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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.


Feb
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comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
See comments I've placed on my question. I agree with all you've said more or less. But I'll not be doing it the "logical" way. Too much to do, not enough life available. Off to India in 8 days and another major proposal to get in plus getting ready. Agh ... ie I need to find a way past the months and years inertia of "the system". I need 5 to 10 minutes of PM's time. No more than 5 if I must. REally clunky software emulation is a good start but best is just holding a camera and describing how it would work. 'You'll see' :-) | ....
Feb
27
comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
... my paper designs for this next great leap to be what drives reality and not wait for someone else to do it :-).
Feb
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comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
... AND you want it NOW. | Yes, Sony does not work that way. Yes Phil's secretary would beat me off with a large stick. Yes it's crazy. Yes it works. | 11 years ago I bought a Minolta 7Hi. $2500NZ semiwholesale. In spending power at least the same in $US then. And in current $ maybe the better part of double that. 5 Mp. bridge camera. OK zoom range. EVF. Magic. It showed me what a camera could do. I "designed" paper dream SLR systems. I told people that one day cameras would do xxx. After too long Sony produced their SLT cameras - the A77 is about what I had in mind back then. I'd like ....
Feb
27
comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
... in a few minutes that in fact I'm correct :-). | Yes it sounds utterly utterly crazy. | Yes it sounds totally impossible that everyone has missed such a major gain for so long. | Yes. I still believe it. | When I said nature photography I was including it in "almost real time". Not the sit and wait and time the moment wity set settings but the two Peregrines diving and play fighting, The Otter in and out of the water, the sudden changes in and out of deep shadow - times when auto xxx is not enough and you want to change ISO or aperture or white balance or flash or memory recall or xxx ....
Feb
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comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
I've read the various responses with interest and tried to be sure I don't gloss over things. I agree with just about everything that has been said - but I largely did so before I started. Which is why I wanted to contact Phil Molyneaux if at all possible. I "know" that about 5 minutes of his time would either result in a "go away" or a "lets talk". I've read transcripts of interviews with him and I know he knows what it takes to do things hands on. I also in part contradict with my concept a direct technical statement he made about camera controls - and I believe I could convince him ....
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comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
... done rough software simulations but, more usefully, have on many occasions imagined I had it working in my camera in a given situation and "operated the controls accordingly" [both mentally and actually to get a proper feel for it]. Transformational. Really. Where do you want to go today? Your camera is there already. It will do anything it can do essentially instantly. Transformational. (I could swear I'd said that already :-) ). | But, no, I do not have any desire or ability to 'go it alone' in this area. And nobody else is going to give me an A99 and CZxxx to go on with :-). Phil ?????
Feb
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comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
" ... won't listen to you though ..." is precisely why I want to get the idea into the hands and brains of eg Phil Molyneaux. I've read transcripts of interviews with him and can see that he would instantly understand what this system does, why it is needed and useful and why it is especially relevant to Sony. It will work with all top end cameras and with the majority of lower end ones with diminishing returns in some cases. It is about zero capital cost, negative cost in some cases and makes a camera sing in your hands like nothing you have met. Transformational really. I've ...
Feb
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comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
@Rene - I KNOW it is good. Even though it is "obvious in retrospect" people have been walking in circles around it for years. A few years from now all top end cameras will use a functionally equivalent system. Whether I will be the one to introduce it is TBD. All notes diagrams etc are going into a provisional patent about now. This is mainly to assist with me being able to disclose things to people without them being concerned about what I may subsequently claim. (Gets complex). I'll tell you all about it as soon as Sony allow me to :-).
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revised What will happen to a camera if it is taken to an environment beyond its operating temperature?
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comment What will happen to a camera if it is taken to an environment beyond its operating temperature?
Batteries can suffer from permanent damage if operated at high temperature. The effects on long term capacity or cycle life may not be obvious. One of the OLPC team who lives in Australia told me that after exposing a unit to outback conditions the battery never again performed as well. They monitor and log actual battery performance.
Feb
8
comment Legality of shooting photos on the campus of a private school?
You enter your lounge to unexpectedly find a number of 'models' participating in a preppie fashion blog photo shoot. What do you think?
Feb
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comment What are the distinquishing features of 50mm prime lenses for Sony?
@MichaelClark Yes, I was aware of the FF/APSC difference in the two lenses. The old argument used to go that lenses tended to be superior in spec on the centre for technical reasons and .... . That was when film was king. APSC cameras with FF lenses seem to have made a nonsense of this "wisdom" in many cases. It is common enough to find people reporting quite variable results between FF and APSC for the same lens (as here). What is interesting is that the relative differences can change markedly with APSC camera (if you believe eg DxO). Use there comparison system and vary 'bodies'.Interesting
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