Eamon Hickey

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

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  • Replied in yeah, really
    Yeah, really. Within certain parameters, it's exactly the kind of question that market research firms try to answer, and they have research and statistical procedures for making such estimates. The ...
  • Sorry to interrupt the fun, but if they reject his request, which is obviously almost certain, it'll be a polite standard formula a' la: "We're sorry, we cannot accommodate your request for a ...
  • I've been watching photo industry statistics for 30 years or so, and I've never seen a global figure like the one you're looking for. The likeliest source for an estimate would be one of the big ...
  • Replied in just the facts
    As others have pointed out in their own ways, access to the sidelines or other prime shooting positions at major events is controlled. You need credentials to get past the security barriers and ...
  • This smells to me like a bad translation that will require a clarification and an amended instruction manual somewhere down the line. This isn't uncommon, actually. Many camera instruction manuals ...
  • Yes, this pattern gets repeated forever. I've seen it several dozen times since I started in the camera business in 1987. It's natural human behavior, for better or worse.
  • Replied in they can do both
    It seems pretty common to think of this as an either/or decision for Nikon, but, in fact, there's no reason why they can't do both, and I'm guessing they will. The math is pretty simple: there is a ...
  • When digitizing film, by whatever means, dust is unavoidable, as far as I can tell. You can find ways to reduce it — that's part of developing a decent workflow — but I haven't been able to ...
  • Commented on article Nikon D850 Review

    Mirrorless cameras can have precision issues, too—their tolerances are not perfect. In fact, every mirrorless camera I've tested closely has small repeatability and precision errors in its AF...

  • if the problem of an anomalous Euro-to-GBP exchange rate continues over time, you may see many companies do what you suggest. It will have a cost, however — there are efficiencies for Fuji, or any ...
  • Replied in good, not great
    I've done a fair bit of scanning with different scanners ranging from the good Epsons (V700/V750) up to an Imacon/Hasselblad X5 (a $25,000 lab-quality scanner). With careful technique, you can get ...
  • Yes, and they were doing Continuous-AF at 20 frames-per-second, at 18 megapixels, with no finder blackout in 2014, with the V3 camera. That's 3 years before Sony essentially equalled it with the A9. ...
  • Replied in it's not one way
    It doesn't work one way. When companies/distributors can import for lower prices due to currency fluctuations, they usually pass that on to the consumer in the form of rebates, although sometimes ...
  • I love the shot of the two models in front of the Tiffany store, Felix. I've seen a lot of fashion photography over the years, and I don't see too many shots that look really imaginative to me ...
  • It's too early to tell, but, so far, CIPA's ILC forecast for this year is looking like it may have been too pessimistic. For the period from Jan-July 2017, ILC unit shipments are up 11% ...
  • Two things: your sources aren't very good for this kind of information, and you're misrepresenting what they are saying. These stories are about an extremely limited market: U.S. (not global) ...
  • Replied in Nope. Kentucky.
    As I pointed out to you, Nikon no longer distributes very much from the Plainview warehouse. The warehouse was in Plainview, NY, not Melville. The Melville building is the headquarters building, ...
  • I doubt whether there's a reliable global number. In the U.S., however, the Dept. of Labor publishes statistics on occupation by gender. As of 2009, the share of women listing photography as their ...
  • I'm with you 98% — I don't think it would be smart or fair for Nikon to hold cameras back from everyone in order to build up enough stock to supply every interested buyer on Day 1. That said, there ...
  • Replied in yep
    Yes, there's the question of right and wrong, which is one thing. The question of smart or dumb is a different one, and this was very stupid. A total self-inflicted wound. It was committed by Nikon ...
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