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by Bart Arondson

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I'm a software developer (currently focused on Python), living in Australia (currently focused on Sydney).

I am an on-again/off-again moderator of Skeptics.SE. (I was Pro Tem Moderator, I handed in my diamond when the first elections were held, and then ran in the second elections about a year later.)


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comment Why do some lenses cost 10 times as much when the specs are very close?
What does "sagitally" mean? (perhaps link to a definition?). Best I found was "in the direction from dorsal to ventral", which doesn't help.
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comment Why don't most cameras support PNG format?
Lack of EXIF data would be "seen as a negative" by photographers? Bah! These young digital photographer whipper-snappers! In my day, photographers used film and knew what a negative really looked like! :-)
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comment Why does a higher-end camera body like the Nikon D700 cost so much?
@Marcin, oh I see where we were at odds now. I was talking about technology exclusively used in higher-end cameras. Larger sensors, case-design, customising software, flash interfaces, factory fitout, support processes, etc. For the technology in common, I agree with you. (Note: Still not suggesting that there isn't even MORE R&D involved in getting other features into the smaller footprint of compacts.)
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comment Can the slant edge SFR method measure lens resolution greater than the Nyquist limit for the camera sensor?
@Sean, @whuber, please enter your suggestions as answers rather than comments, (see the big text box at the bottom of the page) so they can be voted upon and edited.
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comment Why does a higher-end camera body like the Nikon D700 cost so much?
@Marcin, I worded my answer carefully to avoid suggesting that there is more R&D involved in the specialist cameras. Instead, I am arguing R&D costs per unit sold are higher.
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answered Why does a higher-end camera body like the Nikon D700 cost so much?