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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
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Software architect and developer, currently Director of Architecture at a Canadian software company in Toronto. I use a variety of technologies but at work it's generally C++, HTML, ASP (JScript), Flex, and SVG. For personal stuff, I tend to use PHP, C#, perl, and everything I use at work. :)

I've been designing and developing for well over a decade in the enterprise software market, first with IP billing, now with ticketing (no, not TicketMaster). I'm a classic case of a jack-of-all-trades, but my intuition is good and I pick up programming languages like a sponge picks up water.

I'm a moderator on Photography.SE and I'm an avid amateur photographer and especially enjoy nature and macro photography. I've also started getting into more studio oriented stuff, acquiring some lighting, background stands, and other gadgets for that purpose. My current weapon of choice is the Nikon D800. Check out my website for some of my photography DIY projects, some of which have been featured on the well-known DIY Photography site.

I'm now on 500px and you can see my portfolio that is in dire need of growth...

I'm also a moderator pro-tem on Pets.SE because I have a keen love and interest in animals. Over the years, I've had as companions dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, turtles, and budgies. As a result, I've learned a lot about caring and enjoying, sometimes the hard and sad way.


Apr
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revised Is there a lens adapter for Canon lenses to Nikon mount
spelling and grammar
Apr
10
answered Why do SLRs and DSLRs use different flash gels?
Apr
9
comment Why do superzoom designs keep expanding on the telephoto rather than wide-angle end?
@Gnubie - Beyond a certain focal length on 35mm cameras, you'll notice that lenses tend to be fisheye and then people use defishing software to correct the distortion. The reason for this is that they drop the distortion correction lenses and that makes them less complex.
Apr
9
answered Why do superzoom designs keep expanding on the telephoto rather than wide-angle end?
Apr
9
answered Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?
Apr
9
comment Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?
@SailorCire - Flaws in the glass or the coating could lead to odd flares and light patterns. They may all be really good, but if some are not, then they may still be fun under the right circumstances.
Apr
9
comment Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?
Of course, older filters may result in some interesting side effects as a result. Could be fun just for that reason. :)
Apr
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reviewed Close what does shutter “off” do?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open What are the best sites to share photo galleries with friends?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Group sharing photos without registration?
Apr
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reviewed Close Self-timer on Canon 5d Mark III?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open How can a super tiny iPhone 6 Plus lens produce significant DOF?
Apr
6
comment Pictures start in focus then go out of focus?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Apr
5
revised Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?
Fix last 6 links, they reused linked numbers
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Are there any drawbacks to putting good glass on a cheap body?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Need help saving pics on Nikon D3200
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Low budget entry level Speedlite?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open PS Elements vs Lightroom for image management
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Comparing a6000 to a7 photos on Flickr
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Why do lens manufacturers produce lenses with few aperture blades?