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bio website j.mp/NZPHOTOS
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Contact - apptechnz at gmail com <- you know the drill.

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 How To Take Better Macro Shots with Nikon 1?
You will be able to get reasonably lit Macro photos. What lens do you have? Knowing exactly what you are using will help people provide best advice. (There will be details written around the front face of the lens - please write them all down for us.)Having the FT1 macro adaptor will help but is not essential. This Youtube video MAY be of some help. youtube.com/watch?v=NstmwPHcV3Y
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comment Can I change the lens of my film SLR even when a film is loaded?
@jrista would not be a problem. imgur are unusual compared to most sites where you can save and display images in that they require a free unlimited licence to your works. I'd never put significant material on their site. Google is probably not [tm] going to go away before imgur does. You can put photos on Google's image site and pay a very modest fee for storage (as I do). You could save on even Fotki (no need to see their UI) and link to them up to a certain size while masters were retained offline 'just in case'. etc.
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comment Can I change the lens of my film SLR even when a film is loaded?
@jrista - OK - concerns noted and I will 'do my best' to adjust my practices. My purpose has been aimed at getting examples to people as well as possible. Links are often unclicked even when material is superb. I intend to always attribute source, as noted. || The following is not meant to attempt to justify my position but to highlight an issue - The imgur licencing clouds the issue substantially. If SE had a "copyright is retained by the copyright holder" ruling then fair use would cause no problems to the copyright holder. If images were hosted om most other sites the copyright issue
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comment Can I change the lens of my film SLR even when a film is loaded?
@jrista - I note that on another area on SE externally linked images had their links replaced with imgur linked images, without permission or reference to the poster, thereby badly muddying copyright issues. I am NOT saying that I am right, just that the area is complex.
Jul
17
comment Can I change the lens of my film SLR even when a film is loaded?
@jrista - I try to always include sources of images. If I fail to do so it's an omission which I apologise for. || And/But: I'd be genuinely interested in knowing how "Fair Use" informs this site's attitude to use of such images. My understanding is that this is exactly the sort of thing that 'fair use' is intended to cover. I may, of course, be wrong.
Jul
17
answered Which lens to buy for capturing hot air balloons?
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comment What is this “lines in the sky” effect called?
It's still cheating :-) (But, I know you know that).
Jul
16
comment Which DSLR for a total beginner?
@mattdm - yes. 4am :-). I was generalising BUT I've updated it :-).
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comment Best SD Card for Nikon D3100?
@thatuxguy - I made no comment about the relative merits of JPG and RAW - just re the effects of buffer size, write rate, file size and frame rate. You need to decide what the camera can do with the best card then use my simple formula to see if the result is acceptable. The RAW/JPG link that forsvarir provides is very worthwhole.
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answered Best all round zoom lens for D3100?
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comment Are there any memory cards available which can keep up with the Canon 1d x?
@jrista - We each read my English differently. Odds are this is unfixable :-). HE stated target frame rate and target data rate and asked 3 questions (2 with question marks). (1) What is best memory with price no object? (2) Does it work this way? [ie do dual slots halve per card data rate](= maybe)(3) Is there anything on the market that would sustain such a write speed? || I seem and seemed to have answered his actual question. | Relevantly: SUSTAINED mean frame rate, which he asked about, IS set by card write speed if lower than camera max data generation rate (as we both agree).