Eamon Hickey

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

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  • 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 ...
  • Not to be a noodge, but the correct term is "constant aperture" zoom. That denotes a zoom lens where the aperture remains the same as the lens is zoomed, even when set at the maximum aperture setting.
  • As rrccad pointed out, last calendar year Canon manufactured and shipped over 5 million DSLRs, or nearly 20X the number you stated. (Nikon shipped almost 4 million.) Canon and Nikon typically ...
  • Commented on article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D

    There are probably a dozen or more companies in Japan, with names unknown to the wider world, who could easily make lenses to any practical quality standard for pictorial photography. Nittoh has...

  • Only at very reduced power on any camera with a focal plane shutter. With a leaf shutter, you can use flash, at full power, up to the max shutter speed. For nigh on 50 years, tens of thousands of ...
  • This is another fantastic picture -- quite extraordinary. As you know, you're very lucky to have experienced a sight like this. Here in the U.S. we have a shy big cat, too, called the mountain ...
  • Yes, I love Matthiessen's writing. I think he had one of history's great writing lives, having written beautiful, meaningful books in both fiction and non-fiction. I love The Snow Leopard, too -- a ...
  • Hi Krishnan, I don't think I've ever seen a picture of more than one wild snow leopard together. Fascinating. Is this a mother and two cubs? At any rate, a wonderful, unusual picture. As you ...
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    It occurred to me that this part might seem baffling: How do you do that? It's a setting in the export dialog of Lightroom, in the "Image Sizing" section. There, you can specify the total pixel ...
  • I'm guessing from your questions that your photo history goes back to the film days when service bureaus, labs, and graphic designers always referred to "resolution" in terms of pixels per inch ...
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    The buzzard hunting shot is really exceptional. Beautiful complementary shapes and great color harmonies. I would be tempted to return to that location on a blue-sky day before the grass turns ...
  • Actually, it's a weak mechanism to discourage gray market importation into the U.S. The idea is that a) it will be easier for U.S. consumers to know the import status of a camera that is offered...

  • As you appear to already know, this can't really tell you anything -- a real-life scene can fool any kind of reflective meter in many different ways. And as others have pointed out, the Sunny 16 ...
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