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 Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 (370 comments in total)

Samsung's camera division has been bought lock, stock, and barrel, by Nikon, at a friendly price, one persumes, while Nikon in turn has promised it will henceforth depend on Samsung sensor chips.

So what will happen to the NX line?! Samsung has stopped manufacturing, that's already known, but will Nikon sell the Samsung NX1 as Nikon NX1, or what?!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 13:59 UTC as 14th comment
On article Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Review (15 comments in total)
In reply to:

KKramer: One of my favorite cameras ever and I use it to this day. It is built like a tank. Slow by today's standards, it was way ahead of its time with a ⅔ sensor.

I use mine as well, although not as often as I used to do! Daylight (not backlighting!), and flash works very well, indeed!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
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Jim Evidon: It looks like a nice little travel pod, but it would be nice if Manfrotto gave up its proprietary camera plate design and adopted the more universal Arca Swiss design. They might sell a few more tripods that way to people who have already invested in the Arca Swiss plates. As one of those people, I would never buy a Manfrotto tripod for that very reason.

I like the big Manfrotto plates (and their quick-lock system), I have to confess, but I do not use their tripods, as I've pinched my fingers just a few times too often!

I do use Arca-Swiss plates as well, especially the really long ones, with my Wimberley, and Fotopro!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
In reply to:

Jim Evidon: It looks like a nice little travel pod, but it would be nice if Manfrotto gave up its proprietary camera plate design and adopted the more universal Arca Swiss design. They might sell a few more tripods that way to people who have already invested in the Arca Swiss plates. As one of those people, I would never buy a Manfrotto tripod for that very reason.

Somy tripods are better than other, even from the same manufacturer. A neat, small, and light, one is the Berlebach Mini with levelling plate, that B&H used to sell:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655100-REG/Berlebach_BE50032_2_Section_Mini_Tripod_With.html

You can still buy direct, works well;

https://www.berlebach.de/?bereich=details&id=98&sprache=english

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
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dmi: I never used Aperture, so I can't compare, but a couple of years ago when I bought my first DSLR and started shooting RAW files, I went with Lightroom. Even though I'm a Mac user and have been happy with iPhoto, I did some research and decided that Lightroom was a better choice (I may have even come across someone who suspected at the time that Apple was going to stop developing Aperture -- I don't remember the specifics now). I like Lightroom and I don't feel like it's difficult to learn. I also like that you can point Lightroom at an existing folder structure and have it import photos without moving them. Apple's method of concealing file management beneath the surface of its applications is fine, but this way I can create and manage the structure for myself. Do a trial of Lightroom and see what you think.

I find the brushes so much better in Aperture than in LR, they're miles apart.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 13:17 UTC
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Gmon750: Apple concentrates on the masses, not the 1%. For that, Photos is a great application to have included as part of OSX.

It's unfortunate that Aperture went the way of vine-rot. I was about to purchase it last year, then heard the rumor that Apple was going to axe it. I went with Lightroom and never looked back. Apple announced the discontinuation of Aperture a week later.

Lightroom is not perfect by far, however like Photoshop, it is the standard for RAW photography.

To begin I will declare that I'm an amateur, but with a lot of photo editing under my belt (even been a professional editor).

Secondly, I shoot RAW, with camera NR off.

I agree that DxO Optics Pro 10 has a weird interface, so I only use it when I have noise issues with my RAW images, as I primarily use it for its fantastic PRIME nose-cancelling (its lens correction is pretty awesome, too).

When I am finished with my DxO editing, I let my old iMac move them over to the Aperture catalog, a seriously slow process, but normally I have time to let it work overnight!

Then I do the rest in Aperture, and if I feel there is need for more noise-cancelling, I do it with Noiseware, the fastest noise-cancelling plug-in I know of. Finally, I might do some select sharping in Aperture, and I'm done.

I only use Photos in conjunction with iCloud, as little as possible! After the latest upgrade of the OS X I find no way to delete Photos (up to El Capitan Clear MyMac3 could delete it totally!).

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:53 UTC
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!

I have a good firewall, I tnink, and don't read unsolicited mail, but the risk is always there, specially if you use your phone connected to your computer system, as not many apps are infection-proof.

Hackers have shown that it is possible to take over a car's basic functions, like steering and throttle, through the car manufacturer's phone app, so phones and cameras with connectivity are very liable to be a source of infection.

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Haven't been around for a few days, a good friend died Friday, the day before his wife's 60th anniversary. Sigh!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
In reply to:

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!

Dear Alexandr,

Sorry for blowing my vents, but it happens on the net that people tell you to disappear, and it has happened to be before (a long time ago, though).

I simply googled your nom de guerre, once, that's all, and found it fun that the dates coincided!

I happen to live in a country that has been invaded by Russia, several times (we lost half our territory to Russia, not that long ago, historically, but still long before Soviet Union was created).

My step-son is in computer security for a US company, and my OS X is definitely the latest, but eventually the OS will not support my old Aperture, which I find eons better than Photos, if one's interest is to actually edit images, not just spreading them over all your Apple-branded machines.

Hopefully there will be an OS X emulator that will allow me to carry on with Aperture in the future.

Already I have software that no longer works, like Toast 10, but I rarely used it, so I really can't complain!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 08:53 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
In reply to:

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!

OK, OK!

But it is an attitude we older often gets from younger know-it-alls, that we should bury ourself somewhere away, as not to bother them in any way.

Alas, I was once a young know-it-all myself. Enthusiastic, and ignorant, in most walks of life, but my special interests, where I did actually know a bit.

Long past that now, happy to say. Proud of being honorary member of various organisations, including a photografic society, and a aircraft design group, where I was the junior member. All the others were retired pros: squadron leaders, test pilots, and aircraft designers, and I was just a young know-it-all, that I bet amused them a lot!

Very happy with my non-upgraded LR, by the way, although I prefer Aperture and DxO Optics Pro (used together, normally).

I might switch to Irident Developer soon, but haven't yet decided.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 09:10 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
In reply to:

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!

Krylovsk,

I have 100/100 fibre, at home, while you got dial up on the taiga, is that it?! You're envious of me, a mere low income pensioner, poor kid!

Alexandr Krylovskiy, you're a pure, proud, Russsian, I believe, who joined GitHub when I bought my present iMac, that's, oh, ages ago! So you're pretty old, too!

Should you be off the net, too, being so darn old, that's the big question! Us old farts don't belong on the net, as you so friendly pointed out!

Da svidanya!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:33 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
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