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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by The Gorn on April 24, 2017, 02:36:45 PM »
That resolution is OK but point and shoots today run 3000x4000 and above.

Optics - I mean THE LENS, dewwwd. Like it would be tres cool to mount a Nikkor or Leica lens over the sensor.

Ok, the way you answered it sounds like you have an integrated camera module with a lens self contained in the thing, so it's pot luck what the quality will be.

Lenses are quite exacting. A shitty lens will give you pincushion or barrel distortion, soft focus when you get to the corners, etc.

For me using such a rig in lieu of some extraordinary potential would be a pain, because you will be "driving" constantly, tinkering with settings on a UI on a computer or tablet to take every shot.
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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by Code Refugee on April 24, 2017, 02:02:32 PM »
> It almost sounds like a home brew view camera, digital version.

Yeah that's what it is.

> Big questions: what is the resolution of the image sensor?

It's 2592 x 1944.

> And what is the optics going to be?

I'm not that sophisticated. What do you mean? Who ground the glass? Some random chinese guy probably?!?

> The higher end DSLRs are distinguished by extremely refined sensors with high exposure latitude and very good optics.

I don't have that.

> As well as very fast processors that perform autofocus and autoexposure quickly.

I think my processor is pretty good but what it does is up to me.

> If I were ever going to build something like you did, I would go for a medium format size image sensor.

Maybe that's what I got.

> I'd go for a sensor that would beat almost any commercial gear. I don't know if that's cost effective or even possible.

Don't know. I'm not making the greatest thing here, just messing around.
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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by The Gorn on April 24, 2017, 01:57:55 PM »
Now you're talking. It almost sounds like a home brew view camera, digital version.

Big questions: what is the resolution of the image sensor? And what is the optics going to be?

The higher end DSLRs are distinguished by extremely refined sensors with high exposure latitude and very good optics. As well as very fast processors that perform autofocus and autoexposure quickly.

If I were ever going to build something like you did, I would go for a medium format size image sensor. I'd go for a sensor that would beat almost any commercial gear. I don't know if that's cost effective or even possible.

Another wet dream I have is to take a medium format TLR or other camera and somehow install an image sensor. I know that film Nikons like the F-series have digital camera backs available but are $$$$.
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Discussions - Public / camera experiments
« Last post by Code Refugee on April 24, 2017, 01:53:35 PM »
A long time ago I had a really fantastic pro camera. I learned that for the low light and night time photography I favored I should use Fuji 400 and Fuji 800. I got a great tripod and a several exquisite lenses.

Well what can I say. The age of film is over. And I haven't felt like buying any of the costly high tech cameras. I also hate cell cameras since I don't have dials where I can adjust aperture setting, shutter speed, and iso rating of the film.

This year I got a small ARM board, installed Linux and a bunch of camera sensor and image processing libraries, along with a fairly decent CCD sensor I got from some random dude in China. Assembled my own camera and took charge. I have little pots that I programmed to set in real time each of the parameters I like, and I have a tiny LCD screen on the thing that gives real time previews.

I am absolutely positive this is not as good as the latest Canon pro cameras.

But I have way more control than an iPhone.

I'm not unhappy. I feel like I am in control again.
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Should I give up and get a LinkedIn account? What about FaceBook?
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Correction. No one uses LinkedIn to hire people who ARE looking.

Everyone - all recruiters - consider it best practices to only hire those who are NOT looking. Everyone wants that purple squirrel.

If you're looking you're an unwashed piece of shit loser. Updating your LI profile too much makes you look like a loser.
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If they are gay, it's a certain hire. And if not you sue for discrimination.

I like the cut of your jib.
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From the article:

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Just make sure when it does go live, you don’t do any X-rated browsing.

I've got a much much better idea. Before going on that Google interview, click on every gay porn video involving geeks you can find. Then during the interview, make way too much eye contact.

If they are gay, it's a certain hire. And if not you sue for discrimination.
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I think we can agree no one uses Linked In to hire non-tech people. It's strictly about tech guys.

So now we can move to the next stage.

Does anyone worth working for really use Linked In to hire tech people? Microsoft, Google, Apple is this how they hire top minds?
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One thing about Google is that it's not really a social media site. So it would be plausible to claim that you don't use Google for anything social. So you'd use a separate Google account just for job searches.

Facebook is more problematic. A "fake" Facebook profile just looks dead and artificial compared to a real life personal account.
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