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 Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom article (172 comments in total)

It's lenses like this one that really makes me think twice about having both a FX and m43 system - If I only had one system Fuji would be it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 7th comment | 9 replies
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jhinkey: Why not just make a high quality Samyang extender with all the pass-through electronics (if there are any) so that the user doesn't have to carry around an extender with each lens?
I know there is data that shows extenders/adapters can cause problems, but there's no reason a high quality extender can't be made that mitigates or minimizes these problems. After all people are putting speed boosters and tele-extenders between their lenses and bodies all the time . . .

I just don't get the logic I guess . . .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 22:02 UTC

Why not just make a high quality Samyang extender with all the pass-through electronics (if there are any) so that the user doesn't have to carry around an extender with each lens?
I know there is data that shows extenders/adapters can cause problems, but there's no reason a high quality extender can't be made that mitigates or minimizes these problems. After all people are putting speed boosters and tele-extenders between their lenses and bodies all the time . . .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 16:22 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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Cane: This thread is like a bunch of whining toddlers that haven't been feed breakfast yet. My God people, look at yourselves! It's embarrassing. I truly think this entire website exists to give old people an outlet to complain about everything, because that's what they do best.

First you say we are toddlers , then you say we are old. Which category of whiner do you fall into since you are whining about whining posts?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 15:53 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Is there a 135/2.5 Nikkor? Perhaps it really is a 105/2.5 . . .

Thought so.
Sometimes I mess up the non-CPU lens registers in my D800 and I end up with non-existing lens combinations.
Good to see some classic (and very very good) non-AF Nikon glass in the images.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 18:15 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)

Is there a 135/2.5 Nikkor? Perhaps it really is a 105/2.5 . . .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:10 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: I want a native m4/3s version of this lens. I don't want an APS-C sized lens.

Native with a CPU chip.
Too heavy/big for my m43 system.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 23:05 UTC
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jhinkey: Why do I have to lug a 580g lens around to get a 20mm FX equivalent FOV on my m43 lens? It had better be stellar wide open on m43. Plus it won't take filters.

AND - they use 6 aperture blades which makes ugly sun stars in my opinion.

Well, to get f/2.8 at 10mm there are no m43 options. It would be nice if they made a m43-specific version so that one doesn't have to lug the extra weight and size around to get a fast ultra-wide.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:29 UTC

I bet for m43 use you could figure out how to put a filter on the front.
Also, since they likely have one hood design for APS-C and m43, the m43 version won't have optimal hood coverage.

Hopefully someone (Oly, Pana, Sigma?) will come out with a 10mm/2.8 prime specifically for m43 so that it doesn't have to weigh 580gms to cover the APS-C image circle.

EDIT: It appears that the m43 version weighs 620 gms - even heavier!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 26th comment
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io_bg: No filter thread and 6 diaphragm blades? Too bad...

io_bg is right.
6 aperture blades create not very good looking point light sources when the sun is in the frame, lights in a night time city scape, etc.
Lack of filter thread is problematic for landscape photographers who want to increase saturation of foliage or who do want to use it for sky images - it's only 20mm FX equivalent on m43 and I use a polarizer on my 20mm all the time.

Samyang uses 6 blades on their m43 fisheye and it produces odd looking sun stars . . .

Also, why can't the m43 version be chipped?

Though the optics of Samyang are really good, why can't they go the slight extra mile and put things like 7 aperture blades, CPU chips, etc. in all their lenses (I know I know - cost, but I'd be willing to pay more).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:19 UTC

Why do I have to lug a 580g lens around to get a 20mm FX equivalent FOV on my m43 lens? It had better be stellar wide open on m43. Plus it won't take filters.

AND - they use 6 aperture blades which makes ugly sun stars in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 07:08 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I have no problem with the DF for what it is, but I have a major problem with the price.
For the cost of a D800 you get a lot less camera in almost every regard except for size/weight, external dials, and high ISO DR.
The price should be out of silly land at $2800 and down towards $2K, then I'd be interested in picking it up as a complement to the D800.
Now it would have been worth $2800 if it had removable screens, standard split prism screen or a built-in EVF. I guess the built-in EVF will be on a really high end Dx body first . . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 601st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: OVF with split-image screen? Nope.

Hybrid OVF with EVF and focus peaking? Forget about it.

Nikon, what's the point of having a retro-style camera that supports a slew of legacy manual focus AI and non-AI lenses but offers only a small green dot in the OVF as the primary focusing aid?

You got it. I would have considered getting the DF as a complement to my D800 that would have great MF capabilities, but what's the point at that price and it's crippled specs?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:38 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Hmm . . . high end, back to basics camera with lots of external controls. Great!
Fixed focusing screen. Ugh
No split prism. Ugh.
No integral VF cover. Ugh
No 10 pin connector. Ugh
No mechanical mirror lockup. Ugh.
16MP sensor. Ugh
$2800 - you must be kidding.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:55 UTC as 985th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

No innovation in this camera. Nothing worth $2800.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:20 UTC as 1025th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Nikon is in financial turmoil, so the execs figured that it's better to release this niche product rather than the D400?

I suspect they constantly try to figure out what the best return on an investment will be - good managers should do that. Will they make more net profit from a D400 (whatever that will look like) or this new DF model?
The DF is not looking so niche-like - we'll see what it's final specs are.
If they price it under $3K it will be back-ordered for a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:18 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Seems to me, based on the rumored specs thus far, that Nikon needs to come out with some compact primes to go along with this camera. Primes that don't need to be super fast, but have excellent IQ and very good MF characteristics.
I'd love a set of compact MF primes with electrical contacts:
20/2.8 AI-P
45/2.8 AI-P (already have one, but needs some optical tweaks)
100/2.8 AI-P

What a great travel prime kit this would be . . . doubt it will happen soon if ever.

Because with AF the lenses are more complicated and significantly larger than non-AF in most cases.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 20:33 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Amazing how many comments there are from people who quite clearly have not read any of the rumored specs (and many of the rumored specs are quite firm).
- It's huge
- It has no LCD
- It's bigger than the A7 so it's not for me
- It's mirrorless why is it so big?
- It's the same as the D800
- It's the same as the D600
- etc.
- etc.

There have already been size comparisons and it's slightly less tall and slightly wider than the D610, but much thinner and overall less bulky.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 19:28 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Seems to me, based on the rumored specs thus far, that Nikon needs to come out with some compact primes to go along with this camera. Primes that don't need to be super fast, but have excellent IQ and very good MF characteristics.
I'd love a set of compact MF primes with electrical contacts:
20/2.8 AI-P
45/2.8 AI-P (already have one, but needs some optical tweaks)
100/2.8 AI-P

What a great travel prime kit this would be . . . doubt it will happen soon if ever.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 19:27 UTC as 367th comment | 3 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Nikon: Are you sleeping?

I don’t need a „look-a-like“ of the Olympus retro mistake. Nikon, I need from you a real mirrorless innovative hi-end camera in order to avoid buying the Sony, and I want to have less weight without plastic lenses.

You ask a lot. Are you really sure you want that small Sony body with those big lenses (only one of which is native mount)?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 19:22 UTC
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