xpatUSA

xpatUSA

Lives in United States TX, United States
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Dec 15, 2011
About me:

Just interested in the technology.

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On photo DP2M1717 in the Sigma - Specific Equipment Challenge challenge (1 comment in total)

Thanks for reminding me of visiting there long ago!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 13:07 UTC as 1st comment
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Scottelly: I wouldn't buy anything from a company that doesn't know how to spell their own name.

... or spell their own model names, eh? ;-)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 17:42 UTC
On photo Wood Screw. in the Simple Machine(s) - Macro Challenge challenge (6 comments in total)

Especially nice with the flat-head screwdriver - so reminiscent of yesteryear.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 16:48 UTC as 1st comment
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paulbysea: My first camera was a Praktica MTL3, which I bought in 1977, learnt a lot about how to use a camera and how to get the exposure right and how to focus manually. A big step was getting a 135 mm short telephoto lens. Remember the camera fondly but was very happy to upgrade once funds allowed.

+1.

Kept and used mine until the early '90s until I replaced it with a Kodak 643 point-and-shoot. Horrible little thing, quickly replaced by a Nikon DSLR ...

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2021 at 14:04 UTC

"with the aim of intersecting the asteroid" ...

That would "intercepting" - pardon my pedantry. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2020 at 13:59 UTC as 6th comment
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Morvegil: SO what's the advantage of a Foveon sensor?

oops - text deleted

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 16:54 UTC
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Scottelly: Adobe - don't install it.

Amen to that, Scott!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 16:44 UTC
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Greg OH: The problem is financial hanky panky that has nothing to do with photography. Remember Enron? Olympus is the Japanese Enron.

I remember Enron well. I was working for Dynegy at the time, a fine energy company that got scuttled by the Enron debacle.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 13:08 UTC
On photo Wrong Way Rudolph in the santas and reindeer on the move challenge (4 comments in total)

Excellent. What a magic moment!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 17:25 UTC as 4th comment

That would be "Wetzlar", not "Wetzler" ...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 00:55 UTC as 21st comment
On photo Vulcan Duxford-4804 in the Aircraft challenge (14 comments in total)
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xpatUSA: I worked on XH558 long ago at RAF Waddington. It's predecessor XH557 was always going U/S ... we hated it!

Obviously, @MannyZero has no idea what "Duxford" refers to!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 14:52 UTC
On photo Vulcan Duxford-4804 in the Aircraft challenge (14 comments in total)
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xpatUSA: I worked on XH558 long ago at RAF Waddington. It's predecessor XH557 was always going U/S ... we hated it!

RAF slang for "unserviceable" i.e. has a problem ...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 05:03 UTC
On photo Vulcan Duxford-4804 in the Aircraft challenge (14 comments in total)

I worked on XH558 long ago at RAF Waddington. It's predecessor XH557 was always going U/S ... we hated it!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 01:09 UTC as 4th comment | 8 replies
On photo Tritium glow in the Watches glowing in the dark challenge (1 comment in total)

tritium is cool ...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 21:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Group Lume Shot in the Watches glowing in the dark challenge (2 comments in total)

nice abundance of NATO straps ...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 21:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

I like the snipe at the word "phenomenon" which always irritates me in Sigma publications ...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 15:59 UTC as 15th comment
On article Review: The Aputure Amaran AL-MW LED light (63 comments in total)
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Espen B: How many lumens is this rated to output?

First question I was going to ask but you asked first!

The absolute worst is % ...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2019 at 16:56 UTC
On photo Sea Plane in the General Aviation challenge (10 comments in total)

Piper Cub? Yummy ...

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2019 at 00:56 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Black Beauty in the night photography challenge (23 comments in total)
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xpatUSA: Excellent! I was up in Prudhoe Bay for about 5 months and never saw one aurora!

I was doing commissioning work inside large window-less buildings 12-16 hours a day, 7 days a week: spent next to no time outside :-(

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2019 at 20:48 UTC
On photo Black Beauty in the night photography challenge (23 comments in total)

Excellent! I was up in Prudhoe Bay for about 5 months and never saw one aurora!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2019 at 01:14 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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