Trued1

Trued1

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Works as a Researcher
Joined on Jan 24, 2011
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Lived in Portland OR, Stockholm Sweden

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On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1118 comments in total)
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Mateus1: The only problem with Sony FF mirrorless is they still do not offer 35/2 AF and 135/2 primes.
I am not interested in the monster 35/1.4 and in f2.8/35mm.
Lack of 135/2 prime is enough reason for no buy.

Do what I did. Get the worlds best camera the Sony RX1r with the outstanding Carl Zeiss 35mm f2. Case closed!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1118 comments in total)

DPreview comparison score with a7rII shows 90% Gold score for II and III. Looking att the bar graphs they differ a lot. I do not follow this, place explain.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:17 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies
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Trued1: Have the new STF been compared to the old A mount 135mm STF? This lens is an absolute favourite for me on the a7rII, but I need to go manual focus with the LAEA-3 adapter. Can it get any better optical wise then it already is? Guess Sony made a strategy for the 85-100mm fixed range now with 4 lenses WOW! Happy to have the 85GM and 90Macro two stellar lenses and now a NEW 100STF. Should I trade in the 135STF? Need to see proof that it is much better to make the shift.

AF in this kind of lens is NOT necessary. The pictures are mot often "slow" flowers etc taken with the camera on a tripod. STF will never be a run and gun type lens. So until I see PROOF it makes better "bokehlishiousness" compared to the old one I will just wait.....

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

I would like to see the same shot taken with the old A-Mount STF lens. I want to see if it is worth buying the new one. Has anyone seen pictures like that somewhere on the web?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 23:24 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Picture with the 100STF on a a7rII http://www.sony.net/Products/di_photo_gallery/?no=0395#α7RII#Macroandclose-ups

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:04 UTC as 3rd comment

Have the new STF been compared to the old A mount 135mm STF? This lens is an absolute favourite for me on the a7rII, but I need to go manual focus with the LAEA-3 adapter. Can it get any better optical wise then it already is? Guess Sony made a strategy for the 85-100mm fixed range now with 4 lenses WOW! Happy to have the 85GM and 90Macro two stellar lenses and now a NEW 100STF. Should I trade in the 135STF? Need to see proof that it is much better to make the shift.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 10:52 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

As a swede I was actually thinking about taking the step from a7rII to the ever so awesome X1D. But after this news that is NOT going to happen. Chinese Hasselblads NO way. Just like both Volvo and SAAB Cars taken over by chinese.........
Please find some SWEDISH investors for Hasselblad!

China is NOT a democracy it is a country who put opposition i labour camps and copies anything made and developed in the western world. last thing I saw was a copied Porsche Cayman. Apparently they have te guts and we should have the guts to refuse their products and apply pressure on "our" companies to pull out of the dictatorship.
I always look where a thing is made can I avoid any product from china I am pleased. Sony has some products still made in Japan and my MacPro is made in the US with pride.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 23:07 UTC as 19th comment | 12 replies
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KodaChrome25: If I went to a tall building - well, tall-ish in Sweden lol - with a camera and took a photo of people on the ground, is it surveillance?

Galna åsna svenskar!

Operating within 1meter.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
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Trued1: Time to clear things out....
I am swede having worked with military UAV/UGV/UUV systems for many years.
The court ruling comes with no surprise to anyone in the drone business. Only very stupid countryman/woman would have bought a camera drone. The ruling can NOT be taken to a higher court. It stands.
You are allowed to fly drones over your own property but you are not allowed to eavesdrop on your neighbors. But it also needs to be in a no-restricted zone. Most of Stockholm is for example already contolled airspace.
The rights for citizens NOT to come under surveillance of a droneoperator has been ruled of being of a higher value then the possibility to make aerial photowork.
The ruling means that you must be in "manual" control and physically present near your camear. It comes down to 50 cm or an armlength. 10m bluetooth might be illegal. This law has come parallell with the ruling for use of cameras mounted inside cars and on bicycles. You must be with your camera when You operate it.
It will be in principal impossible to obtain permits. The only drone flying will be by governmental agencies. A firemarshal or police who is in charge of the scene of an "operation" can grant a private drone operator to fly or even theoretically order a drone owner to fly if he/she is present. Just like he can order the demolition of a house at a fire.
I hope more countries follow the Swedish example strengthening the public freedom not to be Surveiled, reduced chances of catastrophic airplane incidents, less chance of junk falling on people.

@redseer I have a good sense for all diversified drone business civilian and military. The Swedish people have elected the politicians (+80% turnout) and this is what the people want. Sorry but a minute minority of the citizens who are involved in a drone photo can not set the standards. The overwhelming majority is for the ban and this will stand. I see that it is "suicide" to say the things I do especially being a photographer. But hey guys I can take a fair debate. I was on the Speech and debate team on my US High School way back in Gresham Oregon, Go Centennial Eagles!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
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RedFox88: One court that got it right!

@Clyde Thomas journos just have to use classic camera equipment just like they did before the drone-era. Why should journos have special rights? As a customer of media I feel there is no need for aerial pictures of this threatens the privacy. Personal rights and liberties are fundamental in Sweden. We have many freedoms that countries like the US would dream to have. Here You can go out in any forest to camp for one night at a time as long as the campsite is not close to the landowners residence/house. Free picking of berries and mushrooms. No permits needed no crowded state parks and campgrounds. Sweden is most probably the country with the most freedoms in the world. Getting upset over this piece of law is being overly sensitive.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
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Trued1: Time to clear things out....
I am swede having worked with military UAV/UGV/UUV systems for many years.
The court ruling comes with no surprise to anyone in the drone business. Only very stupid countryman/woman would have bought a camera drone. The ruling can NOT be taken to a higher court. It stands.
You are allowed to fly drones over your own property but you are not allowed to eavesdrop on your neighbors. But it also needs to be in a no-restricted zone. Most of Stockholm is for example already contolled airspace.
The rights for citizens NOT to come under surveillance of a droneoperator has been ruled of being of a higher value then the possibility to make aerial photowork.
The ruling means that you must be in "manual" control and physically present near your camear. It comes down to 50 cm or an armlength. 10m bluetooth might be illegal. This law has come parallell with the ruling for use of cameras mounted inside cars and on bicycles. You must be with your camera when You operate it.
It will be in principal impossible to obtain permits. The only drone flying will be by governmental agencies. A firemarshal or police who is in charge of the scene of an "operation" can grant a private drone operator to fly or even theoretically order a drone owner to fly if he/she is present. Just like he can order the demolition of a house at a fire.
I hope more countries follow the Swedish example strengthening the public freedom not to be Surveiled, reduced chances of catastrophic airplane incidents, less chance of junk falling on people.

A historic resume of Swedish aerial and surveillance photo
Taking aerial pictures has since after 2nd world war been surrounded with a lot of regulations. Primarily that the Swedish Defence Systems should not be photographed and handed over to out next door neighbours on the other side of the Baltic sea Soviet Union. At that time ALL pictures taken from the air had to be sent to Generals Staff for control if the pictures where revealing any secrets.
Sweden as being one of the most liberal och technology friendly nation on the world has always been strict on the usage of permanent/fixed/unmanned cameras. The personal rights and liberties are just as high or even higher compared to the US. The new law/prejudice will safeguard the personal rights a liberties not being harassed and surveilled by someone who is NOT present physically at the scene with his or her gear.
www.prosperity.com regarded by the 5th best country in the world and number 1 in "Entrepreneurship and Opportunity",

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 07:10 UTC
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Jettubby: As my Swedish friends say, "welcome to an ever increasing socialistic Swedish society." And this is why they've come to America.

Jettubby: First do not trust what comes out of the mouths of Your Swedish friends. Read this link first www.prosperity.com and try to figure out why the US is not making top 10 in the world rankings and Sweden is always placed 5 or better. Then You will probably regret your write where You quote some stupidity You have heard.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
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RedFox88: One court that got it right!

Clyde Thomas, are you a sales rep for a drone company? You need to understand that You are allowed to cover anything in Sweden with a camera as long as you are next to it. Simple and not so hard to understand. We have just set a clear distinction between surveillance and regular photography/videography.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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Julian: In Sweden we have a law that means that you cannot have a CCTV camera out in public for security reasons without signs clearly indicating this, or without getting consent, and the court in this case appears to have decided that a drone is equivalent to a fixed CCTV, which is truly bizzarre.
The permit isnt just any old permit, it must mean that you have permission from the individuals you will film to film them... Welcome to Sweden!

Julian, You are misinformed. Sweden has some of the worlds most liberal laws when it comes to taking pictures and video/film in public places. You are more then welcome here to experience it first hand.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 06:39 UTC
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Melchiorum: It boggles my mind how many people are saying this is a "good law" while completely misunderstanding it. Typical.

You do realize it's not some abstract shooting licence you will need to get, do you? With this law you will need a surveillance licence and you won't get it, even if you are a legitimate law abiding journalist who or photographer who does aerial shooting for living. For hobbyists there is literally 0 chance to get this licence. It's not a matter of "getting a licence", because no one will be able to except those who already have a right to invade your privacy. This just proves to me how most people are willing to give away their freedoms and rights willingly without even understanding what they are doing or actually reading laws that are being passed.

Again: rules that govern UAV flight are good and SHOULD be enforced. As they already are in most countries. But pretty much banning flights altogether by requiring surveillance licence isn't "good" or smart.

Happy that my right NOT having to be looked at from the sky now is the law. Go to some other country that allows spying on people.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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Becksvart: You can take a photograph in a public space (still) but not with a drone. I suppose illegal surveillance and violations of personal integrity might be the fear but as the UAS rep said fat chance that a strained police force is going to prioritize crimes like these. They have this phrase and verdict they like to utilize that goes "Det är uppenbart att brottet inte går att utreda" which means "It is obvious the crime cannot be investigated", not that I blame them.

Anyway, most fellow Swedes are still convinced this is the best country in the world and so the song shall continue for a while yet.

Steelhead3 I have skied Mt.Bachelor your home turf near Bend, but also by a GPS routing mistake driven through the north west parts of Baltimore 2am saturday (talking about ghetto). The opposite of well behaved Bend!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
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racin06: Coming to America real soon.

I am surprised if has not happened yet. US hail the liberties, that is good but what about not having a unmanned aerial vehicle following you. My rights NOT to be followed.
But just wait and see after the upcoming airplane crash that statistically will come the NTSB will make similar laws to be put in place in the US. Remember where You read this!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
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Alan2dpreview: This is what happens when you give the government too much power. They make more laws that reduce your freedoms.

You don't know what you talk about Sweden is ranked top 5 countries in the world for quite some years for governance by the legatum Institute in london uk in the worlds prosperity index. Period!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 23:01 UTC

Time to clear things out....
I am swede having worked with military UAV/UGV/UUV systems for many years.
The court ruling comes with no surprise to anyone in the drone business. Only very stupid countryman/woman would have bought a camera drone. The ruling can NOT be taken to a higher court. It stands.
You are allowed to fly drones over your own property but you are not allowed to eavesdrop on your neighbors. But it also needs to be in a no-restricted zone. Most of Stockholm is for example already contolled airspace.
The rights for citizens NOT to come under surveillance of a droneoperator has been ruled of being of a higher value then the possibility to make aerial photowork.
The ruling means that you must be in "manual" control and physically present near your camear. It comes down to 50 cm or an armlength. 10m bluetooth might be illegal. This law has come parallell with the ruling for use of cameras mounted inside cars and on bicycles. You must be with your camera when You operate it.
It will be in principal impossible to obtain permits. The only drone flying will be by governmental agencies. A firemarshal or police who is in charge of the scene of an "operation" can grant a private drone operator to fly or even theoretically order a drone owner to fly if he/she is present. Just like he can order the demolition of a house at a fire.
I hope more countries follow the Swedish example strengthening the public freedom not to be Surveiled, reduced chances of catastrophic airplane incidents, less chance of junk falling on people.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies

The new versions of all new smartphones add little to previous versions. A 5S or 6 still gets the work done. I even bought an "outdated" Sony Z Ultra megasize phone to work with my Sony cameras. It is one great combo with the a7rII and a7s. Since the screen is 6.4 inches you suddenly have a big screen out there.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:09 UTC as 294th comment
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