Eamon Hickey

Eamon Hickey

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

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  • Although I am not a hunter, I really enjoy your stories and pictures about these wonderful dogs and the work they so obviously love and were clearly born to do. I'm sure you've said, but I missed ...
  • Including the manufacturer supplied raw converters that I've used when reviewing almost 150 cameras, I've probably used and compared 15 different raw converters, maybe more. I've seen quite wide ...
  • Well, sharpening and noise reduction are not the only two parameters in a raw conversion. There are also big differences among raw converters in their default tone curves and color matrixing, their ...
  • It's obvious that they aren't talking about modest alterations to color or contrast.

    They said the large majority of disqualified images added or subtracted elements from the picture. And in the...

  • Yes, I think this sometimes leads people to conclude there is a bigger difference between LR and Capture One than there really is. In fact, different default settings are a big issue no matter ...
  • Well, first of all, the true profitability of a product, service, or business is not simply a matter of how accountants choose to count. If it were, no company would ever go out of business. I ...
  • Well, it's certainly not good news for them, but I'm not sure how bad it really is. Although they may have had greater market share in the past, they were also doing a ton of drastic discounting ...
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    Yeah, that was the one exception I was thinking of. I don't know either if so-called "1-inch type" sensors descend from vidicon tubes. I think the large majority of vidicon tubes were 4:3 because ...
  • Yes, this is important: the nomenclature is only used for sensors that were derived from the various sizes of vidicon tubes, so most sensors (maybe all?) with a 3:2 aspect ratio don't descend from ...
  • The old naming system survived because it was originally very practical for working engineers who were transitioning video systems of all kinds from vidicon tubes to solid state sensors. And then ...
  • I was a reporter at the unveiling of the 4/3rds format system in New York City in 2003, which was a joint production of Olympus and Kodak. At that time, the size of the sensor was the only reason ...
  • I don't think there's a reliable way to know right now. Samsung has made some recent statements about being #2 in MILC market share, but it isn't always clear whether they are talking about a ...
  • Maybe you were being intentionally ironic, but it strikes me as odd to use Amazon as an example of the anti-entrepreneur. Phil was smart and quite deservedly seems to have done well for himself, ...
  • I really don't see how opinion pieces on a photo enthusiast web site can "hurt the market" or even a particular camera maker, in any meaningful way.

    But even if that were so, it's not DPReview's...

  • When I worked in a camera store years ago, and then later as a Nikon rep, I often told people that the single biggest thing they could do to improve their photography was to use a tripod more often. ...
  • I know I'm gonna' come off as a noodge here, but so be it. I think you were obviously 100% right to push Nikon on this, and you definitely deserved the cost-free resolution they gave you. But I ...
  • I did not assume that at all. You evidently didn't follow the logic of the discussion. I was not talking about what Canon thinks at all. I was making a point about whether a publisher like ...
  • And just as a further note to my thesis: this site published just yesterday a long editorial arguing that an entire line of cameras made by the world's largest and most powerful camera company is ...
  • In the almost 150 reviews I've written, this is exactly how it worked. Now I should note that every one of my reviews was done for a large, established publication -- I don't have a blog of my ...
  • Yes, if a camera company provides anything of substantial value in connection with the review or story that the writer is working on, that should be clearly disclosed. I haven't done an audit, but ...
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