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bio website jazzyflight.blogspot.com
location Lakewood, CO
age 43
visits member for 1 year, 2 months
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I have 25 years of programming experience, going back to the Apple ][ days and Vic-20s and so on. Wrote my first commercial app (something I got paid for) in 1982, and I wrote a locally-successful game for the C-64 in 1985. I work in telecom, and have a company of my own. My hobbies currently are programming, RC model aircraft (planes and helicopters), rifle and pistol marksmanship, and photography.


Apr
17
comment Camera selection for model airplane
Not enough info for an actual answer, but in the RC world, the standards are FlyCam One, Mobius, 808 keychain, and GoPro. Depending on the payload capacity of the aircraft, those are the most popular. Your photos above are about as good as it gets with 'cheap' equipment. There is more information on RCGroups than you will find here. This is more of a 'drones' question than a photography question.
Apr
17
comment How to repair when a DSLR was infected by computer worm or virus?
Yeah software developer here - there are no camera viruses. However, there are Android viruses and Linux viruses and some cameras run those operating systems. If you have one of those, it's possible the camera is spreading the virus, but it's impossible for us to know what camera you have unless you say so.
Apr
16
answered How do I repair stripped threads of a tripod mount?
Mar
18
answered Might future advances in sensor technology reduce or eliminate noise?
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Oct
21
comment What do you get for spending more money on a camera body?
If you're going to be primarily shooting video, get a video camera. DSLRs can shoot video, but it's an add-on, it's not the primary purpose of the camera and so it's not optimized for that, where even a cheap video camera is. Shooting video with a DSLR uncovers a number of issues that you wouldn't expect - noisy focus motors, un-smooth zoom (because it's not motor-driven), uncomfortable hand-held shooting, poor auto-focus, poor DOF, etc, etc... You'll be much happier shooting video with a $500 video camera than anything on your list.
Oct
15
comment Will using a lens at max aperture (“wide open”) result in poor images?
I looked but I did not find any, please post links showing examples of low light work. Most of what I'm seeing on your blog is outdoors in the sun?
Oct
14
comment Any ideas on how to capture time?
Lol, thanks. That gently smiling man creeped me out major big time, but that's kind of why I took his picture :)
Oct
13
answered Any ideas on how to capture time?
Sep
26
comment What camera do you offer to a beginner for his first dslr or dslr like
In the link yeah, but the A65 is selling for $650 at some places right now.
Sep
26
comment What camera do you offer to a beginner for his first dslr or dslr like
BTW, ALL cameras suffer from higher noise at higher ISO levels - if it's bad enough to mention in a review though, I would avoid it. Here's an example of high ISO from the Sony Alpha - it's grainy but not bad... flickr.com/photos/77816686@N02/9491169620
Sep
26
answered What camera do you offer to a beginner for his first dslr or dslr like
Sep
9
comment What causes the dark halo around the copper part of the object in this photo?
To me it looks like it's following the "far" side, not the copper part. Try it on a matte surface - if it's a real shadow, that should make it show up better. If it doesn't show up better, then it's probably a processing error, or an actual "halo" caused by internal reflections - for which the only solution I'm aware of is to use dimmer light, or better lenses.
Sep
9
answered What causes the dark halo around the copper part of the object in this photo?
Sep
3
comment What sort of damage in a camera can cause these photos?
Yes that seems like a good find. However to answer your question, no. The camera writes the image to the card, then uses the card data to show you the preview. In your viewfinder you should see a normal image and the only way the viewfinder image could be messed up is if it's getting bad data. The only way the viewfinder can get bad data is if the sensor is bad or the transfer bus is bad - either way, you're not getting good data when you take a shot, and it's not something you can fix yourself.
Aug
30
awarded  Commentator
Aug
30
comment What sort of damage in a camera can cause these photos?
Try a new memory card before you try anything else.
Jul
29
comment Why do RAW images look worse than JPEGs in editing programs?
Yeah I think this is it. If your camera can produce a pleasing image, it's doing it based on the RAW data, there's no other way it can be done. So, it is possible to get the image the way you want it, but your RAW processor isn't doing that - you have to find the right settings. The only time I've experienced this is when I took some really bad shots though - the JPG looked ok, but the RAW file was super-noisy. That was my mistake - shooting at F/22 and 'high ISO' on a dark day.
Jul
26
comment My lens is capable of f-stops higher than the label
No I got my answer, thanks very much! Now I just need to go buy a better lense, these ones that came with the camera aren't very good!
Jul
26
awarded  Student