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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.


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revised Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
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answered Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
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comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
Another aside: Immediately after ceremony people flock to bride and groom to congratulate them, exchange a hug and kiss etc. Fast series of may encounters. Position yourself between bride and groom. Try to take a shot of every encounter so greeters face is seen (bride and groom they know). You will fail to get them all but will have a large collection of people shots. Surprisingly these are greatly valued afterwards when people look though photos - usually as a slideshow as you don't want to print these or album them usually. People will sit and watch these avidly and comment on people seen.
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comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
An aside: Explain in advance that if they want memorable family photos then they need to have a premade list of all the aunts and uncles and cousins and other relations and the groupings they want AND they should provide a person to deliver these to the photographer at the relevant time. Two people usually needed for each side of family. Then explain it again. And again. And again. This will not sink in and even if they assure you it will be done, if you do not get to talk to the people concerned with doing it it wont happen. Makes a alarge difference to subsequent satisfaction.
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revised Given the same lens, does shooting with FX cameras yield sharper results than DX cameras?
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revised Given the same lens, does shooting with FX cameras yield sharper results than DX cameras?
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comment How to get a smooth gradient on sky?
@Jrista - I'm surprised that members interests are not of enough concern that bringing this to their attention where it is wholly relevant is not considered appropriate.
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comment Given the same lens, does shooting with FX cameras yield sharper results than DX cameras?
@MattGrum - I'm not meaning to be contentious (or, no more so than is absolutely necessary ;-) ) BUT great care needs to be taken in such comparisons to compare truly equivalent cases. Things like lens settings, actual subject area imaged and more affect the result and there needs to be a clear understanding of what assumptions have been made when making comparisons. I expect that we'd both hold the same opinion if we sat down and worked through the assumptions being made - but it's easy to come to apparently different conclusions due to apparently quite minor differences in starting points.
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answered Given the same lens, does shooting with FX cameras yield sharper results than DX cameras?
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comment What kind of photography is still better done with film cameras?
You just made a good case for film capture of digital images for slide projection :-).
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comment Should I choose a Canon 550D or a Sony DSLR-A580?
The Wikipedia entry which you cite includes (edited relevantly, deletions only.) : "Sony Alpha, stylized as Sony α (Greek letter alpha), is a digital SLR camera system ... utilizes and expands upon Konica Minolta camera technologies, including the Minolta AF SLR lens mount, whose assets were acquired by Sony after the end of Konica-Minolta's photography operations in early 2006. Sony also has an 11.08% ownership stake in Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron,[2] which is known to have partnered with Konica Minolta and Sony in the design and manufacture of many zoom lenses.
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comment Should I choose a Canon 550D or a Sony DSLR-A580?
Change of ownership does not of itself mean that a marques prior history is irrelevant. While Sony added much that was new and different to the one time Minolta brand which you we now see as "Alphas", ALL Minolta AF lenses can be used on any A-mount Sony camera, and on their NEX lines with an adaptor. All Minolta manual focus lenses can be used on a Sony A-mount camera with an adaptor. Some of my 'best' Sony lenses for my A77, A700, A200, 7D, 5D ... were made by Minolta.
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