Eamon Hickey

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

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  • From your comments, it's pretty clear that you don't really understand business, and I'd suggest you change that quickly if you want your own business to last. The buildings that you "yawned" about ...
  • I'm as certain as I can be that Adobe would not use any de-mosaicing software provided by the camera manufacturers. There are many specific reasons, but the overarching issue is that Adobe would ...
  • If you do indeed decide to cancel, you can transition away from Adobe software fairly easily with a little effort and planning. If you want to retain any non-destructive adjustments to your images ...
  • It's a wild overestimate. The total global market for medium format digital cameras is a few thousand units annually. Just for perspective, the entire global market in interchangeable-lens cameras ...
  • Yes, I agree that this is an often unmentioned secondary reason why the medium format market is much smaller in the digital age. There was indeed an obvious gap between 35mm film and medium format ...
  • Tex, I love those old, very simple Fuji MF cameras, too (and many such cameras in other formats), but I just don't think there's any viable way to make a good digital camera that way, and ...
  • Couple random thoughts: There's no doubt that Fuji could make a great MF system. Whether they can do it significantly cheaper than anyone else, and how much impact that would have on the camera ...
  • The only book I can think of immediately is very old: Camera Technology: The Dark Side of the Lens by Norman Goldberg. Unfortunately, it was published in 1992, so it does not include any ...
  • Although I think his overview of camera history was really poor, his diagnosis of the current experience of (especially young) photographers and most of his recommendations are reasonable. But tons ...
  • Honestly -- and I don't mean this in any way to denigrate Thom, who writes a lot of smart things about cameras and the camera business -- there has been no mystery whatsoever about the changes ...
  • I'm sure Nikon does not see it that way. I'm sure that they perceive the overall tone of his comments about them to be unnecessarily negative. Note that I'm not saying they are right about that -- ...
  • From this point forward, forever? I'm eagerly anticipating the moment when, sitting in my boxer shorts on my couch in New York, I take a bad picture of a squirrel as it forages on the grounds of ...
  • For pro sports photographers, there really is no limit to their needs. The end goal for them is to get a great picture of every newsworthy moment in every game they cover. Newsworthy is the key...

  • I think very highly of the smaller stable-mate to the lens you mentioned: the Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7. It weighs only 130g / 4.59 oz., is relatively short and slim, and it costs only about $350 in ...
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  • All good advice from both of you. This won't actually be my first video project, so I actually do have a little experience to rely on, and kidding aside, I do plan to keep things as simple as...

  • @rfsIII -- I have little doubt that you're right on the money about my impending train wreck. Sometimes a man just has to grit his teeth and brace for impact.

  • You put your finger on my greatest fear about video. I set myself the goal this summer to make a decent 4 or 5-minute movie documenting the daily shenanigans of my girlfriend's miniature poodle,...

  • Richard can of course speak for himself, but nowhere did I see him claim to be teaching the entire subject of filmmaking in this 2-page Intro (as the title says) to video from the perspective of a...

  • Yes, many people misuse the term 'fixed aperture' in this context, which Google will indeed reveal. But the optical engineers and the lens manufacturers never do, and that's because the term ...
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