jhinkey

jhinkey

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Aerospace Engineering Consultant
Has a website at www.hinkey.zenfolio.com
Joined on Dec 27, 2005

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Or, like many I suspect, I would equate the Q to that over-priced sports car that would sit in my garage most of the time because it's only good at a few things, and my Subaru is more than adequate (and in many ways better) at everything else for far less $$.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 20:26 UTC as 82nd comment
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)

Excellent, assuming it's actually put together well, Sony knows how to grab users from the CaNikon camp.

Though I have a D800, sorry Nikon, Sony's getting $3K from me that isn't going to you.

Probably going to have to sell the EM1 or GX7 and some glass to help afford this. It will be excellent to take into the mountains and the theater . . . .

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:06 UTC as 167th comment

Hmmm . . . 7mm doesn't look all that sharp - hopefully it's just this copy.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 05:57 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Is it just me or does almost all of the shots from this lens lack contrast, pop, or whatever - is it the DO effect or the post processing?

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

Really? The sun didn't come out once while you had either of these lenses? As a Seattle-ite we had some pretty good stretch of weather that you could have pointed these at the sun to see what kind of ghosting/flare resistance they have.
No night shots either? These would have really shown how good the ghosts/flare and aperture spikes would look like stopped down.

I can only suspect you had just a short amount of time with these before Oly took them back.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 07:51 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

This says to me that they have not maxed out the capabilities of the camera processing power and are getting their firmware much more efficient and refined to add more features.
Bravo for making it better. They certainly need to have very very good software in the camera to compete with other camera manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 61st comment

Looks a little dreamy and low contrast wide open, but for some that's just fine.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 20:41 UTC as 41st comment

Your last full paragraph above is what frustrates me about Nikon sometimes - poor implementation of a great feature. What camera expert at Nikon OK'd the EFCS implementation on the D810? The EFCS on the D810 is one of the killer features, but it's so poorly implemented that it's just not worth it to upgrade from my D800.

Regarding other systems - the same happens with the A7r and the 70-200/4 OSS - completely unusable with OSS on.

And regarding the statements below that this was not seen with 12 or 16MP FX sensors - true it will be less noticeable, but it will very much be there and noticeable. From 16 to 36MP is only a 50% resolution increase and this OSS/shutter-induced blur seen is far more than 1 pixel at 36MP.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:42 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

I see nothing inherently wrong with citizens photographing/making video of public servants performing their duties as long as:
(1) They do not interfere with the police action
(2) They, while photographing/making video, do not shirk their citizen responsibility to act if needed to assist the situation if necessary - meaning don't stand there with a camera while someone is getting beaten, abused, needs medical assistance, etc.
Though I'm an avid supporter of the police in general, they are human too and bad apples need to be rooted out. Here in Seattle there have been multiple incidents where the police clearly have gotten out of control or behaved inappropriately - as well as many equal incidents where the people the police are trying to arrest are out of control. Taking images of police goes both ways - both supporting the police AND supporting those being arrested, etc. by the police.
People tend to "behave" better when recorded - and that's a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 16:56 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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Ben O Connor: Cheapest set achieved for landscape photographers (architecture, various engineering, etc.)

EM-5II + 10,5 F O.95 Voightlander+ Dead steady tripod!

Total of 2.500€, worth every dime.

One of the real issues with ultra-wides is how it deals with ghosting and flare since invariably for many many images this lens will be used for there will be some sort of bright light in the frame - sun, lights, etc., etc.
The other is distortion - it it gets out of control it can be a real problem even for landscape-type shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 00:03 UTC
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JhvaElohimMeth: Still waiting for a compact and moderately fast ultrawide fixed lens for 4/3

+1
Don't need utra-fast 10mm, just give me f/2.8 (heck even f/2 would be great) and excellent wide open performance in a reasonably compact/light design.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 00:00 UTC

All I wanted for my m43 bodies was a 10mm f/2.8 that was excellent wide open and did not weigh 500+ grams . . . .

Still, this could be pretty cool . . . if it really is very very good wide open.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 23:50 UTC as 12th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (138 comments in total)

Now we know how Allison broke her arm - someone objected to her taking a selfie with it!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 21:12 UTC as 60th comment
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jhinkey: The patent office these days will grant just about any silly patent. If GP wanted to protect this they should trademark the specifics of the shape so no one can make an exact duplicate.

The claims consistently and repeatedly call out a square camera or a cube. It's an integral part of the claims and patent.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:39 UTC

The patent office these days will grant just about any silly patent. If GP wanted to protect this they should trademark the specifics of the shape so no one can make an exact duplicate.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 19:32 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (823 comments in total)
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jhinkey: "All the size/weight advantages of not having a mirror mechanism are negated the second you try to squeeze an IBIS system inside the body."

Hardly. It's still smaller and lighter than the D750.

Who is the editor of these articles?

"The point is simply this: the a7 II has the feel and heft of a DSLR. Yes, it isn't as large as a Nikon D750 (or any full frame DSLR) but, it is substantially heavier than the original a7. If you're coming from just about any other mirrorless camera, you'll likely find the a7 II to be chunky and hefty."
But that's NOT what you said in the article. Semantics count.
It's still significantly lighter and smaller than a D750. Mirrorless is not all about the size and weight. I would gladly take a mirrorless version of my D800 even if it had the same size and weight.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 01:57 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (823 comments in total)
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jhinkey: "All the size/weight advantages of not having a mirror mechanism are negated the second you try to squeeze an IBIS system inside the body."

Hardly. It's still smaller and lighter than the D750.

Who is the editor of these articles?

But the author's statement is definitive - and it most certainly is not.
I weighs 28% less (nearly half a pound), is 26mm shorter, 19mm less wide, and 17mm less depth than the D750.
That is not a negation, not even close in my book.
Put an IBIS system in the D750 and see how much more it will weigh and how much thicker/depth it will have.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (823 comments in total)

"All the size/weight advantages of not having a mirror mechanism are negated the second you try to squeeze an IBIS system inside the body."

Hardly. It's still smaller and lighter than the D750.

Who is the editor of these articles?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 22:38 UTC as 167th comment | 12 replies

Wow, it is a tough crowd.
How many of you have tried to shoot such a fast moving subject in such dim lighting? This would be a challenge with FX gear and you'd have to resort to full on f/2.8 FX primes.
Yes, I agree the pics are not museum of fine art worthy, but for what they are or are meant to be they seem just fine.

I think most are reacting to the large DOF and are expecting more OOF backgrounds. That's just a limitation of the format and available lenses.
Would have liked to seen the 42.5/1.2 Pany being used (why just Oly lenses?).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 22:40 UTC as 8th comment | 11 replies

I've seen Allison in person and would have never thought of her doing roller derby . . . good for her!

Nice video.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 02:09 UTC as 10th comment
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