Erik Ohlson

Erik Ohlson

Lives in United States Coastal California, CA, United States
Works as a Retired Photographer, Lithographer
Joined on Nov 2, 2006
About me:

Stay retired as long as possible.



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Sounds like the "Kodalith Ortho" I used "acres" of when I was in the printing business: extreme contrast, orthochromatic (Blue + some green sensitivity) & yes, I used pretty bright red safelights - you could read a newspaper in my darkroom.

Oh! And the "Lith" (needed for the extreme contrast) developer was full of "Paraformaldehyde" as a preservative, which broke down to formaldehyde and smelled awful !

Negatives were the full size of the printed page, so we used a LOT of film.

Most film manufacturers made "Lith" films, but Kodak's was by far the best: much better contrast.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 18:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo DSCF0696 in the Fujifilm Camera - Specific Equipment Challenge challenge (1 comment in total)

Great !!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 16:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Indigo Flower-7112 in the indigo challenge challenge (7 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2020 at 04:47 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Mushroom in the Wild Mushrooms challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely photo & that little Minolta is still doing very well.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2020 at 01:00 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:4063327 (1 comment in total)

Very interesting photos.

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 at 17:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo C-141B Lockheed Starlifter-8683 in the Ground Level challenge (2 comments in total)

That's where you take another exposure looking up a bit & stitch the shots together.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 23:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Anamorphic smartphone photography sample gallery (8 comments in total)

Stitch a couple of shots & save the price of an anamorphic lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 18:51 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Not very portable - I recall a guy did that with a VW Van - much more portable and so, a more useful Pinhole camera.

But still a silly stunt.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 21:48 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

Well, isn't that "Special".

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 21:39 UTC as 6th comment
On photo One last breath... in the -One Last Breath- (no BW please) challenge (1 comment in total)

Not the Grand Canyon - BRYCE Canyon.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 18:31 UTC as 1st comment

Had a number of Leica cameras, with several different Leica and Canon lenses. And later Olympus, Fujinon & Tokina lenses.

Best 50mm lens I ever had - no contest - was a Schneider-Kreuznach ƒ3.5 , a permanent part of a pre-war Kodak Retina 2A folding pocket camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 17:45 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P (514 comments in total)
In reply to:

entoman: A screw, in place of the famous red dot? OMG!

..... and for ONLY 8,000 bucks !

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2018 at 19:28 UTC
On photo Cessna 180 as seaplane in the Seaplanes challenge (2 comments in total)

Good one, Jahn !!


Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 13:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo On the summit in the Wide Open Challenge/Describe what you did challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely shot, Jahn !

-Erik, Art thread.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 17:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Best laugh I've had all week!

"Camera bag" - it is to weep !

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 20:51 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies


Except for - possibly - extreme cold affecting lubricants, any brand superzoom is just as good, and a whole lot more portable.

In Africa where extreme cold is not a factor, this heavy thing is a positive disadvantage being so cumbersome.

And the "100% Crop" is an embarrassment.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 14:17 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (414 comments in total)

Sort of like what Casio was doing for years with their compact"ZR" series cameras - which also "go back in time" to start your videos a bit before you press the button so that you also get the"before the shot" action that ispired you to hit the button in the first place.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 23:02 UTC as 44th comment

I call it: "Grasping at straws".

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 03:09 UTC as 68th comment

Brilliantly uninteresting.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 17:01 UTC as 3rd comment
In reply to:

MrTaikitso: Pity, their cameras were built like a tank and very innovative and versatile. Thing is, the IQ didn't catch up with the Samsung's, Sony's and Panasonic compacts of the world.

On the contrary, I found that the ZR700 - even when it's 18x lens at full zoom was "digitally extended" to 36 to be sharper than a Panny ZS40 at it's full 40x optical zoom. See this post (no, not the Monkeys!, the post is in REPLY to the Monkey shot):

And it's realistic BS/HDR which also stacks images for unprecedented "stabilization-by-stacking" is superb. I have also a ZR800 & just bought a spare lens/sensor unit for either the 700, or 800, should they fail.

Curiously, I've never heard of dirt on a Casio sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 17:38 UTC
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