chipmaster

chipmaster

Lives in USA
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Apr 22, 2012
About me:

Photography: Just an amateur hack who started photographing my kids doing action in football, skiing, wrestling, x-country, gymnastics, swimming and track & field. As their activities changed started doing a little theater, event/action, ballet, musical, dragon boating, and cheer/dance on the side ( yeah a lot of different stuff but I got 3 of them, kids that is and they did something different every fall, winter, spring) . Shooting pretty much whatever my kids or family are doing. Not big on scenic or landscape for photograph's sake. I'll take a shot if I happen to be someplace but you won't find me waking up early or traveling just for the sake of taking the picture. What's the point, life is too short to be consumed with capturing the photons yet memory too fleeting not to capture some of those photons. For pretty pictures of places, they are found everywhere on the WWW and dime a dozen. When you capture a moment in time that is special & personal that is unique and treasurable forever, now that is something special!

Paying the Bills & my login name: Developer of the best chips on earth, not the kind you eat getting fat on the couch or snacking while you peep and measurbate. No, it's the chips that makes surfing, peeping, shooting RAW ;D & everything else related to computing so cheap and fast! Driving 10+ generations of Moore's Law and counting. Imagine taking a square sheet of paper & cutting it in half, soon that sheet is pretty small ( do it 10+ times )! It will end soon and it won't be pretty. It will be a sad day but the day of reckoning is really really close now! A new time when the next model of camera, computer/laptop/tablet, iPhone, SD/CF/xQD card won't be faster, cheaper, last longer, store more, or do more, that will be a sad day indeed, likely when that time arrives I'll be retired and it won't matter anymore that there isn’t progress as it will be fast and good enough for old slower me!

Fetishes: NAS, the bodies tried them all, use and sell / discard on CL, flebay, or FM what I don't need or want. Every season is an opportunity to buy, use then sell. No body is worth keeping its just a tool and depreciates ( you know about Moore's Law ? ), the bits they capture that is what is special. Even lens, no attachment to the AFS ones, buy used keep what I use and discard to the market the others. The classic D lens, building inventory and find they aren't as nice as the newer G, but good enough I'll be keeping them. As long as Nikon continue to make the in body motors, these are like a fine mechanical watch not the most accurate time piece but a classic, can be passed down to your children.

PS. Even though an engineering and technologist at heart, when it comes to my photography & gear you will find me the last to dive into brick wall shooting, nuances of optics, science of sensors or such. Totally just a hobbyist who shoots jpg with minimal post work and staying far away from anything but enjoying the fruits of Moore's Law and what it brings in the new toys.

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Compare Sigma 135mm f1.8 with Nikon 200mm f2 VR II Nikon SLR Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
****** POLL*****POLL******POLL******POLL****** Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
Df2 ... wuth the D5 sensor Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
Exchange my D750 for a DF ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 3 months ago
D6 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 3 months ago
The unsung benefits of a small buffer size Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 3 months ago
FT-1 or 30-110 "if you could own only one" ? Nikon 1 System Talk 4 months ago
Mirrorless weight & cost comparison vs DSLR Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
The real question is AF!!! Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 4 months ago
Z6/Z7 Battery Life - 310-330 Shots, 10-15 Min Recording Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 4 months ago
D850s is going to be awesome. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
Z7 Z6 fps Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 4 months ago
Take the new Nikon Mirrorless to its proper home! Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
Mirrorless? Improve this Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 months ago
If Nikon's line-up is so good.... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Part 2: Nikon FF Mirrorless May Be Announced in Three Weeks! May Ship in August! Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Sony Couldn't Take the HEAT Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Nikon DF Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Considering Nikon 300 f2.8 vs Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Nikon SLR Lens Talk 5 months ago
Anybody see any fireworks yesterday? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Poll: stills-only or video-capable? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Nikon FF Mirrorless May Be Announced in Three Weeks! May Ship in August! Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Why is the AF area on full frame DSLRs so tiny? Open Talk 5 months ago
Several Nikons, mostly Canons and that's it. Open Talk 5 months ago
V1 or V2 ? Nikon 1 System Talk 5 months ago
Please help! D850 or D4s? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
"Unbreakable" D5 Soldiers On Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Worth buying into a D750 now? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
Nikon D850 still consistently out of stock in the US Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
Will we see a new D760 this year???? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
D850 Sensor entirely a Nikon design Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
D850 super sharp with old 24-70mm Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
Nikon Df Battery Door Problem? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
A Update Firmware for D810 is out Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
Towerjazz sensors? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 6 months ago
Nikon D4 vs D4s Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
Nikon Financial Results 2018 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
Nikon needs to get it act together Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
What's a good shutter count for a used D750? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
How many MP you need in FF? Open Talk 8 months ago
Are you purchasing less cameras now? Open Talk 9 months ago
Realistic cost expectations for used 300mm 2.8 VR1? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
How can you spot an incompetent cellphone photographer. Open Talk 9 months ago
Nikon D4s or D5? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
I am buying a New Nikon D810 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 10 months ago
Who needs a D850... D810 has plenty of resolution... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 10 months ago
Nikon D3s, how much would you pay? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 10 months ago
Considering buying a D850 but I have concerns regarding XQD card availability Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 10 months ago
Df question - Japan? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 10 months ago
Do y'all pay cash for those $3000+ cameras or use the credit card ? Open Talk 10 months ago