A motto:

Don’t be mean, not even a small (verbal) bite
– if you are, it will sooner or later come back and bite you.

The blog name:

Photo Phreak – that is me, I’ve been reading and viewing photos since I was a teenager. I’ve created my own photos since 1999. Here I present my “Phindings”, my personal views and links to other’s that seemingly have the same views – or information that I find interesting.

The login and email name: hearkane, (e.g. www.flickr.com/arkane )
Can be thought of as hear Kane (Rosebud!) or he‘s arkane but actually is a slight reorder of my initials with all the second-characters added.
Ooops, didn’t know about this: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hearken

The blog contents: will most likely come to be a high number of photography oriented posts, but – as my interests are very varied – other things might appear too.

My name: is Hannu E. K. Nevalainen and I live in a town that is a tiny tourist trap – just slightly south and west from Stockholm, Sweden… the distance is just about one hours drive on the highway.

My occupation: I work with quality related issues on a company that produces a great number of devices per year (in a load of variants). The device is used for speed, position and angle measuring in a broad spectre of products by our customers. My work involves mechanics, optics, software and electronics in an intricate combination.

My hobbies: has been within; Filately, book reading, music listening, motors (cars) and related mechanics, computer programming, some electronics, trekking by bike, table tennis, badminton, squash…

I’ve also been interested in photography since the early teens – that is forty years.

I currently own a set of the Nikon SLR’s (one for 35mm film) with fairly complete and matching set of lenses – I’m not a pro, but been on it for ages, read the camera history below.

The camera history:
Ricoh RDC-5000 (dpreview/2000) – owned and in use aug 1999 to nov 2003.
It had one Smartmedia card slot. I had 8+32MB, enough for large amounts of pictures.
The first few images here were taken using this camera.

Konica Minolta Dimage Z1 (dpreview/2003) dec 2003 to jun 2007.
SD-cards (not SDHC). I used several, 2 GB on top.
The next few images here were taken using this camera.

Nikon D40x (dpreview/2007) jun 2007 to dec 2008.
I used two 4 GB Sandisk SD cards (Extreme III and IV).

Nikon D300 (dpreview/2008) dec 2008- to feb 2012.
CF-cards. 8 GB 300x or 45MB/s – allows about 400 NEF 12bit images (my usual setting).

Nikon F100 (Thom Hogan/?) May 2011+
35mm FILM (135-type), mostly B&W… some Kodak, but mostly cheaper e.g. Fomapan, Kentmere, Polypan, ORWO.
Developing myself, scanning the negatives on a CanonScan 4400F.

Nikon D700 (dpreview/2008) February 2012+
CF-cards, 8 GB 300x/45MB/s as backup, 16GB Sandisk 60MB/s as main.

Lenses for Nikon:
+ Used on the D40x, which still is in use: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55, Nikkor AF-S VR DX 55-200
+ For D300: Sigma 30/1.4 DC EX HSM, Nikkors: AF-S VR DX 16-85/3.5-5.6, AF-S VR FX 70-300/3.5-5.6
+ For Nikon F100 and D700: Samyang 14/2.8 UMC AE, Nikkor AF 28/2.8, 50/1.4D, 85/1.4D, 135/2.0D DC, 35-70/2.8D, 80-200/2.8D ED (two ring)
+ Expired Loans: Nikkor AF 50/1.8D, Sigma EX 180/3.5 IF HSM MACRO
+ Expired Trials: Sigma 10-20/3.5-5.6 HSM

…see the image

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