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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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
In reply to:

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 1st 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 (386 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 (632 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 (632 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 (632 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
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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D135ima: Canon G1 X III is the most pocketable APS-C camera on market. It's good for landscapes or travel photo if you want take pictures not just for web and if ypu need really pocketable camera (No, M5 with 15-45 will not fit into the inside pocket of the jacket).
Not bad DR on ISO 100 and resolution (if the lens is not lousy) sufficient for 12-16 "clear/honest megapixels" - makes this camera unique. But still very expensive. 800 - I right now would reconsider my plans for gear . 900 - very good. 1000 - ok, why not ? But 1300 - no thanks.

I own a GR and it has one flaw and that dust sensitivity! Evidently, it sucks in dust via the image zoom button on the right top corner (if seen from behind), and it has the same issue in its latest iteration.

Seems the designers never talk to the staff on the floor.

A great pity! Sucking dust around the lens just makes things far worse!

Been discussed in the Rich Talk group a lot. A real shame, as it otherwise is
a nearly perfect camera!

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (419 comments in total)
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El Chubasco: Very ugly camera. Canon needs a new designer

Looks very much like the Nikon 1 V2, also called ugly, and didn't sell well!

In good lighting that was/is a superb camera, with exchangeable lenses, to boot!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (104 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: Olympus, I am honestly waiting for C8080 modern incarnation:
- larger sensor - 1" or could be MFT
- in body stabilization
- could be ted bit larger with 24 - 240 mm lens is enough - no need in superzoom
- GPS and wifi.

You forgot the start-up time, processing time, the four-step zoom (not continuous!), and the wobbly lens!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (104 comments in total)
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Goodmeme: I had it, my first camera. Build quality was lovely and some really beautiful images...but it was ridiculously slow. I learned to hate the lever-based zoom, and raw file saving locked up the camera to the point of making it impossible. I wished I had bought the Konica Minota Dimage a200 instead, or perhaps even better, the Canon equivalents of Pro 1, or (later) G series. The Canon if I recall correctly may have been better at video also, and had a firmware upgrade to improve focus.

I had obsessed over image quality, poring over reviews. It was a purchase that taught me the importance of useability over absolute image quality. Still the look of that massive lens was to die for, and the Olympus colours were lovely.

Indeed a lovely camera if you knew its restrictions (had more of those than any other camera I've owned, and I still own it!).

The list of DON'Ts was very long, the list of DOs short: Use ISO under 140, use flash, if possible, avoid RAW, if possible, never shoot contre jour, if possble.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
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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 58th 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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