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Gord Wait
Works at Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
Attended BCIT
Lives in Delta B.C. Canada


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And Moon!
Tonight Venus and Mars will be even closer..
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Wow! Nice photos!
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Tech Talk - Nikon Lenses  - 
Anyone have experience getting a lense repaired? What is a typical cost just to get a repair estimate?

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So, my sleeve caught my D3200 strap and I dropped the camera to the floor. This lens took the fall, and now it won't autofocus, and it feels a little rough on the zoom when it's at the shortest length. 
It seems to work ok on manual focus.

A quick survey online shows it's worth around $300 ish used. 

Should I take it into a Nikon repair shop for an estimate, or just live with it?  (assuming it actually takes good photos anymore). 
The Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor was introduced in November 2005, and rapidly became a much sought-after lens for...
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+Gord Wait If you go to a Nikon dealer in Van, they just might send it to Toronto. You'd have to ask them if they have their own tech, or do that. In a city like Van, you should be able to find a good independent shop.
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This site takes a lot of work out of searching.
3D printers are going mainstream, as more consumers warm up to and adopt the idea of 3D printing. The Micro, for example, is a Kickstarter ...
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Very intense version, wow!
Just browsing her portfolio on YouTube thanks to +John Hardy not a Turnbull fan 
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Yes this is magnificent.
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The new g+ landed on my iPad.
Verdict? Dawg slow. At least twice as slow as the previous version.

Google, you are the new Microsoft, aren't you?

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The "New and Improved" G+ on the web doesn't seem to have any support for Events.. (?!?)   This is one feature I do use on occasion.. 
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From the references section of the novel Echopraxia by Peter Watts. Once you get past the rough intro this is interesting stuff..
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QOTD: "It’s a good tweeter if you don’t mind the x-rays."
Warning: This post is a spectator view of laboratory experiments by an experienced engineer, not a DIY guide. If you try experiments like this, you do so at your own risk. It is YOUR responsibilit…
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"It’s powered from a set of batteries and a pocket inverter, for safety. You don’t want to get shorted between the mains and the ground by a stray arc."
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Damn, need more spare time..
NEED to try this.
My good friend and studio mate Aaron (De Land Tree) - his work is pictured above - has been doing a lot of work with electroforming copper structures, and recently helped me plate some 3D prints.  It was such a fun and intere...
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Electronics and FPGA Design, Restaurateur
  • Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
    Hardware Engineer, 2013 - present
  • S.E.L.
    Lead Hardware Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Lighthaus Logic Inc
    Electronics and FPGA Design, 2006 - 2011
  • Q Imaging
  • Spectrum Signal Processing
  • SMOS Systems (Seiko Epson)
  • Cubicomp
  • Gemini Technology
  • Vertigo Imaging
    Electronics Engineering
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Delta B.C. Canada
Mostly Richmond B.C. Canada - Delta B.C. - Vancouver Area - Edmonton - Saskatoon - Ottawa - Lethbridge
Musician, Technology, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur(!), Internet geek, Travel..
Musician, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur, Internet Geek, Travel.
Bragging rights
Co Owner of a great little seaside restaurant in White Rock called Jan's on the Beach!
  • BCIT
  • Steveston Senior Secondary
  • Palmer Junior Secondary
  • Blundell Elementary
  • Hard Knocks
  • Steveston Secondary School
    1978 - 1979
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On Syria - Charlie's Diary

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I wrote this for the Guardian, where the discussion is quite lively, approaching 1,500 comments. I'm posting it here a few days later for th

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Knowledgeable and friendly staff, and the beer came out great!
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A great lunch! The butter chicken is excellent!
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Since when is a neighborhood pub supposed to be a rave party? Can't hear yourself think in this place. At least the 18 year olds are having fun..
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