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 Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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PenGun: Has to be the same sensor, well updated perhaps, as the one on the D800. So weather sealed, medium format really, wonderful dynamic range and a grand cheaper. Poor Nikon what a brutal hit.

It might entice Nikon to try a FF mirrorless, if the sales for Sony goes well!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: (continued)

I want a 1920x1080 120Hz LCD, with iPhone-like touch experience and 3-axis hinges.

I wanna see USB3.0 & HDMI 2.0.

I want fast cards, like CFast, or even an M.2 NGFF SSD.

I wanna see choice of stills formats. Let the user select which one he/she prefers:
Uncompressed RAW - ARW & DNG.
Compressed - JPEG, Microsoft JPEG-XR & Google WEBP.

I guess I expected too much.

That was a really tall list! For me a much bigger battery, and a separate charger included, free of charge, would be first on the mods wanted list!

I think they decided to make a camera that appealed to the amateur who wanted a FF, just like the D600, not a pro camera, first and foremost!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
On IMGP0490 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Interesting camera! Under normal lighting conditions the physical size of the sensor does not play a big role, the darker it gets, the more important it becomes!

Is there a tiny low light camera out there?!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 14:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon Coolpix 990 Review preview (2 comments in total)

Still in use by some ;-)!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 08:46 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (352 comments in total)
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Pitbullo: Good review!
I am thinking of buying this camera to my wife for christmas. I guess it is a good choice no matter what, and she can also use my Canon flashes if she need to.

If your wife likes a lot of buttons and knobs, yes, but if she likes a simple user interface on a small camera that takes good photos, and good video, I'd say go with the RX100 (no essential difference in street price).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 20:05 UTC
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)

I use my NEX-4N for sweep panoramas (The only thing I do with it nowadays), but I think these were quite impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 22:10 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

I've even got rid of the earlier version, as Aperture and LR fills my needs better, plus having Phocus, Hasselblad's excellent free photo editing program.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000 article (276 comments in total)
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Dave C 150: Peevee said:-
"Pentax K-5"
not a bad camera. Of course, no hand-held shooting with long teles for you, and AF tracking is not up to Canon/Nikon standard.
Eh? The opposite is true. In body SR for all lenses going back to the sixties. Which other camera can say that. I have easily shot at 1/200th second hand held with the Sigma 150-500mm. With its brilliant high ISO performance high shutter speeds are easy to get. It is true AF tracking is poor compared to Canon/Nikon though.
Also someone said K-30 has better sensor than K-5. I think you will find they are the same Sony one.

I loved the SR/VR/OIS of the K-5, but the AF is really bad. I switched to Nikon just a couple of years back, and haven't regretted it for a second. And the picture quality at high ISO is not the best around (my old K-x was better, than my K-5).

It did shine with the short, wide, lenses, like the DA15, FA 43, FA77 - not found their equals in the world of Nikons. My wife sold her K-5,a nd eventually bought a K-30, a much better camera, AF-wise!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:08 UTC
On Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000 article (276 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: Pentax K30 ($490 via Amazon), Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 non-VC ($309 via digitalrev) = $799

Save the $200 and later add the Tamron 70-200 F2.8 non-VC ($769 via Amazon).

Add a Samyang 14mm if you need wide angle (~$350 via everywhere) and you've got everything covered with a constant F2.8.

As a former K-5 owner (bought new at top price!) the K-30 is a much better buy, and the lenses you recommend are great as well (have owned both Tamrons)!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 09:59 UTC
On Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000 article (276 comments in total)

I was a stern believer of Pentax, and the K-5, but eventually sold it, and a head of lenses, to get a D600 (which has slightly lighter oil/dust problems than the K-5), and a handful of nice lenses (loved the DA15, FA43, FA77, & a few more).

Never regretted it for a second, but it is sad that Pentax takes such a cavalier attitude towards the users, and the problems with the SDM (supersonic drive motor), used in many of their lenses.

For years the users had to pay for replacing the faulty SDMs in their lenses, with new ones, that was just as bad as the original ones!

Then, suddenly, the guys at Pentax were very frank, and says 'Oh, yes, we know about that', and still didn't offer any kind of compensation to the customers!

The company eventually did owe up on the K-5 oil splatter problem, as no charge for the customers, and quickly released the K-5 II, that doesn't have that problem in the same degree.

By then they had lost me, and my wife, and I am now in the Nikon camp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 09:05 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Northgrove: Hardly better than my Nikon 18-200mm, because Ken Rockwell assured me it was everything I needed. What, me bitter...?

Oh, not the 55-200, then?! Sold that off very quickly!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 09:24 UTC
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calking: The fuji is fantastic. I used a rental on vacation and it offered image quality on par with the 18-55, which itself is one of the finest zooms made.

One of the finest zooms made?! Bold statement, indeed! I own the Nikon AF-S VR 80-400, Mark II, and that IS an amazingly sharp lens, but it would be very bold of me to call it one of the finest zooms made, as there are so many out there I don't own, or have tested myself! The Pentax 18-55 was better than Canon's and Nikon's equivalent, but still not one of the best, I'm sure ;-)!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 09:23 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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davids8560: Sometimes I feel like there are just too many cameras. And this new one from Olympus looks exceptional. But right now, at this particular moment, if I was permitted to have only one digital camera, Ii think it would have to be the Nikon D600.

+1! Absolutely a better deal, and not that much bigger ;-)!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 06:49 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)

The OM-D E-M5 has a separate card slot, not as you claim share the battery compartment. Very weird that you don't let a OM-D user proofread before publishing!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 06:47 UTC as 503rd comment | 2 replies
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)

I still have my Olympus C-8080 (should have been in this list of odd cameras), that your reviewers liked, so I bought one. Excellent optics, weird zoom (electric, with four fixed focal settings, no zoom), SLR-like design, articulated display (lousy in daylight), for its time, OK EVF, and excellent with a flash on top. Still use it for macro and flash shots. 8MP sensor, OK even today!

Total misery if you liked shooting backlighted objects, as both the display and EVF turned into purple rivers (the photos came out OK).

Then RAW was unusual, and it sure had that - speed demon, too, as it took about 30 seconds from RAW shot to RAW shot!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 11:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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Tord S Eriksson: The classic way is using a pail with a glass bottom - better in every way, as a aquarium has a lot of lift, for instance, a 20 liter one has a lift of about 40lbs, thus very affected by any kind of waves.

I've been using cut off pieces of 5-8" clear (1/4" thick) polyacrylic tube, with a flat piece of polyacrylic glued to one end of it, and another to the opposite end, but that with a big hole in it (big enough for your camera!), but with a flange, and then you bolt a flat piece to the flange, after having treated the mating surfaces with Vaseline. Now the camera is fairly waterproof enclosed, so I tend to secure the lid with just two, or three bolts, to make it easier to turn on, before securing the lid!

Now what, you might ask. Well, I use my IR remote in a small zipper bag to control the camera. Works very well, indeed! Never had a leak, and works in rain, too! Some cameras have remotes that can control a lot, some can control just a few functions, so you have to compromise ;-)!

Kim, with that Nikon you really have no idea what you are taking photos of - I'd say the only way is pointing it downward, so you can see the display!

A NEX would have worked much better, but evidently they had a Nikon to ruin, so that is what they used (haven't seen any results, though). Or an OM-D, or ....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 20:35 UTC

Instead of blowing $2,000 on a good underwater housing you blow your $2,000 Nikon and lens by immersing it in an aquarium (that's Latin, means it is made for water inside, not to keep water out).

A Zip bag probably works better!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 09:48 UTC as 18th comment
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Photoman: Just buy a cheap DSLR and a cheap Sigma lens and who cares if it goes in the drink!

Best solution yet! Maybe wrapping it in Saran Wrap ....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 08:52 UTC
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tinzi1: Hum...i can't exactly tell what it is but something doesn't seem right with this setup.

It's that sinking feeling, I know, I know!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 08:52 UTC
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kimchiflower: what could possibly go wrong?

Nada! Nothing! Inget! Rien!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 08:51 UTC
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