OpticsEngineer

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

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Every company I have ever worked in periodically announces big plans to double or triple revenue and dominate the market. And all of us workers scratch our heads and ask each other how likely that seems.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 20:59 UTC as 6th comment
On photo boundary in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Border marking on hiking trail. Between Bavaria and Austria. Near Mittenwald.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 05:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_0414 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The WWII poster in the USA read "We can do it!"

Fast forward to about 2014 and German Prime Minister uses "We can do it!" to inspire people to welcome Syrian refugees and integrate them into society. By 2017 the program is unpopular and her political opponents remind people of the slogan to is damage her approval ratings.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 21:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_3343 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

daughter sitting with three month old kitten on the fireplace hearth on Christmas day

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 15:26 UTC as 1st comment
On article Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory (93 comments in total)
In reply to:

steelhead3: I wonder about the secrecy since there are many outlets for glass blanks, all presumably using similar methods.

because a very small innovation can turn into huge cost differentials when large quantities of something is being made

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
On photo k3 18135 snowdogX in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Missed it by a split second. There was a clump of snow on this dog's nose. Because he likes to run along with his nose just barely touching the snow, yapping as he runs, scooping bits of snow and tossing them in the air. Sometimes twisting and turning his head to try to catch it in mid-air

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 07:51 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_2101 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

On the Barfuss trail (Barefoot) near MIttenwald, Bavaria. Kind of a kid thing. Lot of stops along the way with various tactile things for the feet.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 05:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo smash G20 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Smash G20 sticker. Seen on a post in Germany encouraging protesters to go disrupt the G20 Economic Summit.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 05:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMGP1566 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

just thirsty from running and climbing around at the playground at the Munich zoo

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 05:59 UTC as 1st comment
On article Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million (166 comments in total)
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nir-vana: For Google it's a little money for one of the most innovative technologies in digital photography. I don't know why Lytro didn't succeed, but now it can be a core element in the growing field of computational photography.

Through a colleague I asked a Lytro optical engineer if the whole thing was a scam but I was assured the technical staff all believed in the technology and what they were doing. My opinion is nobody running the company understood consumer electronics and photography at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 09:21 UTC
On photo IMG_0414 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Rosie the Riveter German version in 2017

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 01:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo IMG_2463 (1) in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

from an iPhone6. taken by my wife. Three mile rest station on Bright Angel trail at Grand Canyon. Footing to get to that spot is actually pretty secure but looking at this photo makes me feel a bit nervous.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 22:14 UTC as 1st comment
On photo turnaround in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Innsbruck. Walking back down from the Olympic ski jump (schanze). I lagged behind then called for the family to turnaround for a photo. Glad everyone had their umbrellas color coordinated to their coats.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 06:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Doublet5 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Doublet installed in the SM2V15.
SM2V15 not yet screwed into the SM2F

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 22:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Doublet6 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Thorlabs Parts list
working from camera out
SM2NFM2 fits onto Nikon camera (F-mount adapter)
SM2M20 2 inch diameter tube, 2 inches long, no external threads
SM2L10 2 inch diameter tube, 1 inch long, stackable (one end external thread)
SM2F focusing tube, provides a good amount travel for a small twist
SM2V15 focusing tube, discard short flange... just use long piece

The picture shows the doublet installed in the SM2V15 and that screwed into the SM2F. It screws really far down into the SM2F because the threaded section in it is pretty long. That provides a coarse adjustment.

Basically this is stacking two axial adjustments. The problem with just using the SM2V15 is it takes a many many twists to get much travel because of the thread pitch

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 22:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cadillac Ranch 2 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Tex has an itchy trigger finger there with that spray paint can. Paint droplets are gonna be flying.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P8212737 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

rainbow in water waves

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 17:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo bird_crop in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Nikon p900

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 05:30 UTC as 1st comment

Other new stories on this pointed out CVS being aware young people are relying on Youtube videos to see how beauty products actually worked. Because Youtube how real people actually look. I suspect that is a bigger factor than the more noble sounding concern about young women's body image.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 02:24 UTC as 50th comment
On article Using Canon's ultra-rare 50mm F1.0L (24 comments in total)

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. Easy to see why the lens was taken out of production.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 06:32 UTC as 2nd comment
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