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 Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: This is what makes me worry about big companies, that they prefer to launch a product they know is faulty, rather than waiting till the new version is bulletproof.

The sales department at VW wanted newer, better, engines, and when they realised that the new versions had issues, they simply fiddled with the software to make the problem as non-existing!

And here comes Adobe and does a VW, too!

I am off Lightroom for good, staying with Aperture (Photos is OK, but not for editing photos, which I thought was the basic reason for photo editing programs, but evidently not).

I'm an old fart, and nobody cares any more about people enjoying old tools, that has been honed to perfection through the years.

So, to be on the safe side, my iMac computer will no longer be updated. It is over half a decade old, thus very, very, ancient.

Bought in the first decade of this millennium, dear me, when men were men, and women women!

So I shouldn't be here, disturbing your circles?!

Why should I take my iMac off the internet, please tell me, sir?!

I am older than you, that must be the reason why!

My old iMac works excellently on the internet, uses the very latest browser software, but with photo editing software, it is quite another thing.

It runs the penultimate version of Aperture, the newest version of DxO Pro, alas, not he latest LR (thank god for that), and I use the current version of Final Cut Pro, and FRV (latest version). And it has three HDs, and a SSD, but naturally is a bit slower than the latest iMac.

I have numerous plug-ins for my version of Aperture, about five just concerning noise cancelling, which will be totally useless if I stop using Aperture, and only use LR 5.7.1, or Photos.

So tell me, dear sir, how would I do myself a favour by leaving the internet, but avoiding to be forced to listen to your utter disdain to people with a different background than you own?!

You hate us old, eh?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)

This is what makes me worry about big companies, that they prefer to launch a product they know is faulty, rather than waiting till the new version is bulletproof.

The sales department at VW wanted newer, better, engines, and when they realised that the new versions had issues, they simply fiddled with the software to make the problem as non-existing!

And here comes Adobe and does a VW, too!

I am off Lightroom for good, staying with Aperture (Photos is OK, but not for editing photos, which I thought was the basic reason for photo editing programs, but evidently not).

I'm an old fart, and nobody cares any more about people enjoying old tools, that has been honed to perfection through the years.

So, to be on the safe side, my iMac computer will no longer be updated. It is over half a decade old, thus very, very, ancient.

Bought in the first decade of this millennium, dear me, when men were men, and women women!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 08:39 UTC as 47th comment | 10 replies

Utterly boring video, that's for sure! For tilt you probably have to buy a second one!

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 19th comment
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sunjester: Thinking this may be one of those lenses that fall off the em10II. Good thing it's semi cheap.

As dulynoted pointed out, there is no other mirrorless system that is so diverse, and as encompassing as the m43.

My wife uses this system with excellent results, as complement to her Nikon 1, and her Pentax K, systems.

As with any system, the size of the sensors sets the limits in low light, not the fact that a camera is a mirrorless, a digital rangefinder, or a DSLR.

I no longer use DX (my Ricoh GR being the exception, but I couldn't afford a RX1R II), but use FX, and CX cameras, having found DX not good enough in low light, and the CX cameras more than good enough at long focal lengths!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 07:50 UTC

Fantastic shot! Love it!

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 08:08 UTC as 4th comment
On article Gitzo introduces three new Center Ball Heads (41 comments in total)
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abi170845: Rrs makes the best tripid today.so does flm and feisol.

Depends really on how much you want to spend! The Berlebach Mini tripod is the best small tripod I've used, in short: superb, at a very friendly price (and low weight), while my own bigger, even more rugged, tripods are all Gitzo!

Bought my first Gitzo in the 70's!

Sold my first one a couple of years ago, but it is still in use!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 14:37 UTC
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Satyaa: Do these third party lenses work with FT-1 adapter on Nikon 1 bodies?
With this size, price point and zoom range, it would be a very useful lens for that purpose if it worked.

Some Tamron zooms do, some don't.

Sadly, you have to try it yourself!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
On article Quick Review: PhotoKeeper (103 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: Personally, I don't see much advantages in such a server :

1) uploading originals is going to take eons, given that the internet providers allows fast download, but only very slow upload (about 10 to 1).

2) I don't like the idea to store all my pictures on foreign servers, I prefer to have them on my own server (Sinology is perfect for that).

3) for sharing some downsampled jpeg images there are already good and even free sites, like Microsoft OneDrive, or Flickr, or Google, etc.

4) for back up, an external HDD of 2T costs about the same as the annual fee for that service.

Nowadays, all main brands are competing to get your personal data (pictures, files, emails etc.) stored on their servers. Once you do, you become captive of them and they can increase prices.

I vote against storing my own data and pictures outside of my home/office. We have enough governmental agencies sniffing around and monitoring our (virtual) lives.. I don't want to give them easy access to the rest..

Neatandclean seems to forget that unless recharged solid-state items forget what info they have stored onboard, the reason there is a battery in every computer, to keep the boot electronics alive! When that battery dies everything else dies!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On article Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear (154 comments in total)
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Michael J Davis: Batteries, eh? That's trying too hard. I only buy batteries from Amazon that are claimed to be compatible with my cameras. So far they've worked fine.

What does DPR think I should do?

Mike

Thanks for the info, Falconeyes!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On article Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear (154 comments in total)
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Michael J Davis: Batteries, eh? That's trying too hard. I only buy batteries from Amazon that are claimed to be compatible with my cameras. So far they've worked fine.

What does DPR think I should do?

Mike

As amazon owns DPReview I think they are very pleased! I too only buy originals, or other brands from Amazon.

I have only had problems with Hähnel, a supposedly good German brand!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (198 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: The Berlebach Mini Tripod, with levelling head is nothing but superb:
http://www.berlebach.de/?bereich=details&id=98&sprache=english

I bought the big brother of this tripod, which is OK, but that isn't as outstandingly rigid as this little fella, which weighs about two pounds.

So when my wife was looking for a small tripod, I recommended this one, then an unknown entity, and I was proved right. Extremely sturdy, and isn't ice-cold to hold even when its frost outside!

And it doesn't cost a lot, either (B&H got them as well).

I got the 2032 as well!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (198 comments in total)

The Berlebach Mini Tripod, with levelling head is nothing but superb:
http://www.berlebach.de/?bereich=details&id=98&sprache=english

I bought the big brother of this tripod, which is OK, but that isn't as outstandingly rigid as this little fella, which weighs about two pounds.

So when my wife was looking for a small tripod, I recommended this one, then an unknown entity, and I was proved right. Extremely sturdy, and isn't ice-cold to hold even when its frost outside!

And it doesn't cost a lot, either (B&H got them as well).

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Taylor Swift's contract is clearly unconscionable, thus null and void:

“An unconscionable contract is one that is so one-sided that it is unfair to one party and therefore unenforceable under law. It is a type of contract that leaves one party with no real, meaningful choice, usually due to major differences in bargaining power between the parties.”

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 06:57 UTC as 24th comment
On photo _DSC1703 in Tord S Eriksson's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

No post-processing at all!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 04:42 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (206 comments in total)

Unfortunate formulation:

"maximum shooting rate of 4fps (up from 4 on the previous model)."

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:36 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples (111 comments in total)
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MarioV: A rather ordinary effort by Tamron.

I really wanted to like this lens, but the image quality is "ok" only if viewed at normal screen size (maximum pixel density) or reduced size.

Nothing compelling enough to make me want to upgrade from the Sigma 18-250 macro.

Con't!

At Amazon you can get the two for around $1000!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 08:43 UTC
On article Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples (111 comments in total)
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MarioV: A rather ordinary effort by Tamron.

I really wanted to like this lens, but the image quality is "ok" only if viewed at normal screen size (maximum pixel density) or reduced size.

Nothing compelling enough to make me want to upgrade from the Sigma 18-250 macro.

Con't.

Anyway, this plus an entirely modernised lens (latest lens coatings, water-proofing, and exterior improvements, thus a lens useable in bad weather, which is flare resistant, and feels like a quality lens, although it is mostly plastic).

So what, you might ask. Well, the boosted processor, combined with the simplified SR (shake Reduction) system led to an amazingly nimble camera/lens combination!

This is the best lens/camera I have used for BIF (birds in flight), and I've owned a few, from K-5s with big Sigmas, to D600 with 80-400 VR, plus I often use my V2 with a 70-300CX, an outstanding lens, but none of these combos are easy to use if you like shooting birds in flight.

In short, if you want a light, fast system for 80-450mm (in FX terms) there is none better I know of.

No, I don't own this kit, nor am I a Pentax user myself, but I've been impressed, and I have at times used it, and keep an eye at Pentax Forum's discussion forums.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 08:37 UTC
On article Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples (111 comments in total)
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MarioV: A rather ordinary effort by Tamron.

I really wanted to like this lens, but the image quality is "ok" only if viewed at normal screen size (maximum pixel density) or reduced size.

Nothing compelling enough to make me want to upgrade from the Sigma 18-250 macro.

Just my 2 cents. I have found that the Tamron 70-300 VC is a bit better than the Nikon 70-300 VR in their long end, so I sold the latter.

For those adventuresome there is a great alternative: K-30/K-50 + the HD DA55-300 (note: NOT the DA55-300, you need the HD version!).

What, what, you might say. Another camera, and another lens?!

Yes, you buy these two (there is internally no difference between the K-30 and the K-50, it is just cosmetics), and you'll have a light, water-proof kit (around a kilogram, in total), with amazing performance.

Why is that, you might ask. According to Pentax Forum's experts the designers at Pentax/Ricoh decided to upgrade the K-r, so they used what they had available: a well proven sensor, and a lot of new processors (bought for the K-3 production line). They deleted a few pro functions to cut costs, like using a simpler anti-shake system than that you'll find in the K-3, pretty much like the one you'll find in the E-M10, which is a subset of the E-M5's.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 08:28 UTC

I eventually sold mine, and got myself the 70-200/4.0G instead.

The 80-400 was great till around 300mm, but eventually, checking though my images taken with it, all that were superb were taken in the 100-200mm range, with TC, and without.

So why carry that half a kilogram heavier lens, when the 70-200 is sharper?!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 22:23 UTC as 4th comment
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shaocaholica: People are still using Aperture???

Very much so! Works well with all my cameras, and all my wife's!
Often better results than with the latest LR, but I also use DxO Optics Pro 10, essential if you use 1" sensors, or smaller.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
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