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bio website j.mp/NZPHOTOS
location Auckland, New Zealand
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visits member for 2 years, 8 months
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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.


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revised How do I decide what lenses I will need for a trip to New Zealand?
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revised How do I decide what lenses I will need for a trip to New Zealand?
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comment How do I decide what lenses I will need for a trip to New Zealand?
@Juhele - Feel very free to contact me when you visit (or before) email on my profile page and take a note of tel +64 9 8372999.
Jan
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comment How do I decide what lenses I will need for a trip to New Zealand?
You'll find that quite a lot of NZ is very marvellous to look at and fly over but harder to travel on :-) eg much of here or around here . I have travelled through your country briefly some while ago and would like to revisit some time. I have owned about 20 Jawa motorcycles :-). [I have read a reasonable amount about "certain fairly select portions" of your country's brave history. 193x - 194x, 196x, ... ].
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Jan
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comment How can I compare the lens serial number from the EXIF of a picture, to the serial on my lens?
'Inquiring minds want to know': Was the serial number 134960?
Jan
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answered How do I decide what lenses I will need for a trip to New Zealand?
Jan
10
revised Style with dim background, warmer tones and subject being almost the only light-emitter?
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revised Style with dim background, warmer tones and subject being almost the only light-emitter?
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answered Style with dim background, warmer tones and subject being almost the only light-emitter?
Jan
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comment How much does noise reduction let me increase ISO without a visible decrease in quality?
Fear of ISO IS holding you back!!! :-). See DXO optics camera sensor ratings with a low light emphasis. Their rating for the NEX5r is ISO 810. They say" Low-Light ISO indicates the highest ISO sensitivity to which your camera can be set while maintaining a high quality, low-noise image (based on a Signal-to-Noise-Ratio [SNR] of 30dB, a dynamic range of 9EVs and a color depth of 18bits)." - if you need 4 x the light above the level at which DxO adjudge the quality "high quality low noise" then you may need to buy a Nikon Df :-)
Jan
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comment Why is an electronic shutter not common in most SLR even though is so practical?
FWIW - some Sony SLT cameras can use either both 1st and 2nd curtain mechanical shutter OR an electronic 1st curtain (where the sensor is progressively enlivened as required and the usual mechanical 2nd curtain to terminate the exposure. | Older Minolta lenses may suffer from imprecise exposure times (usually too short) when using an electronic front curtain shutter. Sony A-mount lenses do not have this problem. | The rear-curtain-only mechanical shutter is substantially quieter in operation than when both mechanical curtains are used.
Jan
5
comment Is there a free tool that can set the file time to match the camera time in jpg meta data?
@mattdm My answer below is a superset of the answer you cite (I note after starting it). I have put a slightly modified copy as an answer on the question you cited. Suggestions as to how best rationalise this?
Jan
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answered Is there a free program to (batch) change photo file's date to match EXIF?
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answered Is there a free tool that can set the file time to match the camera time in jpg meta data?
Jan
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comment Capturing large monuments and landscapes
A wider angle lens would always be useful. "When" I get an A99 FF my ff Minolta 17-35mm will assume the wideness that Minolta always intended. Till then ...
Jan
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comment Capturing large monuments and landscapes
Here are some 'snapshots' of mine of Candi Borobadur in Java in Indonesia. Borbadur is probably similar scale and nature to Tikal to allow comparisons to be made. I'd be interested in knowing how well any of these meet your spec. NB - you are very unlikely to insult me with comments on these photos so feel free to make such observations as seem fitting. These are a 'trip record' - a small portion of the vast number taken there. Chosen as a cross section and not as an attempt to impress on photographic merit (or not vastly so anyway :-) ).
Jan
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comment Capturing large monuments and landscapes
This page claims to show the world's best photos of Tikal. Which if any meet your spec? | This ? or this?
Jan
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comment Capturing large monuments and landscapes
Closer / wider / lower will perhaps achieve more like what you want. Look at the various shots in the images you cited and see if any does what you want better than others and try to work out why. If none do you may be in trouble :-). I'd have thought that eg this image does a reasonable job of what you wanted - how well does that do what you want - and in what ways does it fall short?