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 Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Still waiting for the Nikon full-frame mirrorless . . . . give me the DM900!
Though I like my A7RII - I'd really rather have an equivalent Nikon body so I don't have to fight the ergonomics and menu system to operate the camera.

D5 - great to hear, glad they didn't keep us in suspense what the next camera name was going to be by pre-announcing it w/o any real details.

What about lenses for this new D5? 135/1.8G AFS VR? 16/2.8G AFS fisheye? 400/5.6G PF AFS VR? . . . .?

You are likely right, though who knows if all new lenses moving forward are going to be "E" lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Let me translate Nikon's "announcement" to plain English: "Nikon asks users to be patient and stop going to Sony"

Some of us already have send some $$ to Sony that I would have been much happier sending to Nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Still waiting for the Nikon full-frame mirrorless . . . . give me the DM900!
Though I like my A7RII - I'd really rather have an equivalent Nikon body so I don't have to fight the ergonomics and menu system to operate the camera.

D5 - great to hear, glad they didn't keep us in suspense what the next camera name was going to be by pre-announcing it w/o any real details.

What about lenses for this new D5? 135/1.8G AFS VR? 16/2.8G AFS fisheye? 400/5.6G PF AFS VR? . . . .?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2159 comments in total)
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Bene Placito: But the lens lineup is soooooooo limited.

Unless you use adapted glass . . . .

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 03:19 UTC
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J A C S: Too many blown highlights and false color for a sensor promising to revolutionize DR.

You are likely seeing the raw footage that has not had any of the typical software correction for sharpness, color, contrast, CA, distortion, etc. I don't see blown highlights (except for the specular bright reflections, but our eyes would over-expose this as well as would any current sensor that is still showing details in the deep shadows).

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
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AngryCorgi: Good dynamic range but it "appears" to lack sharpness/definition.

That's likely what your smartphone images and video looks like in the raw before software processing sharpens it up, adjusts the contrast and color and removes CA.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
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BostonC: I've been following this company's technology closely. They've burned through $160mm. Hopefully the production will happen soon and the sensor holds good quality as promised, before investors lose faith in them.

Uh, that amount of $$$ is nothing for something like this.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 22:57 UTC

Short on details of why they are better and how. Some measurements and comparisons with competitors would be good to have, otherwise it's all marketing hype.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (62 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: d7000 shutter grease/ AF problems/ mine eventualy overheated and the liveview shown corrupted image until the camera locks and had to take off the battery and wait for a minute. Nikon silence
SB-900 overheating - Nikon silently launched SB-910
d600 shutter grease - Nikon silently launched d610
d800 green tint, af problems - Nikon silently launched d810
Possible conclusions:
1. Launch a problematic camera first then a second good one and silence the public about it.
2. Launch a camera in a hurry without complete QC than let the public be the beta testers(QC), than relaunch it as it should. Isn't it genious?
3. Do not buy cameras that terminate in 00 from Nikon anymore.
The perfect camera?
Owners needs to feel confident about their investestiment , if one says something bad about it, all fanboys scream WHINING, TO SUPRESS THE REAL PROBLEMS.
I have a d700, and d7000 not a fanboy of any brand just like to see inovation, without shortcuts that hurts the consumer also known as you.

Investment?? Really, when has any piece of camera gear been an investment.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 00:43 UTC
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (62 comments in total)
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Vanitas Photo: Canon, Nikon, Olympus... and every other camera manufacturer:

Could you stop punishing your early adopters with half baked cameras and PLEASE deliver quality products from the first day of selling your gear?

Truly yours,
All of us the ef ing customers who buy your gear.

Get real. Today's DSLRs are some of the most complicated elctro-mechanical devices ever made. If they took the time to get every single bug out of the system before launching the product they would be far more expensive and take far longer to develop.
They actually do a pretty good job in my opinion compared with other products out there.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
On article Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)

I already carry around a Dell M6700 that weighs over 3kg, this might not be so bad for the increased screen size, though it is a bit overkill . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 19:39 UTC as 11th comment

Actually, I have some technical imaging applications that could use all the light they can get at this focal length - I wonder how close it can focus!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

I'll just have to limp along with my 135/2 APO Zeiss until I can find one of these on sale . . . ;>).

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 17:06 UTC as 21st comment

Is now really a good time for a company to come out with their first full-frame DSLR when likely a mirrorless full frame design would be where camera technology is going in general? Can they make money with a FF DSLR?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 16:54 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies

Not a Fuji user (please make a full frame system - please!), but I very much admire what they are doing with their lenses and camera bodies.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:55 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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stevef1961: At 100% those pictures are TERRIBLE. I was considering this lens but if these sample images are legit... either the d810 sux or the lens is sub par. Does anyone agree with me? Soft as heck...

Uh, the wide open shot of the space needle looks pretty darned good to me from edge to edge when I load up the NEF into ACR and apply my standard minimal sharpening. Usually it's the fault of the default jpg settings of the camera or post processing if images posted by DPR are soft - they tend to be conservative in their camera settings and processing.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:56 UTC
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jhinkey: With these somewhat odd f-stops used in the images I assume a great many of them were shot in P mode? If you are at f/2 or /2.2 why not just use it wide open at f/1.8?

Not really on modern lenses and this is as about a modern of a lens design as you get. f/1.8 to f/2 should not make a difference.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:50 UTC

With these somewhat odd f-stops used in the images I assume a great many of them were shot in P mode? If you are at f/2 or /2.2 why not just use it wide open at f/1.8?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:31 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

It just highlights that for the vast majority of us photogs that ~90-99% of making a good image is showing up at the right place at the right time. Even my 12 yo daughter has taken some great images because of those two things alone.
Really it's about a dad spending quality time with his young son with some nice images resulting.

Glad to see it here on DPR.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 48th comment
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