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: Driving Moore's law that enables making the best chips on earth, not the kind you eat getting fat on the couch or snacking while you peep, measurbating, or swiping. It's the chips that makes surfing, peeping, shooting RAW ;D & everything else related to computing so cheap and fast! Driving 15+ 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 15+ 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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  • Every once in awhile you find a Nikon1 body or lens there but it’s a larger supply and demand equation, never was much supply so there is much out there, but what I’ve seen far cheaper than fleebay
  • This is Moore’s law, every few years the doubling results in processing power that people couldn’t imagine making things possible that weren’t a few years ago. 4K or 8K capability is more display, ...
  • Nikon likely won’t disappear or go the route of Kodak, but with the shrinking market and their very focused retrenchment we won’t be getting the same new and maxing products like the D3/D300 or ...
  • Agree if money is no object buy the best as to miss a shot could be that priceless shot making that 2900 bucks minuscule difference. How does one really come to 15% better focus, a number is really ...
  • I scanned all the posts, hope I didn't miss it. You realize in this picture that NOBODY had a smartphone.    Having a smartphone with changes all equations, whether sharing a photo, ...
  • I'd say more like tires on a Ferrari is like a cheap lens on a D6/D850 The cheap battery is more akin saving a few cents/gallon on the gas or going cheap on the oil. One somewhat wastes the ...
  • Everything is a design constraint and you can't compare "advance" as in Apples case that not so advance camera form factor, power/cost and sourcing to ramp from 0 units to 100million units a ...
  • Apple is the worlds best at successive iteration of a good idea and making it a commercial success.  People like to criticize them or hate them for how they take other's ideas and make trillions, ...
  • Really, how do you add $50 to an non-existent iPOD?   What rock are you climbing out from? The investment in a new 5nm design is more than 1/2 billion dollars.  That is distributed across probably ...
  • Funny dual or single slot while a nice add wouldn't be the reason I'd make the leap, amazing they did an iteration so fast, what a frustrating situation for the early adopters. Agree D600 to D610 ...
  • Even more amazing how the ILC folks are being left in the dust. Take the new Z6/Z7 II with dual Expeed seem very MEH and says it all why all the ILC are being left in the dust.
  • There are rumors or dreams that this will be a supercycle like the iPhone6 generation was.  That was of course an eternity ago where global dynamics were far different. With Huawei cutoff from any ...
  • You can replace the battery in almost all phones its a hundred bucks or so. Do you still use a 486 x86 or 6800 Mac?  I agree a iPhone7 camera is pretty good, but the new night mode and portrait ...
  • You got revenue of  270billion plus, income of 58billion, 93 billion in cash. You can design the most advanced 5nm chips as it will ship in > 300 million units and used across how many different ...
  • Replied in Pointless?
    Sadly every major camera manufacture missed doing that didn't they and now the phone makers are the camera manufactures, LOL
  • Sometimes  size matters and then sometimes it is all that matters, LOL
  • Outstanding shots, I assume this is with the 70-300CX? Makes me NAS for that if it wasn't for the terrible reliability reputation for many of the CX lens.
  • Hand moving front and back? I assume you mean focus on your hand than than the background, that is a very different setup, were you trying to get it tracking on your hand or switching between the ...
  • As another poster mentioned a great picture is a great picture, shot with an iPhone, or lower resolution D3 etc. Sure pixel level sharpness is nice and I'm sure a great picture with D850 and the ...
  • With the converters you get reach and lose light, my take with the 1.4III ( rented ) pretty good, for the 1.7 too much light loss and visible loss of IQ. This review gives you someone else's ...
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