Mike C

Mike C

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Systems Programmer / Service Delivery Mgr.
Joined on Jun 5, 2001
About me:

I've moved from two Canon DSLR's to a NEX6 (on order) and a GX1. I use DxO, PS/E, ACR, Pinnacle and ACDSee in post processing. I use an RX100 as a backup and have a RX10 on order as a primary camera.

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On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)
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Mike C: I was in Quality Assurance as a Shake Down Inspector from 747 Unit two through about Unit 86 in Everett. In August of 1970, the Commercial Aviation lay offs hit. So, it was time to repurpose and become a System Programmer / Project Manager.

There are some great shots in my collection of a couple of flight tests. They were taken from a road above Seattle's Boeing Field. In one shot an AC 747 is taking an aggressive angle of attack on a northbound climb out. I was right across from it on the hill.

Thanks Barney. Could not find the EXIF records though (smile). I would guess the slides were scanned on an Epson X600 flatbed scanner.... I think I purchased the SRT-101 later. These might have been shot with a Tower (Ricoh) SLR with a 135 telephoto.
Mike

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 01:03 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)
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Mike C: I was in Quality Assurance as a Shake Down Inspector from 747 Unit two through about Unit 86 in Everett. In August of 1970, the Commercial Aviation lay offs hit. So, it was time to repurpose and become a System Programmer / Project Manager.

There are some great shots in my collection of a couple of flight tests. They were taken from a road above Seattle's Boeing Field. In one shot an AC 747 is taking an aggressive angle of attack on a northbound climb out. I was right across from it on the hill.

Barney... Please try this link.... Lots of vintage aluminum
Oddly, it was a gray day in Seattle (never happens ;-) ) when the AC 747 took off..... Mike
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-5LKKC/i-zSb2cdq

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike C: I was in Quality Assurance as a Shake Down Inspector from 747 Unit two through about Unit 86 in Everett. In August of 1970, the Commercial Aviation lay offs hit. So, it was time to repurpose and become a System Programmer / Project Manager.

There are some great shots in my collection of a couple of flight tests. They were taken from a road above Seattle's Boeing Field. In one shot an AC 747 is taking an aggressive angle of attack on a northbound climb out. I was right across from it on the hill.

Thanks Barney,
I'll upload to Smugmug and repost

I think it was taken with an SRT-101 with the f1.2 lens. That lens was heavier than the body. I had to send it in every year for cleaning and lubrication.

Mike

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 02:46 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)

I was in Quality Assurance as a Shake Down Inspector from 747 Unit two through about Unit 86 in Everett. In August of 1970, the Commercial Aviation lay offs hit. So, it was time to repurpose and become a System Programmer / Project Manager.

There are some great shots in my collection of a couple of flight tests. They were taken from a road above Seattle's Boeing Field. In one shot an AC 747 is taking an aggressive angle of attack on a northbound climb out. I was right across from it on the hill.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 02:07 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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Mike C: My guess is that Sony Repair will total my RX100.... Maybe I can salvage the grip and Lensmate filter adapter (?) along with the strap and purchase the MIII.

24 - 70 will work for me as I have 24-200 on the RX10. Battery life is somewhat lower. But, I've never exhausted all four batteries on an all day tour or shoot...

Looking forwards to more information.....

Well, Sony worked wonders! I just received the fully repaired RX100 via FedEx..... My wife just told me I'll need to find a better reason to upgrade. :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

My guess is that Sony Repair will total my RX100.... Maybe I can salvage the grip and Lensmate filter adapter (?) along with the strap and purchase the MIII.

24 - 70 will work for me as I have 24-200 on the RX10. Battery life is somewhat lower. But, I've never exhausted all four batteries on an all day tour or shoot...

Looking forwards to more information.....

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 19:26 UTC as 578th comment | 3 replies

I tried Facebook and cancelled because I felt (as an IT professional) that the security settings did not meet my own needs for an absolute lock down. Now FB gets worse.... The new policy seems very arrogant?? A FB user (free service or not) is a customer and will go elsewhere if dissatisfied.....

I agree with the prior poster. Get a personal website and lock it down ....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 22:27 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC G6 preview (199 comments in total)

So, is the 16MP GX1 Sensor based on the GH2 or is it newer technology that could have been used in the G6? Thank you

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 22:32 UTC as 16th comment

What's old is new again.... The "Service Bureau" concept was popular in the early days of computing. It was popular when businesses did not own stand-alone computing capabilities. The "Cloud" is simply an updated "Service Bureau".

Personally, I feel the "Cloud" creates a huge "Single Point of Failure".

I've been in Mainframe IT for 40 years....

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 547th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2012: Panasonic Stand Report article (30 comments in total)

Is word on the street that there will be a late GX2 announcement to follow Photokina. It would seem that product placement has elevated the GH series to allow room for a GX2 in the line up. I'm on the wait list for a NEX6. But, since I own a GX1, a GX2 would be the more logical choice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:14 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)

Great Camera!!! Hope that Metz creates a dedicated sub $300.00 GN30+ flash for it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 19:01 UTC as 64th comment
On Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 article (115 comments in total)

There was a post about a less expensive grip when the RX100 was announced. It provides another option for those too frugal (for whatever reason) to consider the Franiiec grip. They appear to be very good and come in four types. If I purchase an RX100, I'll purchase the Franeic grip.

This topic puts a whole new spin on the term "Get a grip on it". :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 15:20 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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