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bio website j.mp/NZPHOTOS
location Auckland, New Zealand
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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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answered Which DSLR for a total beginner?
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answered Best SD Card for Nikon D3100?
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answered Best all round zoom lens for D3100?
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revised What are the laws in Australia surrounding photography in public places?
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answered What are the laws in Australia surrounding photography in public places?
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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).
Jul
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comment Are there any memory cards available which can keep up with the Canon 1d x?
@Jrista - The question is explicitly & specifically about the ability of any memory card to keep up with the 1Dx, and if any would sustain the required write speed. Your buffer related comment and downvote are related to a question that was not asked. As an electronic designer I'm well enough aware of the interactions between data arrival rate, buffer size and data channel speed. To have discussed those aspects in this context would have complicated the answer and been irrelevant to what was actually asked. I have already addressed those points in other answers when relevant.
Jul
15
answered What’s this post-processing effect?
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answered Is it possible to physically calibrate a Nikon 50mm 1.4G
Jul
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comment Scanning film photograph for backup and archives
See this question my answer and others and Ctien's book ref.
Jul
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comment Scanning film photograph for backup and archives
Rushing ... Colour or monochrome? 200 or 300 dpi is enough for "archiving" except for exceptional images. Make reduced resolution copies for phone use. PC & tablet for "just viewing" also OK on say 1/4 res version. For pixel peeping use full version. Save at JPG no lower than JPG 90 (description varies with software - should be essentially impossible to see any change compared to JPG 100 / no compression mode when alternating screens). Save high and redcue allows retrospective decisions.
Jul
14
comment How to Bulk-Crop many images whitespace?
[Irfanview ](irfanview.com) Free. Marvellous
Jul
14
comment On a very limited budget, should I get a zoom lens, prime, or flash? (Samsung NX)
Last time - I'd establish a permanent search on Trademe and see what turned up. eg - would This Trademe seller consider selling his 30mmm, f/2 pancake separately?
Jul
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comment On a very limited budget, should I get a zoom lens, prime, or flash? (Samsung NX)
Auckland !!! :-) (I'm in Te Atatu).
Jul
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comment On a very limited budget, should I get a zoom lens, prime, or flash? (Samsung NX)
IF there are reasonable used lenses available consider them. The 30mm f/2 sounds good, but not at that price on your budget.
Jul
13
comment Can I change the lens of my film SLR even when a film is loaded?
@ChrisF - I'm sure we coul;d dance indefinitely on this BUT I read and read his comment quite differently to you, apparently. He said You need to do xxx to avoid achieving yyy. As xxx would indeed achieve yyy, even though there was temporarily a shutter in the way, and mirror perhaps partially in the way then the warning was apposite. ie IF you are NOT careful AND/OR IF you leave the lens off for an extended period THEN you increase the probability of getting dirt on your sensor as a direct consequence. That it may take a mirror wave or few to finalise the result makes no difference.
Jul
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answered how the camera determines correct aperture and ISO in bulb mode?
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revised Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
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