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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The MK-II does look slightly sharper in RAW compared to the MK-I. Noise looks like a toss-up, which is what one would expect in reality.

For me it's the price. Don't need 4K and some of the other goodies.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 22:23 UTC as 51st comment
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BobT3218: 121 autofocus points? Why? Seems to me this gives 120 chances of the camera selecting the wrong point. Is this going be another pixel war thing?

Now I have even more freedom to select the portion of the image that I want the AF to use. This is not a bad thing as long as it doesn't slow things down.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
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LaurenceSvirchev: It says Mountainsmith. If you're in the wilderness for more than a day, you need a bag like this to haul gear, extra clothes, tent, food. Or hire a 'sherpa.' It's not a city bag.

Actually I find it the other way around. These bags tend to be optimized just for carrying camera gear and not much else (though you can certainly use the volume to carry anything you want). As I said below, anything other than a short hike from the car or around town and you'll likely want to use something else. These bags also tend to be quite relatively heavy with padding and lot of extra features - another reason I like to adapt a light weight backpack for in the wilderness photography activities.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 17:08 UTC

These photo-centric bags always look cool, but I find them to not work out in general for my outdoor activities that involve camera gear. If I'm doing nothing but photography and don't need to carry water, food, 10 essentials, extra clothing, etc. then these are OK. But invariably it makes more sense to start with a lightweight backpack and make adaptations to carry my camera gear along with my essentials.

Of all the things that MountainSmith makes the kit cube stuffed inside the lumbar pack is the most useful for me. The cube can be put inside a standard backpack and the lumbar pack, completely empty, can be compacted down and used for a day gear pack when out on extended forays into the wild (or even on a major vacation).

For a backpack somewhat geared towards photographers the LowePro Photo Sport AW series is a great combination of backpack + photo backpack that works well for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 7th comment
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J A C S: That was a cheap shot. Slice a Phase One with a $10k lens.

No, abrasive waterjet cutting is a not terribly precise way of cutting things in half, especially parts much thicker than the jet. It's solely a method of quickly cutting materials.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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Sir Punk: What a waste of time, pointless act, and environmental waste this created, a camera to throw away and some contaminated water that will end up in a river or ocean.

The camera was going to be in the trash/electronics recycle pile someday anyways, cutting it in half did not change a thing.

Contaminated water - technically sure, but the amount is nothing compared to that already flowing to the oceans. Plus, you can't just flush your abrasive waterjet leftovers down the drain anyways (or at least you shouldn't be able to).

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Ansel Spear: It's no wonder they're having a regroup when you consider their eye-watering array of some 15 PAS cameras in assorted colours, 3 or 4 premium compact cameras, 12 or so consumer DX DSLRs, 4 prosumer FX DSLRs, 2 Pro FX DSLR's, retro and Nikon 1 ranges, Nikon's offerings appear so unstructured and scatter-gun. Surely it's time for them take a long hard look at their market and slash this lot down to a couple of choices in each group.

To add, I was excited about their DL lineup, but:
- Came out too late for me - bought an LX100
- Seems they always make strange configuration option decisions which tend to make the low end body versions too expensive and the high end versions too crippled, thus it's a tough sell

Wonder if the DL lineup will ever come out . . .

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 16:47 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Ansel Spear: It's no wonder they're having a regroup when you consider their eye-watering array of some 15 PAS cameras in assorted colours, 3 or 4 premium compact cameras, 12 or so consumer DX DSLRs, 4 prosumer FX DSLRs, 2 Pro FX DSLR's, retro and Nikon 1 ranges, Nikon's offerings appear so unstructured and scatter-gun. Surely it's time for them take a long hard look at their market and slash this lot down to a couple of choices in each group.

Generally agree that their offerings are kind of unstructured.
No problem with their number of FX offerings, but what they do have doesn't necessarily seem logical at times
DX was/is a mess - it appears that their strategy was to just churn out models with slightly different, slightly incremental offerings hoping that people will drop what they have and upgrade for little to no meaningful difference other than it's "new".
Nikon 1 was technically a great achievement, but was still-born with their bland body and lens offerings.

Df, though very nice, was a waste of time and resources and could have been so much more

It all just seems to smack of company leadership that is disconnected from their customers and the market trends, afraid to make bold moves to stay relevant and profitable in the long term.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
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dr8: seems like most of the comments miss the real issue : They could have DIED. Their actions embolden OTHER folks to disregard the signs & walkways and venture onto fragile crust over BOILING water. The issue is safety of not-so-bright park visitors. Some who have actually JUMPED into thermal features to rescue other peoples pets, and then died as they sat on the edge of the pool watching their skin slough off & acknowledging that what they did was a "big mistake".....

No, most others did not miss the real issue. If they died by their own stupidity, too bad for them.
It's the continued damage to this treasure and other treasures like it and the precedent/example that it sets.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 23:59 UTC
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'll modify my previous comment - the Nikon 1 system WAS innovative in many ways, it's just that it should have been and APS-C sensor system.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
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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