Erik Ohlson

Erik Ohlson

Lives in United States Coastal California, CA, United States
Works as a Retired Photographer, Lithographer
Joined on Nov 2, 2006
About me:

Stay retired as long as possible.



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Slim? By the time you add that Beer-Can lens, it's rather clunky.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 20:52 UTC as 4th comment

Totally unknowing that we were just 3 weeks shy of the 45th anniversary, I caught this - had to wait quite a few times for traffic to clear (cars AND fans) and, using just one camera, some "People Moving" in PSE was required to get me & the rest of the family (including grandson) in:

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 12th comment
On Bagan in the Pentax SLR Challenge challenge (7 comments in total)

It looks trurly wonderful - like another world, but just for kicks, why not level the horizon & straighten the pagodas?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On 'Macrobee' in the Pentax non SLR Challenge challenge (1 comment in total)

That "Bee" is a fly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Swallow Murmaration in the Flock of birds challenge (8 comments in total)

Actually, I think it's starlings, not swallows, but, whatever, nice shot - it would be fun to see this.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 1st comment
On fossilized plant in the The Wonder of Fossils challenge (5 comments in total)

Those look more like Crinoids, animals from about the Cambrian, far older than flowering plants - note the rings on the stem.

Can't be sure, just guessing from crinoids I've seen.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)

An add-on EVF??

Adds on mostly BULK.

A Clearviewer beats the socks off any EVF I've ever seen, costs less & adds only about 7mm to camera thickness when folded - & acts to protect the LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

"Foveon" is probably the biggest botched idea of the past decade.
Such a great idea, such a fumbled development. 'Sigh'.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips article (88 comments in total)

WOW - you would think that out of "10 essentials", there would be at least one that was actually useful.

What a wate.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 23:35 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

A "protective" filter is a chimera - a waste of time & money, adding 2 more dirt-catching & reflective surfaces.

Ask yourself: "Why don't the camera designers put a flat glass in front of their lenses.

I haven't used or missed such things in over 60 years of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 19:15 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)

Looks like it has fixed-focus at somewhere around 20 feet. And it has stitching errors. My Panasonic ZS25 with stitching by Photoshop Elements kicks it entirely out of the park. Just a gimmick.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 16:44 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

You don't need a tripod to shoot the full moon - it is "High Noon" on the moon - & It's a DESERT: shoot it like you are in Death Valley at high noon.

And, if you werrn't looking for it, you would never know it's "bigger" now - it's just a little bit "bigger."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 22:35 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

Det är inte klåk!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)

I see that this has one of those silly add-on EVFs that make a reasonably sized camera into some sort of distorted beast.

A Clearviewer would do a much better job, rendering the camera's LCD as a huge "EVF" screen and protecting the screen from bumps when compactly folded for carrying.

At a fraction of the cost.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 18:19 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Roadside-Bonsai photo in Erik Ohlson's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sandra J Nantais: I love this image and title. I have a passion for taking pictures of gnarly trees, but have yet to grasp the correct composition. You have!

Hi, Sandra,
Sorry I missed this for a couple of days. Thanks so much for the response.
I worried about the inclusion of the road, but most comments on the Panasonic forum where I posted it seemed to like it. I'd love to have been able to step to the left but couldn't.
This tree is a favorite, and I really want to shoot it in mid-morning, I believe that's what it needs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 21:20 UTC
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