Eamon Hickey

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

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  • Yes, this is clearly Canon's global approach. (I'm not sure where you are FrancoD — Australia? — but I'm in the U.S., and have worked in camera retailing and also for a camera manufacturer.) Histor ...
  • FrancoD was talking about profit margins for the retailer, not for Canon. Canon makes much higher profit margins on its camera business than any other major manufacturer. This can be established ...
  • @ STS2

    I think there's a slight terminology confusion here. "Social photographers" is a common phrase in Commonwealth countries (and, relatedly, Europe) that is equivalent to what we call "Wedding...

  • Yes, that's a very important addition. And I'm sure there are other factors that I didn't list, as well.
  • Just seconding your post. Too often in discussions on this topic here and elsewhere, the important distinctions get lost, and the discussion degenerates. But this topic cannot be discussed ...
  • Yes, as I said, it would be easy to do from an engineering point of view. That's not my worry. Putting on my product manager hat, I see two other issues. #1 is the UI. On a well-designed system, ...
  • Sorry for butting in, but you guys may be interested to know that bicyclists have solved this problem mathematically. The 12th Rule of Cycling states that: While the minimum number of bikes one ...
  • No doubt. Comprehensive user presets (if well-implemented) are a great feature — one of the real upsides of all-electronic camera control. I use presets all the time on my Sony cameras. Indeed. I ...
  • Replied in user presets
    This is also the one factor in Fuji's control system that occasionally slow me down a bit when using a Fuji camera. (I don't own any, but have reviewed many.) When I reviewed the X-Pro2, I looked ...
  • Replied in CIE
    Doug gave you lots of really good information. Just to add one thing that relates to your natural question of why can't we just establish a standard. There is, in fact, an international ...
  • Replied in indeed
    Indeed :-) I was speaking from the camera manufacturer's point of view — i.e. it's a must to develop and offer a good TTL system. But yes, as a photographer, I personally have little use for TTL ...
  • Replied in great smile
    She has a very winning smile, Ben. Kudos to you for developing and playing that note. These pictures have a really nice, upbeat feel. More than 25 years ago, I dabbled for a bit in photographing ...
  • Excellent post, Bob. Glad someone filled in that history — Britain did indeed produce several top-notch consumer cameras through the 1950s, but, as you said, they were not big commercial successes. ...
  • Nikon first implemented this system in 1992, with the N90/F90 camera. The D-type lenses were introduced simultaneously. They dubbed it 3D Matrix-Balanced Flash , where the "3D" part denoted the new ...
  • An Internet Parable: Innocent person with question : I need to drive to the supermarket to get a quart of milk. My car is a Toyota Camry. Any tips? Anonymous dude : Go at a time when the ...
  • When you have no reasons, resort to insults. Well done.
  • Replied in funny
    This is rich. I originally replied to your first post with a neutral comment, supported by multiple actual reasons. You replied to me with a snarky, condescending, insulting post that included no ...
  • Or he could do what virtually every other knowledgeable action photographer in the world, including the thousands of pros I've observed or worked alongside, does and use a monopod if he feels he ...
  • Action/sports/event photographers using long lenses use monopods 99% of the time, as anyone who has any experience in this field knows. A monopod is a very different thing than a tripod, and had ...
  • Replied in on minimizing PP
    I think this may decide the case for you — I do think Fuji's in-camera processing is notably better than Sony's. If you prefer to use out-of-camera JPEGs, Fuji has a clear advantage, in my experience.
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