Tord S Eriksson

Tord S Eriksson

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a busdriver/journalist
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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On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: The criticism about it lacking lenses is fair. Its at least $400 overpriced (you can get a state of the art D7100 at its price level) and yet there are NO wide angle lenses to go with it or any serious wide bright primes.

If Nikon made a 14mm/f4, a 16mm/f2.8, a 20mm/f2, and a 24mm/1.8, a 28mm/f1.4, and a 35mm/f1.2 special, these cameras would be flying off the shelves like hot cakes.

But Nikon is failing because its not investing a PROPER lens system! What is Nikon known for??? Extremely good wide angles! It should lead with its strength!! Nikon execs are so dense sometimes!

Yeah, the 32 is a f/1.2, although Aperture reads it as a f/1.0!!!

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On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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lorenzo de medici: There are so many opinions about the 1 system. Let me just say that I own the original V1 with all the lenses, flash etc, and they lost me from the outset. There are so many amazing camera systems now, mirror and mirrorless, varied size sensors, that are a pleasure to use and that generate fantastic images. Nikon's implementation of the 1 system has been, for me, completely uninspiring. Maybe the cameras sell well on the world market. The do nothing for me. I'm a Nikon shooter and use two Nikon DSLRs as my primary cameras. For me the 1 system was a total fail.

Sad to hear your total lack of harmony with the Nikon 1 system. For me it began with FT1 and a few select zooms, and a few cheap primes, like the 35/1.8G DX.

Now I have a V2 as well, and that's even sweeter!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
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James Pilcher: This is the future with Adobe and any other company that forces you to use "the cloud" in any fashion. Can you say "Office 365?"

Oh, and don't think that Lightroom is going to remain separate from Creative Cloud all that long.

I like Adobe's products, I no longer care for it's business practices and policies.

I love LR, but I agree totally! Was I earning my livelihood the cost for the software, and the cloud, would be deductible, but I don't.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 21:34 UTC

I love it, when big new ideas tumble and fall, because the big corporations think their technology is perfect, and will never fail! And are happy to make the customers pay through their noses, no matter if they use their 'toys' as a hobby, or as a pro.

I bought my Adobe programs, spending a few thousand dollars over the years, but now I am very happy with the other software I use (no names to avoid being called a troll), and the Adobe stuff gets less and less used!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 17th comment
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Alpha Whiskey Photography: I don't know anything about wildlife photography, but I always find that getting closer to one's subject makes for a more engaging, and thus more endearing, image. And if the viewer can connect with the animal they are more likely to care about it. Hopefully wildlife photography will encourage more conservation.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/WildlifeCalendar

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/FloridaWildlife

My experience with wild animals is that if you stay in your hide they are much less affected than if you try to surprise them in nature, say going by car, or on foot. Or, horror, coming in a low-flying aircraft!

So not being seen, is very important, and to avoid interaction as much as possible is equally important.

Those who do the most damage are those well-meaning people who try to befriend the wild animals, as then the animals get just too used to people.

No matter if we're talking wild deer, domesticated tigers or grizzlies - if they get used to people they'll become a threat, and society will react with just anger and go on a killing spree!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 21:50 UTC
On DSC_4175 photo in Wu Jiaqiu's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

A bee eater! Nice shot!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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BurkPhoto: Nikon and Canon are both missing the mirrorless boat. The Olympus and Panasonic offerings are much more ingenious and mature.

Even Sony, with their a7 series, has a better approach. Why haven't Nikon and Canon seen the light and given us mirrorless full frame cameras that are a cut above everything else?

The SLR design was never right for digital. I even hated it the first time I picked up a Canon SLR in August, 1968. That stupid mirror blacked out the finder during exposure, and I've been ticked off about it ever since...

The Sony A7 variants suffer quite a bit from shutter shock, according to the experts, and it doesn't have any VR, or SR, or whatever you prefer as anti-shake system.

To me a SR system built into the camera would be the perfect addition to a camera like the the A7. Then it would really be ground-breaking! Probably would fix the shutter shudder, too!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:13 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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AndyGM: One part of the Nikon 1 system design that is pretty much guaranteed to put enthusiasts off? Not having a focus ring on the lenses. Although it looks like the 32mm prime and the supertelephoto zooms have rectified this, but really most of the other existing lenses need a redesign to add a focus ring, especially the other primes. It always gave the impression that Nikon expected the 1 system to be used by "auto everything" types.

Adding a focusing ring would be very nice, but probably make them all as expensive as the 32!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: The criticism about it lacking lenses is fair. Its at least $400 overpriced (you can get a state of the art D7100 at its price level) and yet there are NO wide angle lenses to go with it or any serious wide bright primes.

If Nikon made a 14mm/f4, a 16mm/f2.8, a 20mm/f2, and a 24mm/1.8, a 28mm/f1.4, and a 35mm/f1.2 special, these cameras would be flying off the shelves like hot cakes.

But Nikon is failing because its not investing a PROPER lens system! What is Nikon known for??? Extremely good wide angles! It should lead with its strength!! Nikon execs are so dense sometimes!

A 14/4.0 is equal to a 50/8 on my D600 - who would want such a lens?! My widest Nikon 1 lens is a 8/2.1 (a modified 10/2.8, equal to a 21 on my D600), and that's wide enough for me!

And why on earth would anyone need a 16/2.8, when there is several lenses to choose from (at least four) when covering that focal length, with, or without, VR?! Or a 35/1.2 when there already is a 32/1.2?!

The 6.7-13 beats most wide lenses as it is, a pure delight in every way!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:06 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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ennemkay: the argument that 1-inch-sensor ilcs are for teens and soccer moms is getting old and is obviously false, since I still see a proportionately higher number of teens and soccer moms with dslrs and not ilcs. the same thing was said of m43, originally. milcs are more popular among the gadget geeks who love the endless miniaturization of machines and devices. yes, that is a different crowd from hardcore photographers, but it is a pretty well-informed (and overlapping) one, nonetheless. (not to mention it's not clear why it would be surprising for a consumer electronics company to change and adapt its products, in any case)

Sport and nature photographers love their V1/V2/V3 cameras with the FT1 adapter and lenses like the AF-S 80-400! Not what the soccer moms use, agreed!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tord55/sets/72157644102054587/

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

I have to agree with most of your conclusions about the V3 - Steve Huff, who loved his V2, and V1, thought it to be plastic crap (including the new kit lens).

I hope the J4 is a better camera, sharing the things that make me interested in the V3 (the new sensor & the new processor), at half the price!

Seems there is nothing basically wrong with the new V3 — stunning images have already been posted by owners — but it is definitely not a built like a brick like the V1!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 19th comment
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rfsIII: The 23rd rule of journalism is "Never make your readers do math." Would you please provide imperial equivalents if you insist on showing off your pretentious familiarity with metric measurements. Please try to remember that DPReview started as an English website and it is the English who formalized the Imperial system.
And, in the future, please convert prices to proper English denominations: farthings, pence, crowns, and guineas.

You forgot leagues, sir!

Focal lengths in leagues, preferably in Imperial snouts, the well known sub-unit, being a 1/123th of a league, as the basic measure, is what I prefer, sire!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (220 comments in total)

Thanks, Barnaby, for sharing a world I'll never experience, as it is long gone! My dad took a lot of 6x6 slides, but most of them just faded away, no matter if they were sealed in glass frames, or not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:02 UTC as 150th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

Just tested the studio tool with the D4s and the NEX-5T (a fairly modern APS-C/DX camera), and found that their ISO capacity did vary that much:

I selected incandescent light, and the patch of greenery in the upper right corner. Set the ISO to 102400, which the 5T can't follow, so stopped at 25600, and as far as I can see (I use a calibrated iMac) there was little difference in noise, at that setting. Menas a camera that costs maybe a tenth of the D4s can deliver almost the same image quality, just two ISO steps behind!

Tried the D610 as well, but that doesn't go any further either, but seems to be just one ISO step behind, at less than half the cost! Lowering the D4s to 51200 gives a very similar result, if not the same color balance!

An amazing camera in many ways, this new D4s, but had I the money to buy one, I'd buy a RX1R, and throw a party!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

Seems the K-3 is a giant step forward, especially compared to my K-5, long gone.

Even the reds in pictures look quite natural now, impressive!

But, as someone wrote, you get a K-3 for the same amount of money as you get a V3. Although I am a Nikon 1 lover, the Nikon seems extremely overpriced!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 08:11 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

I see no need of a powered 10-30, as I hardly ever use my 10-30, but the rest of the camera is very much up my alley of photography.

Could I choose freely, I'd get the V3, the 70-300, an RX100 II, a RX1, FT1 adapter, and a AF-S 80-400 VR II N, and I'd be happy ever after!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 07:25 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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EcoPix: I see this as a very significant camera. It shows Nikon are serious about the future of the small format camera system and are prepared to take the lead, as they were in 1959. Film shooters preferred medium format, but most of us shot most of our work on 35mm because it was good enough for most uses, including double-page spreads in glossy publications.

That's about where CX is getting now. DX struggled to be as good as 35mm film at first, now it's equalling medium format film. We now need a smaller format that's good enough. The advantages aren't cost per shot now, they're portability, speed, quietness and discretion, and focal length (angle of view/depth of field/physical lens size). Nikon and Sony are the only ones taking this seriously, and Nikon are playing the game for higher stakes than anyone.

I too think the V3 is showing the way, although, like all the Nikon 1 cameras, a mix of a Point & Shoot, and enthusiast, camera.

Which, come to think of it, is exactly how I use my V1:
Either using it as totally point and shoot camera, often with my 8mm wide lens attached, not using either display, nor EVF to aim, just holding in my hand, using my right thumb to press the shutter. Very clandestine street photography, or shooting animals, like crabs, from minimal distances.

Or with the 30-110, and 70-300, with close-up lenses attached, if needed, to shoot shy animals, like dragonflies, rodents, or birds.

For portraits I use the 32, an amazingly sharp lens. The 18.5 get's too little use (not exactly the angle of view I like), as does the excellent 6.7-13, as I think it is a gem, that I would hate to damage in any way. So ften I end up with my 8mm (a modified 10).

In short the arrival of the V1 killed my need for APS-C, and rekindled my interest in FF, for landscape, and low light!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 07:17 UTC

Illustration # 19 is not a helicopter, it's a hexacopter, a variation of a quadrocopter!

These expensive devices do away with a lot of the complexities of helicopters, by having no cyclic control, nor any in flight adjustable propellers. It simply uses finely adjustable power to control heading, altitude and pitch (in this case pitch meaning nose down, or nose up. Much steadier than a helicopter, but can't be scaled up easily! Small ones are agile, big ones fairly slowly moving!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 12:37 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.

If any cameras suffering from envy it is all the DSLRs, and most acutely so, the Nikon Df, as they all try to look like a classic SLR!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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bzanchet: Canon g1xII, fuji xm1 or olympus em10? Hard to decide! I have a sony rx100 and I am considering to replace it.

Sony made NEX cameras, Samsung made the NX100!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:41 UTC
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