Fresh Dew on a Rose

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bio website j.mp/NZPHOTOS
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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 Nikon d5100 producing extremely underexposed images
I was going to suggest cleaning the oil film off the lens (or mirror) but I don't know how it got there. But Mitch's suggestion sounds good - you weren't using an ND filter just before that , were you ? Or loaned your camera to somebody to try something. Or ... .
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comment Nikon d5100 producing extremely underexposed images
Is this with more than one lens? If you have more than one, try several. | If you have only one and regardless, unseat lens and reseat several times. Lens to body contact issues can cause VERY strange problems. | If still no go the 99% chance it's dead. | Reset everything (as you have done). | On averagely lit say manually set to 100 ISO, f8,1/125th s. What do you get?
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comment How to remove fog while shooting and during post-processing?
87% of all statistics are made up.
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comment What is a second shooter supposed to do at a wedding?
Whatever you end up deciding, having it in writing may be useful [tm] - especially so if she seems to be limiting potential better outcomes. Being able to not have her say "you should have "..." can be useful. This is not just self protection - there may be unseen misunderstandings which explicit directions help to make visible. [Most of my problems with people in life come from misunderstandings on someone's part. Even after 1,000,000 years it still happens!].
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comment my wedding photos were a gift but now she wants to put them all over the internet
I suspect that a VERY nice letter explaining your position and feelings may be as effective as anything else. [In Germany she would be in deep trouble. In ...]
Jan
27
comment Super clear images when zooming in
@dpollitt I would love my images to invariably be crystal clear or super clear when zoomed in :-). Desire and experience correlate variably.
Jan
23
comment what do you recommend and why, A7s or A7 II?
@IliahBorg In the context that ISO, noise and light are usually discussed together your comment makes little sense. You may have something valuable to convey, but when it is worded so briefly your intended meaning is lost.
Jan
23
comment what do you recommend and why, A7s or A7 II?
If you wanted 4K video (you don't) then the A7S is 'almost the only choice' BUT for 4K you need an external recorder that costs about as much as the camera.) One 'useful feature' of 4K video is that each frame is around 8 Mp. If you can handle the storage aspects (a BIG if) and if 8Mp photos in available light are good enough for eg bride walking down the aisle/ you may kiss the bride / exchanging of rings, Equestrian eventing / gymnastics/ Road racers dicing at speed / Concert ... THEN each 4K frame is a useful still image, and you need never miss another shot. Even in near darkness :-).
Jan
23
comment what do you recommend and why, A7s or A7 II?
Be careful with answers received (including mine :-) ). The two cameras are NOT part of a logical progression. The fact that the 12 Mp camera costs about 25% more than the 24 Mp camera gives some clues. If you absolutely need 24 MP then buy an A7 II - or perhaps better still a D610. If you want the unchallenged (so far) king of low light, high ISO, low noise photography, the A7s is possibly the only real choice. (You say you do not care about video, But: If you want superb low light full HD video then the A7S is attractive.
Jan
23
comment what do you recommend and why, A7s or A7 II?
I'm afraid that that is a very misleading answer. It makes a very major claim which would be questionable if one could be certain what it means. The two cameras are NOT part of a logical progression. If you absolutely need 24 MP then buy an A7 II - or perhaps better still a D610. If you want the unchallenged (so far) king of low light, high ISO, low noise photography, the A7s is possibly the only real choice. Nour says he does not care about video. But: If you want superb low light full HD video then the A7S is attractive and if you want 4K video then again the A7S is 'the only choice).
Dec
19
comment How to shoot a 220 yard photo with an 18-135mm lens
Re long lenses. You can never get a long enough birding lens (for almost all values of 'you'). Longest lowish cost will be a 500mm mirror - usually f8. Old manual heavy 500mm at variable quality - often made for something else & with an adaptor can be cheap or lowish cost. 2 x teleconverter + 300mm similarly. All of these MAY give better quality than cropped 135mm but will not satisfy. A hide is your only choice :-)
Dec
18
comment applying random instagram type filters to a bunch of photos
If printed, just throw them on the floor and walk on them. Results will invariably be superior to Instagram.
Dec
18
comment Does street photography including children introduce any specific concern?
Just revisiting this when flagged by others after one + years. Still reads the same. This is meta. -> -1
Nov
28
comment Why professional photographers use DSLR?
@Max You can compose your shot with a Pinhole camera and take great pictures with a Pinhole camera; all within the limitation of the camera, also. It's just that the "limitation of the camera" wrt what is implied by "SLR" is severe. So too, what is usually meant in broad terms by SLR & P&S compares two systems with vastly different capabilities. The areas of overlap are usually due to a P&S which is noticeably "more SLR like".
Nov
13
comment Nikon D200 battery woes
@MauryMarkowitz if the contact is "soft" and the battery is against a hard stop then pushing in the battery harder will make only a very small difference to separation. The battery is an EN-EL3E - same as in my D700. Could you try CAREFULLY adding a conductive strip to the middle contact using eg brass shim. You'd not want it to come off and short the battery! IF this works it gives you confidence that the problem lies in the contacts and you can possibly address by "careful and competent manipulation"
Nov
13
comment How should I select a price for a landscape image?
@CountIblis This is a website where people provide free consultancy services. Both answers and questions are covered by the relevant site licence. People may charge up to the maximum allowed by the licence.
Nov
13
comment Does a “body-only” DSLR need a lens added before use?
"Body only" does not refer to any characteristic of the camera as such it simply means it is not sold as a "camera + lens combo" - it means "you need to buy or supply the lens separately" | You cannot take good photos without a lens. | You will want a lens that is compatible with the camera that suits your purpose and your budget.
Nov
4
comment Why are large zoom ratio constant apertures lenses not generally available?
People who want them can't afford them and tend to not realise what they are asking for. People who can afford them (very few indeed) do not want them as they probably prefer using CZ primes instead.
Oct
28
comment Considerations for Photographing a Nude Wedding
.... Shooting in RAW or RAW + JPEG seems a really good idea.
Oct
28
comment Considerations for Photographing a Nude Wedding
.... It seems likely that either some substantial reading up and/or looking at samples and/or a trial run would be useful. [Hmmm: this keeps sounding like I'm trying to be funny but that is meant to be serious. | One problem I have found in group photos is that when you line up ruddy faced Uncle Jim alongside pale bride or other less glowing relatives that you get a wider variation than expected in the final result - wider than your eye sees and wider than live view sees. When you have much large flesh areas this could be an additional problem. Knowing this in advance would help. | ....