Tord S Eriksson

Tord S Eriksson

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

Like to draw, paint, and photograph nature, and identified
flying 'objects', like the moon, bumblebees, aircraft, and, not least, birds!

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On article Pentax KP sample gallery (92 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: I'm a former Pentax enthusiast, who sold everything I had (20+ lenses, and a handful of bodies), when I found that my then new toy, the Nikon 1 V1 was just as good at shooting as my K5 (I was on my second by then, the first having failed totally, got a new for free).

But this little fellow, the KP, and the photographer taking these shots, impresses me a lot! And, as LensBeginner points out below, the shots cover a lot of different lighting situations and ISOs.

Definitely! The 32 is a really nice lens, very, very sharp. Lately I've been using the Sigma 30/1.4 Art instead, and that is nearly as good (and just a little heavier), and works excellently on my DX, and FX cameras as well. You'll need the FT1 adapter, of course.

I do the same with my Sigma 150-600 Sport, use it on all three systems.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (92 comments in total)

I'm a former Pentax enthusiast, who sold everything I had (20+ lenses, and a handful of bodies), when I found that my then new toy, the Nikon 1 V1 was just as good at shooting as my K5 (I was on my second by then, the first having failed totally, got a new for free).

But this little fellow, the KP, and the photographer taking these shots, impresses me a lot! And, as LensBeginner points out below, the shots cover a lot of different lighting situations and ISOs.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:19 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2405 comments in total)
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gn28: Now I'm totally confused. So, if I buy an APS-C camera (e.g. d5500 so DX) and a full frame 50mm f1.8 lens (FX, because there are more options), will that mean that my 50mm f1.8 will actually take the photos equivalent to a 75mm f1.8 on a full frame camera? So if I want the 50mm equivalent I would have to buy the closest thing to a 33.3mm FX?

As Fakultativ writes, quite a few DX lenses work well on FX cameras, if you can accept some edge softness and vignetting. I use Nikon DX 40/2.8 micro, and Nikon DX 85/3.5 micro VR on my FX camera (in FX mode), with no issues at all, bar some vignetting at bigger apertures.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2405 comments in total)
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MShot: Richard/posters, forgive me if this is covered by so many posts. I have not read them all.

If you have equivalent focal length and equivalent aperture on a 4/3 sensor and a FF sensor, what can you expect if the 4/3 sensor is stabilized by IBIS or, lens, or both, and the FF sensor is not?

Suppose you can shoot the 4/3 sensor camera at a much, much slower shutter speed than the FF sensor camera. What happens to image quality between the two of them?

- Does a longer exposure make up some of the image quality difference between them?

Is it true you could hand hold the 4/3 camera in light too low to shoot the FF camera without a tripod? Is it true that a longer exposure can make up some of the difference in image quality between them in low and bright light?

Most m4/3 cameras have more problems acquiring focus in low light than FX cameras, thus the fight would be lost before it began!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2405 comments in total)
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wondrouslightdotcom: A lot has been said about this being a shortcoming of smaller sensors but, while this is valid for portrait photographers who want blurred backgrounds, it is just the opposite for subjects such as landscapes and close-ups where DOF is never enough (somewhat ironically, two currently fashionable issues in photography are bokeh and focus stacking). A third question is: are there any additional pros and cons of different sensor sizes for my kind of photography? (portability is the 1st one that comes to mind). And a fourth, fundamental question is: what influence does "equivalence" have on the overall quality of one's photographic output (i.e.: a background that is more or less blurred)? I am not going to make many friends with this statement but for many photographers not so much. A lot of it is due to one's creativity and mastership of the equipment, exposure, post-processing and publishing.

I use CX (aka Niko 1) for long telephoto shots, and for macro, and as long as I can keep the noise at bay, by keeping the ISO low (often using handheld LED arrays, flashlight, flashes, lots of sunshine, whatever to increase the available light), but for normal shooting (family, street, tourist, work) I now tend to use DX; and for portraits, and landscape my FX.

So I tend to use the same lenses, on the different bodies: The Dx 40/2.8 micro is a delight on all three systems (stepped down a little bit vignetting on my FX cameras is no problem), the Sigma 30/1.4 Art likewise very useful on all three systems, not much softer than the 32/1.2 mentioned in the article.

Some lenses shine when used on a CX system, like the DX 85/3.5 micro VR, but it isn't a bad lens for portraits on the FX, if one can live with the vignetting. the Bokeh is, surprisingly, pretty nice!

My Sigma 150-600 Sport is a monster, when used with CX cameras, but what a sweet monster!

Have a good day for photography!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Nice and informative review.

All that glue makes the lens look pretty low grade, from a manufacturing quality point of view. Is glue completely essential, or is it the engineer's workaround to avoid adding more screws?

I would prefer more screws and no glue, especially at this price point.

Glue can be used to lock screws in place (Loctite comes to mind), but as a means to keep different parts of an expensive lens together, that's very a very dubious way of designing a lens that surely will be disassembled once in a while.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
On photo Nara Deer in Jon87's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Sweet shot!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 07:21 UTC as 1st comment
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (294 comments in total)
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jimofcan: First lens purchased should always be a 70 - 200 2.8. There should actually be a law making it mandatory

The two kit lenses for the Nikon 1 cameras are 10-30 and 30-110, in Full Format (aka FX) terms 27-81mm, and 81-297mm, a very nice mix! The latter is an excellent macro lens, if you add a extension tube, or a few ;-) !

The first FX zoom lens I bought was a 70-300 VR, not a bad one (the newer versions are better, of course).

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
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flashcactus: For those who might automatically rate the Hasselblad over the Fujifilm, it's important to remember that Fuji have had more serious and useful camera innovations, especially in the days of film, than Hasselblad's paltry record of rejigging their old leaf-shutter dependent box- a bit like the Porsche 911, having inbuilt limitations. Fuji : GX 680, brilliant. Best studio camera ever, conceptually. All the MF roll-film rangefinder variations, the Fuji/Hasselblad X-pan. This new MF mirrorless leapfrogs the opposition in the traditional Fuji way. Their way. Can't wait to try one.

No more Zeiss lenses?!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 08:30 UTC
On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (140 comments in total)

Reminds me of DPReview that used an A77S when making an informercial about another Sony camera, how good it was when actually it was not used for the drone scenes out over the water, which were decidedly awesome.

But we all were given the impression that the other camera was used — that must be called shady practices, too!

As stated above:

“Everyone in the market must follow the rules. By protecting consumers, we protect confidence in our system of commerce.”

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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jerry7171: Before everyone piles on me, I'm making an observation on what seems to be a grey area.

In general, people have no right to an expectation of privacy in public areas. By extension, if a property owner/manager permits photography the same rule would apply. Isn't this how photographers are able to shoot candids and later sell their work? Do photographers chase after people they just shot in public areas to secure a signed release? What is the difference here?

I can understand the woman's point of view if she'd been photographed through a window in her home, but sitting within Chipotle's property?

We've been down this road before. We've all observed how people share everything online, but play the victim if someone else shares something that might have them in the background.

People like this woman ought to be shamed in public opinion for her self-indulgent attitude. It reminds me of the careless woman who put scalding hot coffee in her lap at McDonalds.

So Jerry, you would be at ease on figuring on their posters, with bottles of alcohol on your table, even if these are added afterwards, in photoshop, presumably?!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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Nikita66: US legal system is F-ed up.
US healthcare is F-ed up.
US foreign policy is F-ed up.
US debt is F-ed up.
US politics, in general, is F-ed up.

Every empire must fall.

"Every empire must fall"
Indeed, so when will Putin fall?!

Which country isn't 'f-ed up'?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Of all the explanations why you should avoid fake lenses, the funniest has to be because they fail to meet safety standards. Nikon pulls this too. We're not talking about flash units. The danger in using these lenses is to your wallet and your images, not your safety.

BTW, the fakers have gotten more bold. I recently bought some Canon electronic cable releases that were too cheap to be genuine. They said Made in Japan, and I thought the counterfeiters would avoid flat-out lying about the point of origin. But in a world where news is fake, anything goes.

Germans were not famous for their perfect English, in the old days, before spell-checkers!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 10:49 UTC
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xpop: I own one of the first FZ2500 in france. I bought it after the "Salon de la photo" where I test it after lurking Olympus and Sony. Incredibly quicker than all other competitors. You have to deal with a 1" sensor, that mean some noise after 1600iso.

If you use DxO Optics Pro 11 to process your images, with noise-cancelling setting PRIME you'll have very little problem, if any, with the noise!

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (898 comments in total)
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johnpendleton: I'd like to pick one of these up primarily for industrial video and non-work travel shooting, to replace my beloved but aging Fz150. The 150 has been a fantastic & trusty "operational" shooter, where ultimate web training video resolution rarely gets above 1280 x 720, and the 1000 looks like it would be a nice upgrade, even at that low bar.
But here's my question, DP-land: is this camera nearing the end of its product cycle? It's a two-year-old camera that's been sitting at $797 everywhere for a while now, supposedly due to the sensor delays from the Japanese earthquakes. But since this is Photokina season, has anyone heard anything about a replacement coming from Panasonic?

Nope, haven't heard a hint about an upgrade! Pity actually!

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
On photo Grimeton LW antenna in Tord S Eriksson's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Fixed!

I think there was nine of these antenna arrays around the world, sending encrypted (business) telegrams around the world.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Grimeton LW antenna in Tord S Eriksson's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Petrock,

Indeed, as it was opened in 1924: http://grimeton.org/?lang=en

I'll update it ASAP!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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munro harrap: I would like a nikon adaptor that gives fast AF to manual lenses on full-frame Dslrs. This cannot even do that!!

How would it be able to give AF to manual lenses?! A little arm sticking out of the adapter turning the focusing ring?! Sounds like something out of a cartoon movie!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
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flashcactus: For those who might automatically rate the Hasselblad over the Fujifilm, it's important to remember that Fuji have had more serious and useful camera innovations, especially in the days of film, than Hasselblad's paltry record of rejigging their old leaf-shutter dependent box- a bit like the Porsche 911, having inbuilt limitations. Fuji : GX 680, brilliant. Best studio camera ever, conceptually. All the MF roll-film rangefinder variations, the Fuji/Hasselblad X-pan. This new MF mirrorless leapfrogs the opposition in the traditional Fuji way. Their way. Can't wait to try one.

For many years Fuji manufactured the Hasselblad cameras, to Hasselblad's specifications. As far as I know they nowadays manufacture them here in Gothenburg, again.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:07 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Construction-wise, is it better constructed than its predecessor? (50-200 and 55-300 lenses usually rattle a little; sometimes a simple touch on lens hood makes the image shift).

The HD DA55-300 is a very well made lens, the old DA55-300 was not!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
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