http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:08:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 The Mighty: Sony 24-70/2.8 GM Review. http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/the-mighty-sony-24-702-8-gm-review/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:59:46 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?p=1010 The Mighty: Sony 24-70/2.8 GM Review. “A superb full-frame lens for a hugeh price. it has the same high performance as the ultra-pro Canon 24-70/2.8 L II and Nikon 24-70/2.8E VR, for the same price”  says Ken Rockwell. However he also states that this lens is some how crippled by not having built in image stabilization.     … Continue reading

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The Mighty: Sony 24-70/2.8 GM Review.

“A superb full-frame lens for a hugeh price.

it has the same high performance as the ultra-pro Canon 24-70/2.8 L II and Nikon 24-70/2.8E VR, for the same price”  says Ken Rockwell.
However he also states that this lens is some how crippled by not having built in image stabilization.

 

 

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IOT http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/iot/ http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/iot/#respond Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:03:02 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?page_id=982 About my findings and frustrations while digging in to the IOT world (Internet of things). Just to make this clear I’m NOT a programming virtuoso, not even close! However I will try to write down what I find out during my struggle to get my ideas to work. I do this more like notes for my own reference but decided … Continue reading

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About my findings and frustrations while digging in to the IOT world (Internet of things).

Just to make this clear I’m NOT a programming virtuoso, not even close!

However I will try to write down what I find out during my struggle to get my ideas to work.
I do this more like notes for my own reference but decided to share it just in case someone else might find it usefull. No! I will no be offended by creative and helpful suggestions!

My primary tools and hardware is a few different  ESP8266 development modules and boards, various Android phones and pads plus software and apps like, MIT App Invenor 2,  BLYNK and I will probably also dive in to MQTT and some other programing languages huuu…

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ESP8266 in various incarnations and development boards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Info about the board in the top right corner is hard to get, I will post some secrets here sooon :-)

And all this just for fun :0)

The list of projects that I have in mind is.

  • Wireless control of a coffee grinder with built-in pre selects and weight based grinding for correct amount of ground coffee for wanted amount of brew.
  • A remote control app for my home cinema screen and window blinds.
  • A temperature and fire monitor app for a wood burning sauna.
  • Wireless controller for my high-speed slide film “scanner”.
  • And………?
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Boating http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/boating/ http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/boating/#comments Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:45:08 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?page_id=775 The Zodiac MK5 HD project! As a great fan of SIB’s (Soft inflatable boats) I will spend some time during this winter to write about my latest boat project. I will publish quite a lot of information and DIY stuff related to the old Zodiac Mk5 that I bought at the end of summer 2015. NOTE: This page will keep … Continue reading

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The Zodiac MK5 HD project!

As a great fan of SIB’s (Soft inflatable boats) I will spend some time during this winter to write about my latest boat project. I will publish quite a lot of information and DIY stuff related to the old Zodiac Mk5 that I bought at the end of summer 2015.

Zodiac MK5 HD with steering console

NOTE: This page will keep growing from the winter 2016 and untill further notice.

I intend to cover the following subjects and projects.

  • Restorations of an old hypalon inflatable boat.*
  • Engine installation. I use a 115hp Evinrude 2 stroke engine on my Mk5.*
  • DIY aluminum steering console for the Zodiac Mk5 (No welding needed).*
  • Installation of hydraulic steering (Part of steering console project).*
  • DIY automatic bilge system (Will work for any kind of boat).*
  • DIY Advanced suspension seats for rough water boating (No welding needed).

*  = Completed project to be published A.S.A.P  all other projects will also be accomplished A.S.A.P  ;-)

My “No welding needed” approach is intentional just to make those projects possible to accomplish for all people who are used to work with common woodworking power tools!

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Super deals for photographers http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/super-deals-for-photographers/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:25:52 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?page_id=958 Best photo deals from Adorama right now! … Continue reading

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Best photo deals from Adorama right now!

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In ear headphone tweaks http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/in-ear-headphone-tweaks/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:36:43 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?p=940 You have been reading in-ear headphone web reviews for hours and days and finally bought a pair that was highly rated and within your budget (I did). [Full article here] The disappointment when you first plugged them in and listened to your favourite track was as big as your expectation of finally getting a great pair of IEM headphones (In … Continue reading

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You have been reading in-ear headphone web reviews for hours and days and finally bought a pair that was highly rated and within your budget (I did). [Full article here]
The disappointment when you first plugged them in and listened to your favourite track was as big as your expectation of finally getting a great pair of IEM headphones (In Ear Mmonitor)  at a decent price (I also had that experience).

Why did they sound that thin and edgy? All the reviews I had been reading rated them high and even called them “a bargain with a sound worth twice the asked price”!

After making some experiments with the included silicon tips I finally came to the solution that they didn’t fit my ear channels good enough, they didn’t manage to create an airtight chamber for the headphones to work in. That also caused them to lose level at the bottom end of the frequency range and made them sound harsh and thin.

I decided to spend a few more hours on the www to find some better headphone tips that might fit my ears better. I ended up buying four different types of tips as below, Silicone, Tree type, Memory foam (Red). The type of tips that saved me was a pair of the memory foam type made by Comply

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Memoryfoam earphone tips

 

 

 

 

The solution was as simple as it was cheap, and at the end I was happy with my headphones as they now sound as good as the reviews that sold them to me indicated.

Get your stuff at AMAZON to sponsor my work :-)

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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/nikon-af-s-dx-nikkor-16-80mm-f2-8-4e-ed-vr/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:46:28 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?p=928 My wet dream at the time is the NEW (2016-02-02)NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lens . This lens would suit me just perfect as a daily driver for urban photography. I would love it as a companion to my Nikon D7000 until I get a chance to buy the Nikon D500 at a reasonable price (might differ … Continue reading

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My wet dream at the time is the NEW (2016-02-02)NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lens .

NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lensl

NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lens

This lens would suit me just perfect as a daily driver for urban photography.
I would love it as a companion to my Nikon D7000 until I get a chance to buy the Nikon D500 at a reasonable price (might differ as that price tag is individual ;-)

Wy don’t I want the D5 as bad as this baby?
Well I don’t really like to carry more weight than necessary and the DX format is at this time (Year 2016) at a level that is beyond the FX cameras of the past years in most aspects.

I rather spend my money on geting to the shooting sites than on gear that I don’t need or can afford, this lens is just about within reach for my budget and will most likely outlast my next two or three DSLR bodys. I would have loved to write a review of it if I could, but my budget say wait a few months or a year and the initial price will 2212294583drop a bit :-)

At this time I sugest yo take a look at the site owned by most productive man on earth Ken Rockwell and his review of the Nikon 16-80mm F/2.8-4E ED

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Nikon D5 and D500 launched http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/nikon-d5-and-d500-launched/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:10:26 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?p=906 New top line DSLR’s D5 and D500 launched by NIKON right at the beginning of 2016. The D500 will replace the D300 that up to now have been the only Pro grade DSLR with DX sized  sensor from Nikon and the D5 is the replacement for the D4 FX pro DSLR. It will be interesting to see how this new … Continue reading

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New top line DSLR’s D5 and D500 launched by NIKON right at the beginning of 2016.
The D500 will replace the D300 that up to now have been the only Pro grade DSLR with DX sized  sensor from Nikon and the D5 is the replacement for the D4 FX pro DSLR. It will be interesting to see how this new “Sports DSLR” will be received by the Pro shooters.

Best deal: get your D5/D500 Here!
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Photography news http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/photography-news/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:29:16 +0000 http://www.stockholmviews.com/wp/?page_id=849 Continue reading

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