

As one who is so acrophobic as to have trouble standing on a chair to change a light bulb, this is an assignment on which I would have to pass.

But, it's a good reason to dump the big, heavy DSLR gear and go with lightweight mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 19:36 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Google to phase out Google+ Photos post (33 comments in total)

Google+ itself has been a bust. Expect to see it eventually phased out or morphed into something else.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 22nd comment
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Jorrit: Great shot(s). If it were mine, I would print it large and hang it somewhere.

No doubt, someone else will steal it, print it large, and hang it somewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 00:06 UTC

Will it mate with an iPhone that's in a case?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply

Shouldn't this be covered on APReview.com -- Analog Photography Review?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 21:51 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: The 5DS R resolution is 50.6 MP, much more than the Nikon D810 at 36.3 MP.

So, why does the ISO 100 RAW image from the Canon weigh in at 63.6 MB, while the D810 is 74.4 MB, according to the DPReview studio scene bulls-eye images?

The words "compression" and "lossless" would seem to be, at the least, contradictory, and, at worst, mutually exclusive.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

The 5DS R resolution is 50.6 MP, much more than the Nikon D810 at 36.3 MP.

So, why does the ISO 100 RAW image from the Canon weigh in at 63.6 MB, while the D810 is 74.4 MB, according to the DPReview studio scene bulls-eye images?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

Pretty hard-hitting interview.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 103rd comment

This is certain to make us all much better photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

So, I can't go anywhere, because the phone is plugged into the camera. That's not going to work for a lengthy time-lapse sequence. Where the little module for the camera that will let me send a Wi-Fi signal from my phone, no matter where I am? (assuming the camera is in Wi-Fi range)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Looks interesting. Too bad it's not Arca-Swiss compatible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 21:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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nerd2: Kickstarter is a scam, and 95% of the projects are utter dumb and worthless...

I might go with "sham" instead of "scam." Scam suggests something fraudulent, and I don't believe that to be the case. These projects appear to have good intentions. But, it certainly is a sham, with investments requiring a high degree of foolhardiness.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 03:30 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: My last Nikon was a D300s and it's going to stay that way. I'll give it to my nephew along with all the Nikon glass. Nikon simply fails to excite me as it once did. These comatising iterations are nothing but a blatant money grabbing exercise. I have moved away from Nikon because the D400 never arrived and never will. DX Canon, Samsung, Sony and Pentax is where I am looking with interest.

Though you complain that Nikon brings iterative models to market too frequently, over on the Canon side, the community complains bitterly that the company releases almost no new cameras and sits idly by while the likes of Nikon and Sony continue to thrust ahead. It is a curious split in perception and opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 12:49 UTC

Why?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 03:31 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: Poorly written with lazy reporting. Not everyone who reads this website lives in the United States. You never spell out "Federal Aviation Administration" on first usage, nor do you even bother to note that this applies only to the U.S. Is Amazon unable to afford a copy editor? Even if you're simply turning around a press release, you need to put a little effort into it.

As for PeaceKeeper... Certainly, I know what the FAA is. Every time I board a plane, the FAA is in charge. Nevertheless, sloppy writing is sloppy writing. Acronyms, with only the rarest of exceptions, are to be spelled out on first reference. Says who? Says the Associated Press Stylebook, that's who. If this story had crossed my desk, it would have been sent back for reworking.

And why are you writing "you're own fault" when you mean "your?" Alas, that's sloppy writing, too. But, I'm a forgiving sort.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 11:03 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)

Poorly written with lazy reporting. Not everyone who reads this website lives in the United States. You never spell out "Federal Aviation Administration" on first usage, nor do you even bother to note that this applies only to the U.S. Is Amazon unable to afford a copy editor? Even if you're simply turning around a press release, you need to put a little effort into it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 04:00 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (137 comments in total)

This image makes me Foveon at the mouth...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:06 UTC as 10th comment
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (137 comments in total)

Well, there's only nine pieces of glass in this sucker. If Zeiss is going to charge so much money, it should put in a lot more glass.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:04 UTC as 11th comment
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