Ben O Connor

Ben O Connor

Lives in Finland Oulu, Finland
Works as a Fisheries Technology Engineer
Joined on Jan 14, 2012

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1334 comments in total)

Thanks to RX100 IV; now there is a reason to buy RX100 III !and its more affordable.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 19th comment
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Ben O Connor: Back in the day; Nokia sealed a deal with Zeiss and it feels like "forever"! Even now Microsoft's windows phones comes with "Zeiss optics".

I think Sony is very jealous even angry about it!

@ Joseph
Believe it or not.... Well NOT !

everyone around me (Finland) People have either apple or android (samsung) and trust me I wish it so much. that Nokia/windowsphones would be that popular... as apples ! (I haven´t read that link you shared yet, during the time that I am writing this comment!)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Back in the day; Nokia sealed a deal with Zeiss and it feels like "forever"! Even now Microsoft's windows phones comes with "Zeiss optics".

I think Sony is very jealous even angry about it!

@supeyugin1| I wish you would be right. As a owner of a Lumia 1520, which has no hiccups, amazing camera, great this... And that... Apps comes late to windows app store. Forexamlle; I have a GM1 but can't use any wifi feature, coz apps are avaliable for android and apple only!

Windowsphones impressive even superior hardware, lack of support can makes you mad sometimes!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Back in the day; Nokia sealed a deal with Zeiss and it feels like "forever"! Even now Microsoft's windows phones comes with "Zeiss optics".

I think Sony is very jealous even angry about it!

Because; Nokia is dead (in terms of mobile phone brand), while Sony goes strong with "Xperia" brand in mobile communication department. I believe they wish to use Zeiss optics & technology on Xperia tables and phones...

Or maybe they already using it but under a different name... So it includes all, without brand. Which is a huge advertisement value.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:26 UTC

Back in the day; Nokia sealed a deal with Zeiss and it feels like "forever"! Even now Microsoft's windows phones comes with "Zeiss optics".

I think Sony is very jealous even angry about it!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 14:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1334 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: No Olympus colors! Sorry Sony, not for me.

BluebonnerTurbo@ you are right on this!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1334 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: No Olympus colors! Sorry Sony, not for me.

I did, it was the Olympus XZ-1 back then!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1334 comments in total)

No Olympus colors! Sorry Sony, not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 130th comment | 5 replies
On Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60 article (65 comments in total)

Exilim EX-100 was fantastic on paper! Everything that Stylus 1 offers yet real pocket p&s!

This new one has same sensor and smilar zoom range... But F number is not there!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:18 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

Bye bye Action Man, Barbie & Ken ! I would have my figure and for years my Children & grandchildren can play with my figure :)

And its also means sculpting is also become digital and for masses! Art always remains, but here is the solution for people! everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 23rd comment
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Preamp: Where's the "gear in this article" section? Somebody has to click "had it"...

:) they own it, and throw it away immediately! Now nasa hoping for a new canon gx camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 05:08 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Such an amazing jail that would be ;Pluto ! Even reaching there take a decade ! Load all the b....rds in to a space module, which would take them there and dump once for all !

They got chance to escape, in a kangroos pocket! Able to ride wombat, and fly high by emu!

There is no air to breathe :) and end of the day if Pluto becomes habitable by them... then it would be a perfect Nuke test bed :)) always have the 2nd plan mates. Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 05:06 UTC

Such an amazing jail that would be ;Pluto ! Even reaching there take a decade ! Load all the b....rds in to a space module, which would take them there and dump once for all !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:40 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

They should also research/invest for tripod mouths as well. A Panasonic 42,5mm or Olympus 75mm attached on it and try to keep it on a pole from very wrong point.... Sure there are pancakes.... But then sure there is Gh4!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 12th comment
On Oly XZ-1 in the Show me your love.... (camera's) challenge (1 comment in total)

White; the color of true love. XZ-1 for life! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 19:26 UTC as 1st comment

Hoepfully this 25mm will be suitable for GM series. And keep price little lower than Olympus M.zuiko 25mm than why not!

I also wished to see MarkII of Leica 25mm lens, which could be rathr smaller, lighter and more handsome than existing one. Wondering about 100-400mm lens! sounds crazy! sadly no new tele lens for GM´s. got to hold on to 35-100mm .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1231 comments in total)
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DouglasGottlieb: I love the M43 system. It is everything I'd hoped mirrorless would be after my initial misstep with a Sony NEX7. The size, the speed, the lenses, the variety of body styles, and the FUN FACTOR have left my Canon gear on the shelf, untouched for a few years.

This new Panasonic GX8 looks to be the new high watermark for M43. I would buy one today instead of my Olympus EM1 or my EP5. I'm not a pro videographer and much prefer the rangefinder-style good looks and left side EVF over Panasonic's functional but homely (to me) GH4 as well.

The jump in resolution keeps M43 in the running in the new megapixel race, but probably not for long. I'm most eager to see how the new high ISO performs, and how the dynamic range compares to the latest Sony A7Rii. And if the AF tracking can beat the rumored A7000.

I'd buy the GX8 instead of the other M43 cameras today, but probably won't buy it in addition to the ones that still serve me well. It really seems that M43 has hit that maturation point where even "big" improvements will be evolutionary.

So as sacrilegious as this is, and as often as I've railed against sensor size mattering to family and friends, I really do believe it is time for Panasonic (and Olympus) to ADD NEW LINEUPS of FF (or bigger!) cameras to their offerings IN ADDITION TO, NOT INSTEAD OF M43.

The camera I'd buy in addition to my current EM1/EP5/RicohGR set looks just like this GX8, but is FF. It is an interchangeable lens version of the Leica Q, but with a "pro Panasonic" price, not a luxury item price.

This camera would have a high megapixel, BSI sensor, like the A7Rii, a new FF mount that could also use existing M43 lenses with fast AF in a crop mode yielding 12-16 mp images. It would have high burst rate, blazingly fast AF, adapters for legacy glass from any vintage manufacturer, and Panasonic's awesome 4K.

Fantasy? Sony's already getting there? Heresy? So be it. I'm ready for a larger sensor mirrorless. Not necessarily to replace my M43, in addition to it. And if Panasonic and Olympus want big growth again, they'll add a new lineup to take my money. I don't trust Sony. But the pull is increasingly strong...

One of the longest complaint list I´ve ever seem lately.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1231 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Nowadays camera makers don't want sales anymore! 1200$!!!! Seriously!

I got more reason to not to buy it until 2016 December (I bet it will be half the price with 25mm lens!)

other than that, yeah maybe... it can be true (I bought my last film camera, also the first one back in 2000, and used it last time about 10 years ago) I don´t remeber it good...
Another thing I would complain is; companies throwing smilar specd. different models in very short time! First M4\3 come about 6 years ago, untill now, there are almost 20 models came out from 4 producer (remeber kodak and pocket cinema camera!) hardly there would be just 3 different product period 2009-2011(12mpx), 2011-2015(16mpx), 2015- (20mpx)... things happens a bit too fast.. and too expensive...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1231 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Nowadays camera makers don't want sales anymore! 1200$!!!! Seriously!

I got more reason to not to buy it until 2016 December (I bet it will be half the price with 25mm lens!)

I´m tellin´ya! its not "just" the prices, I am a looser who cant afford such stuff, even at this price point !... why ?

Because i am married :) and I love her... But I´m sure, it won´t be enought reason to stop her , to call her lawyer...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1231 comments in total)

Nowadays camera makers don't want sales anymore! 1200$!!!! Seriously!

I got more reason to not to buy it until 2016 December (I bet it will be half the price with 25mm lens!)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:58 UTC as 190th comment | 7 replies
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