Mike C

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Systems Programmer / Service Delivery Mgr. (RET)
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 auctioned the RX10 and RX100. The updated kit will contain the Panasonic LX100 and GX7.

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On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)

WOW! It seems like only yesterday we were discussing how many megapixels on a sensor will allow digital photography to go beyond film emulsion based methods. The "sweet spot" was thought to be twelve MP. This camera proves that in every aspect (Except subjective rendition preferences) digital has advanced beyond film.

And for those who like the overall rendition of a specific film type/brand. DXO has filled in that gap.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' (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

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 01:03 UTC
On article Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' (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.

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

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
On article Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' (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

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 02:46 UTC
On article Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' (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.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 02:07 UTC as 14th comment | 6 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 ....

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 22:27 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Hands-on Preview (205 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

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 22:32 UTC as 19th 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....

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 548th comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2012: Panasonic Stand Report (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.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:14 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 (116 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". :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 15:20 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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