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 Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Its a beautiful camera with rotating screen. I did not like it on GF7.

But as a GM1 owner, it has no built-in IS, has smaller sensor, still more expensive!!!!

Maybe UW series of 1" series would be useful for ruggedness sake, but all others... I don't feel it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:20 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (334 comments in total)

There are two deals;

- Make something new.
- Make the something old smaller.

But in X30

- They "fake" something new!
- They made something old "Bigger!" :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:32 UTC as 46th comment
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (334 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Very well reviewed! This is ridiculously big for a cam made in 2014 by this sensor size! It would be an awesome machinery by an APS-C sensor.

Fuji, belongs to "film" ! Its the age of "SENSORS" ;)

Well, have you seen LX100 in real life ? Wake up bro. Its afternoon here ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:28 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (334 comments in total)

Very well reviewed! This is ridiculously big for a cam made in 2014 by this sensor size! It would be an awesome machinery by an APS-C sensor.

Fuji, belongs to "film" ! Its the age of "SENSORS" ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:50 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On Landmark of Turku in the Old Cranes challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks a lot for your votes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 4th comment
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)

A classic camera; not by outlook but also sensor size!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 7th comment

Interesting upgrade...

Its so "last season" compare to D750, more expensive than D7000/71000, and still has something inside of it called "mirror" !!! If its OVF sake, well Pentax has the best of all at that crop. Don't tell me its "burst rate sake", coz better burst at smilar sensor sized NEX cameras of Sony.

Hopefully final image from this camera is good, other than that, who would bother buying one!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:18 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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Ben O Connor: First releasing the "High Quality Expensive optics" (35mm F 1.4) then releasing mediocre optics but "faster autofocusing" one! (35mm F 2.0)

Interesting order. Seems like all camera company has its own tactics to juice off their customers!

Well, in MFT world; they fist release the crappy one... Then they releases better versions
- Olmypus 17mm F2.8 pancake,Olympus 17mm F 1.8, Leica 15mm F 1,7
- Olympus 45mm F1,8, leica 42,5 mm F 1,4 and soon cheaper but built in IS 42,5mm F 1,7

I find it rather more logical. They markets like "Look bro, we are improving your final image!" And it makes it sell.. But Fuji... Its not even film anymore... Its Fuji ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
On 20 Minutes Till Sundown in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

WOOOOAAAAA !!!!

The biggest light saber ever made! very cool, I bet you have put a welding class front of it! I would not believe any ND filter would cope with direct sunlight even at sun set!

Great idea & image

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On Coming Out in the Gay love challenge (4 comments in total)

Why can´t I take such "wow" photos, that I end up Family, landscape, macro horse sh't, disguting food photography !!!

Look at the expression of the nipp.. eyes ! What an Amazing capture! I want to photograph such lovelyness... about photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:24 UTC as 4th comment

First releasing the "High Quality Expensive optics" (35mm F 1.4) then releasing mediocre optics but "faster autofocusing" one! (35mm F 2.0)

Interesting order. Seems like all camera company has its own tactics to juice off their customers!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:20 UTC as 90th comment | 15 replies

It is a "start up project"... why do you guys limit yourselves by full frame.. go for medium format!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 120th comment

I got a feeling like; this 30mm is a built-in extension tube + sigma 30mm ! I used to have 30mm 2.8, worked very well. Smilar performance, even more macro... Why not!

But this 42,5mm is a little late... Many folks out there has Olympus 45mm already! And this dies not offer the better price... Or illumination... Wondering if Built in IS is enough feature for masses to buy this one. Not for me, at this price point.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 20:39 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)

Cool!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 19:59 UTC as 22nd comment

I must admit; I did not liked the idea of Mark II. Especially after E-PL3-5-6-7!!! All smilar IQ, does not have built in flash... repeating products to be somehow to known "fresh" ones.

But this has genuine upgrades.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 10th comment

Congratulations! Olympus has very good strategies to keep. It sounds so true to hear "Its not the MPX only, also IS!" exactly. A little shake can effect the whole image, when lacking of light. Even at high ISO.

All my complain is, why the PEN Air has so deep body profile. It could be a bit wider but slimmer (like a credit card!) and we could attach it to our cell phones physically. Sure it would fit less for the adrenalin junkies, but for normal folks that would be easier to carry.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

Great to see this lens at CP+ ! The mock up seems like "sigmaa 30mm dn art + macro extension tube" and now it also announced has an "in-lens IS" means it will aiming GM line. Like compact zoom lens. (35-100mm) it has sleek,minimalistic out looks.

Can't wait to add it my gm1+15mm Leica collection !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 1st comment
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Ben O Connor: All pentax owners screaming for full frame. But no one says "it has to have a mirror inside!."

Right Ricoh ?

After TLR cameras people ended up smaller OVF, then mirrorless came and ovf totally gone. I am a lover of pentax %100 covering evf, but seems like after digital revolution over film, it gonna be mirrorless evolution on photography.

For the OVF HAS TO thinking folks; there it is! Pentax 645 series.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 10:47 UTC

Not ergonomic as SX powershot series... And not quite stylish as EOS M (the first ones)...

Hopefully it will perform well. I am not a canonist or anti-canonist. So don't bite me immediately!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 06:03 UTC as 87th comment
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (65 comments in total)
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Baba Ganoush: This camera, we're told, is highly specialized and designed especially for astrophotography, so why does Nikon display it with a 24mm wide angle lens instead of a long telephoto (or even a telescope)? Does Nikon think this lens is appropriate for astrophotography or are they trying to suggest the D810A has other, more general uses? Seems to me like another case of a disconnect between Nikon and actual Nikon users.

So you can take photos of closer stars, such as:

K.Kardashian, P.Hilton, L.Lohan, M.Cyrus.... You name it ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
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