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 reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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jhinkey: As a long time Nikon user I've seen them be terribly non-creative and non-adaptive.
My recent $$ have all gone to Sony and the A7 series. If Nikon had made a full frame mirrorless, even still the size of the D8XXX series I would have bought that.
But they seem to be a slow lumbering dinosaur unfortunately.

Adapt or die, and they don't seem to be adapting too well . . .

I also bought m43 gear for a compact system - the Nikon 1 system came out too late and too limited in lens selection for me. Another instance of Nikon not getting my $$ . Late to the game and not innovative.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

As a long time Nikon user I've seen them be terribly non-creative and non-adaptive.
My recent $$ have all gone to Sony and the A7 series. If Nikon had made a full frame mirrorless, even still the size of the D8XXX series I would have bought that.
But they seem to be a slow lumbering dinosaur unfortunately.

Adapt or die, and they don't seem to be adapting too well . . .

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies

“They’re really nice, funny, smart 20-something professionals, and they travel around to show people how much fun they can have,” Fleener said. “They intended no harm in any of this. The entire thing has been overblown. Hopefully in the future people will realize that.”

They should know better. The penalty needs to sting. I see too much of this kind of behavior - people know the rules, but think their actions won't have any effect. They were clearly doing this for work purposes and thus it was likely premeditated.

Stupidity and carelessness should be punished accordingly.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply

Love the idea, as clearly there are times for me that having a photo/video module that seamlessly clips to/works with my phone would be a good choice, but customized solutions like this I try to shy away from as cell phones become truly obsolete in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 5th comment

Clearly a decision to reduce their production costs and to gain some additional profit from the inevitable adapters for sale.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 07:33 UTC as 43rd comment
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jhinkey: Strobe specs?

Great, where's the link to that information?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
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jhinkey: This could be cool to take backpacking/mountaineering, though i already have headlamps, this could be cool as a secondary light/flash source remotely controllable.
Website needs more detailed specs.

Strobe rate, flash duration of the strobe, etc.
Did not find it on the website.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 15:01 UTC

This could be cool to take backpacking/mountaineering, though i already have headlamps, this could be cool as a secondary light/flash source remotely controllable.
Website needs more detailed specs.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Strobe specs?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 21:22 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

Hopefully it will be much sharper than the Sony RX10-II at the high frame rates - I found the image quality (specifically sharpness) to be highly disappointing at 1,000 fps.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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Eric Calabros: "This kind of coating would theoretically help collect enough light to study galaxies with low surface brightness"

Did Canon PR team write this sentence?

Higher contrast. Reflector telescopes have components in the optical path that basically reduce contrast (and other optical artifacts). Refractors don't have these components and produced higher contrast images. Special coatings like Canon uses helps even more. Not quite that simple, but that's the 50,000 ft explanation.
One Q I have is could they not have done the same thing with the Nikon version of the 400/2.8 or were the coatings/light transmission not as good as Canon?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 15:03 UTC

Yep, the winner would not be my choice or even near the top, but that's just me and my particular taste . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 42nd comment
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russbarnes: Interesting. Personally the last thing I'd want is an advert on a camera bag for what's inside. For the same reason I never use branded camera straps either. They look nice nonetheless...

Yeah, just look for the bag with the red dot on it to know what to steal . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
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russbarnes: Interesting. Personally the last thing I'd want is an advert on a camera bag for what's inside. For the same reason I never use branded camera straps either. They look nice nonetheless...

Yep, my camera bag doesn't look anything like a camera bag for just such a reason.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 18:44 UTC

CF Cards? Make them thinner and get rid of the in-camera pins and you might have a future . . . but not in my A7RII and Pany m43 bodies. Nikon and Canon full frame might carry on using CF cards, but they missed the boat with mirrorless bodies.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 7th comment
On article Going wide: Irix 15mm F2.4 sample gallery (111 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Looks like great results, unless you take lots of shots with the sun in the center of your images.

Which is what many would indeed use this lens for. Disappointing for sure.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
On article Going wide: Irix 15mm F2.4 sample gallery (111 comments in total)

If you want to see how bad this lens flares when pointed into the sun head over to see the pictures here:

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,4453.15.html

Very poor sun stars too . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)

Based on the jpegs, at f/1.4 it's pretty darned sharp across 90% of the frame (far corners a bit smeared), by f/2.8 it appears to be cleaned up all the way out to the far corners. Pretty impressive.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 15:07 UTC as 52nd comment

That looks like it just might be luggable up into the mountains! Very cool.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 112th comment
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aldosigma: f2.4 for 1400$? now sony can make PR slides with A7R II and this lens vs dlsr and 85mm f1.4 and tell "how compact their mirrorless system really are and its price is also in check"

Since when is max. aperture directly proportional to price of a lens?
Should a crappy-performing f/1.4 cost more than an excellent wide open f/2 lens just because of the extra aperture?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
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