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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I don't think plunging it into Saturn to burn up is adequately described as "putting it out to pasture." Putting it out to pasture would be more like sending it off into deep space or a very large orbit that can't decay to hit a moon in a million years (both of which they can't do because that would take too much fuel). It's more accurately described as being like "sending it to the rendering plant", though that image is far less delicate.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Wow, that's actually very useful!
Even though I don't do video, but sometimes I need to have the camera on a tripod for several hours and it would be great to be able to hook this up so I don't need to change batteries, which go quite quickly with continual use, especially in tethered mode.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

Seems like the tone of the last few corporate-wide moves is to not be status quo. Hopefully this marks the beginning of a much more proactive Nikon and hopefully a much more innovative Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 38th comment

Now that was fun and informative to watch!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 02:57 UTC as 75th comment

Looks like the beginning of the end and my Pany G85 and PL lenses will have to keep going for a long long time then. Too bad as I really liked the Pany camera externals and UI.
Lets hope for the best. This could make m43 be not quite as stable with just one camera manufacturer supporting it.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 02:58 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
On article Atomos introduces Ninja Inferno off-camera recorder (62 comments in total)

When is the Ninja Flame price reduction going to actually hit the market? So far I've seen the old prices still in effect . . .

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:59 UTC as 5th comment
On article Atomos introduces Ninja Inferno off-camera recorder (62 comments in total)

I use an Atomos Ninja2 to remotely record video from my GH3 over HDMI when it's placed in an hazardous location during experiments in various labs that I've been in. If the camera gets taken out the video is just fine on the Atomos. Very interested in upgrading to the bigger, higher resolution screen than my Ninja2. Price doesn't seem too steep for the upgraded capabilities.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article Atomos introduces Ninja Inferno off-camera recorder (62 comments in total)
In reply to:

olsenn: Can someone tell me if this would be useful for a stills (only) photographer? Mostly I am interested in this to help me focus (w/ peaking) with my manual-focus Zeiss 135mm ZF.2 on my Nikon D810. However, having a large and bright screen to use in lieu of the small display built-in to the camera sounds useful in general.

As for alternatives, I do not need the recorder capabilities, just the display. However, if I do get a monitor, I want it to be high brightness and wide color gamut... preferably HDR, and it MUST have excellent focus-peaking etc features.

Get a tablet and one of the several tethered shooting apps and you are good to go. I use Helicon Remote with my D800 (should work with D810) when on a tripod so I can change camera settings, zoom in to 100% to check focus, and trip the shutter.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 18:26 UTC

The LX-3 was a great camera. Eventually bought the LX-5, LX-7, and now the LX-100.
These cameras from Panasonic were great - compact, feature-rich, and good-enough IQ (noise and sharpness) for the camera size. True multi-aspect sensor was fantastic as well (too bad the LX-100 doesn't completely go that route . . .).

Looking forward to the LX-200.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 19th comment
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Iloveaircraftnoise: People need apps to remind them when the sun sets and where the milky way shines?

This really is a sad indictment on humans in the digital age.

Why, yes they do if you are a photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 04:33 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

How many people do they have left? Seems like they had too many people for the number of products that they offered. Now it seems they don't.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 02:26 UTC as 26th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

Hmmm . . . my 13 yo daughter is currently using her first film camera - a 1952 Kodak Retina IIa with some Tmax400 . . .

My first real film camera was a N70, followed closely by a F3HP.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 176th comment
In reply to:

jhinkey: How many full time staff photographers does the PI employ?

That's what I was thinking too . . . these are the only two staff photographers and I bet the pay ain't that great . . .

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 18:46 UTC

How many full time staff photographers does the PI employ?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (137 comments in total)

Looks like a nice travel lens and would pair well with the 35/2.8 for such a use.

Sharp enough, fast enough AF, fast enough aperture.
Won't be sharper than my 85/4 ZM or the 85/2.4 Lox, but that's OK.

Great to have good choices for the A7 series!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

I wish Nikon would put this effort into being innovative . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 03:27 UTC as 129th comment

Disappointing that no pricing and availability at this point - that says they are still a ways away.

Personally, the 40/1.2 would be of very high interest assuming it was decent wide open and 42.5MP spectacular stopped down with good flare, ghosting, and sunstar characteristics.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:05 UTC as 24th comment

Oh the wide open MTF of the 11mm shows there will be lots of "bat wing" lights in the corners.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 00:34 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)

They need to work on a version that has smaller, thinner straws inside each of the bigger straws . . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 27th comment
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
In reply to:

HakanL: I don't know about you, but I've had enough of this kind of news. A drinking straw camera, a camera made out of cardboard, a camera made out of paperclips and empty dog food cans, etc. Take your drinking straw camera and [censorship] it up your [censorship].

I don't know about you, but I've not had enough of this kind of news. It's far more interesting to see people doing these sorts of imaging projects than wading through the latest camera/lens/flash/tripod/etc. release.

To each their own - you can always choose NOT to read an article.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
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