Tord S Eriksson

Tord S Eriksson

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a bus driver/retired
Joined on Jul 3, 2003
About me:

Like to draw, paint, and photograph nature, and identified
flying 'objects', like the moon, bumblebees, aircraft, and, not least, birds!

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Gmon750: Apple concentrates on the masses, not the 1%. For that, Photos is a great application to have included as part of OSX.

It's unfortunate that Aperture went the way of vine-rot. I was about to purchase it last year, then heard the rumor that Apple was going to axe it. I went with Lightroom and never looked back. Apple announced the discontinuation of Aperture a week later.

Lightroom is not perfect by far, however like Photoshop, it is the standard for RAW photography.

Today I think DxO Optics Pro 10 is the master.

Aperture seems to thrive on the new OS X version, though!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 06:57 UTC

Tried the new magic Photos, and found it lacking in every way!

Happily I found a way to delete it totally (the OS doesn't allow this normally), and while I still mainly use Aperture, this will be the last of Apple software I'll be using (still using Final Cut Pro).

Really sad, that Apple just abandons us, just like that!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 06:55 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1223 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Just think about what samsung could do with a future nx2 (or nx1 mk2), out in 2 years from now. 8k? 4k@120fps? Global shutter? Organic sensor? 8 core custom cpu? Huge buffer?

For the first time since I entered the nx system 4 years ago, I feel good to be invested in nx.

It isn't the camera division that is the great earner for Samsung, which produces everything from buildings to kitchenware, TVs, phones, and lately MILCs!

A gigantic company competing on the free market, whose earnings is close to 20% of South Korea's GNP, thus a power hugely bigger than GE, Ford, or GM!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:33 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (358 comments in total)
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dfsaqwe: I recently sold an EM1 kit looking to downgrade to something more midrange (life+priority changes, etc). Was hoping to look back into a Nikon but I'm just thoroughly unimpressed. The technology seems almost a generation or two behind what I left behind on m43.

Also being spoiled by 5 axis sensor IS ...

There are several 10-30, and at least one 11-27 (the latter just as sharp at the edges as in the middle, but has no VR). I don't use these!

The 10-100 is the heaviest lens of all, and fairly sharp, but does not thrill me! There are both powered, and non-powered, versions. All have VR.

That's all!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 07:33 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (358 comments in total)
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dfsaqwe: I recently sold an EM1 kit looking to downgrade to something more midrange (life+priority changes, etc). Was hoping to look back into a Nikon but I'm just thoroughly unimpressed. The technology seems almost a generation or two behind what I left behind on m43.

Also being spoiled by 5 axis sensor IS ...

@Guidenet

The second most awesome lens is the 32/1.2, which in FX terms is an 85. And a stunningly good 85, at that, as it is fully metal design (like the 70-300CX). Optically slightly better than my 85/1.8G, but not much lighter ;-)! Very much Zeiss feel to it! No VR!

Third best, in my book, is the 6.7-13 VR (in FX terms an 18-35), but I seem to use my modified 10 more — so it is, in effect, an 8/2.0, in FX terms a 22 — as that is a more rugged lens, with no risk of dust entering the lens (I am at a bit dusty — due to a medical condition, I can't do much about). The 10 has no VR!

Then there is the best budget zoom, the 30-110, a superbly light, and useful, lens (excellent for macro as well, if you add a close-up lens like the Canon 250D). Roughly a 80-300, in FX terms. VR, of course!

Con't!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 07:27 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (358 comments in total)
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dfsaqwe: I recently sold an EM1 kit looking to downgrade to something more midrange (life+priority changes, etc). Was hoping to look back into a Nikon but I'm just thoroughly unimpressed. The technology seems almost a generation or two behind what I left behind on m43.

Also being spoiled by 5 axis sensor IS ...

@Guidenet I had a heart attack, and a bit of a sore leg (serious motorbike accident 25 years ago), so my mobility is not the best. I wouldn't have considered the Nikon 1 range if it wasn't for Steve Huff, that explained what they are all about.

The Nikon 1 has, as yet, four unique lenses, and two very good ones, and one I have no experience of! Going from the longest, the 70-300CX, this is a superb lens, that easily beats anything I've used before, even the marvellous 80-400 VR II (which I own). These two lenses are very much alike, but for three things:

The 70-300CX is stunningly sharp in its long end, the 80-400 VR II isn't. At 300mm they are equals.

The 70-300 has an adjustable limiter (focus manually — touch the focusing ring and you're in full manual control — to where you want the lens to set its closest limit, turn the limiter ON, and your set!), and it weighs about a third of the 80-400 VR II, and costs about a third as well!

I love that!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 07:06 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (358 comments in total)
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dfsaqwe: I recently sold an EM1 kit looking to downgrade to something more midrange (life+priority changes, etc). Was hoping to look back into a Nikon but I'm just thoroughly unimpressed. The technology seems almost a generation or two behind what I left behind on m43.

Also being spoiled by 5 axis sensor IS ...

I came from Pentax, with an excellent 3 axis sensor IS camera, and landed in the land of Nikon 1 cameras. Very different, but I totally enjoy them! As a complement I also (eventually) bought a D600, and that one is more than OK, but not impressive!

So now I mainly use Nikon 1 V1 & V2, using a few native lenses, complementing with F Mount lenses, covering, in FX terms 18-1080 (not counting TCs), while the wife use Nikon 1 gear for extreme telephoto (in FX terms 200-800mm), a Pentax K-30 for medium telephoto (HD DA55-300, an excellent, water-resistant and dust-proof, lens, at a bargain price), and an E-M5, for macro, and indoor work in low light!

Not found Nikon DX cameras of interest as yet!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 21:05 UTC
On DSC_6285,1200 photo in windsprite's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Lovely shots, Julie!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment
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Frank C.: I think curved sensors is the best way to simplify lenses

Indeed! A close copy of animal (especially vertebrae) vision, but probably useless for zoom optics (or rather, not a boost for zoom lenses, rather a complication)!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 08:17 UTC
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MrTaikitso: It's always amazing when man outsmarts nature, that still uses curved 'mechanical' optics. Our first outsmarting was the telephone - therefore, unlike the birds and the bees, we can tweet to one another across the world.

Mr Taikitso must be an engineer, as he has so faint understanding of nature. That tweeting would be the pinnacle of human endeavour is pitiful, as whales and elephants been doing it for millions of years.

We still do not know how an insect sees the world, or how a spider uses his four, six, or eight, eyes, nor can we see such a wide spectrum as some animals do, nor as sharp.

Nor is there a single self-repairing mechanical device around, nor any that modifies itself after their surroundings. that develops itself to something more refined.

In software a lot of this exist, but not even in electronics (which is surprising). Self-healing electronics, that would be something the military would love to have!

My guess is that this type of optics will first and foremost be a military matter, not spread to the masses for many, many years!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On *** in the - Scenery Composition with a Cat - ( Full colours Only + Border) challenge (13 comments in total)

Lovely shot of a red tabby, by the way!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On *** in the - Scenery Composition with a Cat - ( Full colours Only + Border) challenge (13 comments in total)

Snowcat! The best vehicle in snow, ever!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Synchronized Flight photo in VanGabriel's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Never seen it shot before! Fantastic!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 07:45 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Evening Flight photo in VanGabriel's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Superbly taken youngster!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Tord S Eriksson: Loved the video!

My wife's instant question was: Have they tried the same using a Nikon V3 and the glorious 70-300CX?!

Same qualities that make the Nikon V2/V3 outstanding, applies to the a6000: small MILC camera, with outstanding AF, and brilliant lenses.

OOps! I didn't check, just believed what I read elsewhere. Chris is sponsored by Nikon, so they must have given the OK! This from Wikipedia, the often correct source!

Egg on my face.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
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fakuryu: Nice video real world review of Sony A6000. It never did feel like a product advertisement since they are reviewing guess what? A Sony camera!

It is also refreshing that a professional who knows what to do with it reviewed the camera and came back with excellent results in contrast to the keyboard warrior posts who probably don't know half the capabilities of their own system. There I said it! :p

Anyway, I hate the horrid EVF of the A6000.

It was almost entirely (for practical reasons, Barnaby tells us) filmed with a7s, which were used to take all those love video snips, not the a6000!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 13:36 UTC

This video is a lovely one, very professionally made, and made almost entirely with a7s cameras.

But that was not the impression it gave silly ol' me.

It, sadly, gave me the impression that it was made with the help of the a6000, the camera the movie was about. But that was not so, Barnaby tells us. Now.

How easily we are fooled.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 13:32 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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Tord S Eriksson: Loved the video!

My wife's instant question was: Have they tried the same using a Nikon V3 and the glorious 70-300CX?!

Same qualities that make the Nikon V2/V3 outstanding, applies to the a6000: small MILC camera, with outstanding AF, and brilliant lenses.

I know that the DR of the V3 is supposedly worse, and that the a6000 is a DX camera, but the reason DPReview used said camera and said photographer is that he is paid by Sony, thus wouldn't touch a V3, ever, nor give it a fair test.

Guys like Joe Marquez, aka 'TheSmokingCamera', is not paid by anyone, and does very well with his V3:

http://www.thesmokingcamera.com/nikon_1_v3_photographs

DPReview wouldn't use him as he costs money to employ.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 13:21 UTC

Loved the video!

My wife's instant question was: Have they tried the same using a Nikon V3 and the glorious 70-300CX?!

Same qualities that make the Nikon V2/V3 outstanding, applies to the a6000: small MILC camera, with outstanding AF, and brilliant lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:24 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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Biowizard: I wonder whether DJI will source its camera technology from Olympus? Might even be able to do away with the expensive and cumbersome external 3-axis gimble, if they employed Oly's E-Mx 5-axis IS sensor!

It makes a lot more sense to jiggle a sensor about, than to jiggle the entire camera (as at present on, for example, the Phantom Vision +).

And I would LOVE to be able to use rectilinear lenses with normal fields of view (say 35mm in full-frame terms), rather than the omnipresent fish-eye lenses of today's "action" cameras.

Brian

Let us hope DJI and Olympus starts to cooperate!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
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