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David H. Hartman

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Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« on: January 02, 2021, 03:31:13 »
Roland Vink's Lens Pages ( https://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html ) are Down. Please tell me Roland is OK.

Years ago I exchanged emails with Roland, don't remember what but it must have been about Nikkor lenses. I always read his post here at NikonGear. The information he kindly provides is of great value. Now I'm getting a 404 page not found error when I try to access his site. I hope he is doing well.

Dave

I started this discussion under lenses since forever I have referred to this page seeking information about Nikkor lenses. 
Edit to add the correct address that works: http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html

Excellent! I'll bookmark this link!
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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 04:09:36 »
This site exhibits a very high level of availability. 

Maybe we should wait and see if it comes up again - this would be a good time of year to do site maintenance.
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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2021, 06:03:58 »
I haven't realized I've been accessing to his older(?) non-secured site until know.  The non-secured site is accessible.
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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2021, 06:12:23 »
His site "Nikon lenses serial numbers" is perfectly reachable in NY. No problem.   LZ

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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 06:37:33 »
Thanks for your concern, I am well! I can load all the pages on my site and my provider has not sent any recent notifications that they are doing maintenance. Not sure where the problem lies... :o

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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 09:57:28 »
The http-based URL works just fine. Using https however generates 404 errors.

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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 11:17:35 »
Thanks for your concern, I am well! I can load all the pages on my site and my provider has not sent any recent notifications that they are doing maintenance. Not sure where the problem lies... :o

Roland, I'm glad all is well. I'll figure out the technicalities of the web tomorrow.

Dave

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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2021, 12:00:30 »
The http-based URL works just fine. Using https however generates 404 errors.

On my Firefox, the "https" caused the alert warning that it detected a potential security risk.  :o :o :o
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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2021, 12:26:43 »
Safari (Mac OS) gives a similar warning.
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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2021, 22:28:10 »
On my current Linux box, running Firefox 84.x, the https URL results directly in 404 Error, whilst http URL promptly loads the requested page.

With the NG site, one is automatically taken to the https by behind-the-curtain automatics. Apparently there is no such mechanism at Roland's site.


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Re: Roland Vink's Lens Pages Down...
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2021, 23:23:26 »
On this Windows 10, Enterprise box using "About:Config" I've set "browser.urlbar.trimURLs = False" and “(x) Enable HTTPS-Only Mode in private windows only”. I'm doing a fresh install of OS X High Sierra on an older MacBook Pro and "Bird Sitting" a friend's lovable but mischievous cockatoo.

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