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 rumored to launch Android phone at MWC post (34 comments in total)

Android ? Why?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 22:33 UTC as 15th comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)

Its too sophisticated "video shooting digital camera" for average consumer.

I wonder does Panasonic or Blackmagic or Sigma or Olympus.... Or some other brand considering producing something like Sony vg-10... But its micro43 version.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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John Miles: What a breath of fresh air. I was being retroed to death.

Indeed! However there are good members of retro (pen e-p5 or OMD E-M10)... many of them boringly copy of retro...even worse, copying leica outlooks.

Enough of grandpa's cam ! I want new design !!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 08:58 UTC

SENSATIONAL AMAZING DESIGN. If there would be additional tri-pod mounted phone/smart device would fit back of the cam as screen/controls... THAT CAM BECOMES A SELLING HERO.

I don't know you, I would buy one if my Lumia 1520 would fit.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 263rd comment
On Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review post (101 comments in total)
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Alphoid: I wish the Nokia phones would dual-boot Android and Windows Phone. I'd totally buy one of these models if I wasn't taking a risk on Windows but had a choice.

Alternatively, I wish some Android manufacturer would release a reasonable competitor.

It's funny. It seems like Nokia is hampered by Windows (since otherwise, almost all photographers would buy Nokia), and Windows is hampered by Nokia (who doesn't make the best hardware otherwise). If Microsoft had a strategy of choice on all handsets, it would work better for all involved.

Heck, if I got an Android+Windows phone, I'd at least try Windows. If Windows was better (and I've never used it, so aside from knowing how badly Windows sucks elsewhere, I have no idea), I'd switch to Windows.

Fotor is a great and free app. Not a LR alternative maybe, but does many shinny/baby stuff as instagram does.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
On Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review post (101 comments in total)
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SergioMO: Note 3 with 4k video and Spen is a monster ! No WP

So you got a 4k tv/screen to enjoy that footage to enjoy (else than your phone) otherwise Full HD is way enough above 400Hz for my taste on my 40" tv.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:08 UTC
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
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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)
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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
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