OpticsEngineer

OpticsEngineer

Lives in United States Albuquerque, United States
Works as a Optical Engineer
Joined on May 26, 2012

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On a65 kite lesson crop photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

big sister and little sister learning to fly kites, which they call, "teaching the kites how to fly"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment
On xz2 olympus man photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Downtown Munich, man that is part of a tour group standing a bit behind everyone else.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 06:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Please Daddy photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Daddy, just one more run, please?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 05:58 UTC as 1st comment
On WX300_video_rig_UNM photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

The expression on the face of "Oh my God, I am working with idiots"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony JPEG Balloons 2 photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Horrible case of JPEG smearing caused by setting the noise reduction too high. Looks like a crayon drawing by a nine year old instead of picture from the field at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:58 UTC as 1st comment
On xz2 pomengranites photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

When winter is nearly here, the pomegranates split open so you know they are ripe. Then you see their hidden personalities.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 06:45 UTC as 1st comment
On EM5_Zepplin Museum Germany photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Highly recommend this museum in Friedrichshafen if you are visiting with kids. Also the Dornier museum a few miles away is very good.

Forget the Schleissheim Aviation museum near Munich. Not nearly as good as these two museums if kids are involved. But in Munich, the Traffic Museum is excellent with kids.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 1st comment
On LF1 Bike Ride photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Taken as I am jogging along side just before the sun goes down. All the pictures came out like this. LF1 handled the "shoot while jogging" situation amazingly well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 1st comment
On xz1_dog_at_gate photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

dog's name is Snoopy

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 19:18 UTC as 1st comment
On unm_panda photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

panda physics and astronomy building

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 03:32 UTC as 1st comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (164 comments in total)

Nice review. As noted a straight out Petzval is obsolete by todays standards for digital cameras. But it is still a lens that is taught in optical engineering schools because it forms the basis of many other lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:09 UTC as 84th comment
On RX100ii_Castle photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Daddy, I want to go the castle
What castle?
That castle over there, don't you see it?
Yes sweetie, it is a lot farther away than it looks
We can walk there, I know it. I promise I won't get tired...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On k30_18270_albuquerque_downtown_night photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

handheld shot of albuquerque downtown taken from UNM north golf course, "barren fairways" area

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 21:31 UTC as 1st comment

The Too Big To Fail Lens Calibrator

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:11 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens article (143 comments in total)
In reply to:

antares103: For what reason would the camera be released only in Australia? This is a serious question.

Since it is for Australia only, one would have to guess it is some kind of local market condition. Need for lower price point maybe? Some weird import regulation? (I cant' imagine what though)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (488 comments in total)

I have had the RX10 about a month and I am very happy with it. I would note however that it is a bit slow in AF/ shutter lag for photographing fast moving things like running dogs, active kids. Not that you can't do it or that the RX10 is slow. It is that just at this price level, cheaper DSLRs are much more responsive for those kinds of subjects. Image quality is excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 163rd comment
On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer article (131 comments in total)
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: The Big Boss wants to regulate the thingamajig to prevent drone aficionados from slicing each other up, really...

Look at:

Segway.

... and what happened to it's inventor.

.

I am not sure what happened to the Segway inventor. The new owner of the company died going off a cliff in a Segway accident, but not the inventor (wikipedia article List of Inventors killed by their Inventions.)

I did read recently of young man killed by his model aircraft from a high speed collision. But I don't see that hazard with cameras hovering taking pictures - bullt to be stable and slow.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On nex7_white_sands4 photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Japanese tourist. All the footsteps in the sand are where kids and adults were walking and playing earlier. Now everything is all quiet.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 06:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Lemon_Juice photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

She wanted to try the lemon juice that we were using to dye Easter Eggs. The first time she ever tasted straight lemon juice..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 06:00 UTC as 1st comment
On sz31_Oklahoma_flower photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

The first half of the year there was a drought. When the rains came later, everything that normally would have bloomed earlier all bloomed at the same time. The fields were full of flowers of all kinds.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 17:14 UTC as 1st comment
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