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John_A_G

John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • Quite simply, it's supply and demand.  There is a duopoly at the top of the action photography game.  Canon and Nikon are the only two realistic players at the highest levels that have the lenses ...
  • if you want good feedback - imbed 4 or 5 photos in your post.  If you can't take the time to do that, why should experienced sports photographers take the time to link over to your photos and wade ...
  • Replied in dont bother
    Forget trying to charge.  The reality is, most people simply don't place enough value on action sports photos to be willing to pay for them.  The same people that tell you how good you are now ...
  • Replied in by whom?
    Personally, I think this is a bit of persecution complex.  Sure, there is a lot of brand snobbery in photography forums.  Including people who look down on Pentax owners as well as Pentax owners ...
  • Replied in advice
    70-200 2.8.  Definitely. I can't speak for video, but for stills I'll also throw this out: If allowed, use an external flash (preferably on a bracket).  It's very beneficial because the mat absorbs ...
  • Great capture Steve.  Where was it taken?  I think it's always interesting to see actual behavior photos vs. standard animal standing/sitting.  It certainly has to be a challenge to capture bear ...
  • Replied in Still Rude
    Come on.  The OP got his feathers ruffled because of perceived "spin" by reviewers where said "spin" wasn't in favor of his camera.  But, when he "spins" the facts in favor of his camera, it's ...
  • Edward, like consumer reports, DPR is directing their reviews towards the casual buyer, not the highly educated specialist buyer.  You just have to understand the intended market for the review and ...
  • I don't think you understand what COGS is.  R&D is not considered in COGS at all.  It is simply the cost to make and/or manufacture the product.  My point is that most of the components are ...
  • I highly doubt it.  That's not a competent business strategy.  Ricoh doesn't have any supply chain advantages over the other manufacturers.  So, let's assume that their COGS is the same or even ...
  • I'm not sure I understand the geography.  But, one thing you don't want to do is shoot DOWN on the players - especially that young.  Is this in a field with a fence?  If this is say the local HS ...
  • Mike - I just don't see this as a realistic business strategy.  The problem with the concept you're talking about is that you're going to see short term volume sales but you've completely devalued ...
  • As others said, start with free software.  When it doesn't meet your needs you'll know better what things are missing and can better evaluate how much of a solution you need. For printers - unless ...
  • If you didn't sell them a slideshow, don't waste the time putting one together.  It's a poor method for people to select images for album/print. I agree with other posters, never show unedited ...
  • First - thank you very much for the compliments. I think, in large part, this is a problem with many hobbyists.  Lots and lots of people take pictures.  Hobbyists generally do better at it than ...
  • That logic holds true when you're replacing a model at the same tier, not coming out with a new model at a higher tier.  Ricoh isn't planning to retire the K3II when full frame comes out.  There's ...
  • Look, this isn't just about photography - it's about social awareness.  It's about understanding where you are at and how the culture there responds to certain behaviors. Let me give a very ...
  • External flash is the best investment.  Personally, I have also found a quality bracket is immensely helpful too.  In that manner you can do a couple additional things: 1)  Rotate your camera to ...
  • Replied in no worries
    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
  • The term "team and individual" doesn't refer to the sport, but the product.  It's the package parents buy - most common is the "memory mate" a picture of the whole team and one individual picture. ...
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