PIX 2015
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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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 (837 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 (837 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 (837 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 173rd 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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sierranvin: An aside on "sunbursts". Wowie, zowie. Is one style or rendering of this totally fake artifact of current era equipment configurations seriously supposed to rock the photography world's boat??? What will their relative merit or meaning be when someone adds artificial intelligence to a future (5yrs? 10yrs?), vastly more powerful microprocessor, allowing the menu option to subtract them every time they appear, seeing as they are mere phoney baloney artifact to begin with?
Always imagining a better world...

+1 Rishi

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
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jhinkey: As a wide angle junky, this was a pretty good review - one of the better ones.
With these wides you can only really analyze them the way DPR did - by taking images outside.

My only issue is the flare/ghosting/sun star test was difficult to do because of the rapid change in the sun position - they really should have used three separate D810's to take the images simultaneously.

I'd like to see the same comparison done with the sun at noon in the bright clear blue sky - we'll have that weather next week . . . .

Flare and ghosting comparisons would be great too . . .

Yes, flare/ghosting is very sensitive to light source location and the background image (dark/light, uniform color/patterned, etc.).
Hopefully you can do this kind of test. If you need someone to help out contact me . . . I'm 10 minutes from your offices!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 17:38 UTC

As a wide angle junky, this was a pretty good review - one of the better ones.
With these wides you can only really analyze them the way DPR did - by taking images outside.

My only issue is the flare/ghosting/sun star test was difficult to do because of the rapid change in the sun position - they really should have used three separate D810's to take the images simultaneously.

I'd like to see the same comparison done with the sun at noon in the bright clear blue sky - we'll have that weather next week . . . .

Flare and ghosting comparisons would be great too . . .

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 05:55 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
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jhinkey: Here I was hoping that this would have even higher capacity than the 405 - which is just barely adequate for my uses and could use having the gearing re-designed to be even stiffer.

The 410 is too light weight and this is even less capable than that.

Heavyweight gear may a**.

It looks cool and that's about it.

The 400 is only geared in one axis - not applicable here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 02:12 UTC

Here I was hoping that this would have even higher capacity than the 405 - which is just barely adequate for my uses and could use having the gearing re-designed to be even stiffer.

The 410 is too light weight and this is even less capable than that.

Heavyweight gear may a**.

It looks cool and that's about it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

For more information visit the Tokina website . . . . and there is nothing there to be found on this. Nice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:27 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Vobluda: I have give a try to Olympus 45/1.8 two times but evenutally sold it as I was not satisfied with its optical performance.
It is plain glass with no asph or ed and it is visible on the pictures (and that is the reason why it is so cheap). For now I have Panasonic 45/2.8 that is slightly more expensive than Olympus 45/1.8 but optically superior.
From what I can see googling new Panasonic 42.5/1.7 will have asph element (s) and that is the reason why I think that it will be much better then Olympus 45/1.8 though a bit more expensive.

I thought the Oly 45/1.8 had to ED-like elements and no aspherics while the new Pany will have no ED elements, but one aspheric.

The one sample of the 45/1.8 Oly I tried was fine in the center, but not quite sharp off-center - I went the 42.5/1.2 route instead, but it's pretty heavy.
If the new Pany is a bit better than the Oly I'm in.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
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grasscatcher: I will echo others in saying that, while these are nice, Panasonic really needs to get on the ball and give us a nice 200-400 zoom, something that is sorely missing in u4/3.

Having been shooting a GX7 since October 2013, my dream camera would be a GX8 with everything the GX7 has, plus the FZ1000's 5-axis stabilization, DFD focusing, 4k video and better NFC range. That, paired with their 2.8 zooms and the 200-400 would cover 99% of my shooting needs.

That would be the GH5 most likely.
I too would swap out my GX7 for the mythical GX8 if it had 5 axis IBIS that worked in still image preview and video. Sure make it a bit thicker to accommodate better IBIS and I'll buy more batteries . . .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
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kahren: now they need 10mm 1.7-2.8, for a nice trio of 10,20 and this 42.5

+1, especially if that 20mm was f/1.2.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 00:12 UTC

Would be nice if Pana came out with a ~100mm/2 PL OIS to compete a bit with the 75/1.8 Oly (which is fantastic). Then one could have the 42.5/1.2 and 100/2 longer primes to go along with the existing 20/1.7. A 20 or 25mm f/1.2 normal prime would complete the set.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 00:11 UTC as 37th comment
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WE MFT USERS WHO SHOOT SPORTS AND WILDLIFE ARE WAITING AND WAITING FOR A GOOD LONG FAST ZOOM! WAKE TF up Panasonic.

There is plenty "wrong" with the 100-300 Pany. Not only is it not sharp wide open at the long end, but it gets way way less sharp off from the center of the frame. m43 is always going to be photon-challenged so f/5.6 lenses need to be sharp wide open or their usefulness greatly reduces if you have to stop them down to sharpen them up.
The 40-150/2.8 Oly is a great example of what m43 zooms need to be - sharp (mostly) across the frame wide open.

Someone give us m43 shooters:
- Reasonably fast wide angle primes sharp corner-to-corner
- Super-fast (i.e., f/1.2) "normal" primes - 20 to 25mm.
- Some longer fast primes - resurrect the 150/2 Oly for instance

It appears Olympus is somewhat answering that call with the 7-14/2.8 and 8/1.8 FE.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 00:08 UTC

It will all depend on how good this lens is compared to the Oly. If it's optically not as good, then for me OIS likely won't be worth it.
The Pany has one aspheric, but no ED-like glass while the Oly has no aspherics and two ED glass elements. I can handle CA, but lack of sharpness off-center is not attractive to me.

Though I own the 42.5/1.2 already (fantastic lens), this f/1.8 version is attractive due to the small size (like the Oly), but still having OIS (which the Oly does not).

Perhaps this means the GX7 will be the only Pany camera ever to have IBIS - shame . . .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 49th comment | 7 replies
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