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bio website j.mp/NZPHOTOS
location Auckland, New Zealand
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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.


Jan
5
answered Is there a free tool that can set the file time to match the camera time in jpg meta data?
Jan
5
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
5
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
5
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
5
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?
Dec
31
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
FWIW - Minolta made & Sony for some while continued an 500 mm f/8 Reflex aka mirror lens. This is the ONLY AF mirror lens ever made and with in body stabilisation is thus the only AF stabilised mirror lens ever made. While generally not up to the standards of a REALLY good 500 mm refracting lens it is far lighter and far more compact than any "normal" lens and is suitable for carrying when weight and size are at a premium. (When I travel internationally on business I usually take a wide range zoom, an f/8 mirror and a 50mm f/1.8 - more if circumstances allow. )
Dec
31
comment Best under $1000 DSLR camera
Someone thinks this answer is 'not useful'. Notwithstanding wider context that's a bit of a sad comment on their perceptions. (
Dec
30
answered What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?
Dec
30
comment Best under $1000 DSLR camera
@mattdm - Did you mean that link to be to a technical answer or a meta one?
Dec
30
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Dec
30
answered Best under $1000 DSLR camera
Dec
28
comment What is the most versatile lens for the Sony NEX-6?
You seem to be wanting several things (quite reasonably :-) ) which are exclusive of each other. "Most versatile" and "as light as possible" will always demand a compromise. The "most versatile may be a Tamron Sony-Alpha 18-275 or Sony 18-250 with an adaptor - but it is exceedingly unlikely that you'd consider that if "as light as possible" was also a major aim. FWIW - I would :-).
Dec
26
comment Why does my point-and-shoot take hazy photos?
Did you look at the sample photos on the DPReview site? - links below. They give a fair idea of what the Canon could do in original condition. Re dismantling - I agree that it may be a somewhat daunting task at first look. But the several tutorials include step by step photos and if you are methodical and put any screws in well identified locations so you know what goes where, it should be possible to work through it slowly and carefully with a good prospect of successful dismantling and reassembly. | How much did Canon charge for their null advice?
Dec
25
comment How does wedding photographer post-process to achieve this rich detailed + high contrast portrait look?
You mention Edwin Tan as photographer, and "fair use" may allow you to post the photos on this site, as the usual Imgur rules which would make this impermissible, have been modified for stacl exchange use, but it would be at a minimum polite to link back to a source image such as For the wedding, here on Edwin's site and For the shop - here on Edwin's site. Note that many people post images like this without proper attribution and/or permission and you should find an 'official' site.
Dec
19
comment What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?
@StanRogers (2.5 years on) -> See it as using 2 significant digits and it all follows "proper like"
Dec
19
answered What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?
Dec
19
comment What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?
Remember 1 and 1.4. From then on it's interleaved doubling with never more than 2 significant digits. 1 2 4 8 is easy. | Hardly harder is 1.4 2.8 5.6 11.2 -> 11 due to 2 signifcant digits so then 22 44 . Interleave them and "Bob's your uncle". Knowing that sqrt(2) = 1.414 = 1.4 to 2 digits helps but is not essential.
Dec
17
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Dec
16
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Dec
16
comment Why does my point-and-shoot take hazy photos?
See my crop comparisons below. Opening in new tab needed. iPhone image is oversharpened BUT Canon detail is a blurry mess. Look at eg tree foliage in foreground, shadow of pipe on wall and similar, rood patterning, clothing detail on person at left, ... .