Eamon Hickey

Eamon Hickey

Lives in United States NY, United States
Joined on Mar 22, 2001

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  • Yes. In my experience most new wildlife photographers goes through a phase where they think that longer and longer lenses are the solution to getting better wildlife images. I did. But when I ...
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  • I've used the Sony A6000 extensively for sports, and I think it's a good autofocusing camera that is indeed roughly competitive with all DSLRs except the top pro models for follow-focusing action. ...
  • I used to work for Nikon and got the official story from the Vice President of Nikon USA. There is no single correct pronunciation. The company officially blesses all local variations. It's a made ...
  • Well, again, you're not reporting an issue. What we're talking about here is not a malfunction, it's a design choice. So, you're requesting a feature. Which is fine, of course. Traditionally, you ...
  • Well, it's a really a conscious choice that Sigma made not to include a feature -- a feature that is commonly available in other cameras. So, presumably they had their reasons for making that choice. ...
  • Yes, that's the use case where there's no good solution. If I were shooting portraits with off-camera flash, my workaround would be to use a different camera.
  • Right. Sigma should give users the choice. Most of the electronic viewing cameras that I've used in the last two years let you adjust this behavior. Again, for me it's a minor annoyance, but for ...
  • To answer your question, many (perhaps most?) electronic viewing cameras allow you to choose whether the LCD/EVF reflects the current exposure settings or whether it, instead, maintains a uniform ...
  • ... hereby notify you that I will be shamelessly stealing this phrase.
  • Replied in all's fair
    Did the Canon man smell faintly of gasoline, by any chance? Now that's a savvy distributor.
  • Replied in yep
    Yes, an enormous factor. Sometimes with a particular product for a particular time period a cultural factor (like preference for small, or homegrown, or new) will be more important than the ...
  • Not sure if there is a perception of a price advantage -- after all, it takes 3 seconds to compare prices online -- but there is often a perception of some other advantage, depending on the company. ...
  • As Henry pointed out, in the U.S. so-called "unilateral pricing" is now legal -- well, more accurately it is not automatically illegal unless it can be proven to be harmful to consumers on a ...
  • This was Michael Dell's reasoning when he started his computer company. And, of course, it was not a new idea when he began. You can cut out one layer of profit-taking with the factory-direct ...
  • Replied in LR6 perpetual
    Or Lightroom 6 will be available in a perpetual license version, and everybody will have to transfer their anxiety to Lightroom 7 and then LR8 and LR9 and so on. I'm sure the price will rise over ...
  • Yes, the assumptions are obviously crucial. I actually forgot to say that my 18-year figure was derived assuming an upgrade every other version (i.e. every 36 months). And I also based my ...
  • Actually, at current prices for the CC Photography plan vs. the perpetual versions of Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom, a new user is ahead for about 18 years with the CC plan. Or at least that's what ...
  • This is a good comparison -- $600 is not that expensive compared to what lenses cost in 1984 in real dollars. A small noodgy comment: Your comparison captures the effect of inflation, but there's ...
  • Of course. Marketing information must be used intelligently. But every factor has to be employed intelligently. I could just as easily say that over-dependence on engineering innovation can be a ...
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