ProfHankD

ProfHankD

Lives in United States Lexington, United States
Works as a Professor
Has a website at http://aggregate.org/hankd/
Joined on Mar 27, 2008
About me:

Plan: to change the way people think about and use cameras by taking advantage of cameras as computing systems; engineering and creatively using camera systems to provide new abilities and improved quality.

ProfHankD's recent activity

  • Well, most higher-end cameras now have at least tilt... so it can't be that hard an engineering problem. Honestly, I doubt it was a ribbon cable that failed; more likely, some humidity got past a...

  • The TG-870 is discontinued with no follow-on; they point at either the TG-5 compact or the TG-Tracker action video camera as the next, which I'm saying is a very unfortunate thing.

  • Taking things another step too far, here's what this lens does when used wide open on a Vivitar macro focusing 2X teleconverter: Everything is softer... probably no advantage to using the ...
  • mais51: Could be, but isn't on mine. For example, it's great to be able to do things with the camera underwater and my face not.

  • You know, Olympus has led this market for a while, but I still think the TG-5 misses a bit. People don't seem to understand that in tough shooting situations, availability of a very wide view angle...

  • Created discussion thread Tamron Model 03A 80-210mm f/3.8-4
    When I recently bought a lot containing a Vivitar 28mm f/2.0 MC Close Focus Wide , one of the lenses that came along for the ride was a Tamron Model 03A 80-210mm f/3.8-4 . This lens is in near ...
  • No, it's the same optical distance from the sensor. Yes, it is. No. The lens tells the camera what the aperture can do and the body controls it based on metering through the lens -- just like on a ...
  • That depends largely on how good you are at holding a camera still. As it turns out, I'm exceptionally good at it (provided I haven't used a vibrating tool, such as a weed eater, in the past day ...
  • True enough, but the error rate will be lower if it's only picking among those bits of kit I actually own....
  • Interesting. The star seems to make them get listed, but I don't see the logic to ordering which order the starred ones list in? That's sort-of good enough... although the more I think about, the ...
  • Hopefully, you don't have one of the MFT bodies that only uses electronic shutter for manual lenses -- unfortunately, I do (GX850). That alone would make it grossly inappropriate for BIF with long ...
  • Created discussion thread Odd gear list choices in forum posts
    I understand why it might be considered useful to list gear owned by the poster at the bottom of each forum post, but there is a problem with the subset listed and the order . Of the 32 things in ...
  • Nice shots, but what the h*ll is going on with the blocky background? Is this a serious defect in the G9 or did you do something very funky in post?  Was this JPEG encoded with a broken encoder or ...
  • Replied in Other 28mm
    I have a Vivitar (Kiron) 24mm f/2 -- it's actually pretty good. In fact, overall, I like the Kiron builds better than the Komines... BUT the big problem with the Kiron-made Vivitars is the high ...
  • I believe that is (approximately) correct. There is a little issue in that different placements of the aperture can affect how well various aberrations are corrected, etc., and the front placement ...
  • Maybe. Whatever (and wherever) the stop is that most restricts the entry or exit pupil, that's what becomes the aperture. If you'd like, you can probably get away with placing an aperture in front ...
  • I agree -- this is my second copy. I have yet to find a 2X that is optically better... even ignoring the fact that this one has a focusing helical in it. That said, I haven't tried it with ...
  • ... and that's the #1 problem with this lens: it's usually too expensive. :-( I'm remarkably patient about getting lenses. This one was bundled with: (1) Minolta X570 body (2) MD 50mm f/1.7
  • Don't know, don't have 'em. Not likely to buy 'em at going prices either. From this review , I'm not overly impressed with the Olympus 28mm f/2.0. To be honest, it looks much closer to the Auto ...
  • I don't have one of the Series I 28mm f/1.9... but I never really found it all that appealing. It was always a high-priced lens and never really seemed in any way competitive with my Minolta MC ...
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