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 article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)

Just give us 14 bit DR in fully electronic shutter mode . . .

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 57th comment

I guess I'm lucky. Nothing but the usual software problems with the two Surface Pro 4 tablets that my daughters have. They abuse the heck out of them and so far it's only been the MS Wind 10 operating system that has been bothersome and buggy.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 4th comment

I hope in the agreement they compensate the photographer for a wrongful lawsuit.
Seems to me that PETA needs to gain some perspective on themselves.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:13 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

Ugh . . the dreaded 6 blade aperture. Not very nice sun stars, assuming this lens does wall at all with the sun or bright light in the frame.

The 45/2.8 AI-P Nikkor is the lens to beat in the wide-ish pancake lens for Nikon mount category.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)

Found a pristine used copy for a great price and it's been glued to my G85 ever since.
Is it not a perfect lens, but it's compact, great IQ even wide open, fast AF, nice ergonomics (aperture ring), quality build, etc.
Hopefully Panny will continue to produce primes like this one.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 13th comment
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Dee Fitch: Chances are I'll never see the movie, period. These staged/battle/action scenes in war movies are so phony and monotonous, and they really grate on me. I guess your average Joe moviegoer laps it up so movie guys don't challenge themselves to make better. There are more interesting and creative ways to depict battle.

Hmm . . So Dee you'll only accept ACTUAL battle footage before you'll see a film?
Never been in battle, but there seems to be a lot of movies that seem to get it pretty darned close to the real thing according to those that have endured it first hand. I will grant you that there are a ton of movies that aren't close to realistic battle scenes, but certainly not all of them.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 22:17 UTC

It's the fault of the A9 that it can't AF quickly with an adapted Canon lens?
Headline is written poorly and is misleading.
Perhaps the headline should read "Adapted Canon 300 and 400 mm fall short on the Sony A9" to imply that it's the lens fault, which is an equally valid assertion.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 135th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

No complaints about this lens. Sharp enough wide open, very sharp stopped down. Oh so compact on my G85. Love the ergonomics of this lens. I have the 12-35/2.8 Pany, but it's just too big to have on the camera every day. This lens stays on my G85 most of the time.

Oh, and I bought mine used for $399 or something like that.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 12th comment
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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ijm5012: While this is all very interesting, is it not somewhat concerning that it was acknowledged that Sony's S-AF did not yield the sharpest shots? Being a sports/journalism camera, the overwhelming majority of users will be shooting the camera in either S-AF or C-AF, not MF (which is a PITA with focus-by-wire lenses, not even factoring in how time consuming it is). The fact that Sony's AF algorithm isn't better is somewhat concerning, especially on a camera that costs as much as the A9, and touts it's AF ability as one of its headline features..

Do Sony aX cameras have an AF fine-tune feature, that accounts for front or back-focusing issues due to PDAF? If so, it may be worth going through this exercise, and seeing what improvements are made regarding AF accuracy/sharpness. I know that going through it with older 4/3 lenses on my E-M1 II made a difference in improving the AF accuracy and resulting sharpness.

I have thus far been unimpressed with my A7RII AF accuracy in AF-S mode (never use AF-C for what I do) compared to my m43 cameras (Panasonic mostly). This is with the 85/1.8 as well - inconsistent AF - focus is almost spot on, but many times not in situations where it should be with easy AF targets (flat surfaces, high contrast content, & non-moving).

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 16:32 UTC

That would be a shame if it didn't offer an Android version - it's one of my favorite photography tools . . . please offer an Android version!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 02:40 UTC as 4th comment
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Sirandar: Ummmm ...... what happened to your editors?

This is just some generic video of a generic plane with cheesy music. It isn't even particularly striking.

There are 1000s of videos more relevant to photography that this.

Not a big deal but I would prefer less on this or at least more compelling examples. Notice I didn't complain about the air show pictures previously some of which were interesting

Um, it's in the title of the article.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 03:31 UTC
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KCook: It never spells out which plane is which. But the bigger of the two is enormous for a twin engine airplane!

Kelly

Yes, two big engines are more efficient that four smaller ones of equivalent overall thrust.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 03:30 UTC

Oh the things you can do with an empty plane and a lot of excess thrust at takeoff . . .

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 03:29 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies

Ah, what's old is new again . . . people have been doing this for a long time.

You don't actually need an optical grade concave mirror - you can set up a Schlieren system in several different ways (optical masks, Fresnel lens, etc.).

Things get really interesting when you take a system like this and way over-drive the LED and pulse it for very short durations at, say 1kHz, then use a RX10-III to record video at video high rates sync'ed to the LED light pulse.

All can be cobbled together with Amazon and ebay parts (plus some relatively cheap rented gear).

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: This is such an awesome concept. Circular and full frame fisheye lens all in one. I'd love to have one, just might have to.

It's not the first lens to do this, but I can see how it would be handy for those who know how to use such lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)

Would be great if we could get full resolution images . . . .

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 00:21 UTC as 35th comment
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jhinkey: Great to have options.

I own the 35/2.8 Sony and it's too expensive for the IQ and build quality, though it's still a very good lens. 35/2 Lox - great build quality, not that great IQ for the price, no AF, but quite expensive.

I think this lens, if on par with the 35/2.8 Sony, will find a lot of happy buyers. Hopefully the QC will be good.

That being said, an excellent, compact 35/2 AF from Sony/Samyang/Zeiss would be even better to have.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 17:10 UTC

Great to have options.

I own the 35/2.8 Sony and it's too expensive for the IQ and build quality, though it's still a very good lens. 35/2 Lox - great build quality, not that great IQ for the price, no AF, but quite expensive.

I think this lens, if on par with the 35/2.8 Sony, will find a lot of happy buyers. Hopefully the QC will be good.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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M H S: I think the fps way too slow.. I'm surprised DPR didn't add a headline pointing out how much better the video would be if it had been shot with a Sony A9

In a hurry?
I suspect the FPS was chosen to give you a better idea of the speed at closest approach vs. farther away. I found it to be pretty good for time length.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 21:02 UTC

Pretty darned cool. Now if that was shot in 3D so you could see the depth of the cloud tops when at the closest approach that would be super amazing! Next probe perhaps (unless someone can do 3D reconstruction from this series of images).

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 19th comment
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