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Electronic designer. Professional Engineer. Oldish aka "reasonably experienced" :-).
Contact - apptechnz gmail com <- you know the drill.
Tel: +64 9 837 2999 gmt+13

Special interest in technological solutions for developing country applications. Extensive in-China experience in product development & manufacturing in China.

Jack of all trades, Master of Electrical engineering. (aka ME (elec)) Interested in all aspects of modern technology. Professional qualifications in electrical engineering but practically proficient or conversant in many peripheral areas.

Recent extensive experience in solar powered LED lighting development and manufacturing in China for markets worldwide.

"Servant of the Most High God" / committed Christian. Happy to work enthusiastically and interact amicably with people of all nationalities and creeds.

Married with 2 adult children.

Obsessional photographer.


Jun
21
comment When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?
My attitudes to them took a bit of setback when they, so long ago that rational people forget :-), decided to test Nukes "in our (distantish) backyard and then sent teams of (incompetent but deadly) top level approved terrorists to sink a protest ship in the harbour a few miles line of sight from where I write this. And then used their trade muscle to ride rough shod over the criminal justice system. That rankled for far longer than it should have but, perhaps surprisingly, Rwanda healed me, when the French waded in on the side of the oppressed when nobody else would. (Regardless of why) ....
Jun
21
comment When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?
does not detract from the tower's classic image AND THEN have it declared an original visual creation so that ALL photos of the tower are then under their greedy control. They should also patent the concept and start applying it to everything interesting and visible. What an opportunity. || In NZ they would not be laughed out of court - they'd never get into court. If they choose to visually decorate something in public view it's free to be viewed publicly. Hopefully in NZ theyd not be allowed to desecrate something so important with banal flimflam, as they have done. <curmudgeon_mode=0>
Jun
21
comment When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?
Comment only: I sympathise with Susan completely and if all she is wanting is an acknowledgement with the photos then I hope that Uncle Bob has enough decency and sense to comply in a suitably laid back way. | AND | I consider that in the case of the Eiffel Tower the French Courts are morons (in the formal sense of the term), SNET are being typical commercial despicable money grubbers (after full consideration of financial aspects) and deserve formal contempt. If they had any nouse they should decorate the tower in a new paint scheme which is different from the current one but which ....
Jun
16
comment Why do my photos lack texture/detail/microcontrast?
Which lens used? Aperture? Speed? ISO?
Jun
16
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Jun
16
answered Why do my photos lack texture/detail/microcontrast?
Jun
13
comment Does lens resolution matter when it comes to high resolution sensors?
Liable to be of interest DxO 35mm f/1.4 multi brand comparison - do read discussion where tester interacts with users.
Jun
13
comment Does lens resolution matter when it comes to high resolution sensors?
The lens rather than the sensor seems liable to be the limiting factor here (5ds not available for comparison but 17mp max Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L ...
Jun
13
comment Does lens resolution matter when it comes to high resolution sensors?
Yes. Lenses matter (you knew that). BUT decades old lenses MAY still be very good. And top new lenses are unlikely to match the 50mp body resolutions. A lens that exceeds 25mp effective performance is an exceptionally rare one indeed. Start here and work out look at various body and lens combinations. Body (sensor) can make an immense and unexpected difference.
Jun
10
comment Why does my Sony Alpha 77 II sometimes change to a lower resolution on its own?
Interest only: " with no image quality loss," -> on my A77 it's been my impression that I may get better results by using TC than when I post crop to same size. That does not seem to make sense but seems to happen. I should get to doing some controlled playing.
Jun
10
comment Why does my Sony Alpha 77 II sometimes change to a lower resolution on its own?
I (and Occam) like the teleconverter-button-press explanation. This will show in EVF but you could alter zoom to compensate in many cases. The mode resets when you view photos you have taken. || However, as an also ran - if you turn the mode selector knob through the MR position it MAY pick up settings from a memory recall action.
Jun
10
comment Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping?
@noonand I'm glad it was useful. Note that that as with all such things it is necessarily opinion on my part (based on years of poring over digital photos) and some others here may offer contrary advice. I think I'm right - and the photographer's prodigious commercial photo output also suggests he's not likely to bother doing weird things to a photo when he has so many others.
Jun
10
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10
answered Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping?
Jun
10
comment Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping?
@DanWolfgang I'd like to suggest that the question IS good and IS about photography - just needs more detail. Birds can look really strange in flight and knowing this can be of great value if a "looks good to people" photo is wanted. Also, knowing if a photo has been edited is a valuable aspect of dealing with photos (as opposed to producing them) - although also useful when editing to avoid editing artefacts.
Jun
8
comment Is a depth of field preview button a must-have feature on a camera?
Datapoint: I agree with MikeW - few and far between are the uses, you know what to expect after a while and review is quick, easy and a really good idea if it matters.
Jun
6
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
@dpollitt I guess I leant towards the mindset that this was for ongoing use. For a one or few off I (of course) agree with you.
Jun
6
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
Is this for a single set of photos or ongoing uses for multiple passports? If it is a "one off" or for a few people then suitable care and maybe a few retries and as dpollitt says, following the guidleines, will be able to produce a 'good enough' photo . If it's for ongoing passport photo taking then something better will make your job rather easier.
Jun
6
answered How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?