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 Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review post (101 comments in total)

For over 3years I used an android 2.3 media device ( Sony Walkman Z.) and a year ago, upgraded it to android 4... It was alright thing for music media games etc. And internet where WiFi available.

January 2 I got my first smartphone and its a black Lumia 1520. It is freaking fast, while my one cored android Walkman just loading things 1520 has already open them. Camera is enough to defeat my Sony cyber shot W150 (from 2008) and Olympus Xz-1 in daylight. It get very close to my e-pm1 (for landscapes and portraits). Camera interface is very well specified. Its physical shutter button can take two shots sometime, but its only adjusting issue I believe.

after all, since 2014 there is a category called phablet and it is REAL. You don't carry your tablet everytime, and your phone is not read friendly if its screen smaller than 5". Nokia has made a great device I can recommend it to all, who can afford.

last word; dear Nokia, check optional accessories what Sony and Samsung offers for their phablets, and produce similar/better stuff. I'll buy them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:06 UTC as 24th comment

WallahHallah of the cameras :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 14th comment
In reply to:

HuwW: Most of these comments are taking a far too Western perspective.

The Russian and Chinese markets are huge opportunities for luxury brands. I'd guess that a very high proportion of these cameras will end up in those geographies.

Indeed, eastern markets also search for luxury. But trust me, even they would not go for it.

MAN, ITS ALL THE SAME DUDE IN ANOTHER JACKET !!! ( sorry its wirrten hazelnut on it !)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:49 UTC

But where is the wood grip ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:01 UTC as 141st comment
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Ben O Connor: It says 25mm´s Finnish brouchure that "lens hood included" wish to see it, and wondering does it fitting anyting else, which has 46mm diameter (such as 17mm, 12mm)

http://www.sulantoblog.fi/olympus-m-zuiko-25-mm-f1-8-ensituntumat/

For anyone interested, just found this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 00:52 UTC

It says 25mm´s Finnish brouchure that "lens hood included" wish to see it, and wondering does it fitting anyting else, which has 46mm diameter (such as 17mm, 12mm)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 00:01 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: IT IS A GREAT COMBINATION OF M43 CAMERAS, however its not a "budget"

its hard to be a olympus user/lover nowadays.

ps; I know, I know...its my fault, that I could not win the lotory yet :)

Hahahah :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)

IT IS A GREAT COMBINATION OF M43 CAMERAS, however its not a "budget"

its hard to be a olympus user/lover nowadays.

ps; I know, I know...its my fault, that I could not win the lotory yet :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 13:53 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies

Very nice design. But such small sensor? The cam is already over half kilo.

probably, todays physics does not allow further range with bigger sensor above 500g. !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:58 UTC as 19th comment
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wcbert: Does it have a wooden block grip?

:D

hope yes, but on their own body pleasde

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 19:51 UTC
On Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 article (48 comments in total)
In reply to:

australopithecus: Then we can all enjoy a decent EVF !

Evf ? No hope for GM1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 19:49 UTC
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (232 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: As a Romanian house wife said to me back in 2004;

When it was communist, We had evertyhing but no freedom. Nowadays we have freedom but nothing else.

Hopefully things has been changed for Romania & Romanians in the meantime....

especially, some racist EU leaders did not let some Bulgarian & Romanian citizens to visit their country, even now bnoth the countries are EU member!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 21:23 UTC
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (232 comments in total)

As a Romanian house wife said to me back in 2004;

When it was communist, We had evertyhing but no freedom. Nowadays we have freedom but nothing else.

Hopefully things has been changed for Romania & Romanians in the meantime....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On Mount St. Helens images found decades later article (27 comments in total)

So there is no volcano proof camera.... Pentax ?

Thanks to share such dramatic story. R.I.P Reid Blackburn....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 13:26 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (357 comments in total)

Two questions to Dpreview

1) do we have to visit yours Full website to compare cameras ?

2) Do we have to open our computers to add a single Picture to our gallery on Dpreview ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 26th comment

The only mistake about the camera is, its sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 21:46 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Samsung has:
1) a dslr like body with evf w/o phisical controls (galaxy nx)
2) a slightly smaller dslr like body with evf (nx30)
3) a smaller rangefinder body w/o evf (nx300)
4) an even smaller body w/o evf and w/o physical controls (nx2000)

There will possible be a micro body during 2014.

So what's missing? The body I'd personaly want: one similar to #3, but with evf on the left (or at least with an optional evf to be added).

This is a huge lack, since sony, fuji and m4/3 all have this kind of product.

its also interesting that, there are no right shutter buttoned cam !

Do not judging, interestingly just not exist.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ben O Connor: There used to be;

Leica M Mouth
Canon Mouth
Nikon Mouth
Pentax Mouth
Minolta Mouth (Thanks to Sony , still carries it on)
Olympus Mouth
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Then there comes, (Additional to the ones on top)

Micro 43 mouth
Nikon 1 mouth
Eos M mouth
Fuji Mouth
NEX mouth
Even Pentax Q mouth !!!!!

So Samsung SHUT YOUR MOUTH !!! and co-operate with an existing brand´s mouth, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!!!!

ps: Micro 4/3 is preety popular, go that way. Actually there are many cameras which uses that system from two different producer. The only camcorder manifacturer is a one, which is not so much user friendly (Blackmagic)

SO SAMSUNG,

WHY DON´T YOU PRODUCE US A SYSTEM CAMCORDER THAT WE CAN PUT OUR MICRO 4/3 LENSES ON IT AND KEEPING THE PRICE SOMEWHERE 499-799 EUROS/DOLARS/POUNDS...

@ Samfan; bro. you are right THERE ARE TONS OF OTHER WHAT SO EVERS (Mouth/Mount even Moutanins !) Does purchasers needs a new one ? Well If its adaptable without any adapter to K mouth, then its at least something. But otherwise its just "chainning the customer" Its a bit slavery and to be paid for being slave is additionally dumb idea....

@ HowaboutRAW; you´re right... its already too late for Samsung, there are already customers who pulled to trigger once. Someone should make smilar comment to them years before... Or should suggest some revolutuonary idea such as; adaptable mount; that It would be the same thing but mount trimmed for the User´s previous lenses: Like Sigma make single lens for different mount... Or something else. Just too much things around that will continue to its way in junk yard in coming decade... as cell phones... or 4MPx cams back in 2004 !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
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Ben O Connor: I am a micro43user... But Folks....

is the OMD-EM1 that good? Even better than APS-C sensor? Smilar sized to a DSLR as capable without mirror ?

Thanks to GH-3, mirrorless is already very capable video maker... But em1's price... Size... COMPARE TO K-3 !?

oh come on ...

I know you are also try to "understand" at least respect the crowds´ decision... as I do. However I just could not stop express my feeling.

I voted K-3... And Santa would be real (for the kids over 25 years old!) He would bring me a silver editions and a few gray HD coated gray lenses and a MX-1 P&S just, because I am such a good fellow ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 22:03 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)

There used to be;

Leica M Mouth
Canon Mouth
Nikon Mouth
Pentax Mouth
Minolta Mouth (Thanks to Sony , still carries it on)
Olympus Mouth
------------------------------------
Then there comes, (Additional to the ones on top)

Micro 43 mouth
Nikon 1 mouth
Eos M mouth
Fuji Mouth
NEX mouth
Even Pentax Q mouth !!!!!

So Samsung SHUT YOUR MOUTH !!! and co-operate with an existing brand´s mouth, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!!!!

ps: Micro 4/3 is preety popular, go that way. Actually there are many cameras which uses that system from two different producer. The only camcorder manifacturer is a one, which is not so much user friendly (Blackmagic)

SO SAMSUNG,

WHY DON´T YOU PRODUCE US A SYSTEM CAMCORDER THAT WE CAN PUT OUR MICRO 4/3 LENSES ON IT AND KEEPING THE PRICE SOMEWHERE 499-799 EUROS/DOLARS/POUNDS...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies
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