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 Name "Komin" It is rather strange name in Japan. But people in other countries said it is familiar name.
 Age Guess by my photo
 Hobby : Taking photos and retouching photos.
: Taking trips and Camping. We have been doing camping trip on the summer
 vacation as an annual event.
: Growing vegetables in my farm. I eat fresh vegetable grown by myself every
 Sport : Marathon. I jog 2 or 4 km every day, and some times participate local
 marathon races
: Skiing and trekking, but not so often lately.
 English : I took up English when I was 40th. I am not so good at speaking yet.
 A native said that I do not make big mistakes in my writing. and the other
 said no one expects you write perfect English.
 Computers and
  peripheral device
 : NEC Valuestar VL570/6 with MO Drive.
 : Dell
INSPIRON 6400 HDD 80GB Intel T2300 1.66GHz(Dual Core) RAM 2GB
  Outside HDD 2TB
  : Flat bed Scanner EPSON GT-9300UFS
 : Film Scanner KONIKA MINOLTA Dimage Scan Elite 5400-2
 : Printer EPSon PX-5100
Printer  EPSON PM-940C
 Camera & Lenses : Nikomat EL  (It is almost an antiquej
: Fuji F31fd
: Nikon D300
: Nikon D200
Nikon D100
: Nikon D70
: Nikon D40
  AF Nikkor 18-35mm F3.5-4.5D
  AF Nikkor 50mm F1.4D
  AF Nikkor 35mm F2D
  AF Nikkor 28mm F2.8D
  AF-S Zoom Nikkor ED 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G(IF)
  AF-S VR Nikkor ED 70-200mm F2.8G
  AF-S VR Nikkor ED 24-120 F3.5-5.6G
AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED
  Tamron SP AF90mm Macro
  Tamron SP AF28-75mm F2.8 XR Di 
  SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
  Tokina AT-X124 PRO DX 

My career in photograph
  • I took up my photograph when I was teens using my father's accordion fold type camera.
    Since then, I have taken tons of photos. But I missed films taken before 1979 when I moved.

  • In 1993 or 1994, I got an email with an attaching file from overseas. At that time, I did no have a concept of attaching file. So, I tried to decode that puzzling email. I finally got a software called UUDEVIEW and could see a tiny picture. It was the first time handling digital photo.

  • In 1995CI bought a hand scanner to digitize my photos, soon replaced a flat bed scanner. But I was soon realized the ceiling of that and bought a film scanner in 1996.
    My first film scanner, it was very expensive for my allowance then, had already ten mega pixels resolution, but a poor performance in color especially scanning for negative film. So, retouching was indispensable to get good colored photos. But it was very difficult to adjust color balance. I have struggled with it for years and gradually learned how to retouch.

  • In 2000, I bought my first digicam Kodak DC-280Z and got Kodak DC-4800 in 2001.

  • June 22 2002, I got Nikon D100
  • March 18 2004 got Nikon D70