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 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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Glen Barrington: Seven grand for a lens on a $400 camera . . . hmmm! Decisions, Decisions!

A Canon C700 cost a bit over $400 ,,,

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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mais51: This news makes Leica and Zeiss lenses look cheap in comparison - so the German is not that bad after all - With lenses like these do we really need to buy a camera body at all - may come as a bonus with the package.

But very few Canikon users would be interested in manual lenses in the first place, so there is really no big market, so there is no point in making them cheaper, if there are enough customers willing to pay as it is!

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
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vscd: Pff. Made in Britain. ;)

https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/teams.html

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
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vscd: Pff. Made in Britain. ;)

@McScrooge:

I think it is an interesting fact that so many of the teams are based in the UK. Just look at the top of the leaderboard: Mercedes (based in the UK), Red Bull (also based in the UK), and Ferrari (Italy, at least for the moment)!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
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vscd: Pff. Made in Britain. ;)

Most F1 cars are designed, made, and fine-tuned in the UK, no matter where they are supposed to be made. The brightest designers live in the UK, and the best builders, it is a sad fact.

I wish it was in Germany, or in Italy, but sadly not.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
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Kamox: I didn't know this manufacturer... are they related to the man who invented the "triplet"?
The lenses seem carved out of steel, impressive.

http://www.cookeoptics.com/

A very old traditional lens making company, still thriving, whose lenses are loved by cinematographers around the world.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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naturetech: No Nikon 1-mount? I could use a set for my S1.

Sadly Nikon 1 is out of production, according to various sources. So no Cooke lenses, I'm afraid.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
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barrym1966: 7000 for a piece of glass made in Leicester, no thanks

You evidently know nothing about classic lenses used by the movie industry. Cooke are definitely in that select gang, and not the most expensive, either.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
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mais51: This news makes Leica and Zeiss lenses look cheap in comparison - so the German is not that bad after all - With lenses like these do we really need to buy a camera body at all - may come as a bonus with the package.

These are lenses used by the TV, and movie, industry, not intended for enthusiasts like us. A movie might cost $10,000,000 to make, then you'd want to have lenses you can depend on, wouldn't you?! When the star might get $20,000,000, a bundle of ten lenses for around $70,000 is a more nothing! ANd these lenses can be used for movie after movie, till we're all dead and buried.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
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keepreal: There must be a lot of idiots out there. Otherwise we would not see lenses from Cooke and other manufacturers as such ridiculous prices. I am sure they are nowhere near worth anything, even a lot less than the asking prices.

I would be a lot happier if people with more money than they know what to do with gave it to help those in the poverty trap get educated and motivated to better themselves. Some do of the own accord, but not that many can see how. The divide between the rich and poor has widened since the 2008 credit crunch, the wealthy mostly escaped the consequences but the mostly innocent less well off have faced the brunt of it.

If I thought there would be any chance of success, I'd like to see a worldwide boycott of Cooke, Meyer and other manufacturers behaving like this - not just in optics or photography, by the way.

Why should a small manufacturer, that manually makes their lenses, be banned, while the major Japanese lens manufacturers charge many tens of thousands of dollars for their more exotic lenses?!

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
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Spectro: never gave my money to any kickstarter projects. If I have vested interest maybe, but I am not an investor and kickstarter projects aren't an investment. You might get a early pledge deal, but that isn't much. I know some fanboy like to help push nitch project or entertainment item. But it is good for small independent people, but for larger company asking for money isn't right for me.

While some projects are bound to go bust, this one from the back story had no hope or true intention in the beginning. More like a criminal transgression to begin with.

I invested in the FlashQ project, via IndieGoGo (similar to Kickstarter) and have had no issues at all! Eventually the RC flash remotes arrived, and they worked as it was said it would. No less, no more!

So it isn't always a bad idea ;-) !

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 08:09 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (378 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: I wish Nikon, and Canon too, for that matter, would offer a full-frame mirrorless camera, because I never really loved noisy cameras or bulky bodies. I could also go for lenses offering good old automatic diaphragms but lacking auto-focus, if of course a suitable reduction in price were to be had. Giving up auto-focus isn't so awful, provided you don't have to stop down manually, ugh.

I wish mirrorless FX cameras and their lens were small, light, and with a friendly price. But the reality proves otherwise!

Not so sure there is much of a weight reduction going from DSLR to MILC. For instance consider the 85/1.4 lenses we all love: The one that can be used on a Sony 7R II (body only weighing in at 625grams), compared to the Nikon 85/1.4 (weighing in at 595 grams) on a D750 (weighing 750 grams). The Sony lens is a neat little one, but weighs 820 grams!

Overall, a far lower weight can be attained by using a D5500, or a D3300, both 24mp, and Nikon's f/1.8 85, or a Nikon 1 J5, weighing in at the same 20+MP as the D500 (both with very fast AF, and compact sized, but the J5 sadly lacks a built-in viewfinder).

The Nikon 1 32/1.2 is an outstanding lens (the size of the 50/1.4G), and it happens to be the equivalent to an 85 on the D750!

But then we have Fujifilm, where the X-T1 plus the 90/2 weighs in at a healthy bit lower weight, but alas, its an APS-C!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (438 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "This is a camera that sports, action, and event photographers will love." -DPR

A great family camera for people who have (moving) cats, dogs, or kids. :-)

For some, that warranty will be short, for some very long!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (438 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "This is a camera that sports, action, and event photographers will love." -DPR

A great family camera for people who have (moving) cats, dogs, or kids. :-)

Doubt the Second Coming will be an event where electronics work very well. Or do you think the Lord will have a mobile?!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (438 comments in total)
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MayaTlab0: "Frustratingly, you can't use the camera's dedicated exposure comp button to change, er, exposure comp in M mode (because that's reserved for giving access to aperture value in M mode, just in case you've got the rear dial locked)."

Sad to see they didn't solve that problem in the final firmware.

As far as I can recall, all cameras I've had that has M setting behave just like that. I guess the reviewer never have used M mode before, but he'll learn, eventually!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
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