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 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
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (84 comments in total)

Just looking at No. 2. Either she was badly injured in a car accident, or her chiropractor is a total quack.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:00 UTC as 10th comment
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Lapkonium: The only soft product by Microsoft that ACTUALLY WORX GOOWD

Hey, osu9400, do you work for Waggoner Edstrom, Microsoft's PR agency?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:19 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)

A $4,000 price drop. What does this tell you about the markup Canon initially set for this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 03:17 UTC as 2nd comment
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Lapkonium: The only soft product by Microsoft that ACTUALLY WORX GOOWD

You didn't like the "Microsoft Bob" product?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 03:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2982 comments in total)
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ottonis: I really cannot understand why some people are bashing Canon. The picture quality of samples that I have seen (especially that one portrait) is just awesome. This camera absolutely seems to deliver when it comes to high-end studio work, where you have the right lighting and proper tripod etc.
Apparently, the Canon 5ds/5dr are cameras for exactely that purpose: great rendering and top resolution for studio works.

If it can be used as well for handheld street shooting at night? I dunno, albeit I dare to doubt it.

Anyways, the strength of the 5Ds/r seems indeed to be studio works where it might replace much more expensive medium format cameras. What's wrong about that?
People who want to shoot street candids handheld at night may prefer the 6D or a Sony A7s. And those who need the highest possible resolution at controlled lighting conditions will certainly have a second look at these new Canon babies.

Too many people with too much free time on their hands who would be better served by going out and making photographs with the equipment they have.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 13:33 UTC
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (175 comments in total)

What's most informative here is the vast amount of mirror bounce and shutter-curtain bounce. If you ever needed a demonstration of why mirror lock-up is essential when shooting on a tripod and you want to achieve the best-possible results, this is your proof.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 02:05 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: But, the red dot Leica logo does not corrode!

Dear Mr. RAW...

I come not to attack Leica, but to praise it. My statement was wholly positive, noting that the red Leica logo does not corrode. No negativity was expressed or implied. Negativity would be only something inferred by the reader. Trust me, if I had something negative to say about Leica, it would be expressed loud and clear, leaving neither doubt nor ambiguity.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 22:02 UTC
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