Tord S Eriksson

Tord S Eriksson

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a bus driver, soon 100% retired
Joined on Jul 3, 2003
About me:

Like to draw, paint, and photograph nature, and identified
flying 'objects' (no UFOs), like the moon, bumblebees, aircraft, and, not least, birds!

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jaykumarr: Who first made AF in cameras ? Canon. Who copied and followed? Nikon all other companies.
Which Camera had 50% more pixels than D300 but almost same DR & Noise? Canon (7D). Who followed? Nikon all other companies.
Who first added tele converter in lens? Canon. Who copied and followed? Nikon .
Who made first DSLR?
It seems Nikon is performing better in AF,DR and all aspects compared to it s leader Canon.
Just making one photo copy by mistake is nothing.

So Canon is so very good (I do have a lot of Canon stuff, including cameras), that the company's employees don't care about the photo and refuse to take it off their Facebook page?! Very, very strange.

Like they were sent to this world by God the Almighty, and therefore can't be bothered by small sh*ts pointing out that the photo they claim being taken with their gear isn't!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 09:23 UTC
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WastingTime: As a Canon spokeperson I must say wow guys honest mistake, we just liked the Fuji colors so much Lol, no biggie.

But why not delete it?! In Facebook, it is so very simple to do just that, but you Canon guys seem to be pleased as punch in using the Fuji image. You evidently couldn't care less: "Lol, no biggie."

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 08:59 UTC
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Zdman: And here I was thinking you had changed for the better DPR. A photographer shamelessly steals someone else’s work and posts it as their own then specifically states its royalty free (this is the real story). A camera manufacturer looking for images finds it and it says its taken by their product so they post it on social networks. Honest mistake but DPR uses it as another opportunity to bash Canon. For what though, not doing a rigorous investigation on every image they post to a social network? I mean does DPR check to see that all the images they post aren't composites, I doubt it.

Zdman, why on earth do they not delete it then?! An honest mistake you correct as fast as you ever can, in this case by simply delete the image, but oh no! Leave it, as using copyright-free images instead of paying photographers is the way media does it today! In this case Canon Italy, and they don't care about photographers, that's for sure!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 08:56 UTC
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FOTOMASSIMO: Italians do it better!!! :-DDD

Better being better cheaters then?! But then you should not get caught out!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 08:52 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (577 comments in total)

Why are the white-balance so very different between the Sony and the GH5s?!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:32 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)

Seems to me that Michael is pretty new to using long telephoto lenses, he writes that the Samyang is the first he has owned.

And with our first long lenses we were all impressed were we not?

I got my first 400 around 50 years ago, and I must say that each step forward feels like a revolution, for a while.

I loved the Nikon 80-400G for a year, or so, and then found everything with it wrong, and got rid of it.

Don't know what the young man uses as his camera, and if he has tried to keep the noise under control, or even tried to focus on the eyes of the mallard, or the cat (their eyes are not truly in focus).

Love the shot of the blue anemone, which also displays nice bokeh, and blur!

A promising start, no doubt, but not a master yet!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 09:02 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

Living in the city of Gothenburg, on the very same island Hasselblad makes their cameras and have its HQ, I must confess that I have never been inside the new factory.

The old was downtown, on the other side of the river, and there I've been a couple of times, soon 50 years ago, when I was an art student!

The first new factory/HQ Hasselblad built became too big and costly when the company ran into various problems when changing from film to digital technology, so it was sold soon after it was finished. That is now the local offices, and stages, for Swedish Television, Swedish Radio, and other associated companies, just across the river from Hasselblad's old HQ and factory.

I entirely enjoyed the article, and I found it extremely informative, lucid and nicely done in every way. More like that, PLEASE!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:12 UTC as 12th comment
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #8: Nikon D7500 (22 comments in total)

I bought this camera a while ago, and I must say it is a pure delight! Great at high ISO, but a wonderful camera overall!

Not anything special, but one of those cameras you can't help liking a lot.

Touch-screen, flip-out display, why haven't the older cameras I own that?! Not a high-resolution display, but very useful, even in sunlight.

Overall, a very user-friendly camera, that gives the owner excellent images in return!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Marcos Villaroman: I wonder what factors surrounded the exploding Li-Ion battery. Cheap 3rd party battery? Battery dropped a few times too many and already showed signs of damage (e.g., swelling)?

Don't think that there is a guarantee against catching fire with any Lithium battery, but it sure is rare!

Even power-packs in Boeing aircraft are known to do it, as yet without a fatality.

Those batteries were hardly $2 packs!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 06:45 UTC
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Team Yeti: It's a power source made from reactive chemicals and compounds, assembled by a piece of machinery, shipped multiple times (and subjected to drops, heat, cold, etc.), and finally put into everyday use and recharged by someone who probably isn't a chemist or engineer. What could possibly go wrong?

What's more amazing is how isolated these incidents are for all the lithium primary and lithium-ion batteries that are floating around out there.

A Prius burns very well, due to its battery, and they do catch fire occasionally! Much fiercer burning, too, than a fuel powered car!

Electrically powered drones and aircraft does it, too!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I couldn't discover who will actually constructing this beast. That's a lot of precision mechanical components for a start-up

That kind of puzzled me, too!

I guess for a prototype they could source the mounts from some of the cameras seen in the video, but that shutter assembly, that's not that easy to make, and you must avoid copying parts as those might well be patented.

On the other hand, if the shutter is copied from a long gone design, then they should have less worries;-)!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:27 UTC
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piratejabez: Very cool. So many possible applications for this kind of technology... I think we'll be seeing a lot of it in the coming years!

I'm sure you're right about that, like all fads they seem to swarm all over, and then quickly be forgotten!

Just now it is 360° cameras that every manufacturer of renown is producing, hopeful in corning the market!

Surely they will be soon forgotten!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 14:02 UTC

This software reminds me of the idiots that thought turning classic B&W movies into colored ones was a huge step forward!

I even think Oscars gave them a price!

Fools are everywhere and in any position, even among the Oscars members!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 2nd comment
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Sara Valentine: No. You are not a pilot when operating a consumer drone. Government regulation run amok!

Sadly, there have been a few near misses between models and aircraft, like Bob Hannah who suddenly found a Pitts model flying in front of him when he was out on a flight with his own Pitts. Only extreme evasive action avoided a fatality that time.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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Najinsky: Great comments guys, but here's a thought, how about making 300 tonne aircraft that can't be brought down by 20oz bits of plastic, or birds for that matter.

It just needs one crashed airliner and any drone users flying near an airport at anything but tree-top height will spend a lot of years in prison!

And just think of the insurance costs!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
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Najinsky: Great comments guys, but here's a thought, how about making 300 tonne aircraft that can't be brought down by 20oz bits of plastic, or birds for that matter.

Making an aircraft drone safe is simple if you delete pilots and engines that can be disabled by a two-pound drone, You fly in that and I stay on the ground.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (380 comments in total)
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mailman88: Canon could throw the cellphone market off a cliff. If the new 7D mkIII can shoot, post on facebook and make phone calls.

Then you'd be looking darn stupid holding your SLR to your ear, trying to hear what the guy on the other end says!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)
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gn28: Still waiting for Sony / Nikon / Canon / Panasonic to come up with a compact (could be APSC or 1") with:
- a 400 shots battery (200 shots is just silly when you travel or vlogg)
- USB 3.0 with fast charging (really useful when traveling a lot and when you do not have the time to charge 3 batteries, so fast charging works better while having a coffee somewhere)
- a 64 / 128 GB internal memory so the SD card only acts as backup (we already have a fast memory in every phone, so it is not rocket science and we'd all be a lot more comfortable knowing our photos do not depend on a crappy SD card)
- a 16-80mm lens (5x zoom and wide enough)
- a microphone jack (needed for vlogging)
- 4k support
- in-body IS
- artificial horizon (I care a lot about my photos being straight and not having to mess with Photoshop for it)
- ideally open source app integration (we're tired of having to pay sony for an app that does panaroma shooting or bracketing).

WAKE UP SONY / CANON / NIKON / PANASONIC !

Latest I've seen on the dust issue:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60276939

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 07:32 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)
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Lobbamobba: Oh, a bunch of people making claims about a camera that they have never used. Thats new...

That's NOT new — sadly!

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)
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gn28: Still waiting for Sony / Nikon / Canon / Panasonic to come up with a compact (could be APSC or 1") with:
- a 400 shots battery (200 shots is just silly when you travel or vlogg)
- USB 3.0 with fast charging (really useful when traveling a lot and when you do not have the time to charge 3 batteries, so fast charging works better while having a coffee somewhere)
- a 64 / 128 GB internal memory so the SD card only acts as backup (we already have a fast memory in every phone, so it is not rocket science and we'd all be a lot more comfortable knowing our photos do not depend on a crappy SD card)
- a 16-80mm lens (5x zoom and wide enough)
- a microphone jack (needed for vlogging)
- 4k support
- in-body IS
- artificial horizon (I care a lot about my photos being straight and not having to mess with Photoshop for it)
- ideally open source app integration (we're tired of having to pay sony for an app that does panaroma shooting or bracketing).

WAKE UP SONY / CANON / NIKON / PANASONIC !

A Ricoh GR gives most of those things, but it has a fixed lens, no 4K, and a dust issue.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
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