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 Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 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
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)

$50 for one? Are these people on drugs?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:33 UTC as 15th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

But, the red dot Leica logo does not corrode!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:31 UTC as 84th comment | 5 replies
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Cheng Bao: Although its sensitive could outperform FF a7s at pixel level, its saturation level is still same as typical 1/3" sensor, so, in another words, it is lousy as a photographer tool under normal lighting condition, never meant to replace dslr.

Maybe that's why Sony says it was developed for AUTOMOTIVE use.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 02:35 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Wasn't there once a film company called Kodak?

Yep, of course, I was adding a little humor (humour). I shot Kodak Panatomic-X and Plus-X B&W films for many, many years. I usually developed in either Microdol or D-76; was never a user of HC-110. Sure do miss those days, to some degree, but I like having a histogram and the ability to make infinite adjustments in Photoshop and Lightroom much better.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 21:55 UTC

Wasn't there once a film company called Kodak?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

"We have no new products and no new technologies, so, here's what you can do with our old outdated products and still feel good about yourself!"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 13:47 UTC as 449th comment
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DotCom Editor: This "interview" is about as newsworthy as a pre-planned, pre-staged photo op. Not a single hard-hitting question. All softballs. Sorry, DPReview, but, that's not how you do news.

BarnET, let me provide one example:

They question that was asked, which you cited is "What needs to happen before Canon will create a serious mirrorless camera?"

Sorry, but I've been doing technology news for 30 years. That is a softball question. "What needs to happen" is unfocused. Questions an experienced, probing reporter would ask include: Why did Canon's mirrorless cameras fail in the marketplace when others, such as Olympus, are having success? If the next Canon mirrorless camera is also a market failure, by what date will Canon decide on abandoning this segment? What is Canon's timetable? There are more, but I'd start there. If the guy provides an elusive answer, it's the reporter's responsibility to re-frame the question, multiple times if necessary. And yes, it can be done in a 30-minute interview. If you get only softball answers, they should be characterized as hazy at best and elusive at worst. It can all be done politely, and with respect to cultural differences.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 13:26 UTC

This "interview" is about as newsworthy as a pre-planned, pre-staged photo op. Not a single hard-hitting question. All softballs. Sorry, DPReview, but, that's not how you do news.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 134th comment | 7 replies
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nekrosoft13: and BTW THIS IS NOT AN Interview, why don't you ask him some serious questions?

Chuck is essentially a PR guy. He can say only what he is permitted to say. He is not authorized to provide answers to more newsworthy questions. His job is to carry the party line and that's all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:43 UTC

Now, if only the lenses and bodies were water repellent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 02:34 UTC as 4th comment

Just had to double-check my calendar and set myself straight. This news item made me think it was April 1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 121st comment
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brycesteiner: It's only a matter of time....

Kodak should reinvent itself, though I think it's too late.

Kodak did re-invent itself by getting out of the photography business almost completely. Just sold off its retail-store digital kiosk business, too. Remember, this is the company that INVENTED the image sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 01:21 UTC

All cameras *shoot* RAW. But, many simply process the data to create a JPG file. Why not give the user option of accessing the RAW also? Like John Belushi said in Animal House, "Don't cost nothin'."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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completelyrandomstuff: Photographer hits 1 on reddit, regrets it due to overexposure -> Dpreview increases exposure.

So, this image is now overexposed? If only life itself had a histogram...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:10 UTC

Won't it get smashed and broken to bits if it goes under the hammer?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

Here's the question no reporter has yet asked, so I will: What incentive did Adobe offer to Apple to get Aperture killed off?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:01 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Timbukto: What is happening is that the Apple platform has *long* shifted from a platform of mostly creative developers, to a platform of mostly brain-dead consumerism. Most of the money is now from consumers of images, movies, music, and apps, and not necessarily the development of them (although in that case it would be plain to see that its by far the apps and content providers that profit share here). But independent developers of content? Not much $$ there and an infinitesimally small piece of the pie Apple currently has compared to the bread-dead consumerism market.

"Pssst. Follow the money."

Remind you of anything?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Huawei announces octa-core Honor 6 post (49 comments in total)

Chinese government spyware included for free!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

How well does it work AS A TELEPHONE?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 02:41 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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