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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goactive: phase-detect this video makes it sound new take a look at the Nikon 1 J5 that has been out for years now it also has phase-detect and only cost $500 and you change lens on it so you are not stuck with only one lens . Also, compare the images the J5 smokes the new Sony even being an older camera. Or the even older Nikon 1 V2 that also has amazing fast focus and phase-detect you can pick up used. Here is photos from both I shot compare this to the samples of this new Sony. Even compare them to many other higher end Sonys and other cameras. http://morganmediaproductions.com/destin-harborwalk-village-shot-with-the-nikon-j5/ here is a gallery from just the older V2 shooting kiteboarding.. http://morganmediaproductions.com/kiteboarding-with-the-nikon-1-v2-and-70-300/

Sdaniella, instead the Nikon 1 has an excellent 70-300 lens which equals a 200-800mm lens. and their 10-100 (27-270) lenses are very popular as well.

Agree about the non-WYSIWYG displays and EVFs, but it really doesn't affect the results, as framing and focus are still easily controlled.

Image quality is excellent with the Nikon 1 J5, using the same sensor as the RX10!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 21:32 UTC

Why all this annoying noise that drenches the speaker's voice?!

I have a hearing impediment, and this tells me you don't give a damned about us, so no sale for me, not from this totally uninformative video! You hear the nauseating noise drenching everything, and a feeble voice in the background, at least when watched on this year's iMac, maybe it is designed for Windows users?!

My main interest in new gear is centered on getting better equipment to shoot birds and aircraft flying, and this video isn't promising, in that respect, either:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU8F0IUGHRM

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 20:28 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies

The case manufacturer's printing went wrong, not that rare an event (that a part supplier to a huge corporation slips up once), a problem Nikon evidently didn't catch, as some cases have been delivered to customers.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 08:12 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Debankur Mukherjee: Dont understand whats wrong with Nikon , what ever they are making seems to crop up with some issues or the other......Its heartbreaking to note that a 100 year old company has still not perfected its logo printing technology........

I bet it isn't something Nikon themselves make, but the case supplier's printing guys that have slipped up, not very rare in any kind of manufacture!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 08:06 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (347 comments in total)
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Jonathan Mac: When I still used my K200D I used bounce flash all the time, as the camera only went to ISO 1600 and wasn't great at that sensitivity. I got some great shots, especially portraits, using that method. Usually I shot in manual mode and didn't even use TTL - adjustments were made depending on the distance to the subject and the distance of the flash from the ceiling.

Since I got a K3 and X-M1 which are much better in low light, I've stopped using flash. I realise that I'm being lazy and I need to start using flash again (at least some of the time) to get that style of portrait again. Thanks for the prod in the right direction.

Some more lighting might work even better, say a couple of LED arrays pointed at the ceiling.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 07:02 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (347 comments in total)
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ujay: I see a lot of people commenting saying "Flash looks" bad and natural light always looks nice, but I don't agree,
The important thing here is if a client is paying money, better use or learn to use flash. Its better to have less "artistic" photo than to call a blurred and out of focus image an "Artistic choice". A D750 with fast prime may capture enough light but it will capture "muddy" colours and yucky skin tones.
With flash, you will have better hit rates and consistently exposed "professional" looking images. Thats why top shelf pros rely heaving their F2.8 zooms and flashes for versatility and consistency in their images.

Flash doesn't look bad if the user knows how to make flash mimic natural light. Just needs a lot skill to get it right and TTL flash is insanely good and works 99% of the time perfectly. The last 1% of the time, use Lightroom to fix any over or under exposure or switch it off and use the DSLRs massive latitude and to make it look "Artistic".

The examples in the article above, if they are the 99% you are referring to you not find me as your customer.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (347 comments in total)
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Mr R Adams: Anyone recommend a good buyers guide for my-first flash? I shoot Nikon and normally don't buy third party kit. I did think about buying the SB-300 but perhaps it's too basic?

The SB-300 is great as an on-camera flash, but a couple of slaves makes life much easier, either GODOX, or AmazonBasics (identical as far as I can figure out).

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (347 comments in total)

Carey Rose's method of shooting with flash (described above) produce sterile, flat, images.

And his for and after photos does not tell us a lot.

Evidently, he is using quite different apertures for the sax player, with bounced flash, and without — I find both really not to my taste but the one without is slightly better, if not much!

But how can you compare them in the first place?

You can produce lovely shots using just flash lighting, but Rose's examples are mostly very sterile shots, like shooting a crime victim lying on an operating table in a morgue, which is supposed to be sterile.

I am in no way a pro, but I love mixing LED arrays with existing lights, including sunshine, or an overcast sky, and fast lenses.

As the very last way out, resort to flash, and then definitely use a mix of a soft on-camera flash, with some assisting flashes on tripods, or held by friends.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Intro to drones part 1: Drone basics (113 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: There are lots of security risks with drones, not least DJI's. If US Army forbids use of their drones, what about you and me?:

https://www.suasnews.com/2017/08/us-army-calls-units-discontinue-use-dji-equipment/

Then there is the risks of aircraft colliding with drones:

https://www.suasnews.com/2017/07/uk-drones-manned-aircraft-collisions-test-results/

Holger,

I would be very interested in those many cases where drunk passengers has caused aircraft accidents — I've only read NTSB reports about drunk pilots.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 23:48 UTC
On article Intro to drones part 1: Drone basics (113 comments in total)

There are lots of security risks with drones, not least DJI's. If US Army forbids use of their drones, what about you and me?:

https://www.suasnews.com/2017/08/us-army-calls-units-discontinue-use-dji-equipment/

Then there is the risks of aircraft colliding with drones:

https://www.suasnews.com/2017/07/uk-drones-manned-aircraft-collisions-test-results/

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 11:45 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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KansasEye: A mirrorless Nikon is a welcome thing. The problem that I have, and the reason that I have not already pre-ordered, is that the V1 does not shoot stills in 16:9 aspect ration. That is the ratio of my computer monitor, my T.V., my cell phone, and HD video. So, what the heck is Nikon thinking?

If they think I'm going to wait for the V2 to correct this mistake, they are mistaken, again. I'll get the Panasonic LX-5. And it will fit in my pocket.

I applaud Nikon for the effort. And I look forward to samples. But the lack of 16:9 stills means the V1 is dead on arrival, for me.

Long time ago, but I like that the camera uses another format, so I can adjust the horizon without losing image width!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
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Robert Soderlund: Get ready for the article called "five reasons to choose a Mac over a PC".

I prefer a Wacom tablet, any day, but of course I have a trackpad!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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Robert Soderlund: Get ready for the article called "five reasons to choose a Mac over a PC".

Just det, Robert!

Mac is far better than Dell, as the Apple logo is more stylish!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
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Old Cameras: This is why we can't have nice things.
A drone could damage or take down a plane, its deadly dangerous. All so some jackass with no respect for rules can put pretty pictures in his website. Throw him in jail, fine him heavily and crush his toys. Fire fighting is dangerous and dam expensive.

Collisions with crows have been enough to take out engines on passenger jets, which is a smallish bird weighing about half a kilogram.

Many modern drones, like DJI's bigger ones, weigh several kilograms, including batteries and camera, with a maximum payload of over five kilograms.

Show me the engine that takes that without problems, or which windshield that stands a full hit from one of those!

Even the mighty Condor with its huge span doesn't weigh that much, and they are known to have brought down aircraft, big liners as well as small private aircraft!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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Jan Olof: It's perfect for stills on Lumix G80 and even for video 4K when crop factor is 2.35.
An amazing lens.

Yeah, she has a few! Two E-M10 (one version I and one version II) and a GX8.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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Jan Olof: It's perfect for stills on Lumix G80 and even for video 4K when crop factor is 2.35.
An amazing lens.

Får väl låna en kamera, också!

Have to borrow one of her cameras, as well, then!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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Jan Olof: It's perfect for stills on Lumix G80 and even for video 4K when crop factor is 2.35.
An amazing lens.

Seems to be the next one my wife will get! Very, very impressive!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 08:41 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

Splendid shots, and it seems to be a very likeable lens!

A delight, in short!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:15 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 comments in total)
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Kanji: I bought one right after reading the DPReview. I owned several Oly cameras before getting the C8080. The lens on this camera was very sharp. It's true the focus was a little slow,but you could bet that when it was locked on it was truly focused. I used it on landscapes, and am still selling photos taken with this camera many years ago! One thing also,with Olys' smart cards,it was very easy to do panos, as the card put special lines in the viewfinder to line up on. Anyway, I still have one ,like new, with the box and all the items that came with it, and I think that I will get it out and use it a little.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128994023@N05/21669802238/in/album-72157659261061786/

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 09:25 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I can remember being unable, in-store try-out time, to cope with the viewfinder and the ergonomics, but how wrong I was, when years later I bought one to attempt sharp well-resolved close-ups of items in such hugely different planes of focus that only small sensored machines can manage.

Although now replaced by my LG G4 for such purposes it remains a favourite I will never sell. The lens is MUCH better than either the A2 Minolta or the DSC-828 Sony, because the Sony's was as sharp, yet it had horrific blue fringing on light subjects in bright light.

I think of the 8080 as a studio camera!!

Flash/studio worked great, and macro, and not too bad otherwise, but avoid back-lighting!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128994023@N05/21867241121/in/album-72157659261061786/

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
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