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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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comment Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?
Your graph shows that paying the additional 75% for the Canon ... II does give you something for your $. And no doubt some will pay that for the difference, and the Canon badge. The Tamron 70-200 looks tempting. And I can see my D700 asking for a companion Tamron 24-70 WITH VC (unlike the Sony one) at some stage.
Apr
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comment Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?
... with a single press with great confidence except in very low light and with very fast subject motion (eg traffic) . Even those could be helped along I imagine. I doubt that I'm going to be converted to AF priority single press shooting any time soon, but my A77 can be run in AF preference mode and taken back to MF with user release control instantly using the AF/MF button just under the edge of the right thumb when in normal shooting stance. SO some brain reprogramming is liable to be in order with a likely best of both worlds result.
Apr
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comment Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?
+1 Good info. The Tamron AF is, as others said in the reviews that helped persuade me (and elsewhere), awesome. I essentially always focus with half pressure and then take the shot, even in the most extremely urgent of situations. I set the camera to release preference so that if I want to take a shot before the camera says its ready I can take it. Today I set the camera to Af precedence and practiced going from out of focus to shot with a single press. The results were super. You have to make sure you are focusing on what's intended (of course) but once you are you can "point and shoot" ...
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Apr
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comment How can I achieve this 'pure white' skin effect?
Image above does not give a good feel for original. Many versions on web. Most small and unattributed. Larger version here - this may have originally been from "Vogue" magazine - if so just about anything may have been done to achieve the effect.
Apr
21
comment How to reduce noise shown in LiveView when photographing in the dark?
You need to specify camera m=brand & model for best advice on such things. Results and options can vary widely.
Apr
21
comment Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera?
Ideas etc roll with scroll wheel
Apr
21
comment Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera?
From above Photo on left taken through mesh on right , get close, New: 24mm marginal try this , unusual contexts , just a fountain , Long lens lets you get these
Apr
21
comment Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera?
Lens is f3.4-5.8, 24-720mm | Lots of ideas here in this SE question - related to a 18-55mm lens on a Canon 1000D. You have much more zoom, slower shutter response, worse noise performance, ... . AND much of the ideas in the answers there still relate. Note that there are a number of sample links from my answer. Note that the 'through the bars' type photos work bet at large aperture and distance to bars etc << focal length - so you have many opportunities with large zoom.
Apr
21
comment What causes the focus confirmation lights to blur?
Comment only: With no lens attached, I'd not be surprised if anything that could happen did happen wrt focus points, as focus is "impossible" [tm]. Also - 'I'd have thought' focus lights are very unlikely to be able to "blur" as they are (presumably) on or off or at best modulated in a point location. Occam suggests that To achieve what you are seeing means something has happened to the viewing system. Occam is not always right :-).
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comment Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?
@MichaelClark THere is a Canon version link in bold text just above the table. 16/31 of the lenses in that table are Canon branded. ... Update: Added Canon table so no need to click on link. Left Nikon table as gives an even wider comparison cross-section.
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comment Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?
Best not to accept a sole answer too soon. It may discourage others from answering and somebody may add some useful material. You can de-accept I think - and I'm happy for you to do so. Then if nobody else answers within a few days ... :-)
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