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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Tord S Eriksson: The author of the news wrote "no official confirmation has ever come down the pike", an Americanism I never heard before.

According to the dictionary I consulted, it has to do with 'turnpike' where you pay to get access to the road behind.

Pike is otherwise a weapon, consisting of a long wooden staff, with a sharp metal end, that was used to hurt horses and swordsmen, before they came too close.

Its origin is French, and has to do with a fish called brochet (aka pike), and skewer, which is also called a brochette, so now you know!

Been driving on the A1 as well!

Had no idea it was such an old British thing, thanks for educating me!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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Tord S Eriksson: The author of the news wrote "no official confirmation has ever come down the pike", an Americanism I never heard before.

According to the dictionary I consulted, it has to do with 'turnpike' where you pay to get access to the road behind.

Pike is otherwise a weapon, consisting of a long wooden staff, with a sharp metal end, that was used to hurt horses and swordsmen, before they came too close.

Its origin is French, and has to do with a fish called brochet (aka pike), and skewer, which is also called a brochette, so now you know!

Been driving on the Mass pike, come to think of it! Didn't reflect on its name, though!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 08:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: Not that long ago was USB charging a CON according to your testers, now it is a PRO.

Could anyone explain why this change of heart, as that was often mentioned in the summing up of the reviews.

I guess tastes change over time, but I do agree that offering both an external battery charger and USB charging is the best of all worlds!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 23:50 UTC

The author of the news wrote "no official confirmation has ever come down the pike", an Americanism I never heard before.

According to the dictionary I consulted, it has to do with 'turnpike' where you pay to get access to the road behind.

Pike is otherwise a weapon, consisting of a long wooden staff, with a sharp metal end, that was used to hurt horses and swordsmen, before they came too close.

Its origin is French, and has to do with a fish called brochet (aka pike), and skewer, which is also called a brochette, so now you know!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 19:50 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
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VisualFX: If only they were not so impatient and dumped their NX camera system so soon. The NX1 was a really good camera.

Samsung had struggled a long time with their cameras, but they never really caught on, just as Nikon's N1 system.

Their revolutionary N1 cameras started at a high price, but as sales were very slow they just dumped the first models on the market. After that the sales caught on, but people expected to get even more advanced cameras, at the same low price, and not even Nikon managed to do that. So again the sales slumped, and, eventually, Nikon gave up — just as Samsung had done with their entire camera division!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 18:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)
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Einride: I think price and weight comparisons against 135 format cameras should include mention that these are system cameras. Include some f2.8 zooms and 3 or so primes and then look at cost and weight.

Sure some people just buy a 35mm f2 and then the A7III is both lightweight and affordable. But if you actually want to build a system the situation becomes very different. The Sony APSC camera’s lack lenses and the same could be said for Canon and Nikon. There’s plenty of 135 format lenses but then you’re carrying unnecessary weight and cost.

With the Fujifilm system there’s also the option of complementing with for example the X-E3, making for an extremely lightweight option.

I think it’s also worth emphasising that the Fujifilm ergonomics are nowhere else to be found unless you go with the Nikon Df or Leica. For me these controls are very important.

I have had fun with shooting with a number of cameras (N1, m43, Dx and FX), at equivalent focal lengths and equivalent apertures.

Thought it couldn't be so true as it was, that an 85/3.5 at f/5.6 on an FX body gives exactly the same DOF and angle of view as a 32 on a Nikon 1 camera and the same DOF as the 32 at 2.0. I also tried all the variants in between, like a 42.5 on an m43 body, and a 58 on a DX body, and they all lined up perfectly.

Tried a few other focal length series as well, as I could not really believe it, but alas, they sure aligned the same way.

I sure believed that a 50/2 is always a 50/2.0, but mount it on an m43 body and things will be revealed!

One effect this had was I sold some lenses that were not better their equivalent twins, and I prefer smaller and lighter lenses, if they are as sharp.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 20:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)
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fotomotovfr: "Not so good for
Anyone looking for the perfect tool for one specific job"

Can't that be said for every camera?

Very few cameras are optimized for one task only, but I guess there might be some around.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 19:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)

Not that long ago was USB charging a CON according to your testers, now it is a PRO.

Could anyone explain why this change of heart, as that was often mentioned in the summing up of the reviews.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 128th comment | 7 replies
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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 (589 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 85th comment
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (384 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 12th 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
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