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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No, it would not be nice as it will be the death of Nikon if they only make a niche FX mirrorless camera.

And Richard, really?:
"For me, telephoto lenses ruin mirrorless cameras. There, I've said it.

Telephoto lenses for mirrorless are just as long as their DSLR counterparts, so there's no size benefit to throwing away your mirror. Worse still, these long, heavy lenses demand that mirrorless cameras develop the bulky, bulbous grips that SLRs have evolved since the 1990s."

Have you not evolved past the tiresome "mirrorless is only about smaller camera & lens sizes" argument?

Next time I see you in Glazers we're going to have to have a little talk . . .

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 14:34 UTC as 230th comment | 6 replies

I have two Olympus Air modules and they work fantastically as a remote camera/lens combo when wirelessly tethered to my Android tablet. They appear to not be anymore updating the software nor hardware so at some point these excellent cameras will stop working when my tablet/phone OS gets updated . . . sad . . .

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 23:34 UTC as 12th comment
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Stephen McDonald: What's with this "built-in" battery thing? No interchangeable, extra batteries? That is a severe handicap. If there is a suitable, wired, belt-pack battery unit available, you'd have to use that, for anything longer than a short video shoot. Often, these hard-wired batteries go kaput after a few years and an expensive replacement would have to be installed. The only time I had a camera with a built-in battery I had to make myself a belt-pack unit, as none were available commercially. And after two years, the built-in battery went dead.

Yes, the largest length of sealing is for the battery compartment. It would be great if the battery could be pulled out for eventual replacement using a much more secure sealing mechanism. I had a Nikon die a couple of times from leaks at the battery/SD card door even after taking great care to keep the sealing very clean. Likely much easier to keep an SD card slot + charging port sealed than a batter opening. Oh well, can't have it all. If it really does do 500 shots that's much better than my current rugged camera.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 22:04 UTC
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KonstantinosK: The Olympus is still the best in class. The only one with RAW.

RAW files are great, but I suspect that for most of us potential users of such a camera great JPG output will be just fine.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 21:42 UTC

I might just buy this - a usable viewfinder is what has been missing in the models (Panasonic and others) that I've bought in the past - especially with trying to get my poor near vision (with glasses or contacts) working on the rear LCD in bright daylight.
Now with this I at least have a viewfinder adjusted for infinity viewing and I can attempt to look at things in bright daylight via the EVF.

We'll see how good the EVF is in practice (looks small, but I'm not expecting an A7RIII EVF experience).

Has no one really done this before?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 21:40 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

The 4x5 is really the sensor of interest for me after I win the lottery - wonder why they didn't develop/release that one first?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 23:45 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply

This looks like Canon's first offering in a full-frame mirrorless camera with really great high speed continuous shooting capability!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 14:44 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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MaxiMax: To me, this is a proof that there are just too many photographers out there taking pictures of the same subject.

Not too many photographers, but rather an indication of how far advanced photography has become - both on the image taking side AND on the image distribution side of things.

Now if they each had 4x5 field film cameras and captured identical images I'd truly be impressed!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
On article Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+ (95 comments in total)

About time, those lenses have been on display and the announcement days ago.
What have you DPR folks been doing at CP+ that you are now just getting round to writing an article about this?

The 110/2.5 is pretty exciting assuming it's on par with the 65/2 performance.
The 21/3.5 is also cool, but I think it will be a miracle if it has any kind of decent performance wide open. The 21/2.8 Lox likely has nothing to fear.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 22:20 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)
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EcoR1: What a lazy move from Sigma. Their managers have kept saying that the company is developing full frame lenses for E-mount. And what did we got? DSLR-lenses with rear-pipes. Oh my...

I think Sigma knows that there are Sony and perhaps Zeiss lenses coming out that will compete with some of these announced lenses and wants to get into potential buyers heads ahead of time.

A 135/1.8 Sony E is due out soon . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 15:16 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)

Bring on the 135/1.8!
This will spur Sony to release a version as well as Zeiss for Sony E mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 14:56 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (303 comments in total)
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kobakokh: great lens but now 4/3 system lenses are in same price range as full frame camera lenses...

And so what? You want optical excellence then it's going to cost even if these lenses are designed for a smaller sensor size.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 04:32 UTC
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jhinkey: Come on, put some electronics in these lenses so they can tell my E mount cameras what's attached. If Voigtlander can do it, so can these guys.

Yes, you are right, CPU on the lens is not NEEDED, but it's very very handy and useful. No reason, other than cost, not to have CPU on these lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 02:10 UTC

Come on, put some electronics in these lenses so they can tell my E mount cameras what's attached. If Voigtlander can do it, so can these guys.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 20:50 UTC as 9th comment | 19 replies
On article Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (303 comments in total)
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princecody: Micro Four Thirds prices have become very high within the last 2 years. Unless you’re a trust fund rich kid or Martin Shkreli worth $70 million plus most people have other bill priorities. Micro Four Thirds is price gouging plain and simple & It Ain’t Right 😒

Just because the sensor size is smaller than 35mm format you think the cost to design, manufacture, and market a high performance zoom telephoto lens for a 20MP+ m43 sensor should be much less than a 40MP+ FF sensor?

Yes the high quality m43 lens prices are not cheap, but there is no reason they should be. Especially some of the more recent lenses are spectacular in their performance for IQ, AF speed, OIS, etc.

And no, the Oly 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD, which is a very good lens, is not likely a very good high bar reference point for price nor optical & AF performance. It is slow to AF, has no OIS, and likely not a modern optical design to match 20MP+ m43 sensors now and into the future.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 20:33 UTC
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jhinkey: Now all this needs is a 4x5 digital back with a full 4x5 sensor, something like this:
http://largesense.com/products/4x5-large-format-digital-back-ls45/

Only 12MP, but likely a fantastic 12MP.

$50K. Ouch.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 18:35 UTC
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jhinkey: So, I should take off the bottom plate and put a very very very thin bead of silicone sealant around the edges if I want to be able to set my A7RIII down on a puddle or hold it upside down while shooting in the rain.

I can see aftermarket sealing upgrades on the horizon!

It's a water seal, not a heat barrier.
No heat will get through a very small un-sealed gap around the bottom plate, but water sure will.

Custom bottom plate and custom battery door for improved water resistance.
Who has the 3D printer? I have the CAD system . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 02:37 UTC

Well, it doesn't weigh much different than the ~1.5 kg of a Wista Field-45DX Field Camera:

"while the lightweight nature of the material means the Chroma will weigh much less than a traditional wooden model. Even with the ground glass screen, the camera weighs just 1592g."

Hmm . . . plastic typically has a higher density than wood . . .

Granted the Wista is wildly more expensive.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 02:32 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

Now all this needs is a 4x5 digital back with a full 4x5 sensor, something like this:
http://largesense.com/products/4x5-large-format-digital-back-ls45/

Only 12MP, but likely a fantastic 12MP.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 02:21 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies

So, I should take off the bottom plate and put a very very very thin bead of silicone sealant around the edges if I want to be able to set my A7RIII down on a puddle or hold it upside down while shooting in the rain.

I can see aftermarket sealing upgrades on the horizon!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 16:21 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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