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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Hubertus Bigend: Unfortunately, while also obviously, the MFT version has no 180° angle of view like the APS-C versions, but only 150° (or so I've seen them specified somewhere else), making it less attractive.

Yeah, I'd be interested as a circular fisheye for full frame. I've done this with one of the Samyang m43 fisheyes and it works well, though the optics are not that great on the Samyang. Electrical contacts?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2021 at 19:19 UTC

"Now that we have released the key lenses, and momentum is building for the Z-mount system, it’s time to get excited."

No, the time to get excited was ~2013 when the A7 and A7R came out - Nikon was flat footed and immediately years behind. Since I wasn't excited for Nikon back then I completely switched over to Sony and never looked back.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2021 at 17:51 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated? (923 comments in total)

Excellent article. Plain and clear. Want optical perfection in a fast lens - gotta pay the size/weight/cost cost for that.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2021 at 22:04 UTC as 14th comment

Further proof that in winter the sun does occasionally come out here in Seattle.
Looks like an interesting lens - I assume this does not have CPU contacts for FE mount?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2021 at 17:56 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Excellent - simply excellent.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 23:14 UTC as 27th comment
On article Leica introduces 47 Megapixel Q2 Monochrom for $6000 (92 comments in total)

I'll place an order, maybe even for two, right away. NOT!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 16:47 UTC as 27th comment
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jhinkey: Z-Cam competitor.
I was about to by a Z-Cam, but will not look seriously at this instead. I don't shoot movies, but instead shoot remote (like 1,000 ft away using GbE over fiber) 240FPS HD video of technical "stuff". PoE is fantastic feature for me.

The Z-Cam E2-M4 and E2 have direct competition.

I believe you can - just put them all on a network. I only used a single E2 via a Gigabit ethernet cable, but I believe they advertise that you can sync and control multiple cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 04:42 UTC

Z-Cam competitor.
I was about to by a Z-Cam, but will not look seriously at this instead. I don't shoot movies, but instead shoot remote (like 1,000 ft away using GbE over fiber) 240FPS HD video of technical "stuff". PoE is fantastic feature for me.

The Z-Cam E2-M4 and E2 have direct competition.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 23:32 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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jhinkey: Suddenly ACR was new and was very slow and studdering on almost all selection processes (like cropping, rotations, etc). Totally unusable on my system. It also refused to recognize my GPU.
Uninstalled 12.3 and re-installed 12.2.1 and it's all good again.
Menu layout now makes me add an extra mouse movement/click.
This is progress? Very buggy.

GeForce GT 430

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 01:23 UTC
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refoto: This is an update for us to spend more time in the program - things are more difficult and results are the same. They forgot default button on each panel : for example, sometimes I make changes in the color mixer and after other changes I see the colors should go back to default - now I have to select colors one by one and set to zero again. Also the crop tool is horrible: if you make a selection for crop but want to remove (instead of resizing it) and select again you must go to the menu and 'reset crop' and then search again in a list for the aspect because it really resets the crop; yesterday I just had to click outside the image to reset crop but not the settings for new crop aspect.
I believe they forgot to include the loupe also - I have to press a key in the keyboard to open the loupe but sometimes , until yesterday, I prefered to click on the loupe button.
The worst of all is that I don't know how to roll back to last version.

Why not just keep the default button visible? Are they that cramped for space in the UI?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2020 at 21:48 UTC

Suddenly ACR was new and was very slow and studdering on almost all selection processes (like cropping, rotations, etc). Totally unusable on my system. It also refused to recognize my GPU.
Uninstalled 12.3 and re-installed 12.2.1 and it's all good again.
Menu layout now makes me add an extra mouse movement/click.
This is progress? Very buggy.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2020 at 21:46 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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jhinkey: Clearly the units in the plots are not mm as that's not the flange to sensor distance. It must be some deviation from a mean or from the specification value. Ugh . . . plots with no units - this offends me as an engineer.

It says there are the flange to sensor distance measurements - they can't be the measured flange to sensor distance, but some deviation from some unknown value that represents 0. Sloppy presentation on Roger's part - that's all.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 19:16 UTC

Clearly the units in the plots are not mm as that's not the flange to sensor distance. It must be some deviation from a mean or from the specification value. Ugh . . . plots with no units - this offends me as an engineer.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2020 at 23:23 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

This is very cool. I was looking at purchasing the E-2 for some work and it was a bit overkill. This price and capability point is very nice for my purposes, which is remote operation, live streaming, and high frame rate recording + remote playback.
Now I just need to find a custom weatherproof enclosure.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 19:06 UTC as 2nd comment

Yep, loved my copy. Sold it to get the LX5 when it came out, then sold that to get the LX100. Excellent cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 03:26 UTC as 37th comment
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felix from the suburbs: Is it just me or does that picture of a small camera with a large lens look kinda weird. (and I am a long time Sony user).

It's just you.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 16:34 UTC
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Bruce Ferjulian: How to create fake pictures!

Changing the exposure or contrast of an image does not create new elements in a picture while this software puts in elements that are completely missing from the original scene. Big difference.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 03:34 UTC

And this shows that stacking TCs gives you a mediocre image that's at the mercy of atmospherics. I find nothing terribly exciting about this from Olympus.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 03:52 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Yep, have used them a couple of times and first rate in every way.
How a company should be run.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 04:15 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Sony introduces FE 20mm F1.8 G ultra-wide prime lens (255 comments in total)
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stepalex: Sony's latest lens offerings seem to be more impressive than their cameras, and much more impressive than competitors' when weight and size are considered.

Clearly, you know not what you are talking about.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 21:29 UTC
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