Eamon Hickey

Eamon Hickey

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

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  • Renato, I know you made no comments on this story and did not make any predictions of doom or anything like that, so please consider this post not really a response to you specifically, but a ...
  • As you guessed, I wouldn't want to go into any more detail on a public forum. But I honestly don't know the answer. I didn't push for an explanation. It's a good client; it was a request that I ...
  • Led me add to the yawn-inducing history: the Chinon Genesis of ca. 1990. Weird beast with a fixed zoom lens and a crappy SLR viewfinder. Chinon was around for a long time, working the back alleys ...
  • Other knowledgeable folks have given you some good information about the pros & cons of various business structures and also of the need/value of professional advice. I operated my business (I'm a ...
  • I made my comments on your main questions already, so won't go further on that. But a couple of notes. Actually, I was perfectly correct -- no doubt about this. The transition from film to digital ...
  • Big technology transitions are indeed fascinating, but I'm not sure your claim that incumbents habitually screw up is true. I wonder if there's an evidence selection bias problem in the larger ...
  • I think you may be going a bit too far out on a limb here. The A6000 was a significant step forward for APS-C or larger mirrorless ILC AF systems, but the gap between it and the top-line Canon and ...
  • I worked in a camera store when the EOS 650 came out, and then for Nikon beginning in 1991, so I saw the whole story unfold. I think you can plausibly argue that both companies made good ...
  • You put your finger on one of my great laments ever since digital cameras really went mainstream. In the film days, there was a wonderfully varied bestiary of cameras of all different designs, ...
  • I don't really have an answer to your question; just a tangential comment. I went from relatively simple software supplied with my colorimeter (X-Rite, in my case) to the much more configurable and ...
  • Nikon has really never focused only on making professional-grade cameras. It's true that from 1949-1958, the company effectively marketed only one model at any given time, but as soon as their ...
  • Well, I believe the location was identified after that story was published -- it's a well-known beach in the Los Angeles area. I guess it could be a hoax, but I personally don't really doubt that ...
  • Yes, your suggestion is one possibility that I thought of: that it's a mix-up between "processed" and "scanned" or "printed". [detective hat on] But that really doesn't resolve the contradiction. ...
  • The writer of that article made a mistake describing what happened -- the account is self-contradictory and betrays no understanding of how slide film works. Here's the whole passage where your ...
  • Yeah, I think it rarely looks good -- not easy at all to emulate the natural continuous progression of blur rendered by a lens.
  • Yes, I don't think Nikon is any better, or any other camera company, in my experience. As a completely irrelevant aside, the only photography company I ever saw that was great at consumer relations ...
  • Completely sensible, but, unfortunately, probably impossible within the biology of the Canon organism. As you pointed out, Canon is not intentionally trying to scam anybody. But I will say that ...
  • Not quite sure what you mean, but if you're saying that instant rebates don't typically get passed on to consumers by retailers, that's for sure not true. Maybe I'm misinterpreting your statement? ...
  • As aarif pointed out, an automatically resized image doesn't usually look the best. One reason is that the resizing is often crude, but a bigger reason is that to sharpen an image properly, you ...
  • I used to keep my web images to about the same dimensions as you do, but I recently raised my limits to about 1330 pixels horizontal and 885 pixels vertical. I raised my limit because the average ...
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