PIX 2015
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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... and there are some folks, who still pay attention to dslr without OVF.

Its a superb set (together with A7 II and those lenses). Very sad to see no OVF anymore in future photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (517 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: The DSLR without an optical viewfinder... What is the point of having the mirror then ?

Personally; İ own a mirrorless M43 Lumix GM1, but keep admiring Pentax crop size and nikon fulframe dslrs's. And dreaming to have a medium format camera in my hands..
Why ? Just the look and the feel of a OVF. Now you take it of... Why on earth you still keeping the mirror ? To have your lenses heavier perhaps! No other reasons.
Sony created full frame mirrorless for its own good. And Thanks for that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (517 comments in total)

The DSLR without an optical viewfinder... What is the point of having the mirror then ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 138th comment | 7 replies

An Olympus Cameras

- Compact as XZ-10
- Raw capable
- Sharp F 1.8 zoom or sharper (F 0.95 !!!!) single focal length (24 or 35mm ) Zuiko optic
- Has to have at least swivel screen or hot shue, while has built in flash ! (as in GM1 of GF7)
- Underwater housing and stylish (yet affordable) leather/copper accessories.
- Useful video (by built in IS or 4k or something else which is useful!)
- Around 499-699 €£$

That would be an awesome replacement for my XZ-1, even I own a GM1! I would buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:12 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On NAB 2015 Highlights article (15 comments in total)

As an amateur (who can't make a dime from his photography.), I got difficulties to understand companies' approaches.

Blackmagic Design; Amazingly small, M43 mouthed, all singing all dancing camera for 1K great price!!! But for pro's (software wise)! You should spend 1hours on recording and 1,5 hours for audio editing and another 2 hours for heavne knows what settings... Long story short; I don't want to make 30 mins editing for 5mins footage!

Canon; Amazing all round package, not a huge sensor yet 4k! Has a new promising codec(for me only codec is jpeg!) ! Called "Amateur stuff" by price tag of 2,5K .... Seriously ?

Canon, please do something for the price (it can be Swedish Kronor by the same number! Instead of dollars it euros) Blackmagic Design; please allow us to buy your product! Enable it for dumb hobby photographers for little less software trouble. (like a go pro!) Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 09:29 UTC as 5th comment
In reply to:

justmeMN: Small-sensor superzooms sell, because they can do something that cellphones can't, in a small package.

.... like stalking neighbours? :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Sony tries to say to those, who owns the old hotshue model with optional evf

"hahahahahahah"

:D

Man, that optional evf was more expensive than most 32" TELEVISIONS!!!!!!

I was mentioning HX50 & optional evf. I bet evf would fit on different bodies as well, but just does not fit to the same bill with that camera :)

Now its more logical layout. However, that sensor is pretty small for my taste even it's pocketable in year 2015 A.D.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 20:24 UTC

Sony tries to say to those, who owns the old hotshue model with optional evf

"hahahahahahah"

:D

Man, that optional evf was more expensive than most 32" TELEVISIONS!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 18:19 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

As an enthusiast photographer, I kinda have no use for this camcorder. However after I watched this video;

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=41zAfvdsUJs

I kinda fell in love with it. First of all it uses M43, more importantly its tiny (as my gm1). And as long as I keep watching it shows that, they got solution to individual problems.
-using m43 mouth
-small dimensions
-controls ease of use
-connectors
-battery and its endurance

Just amazing! A small and minimalist camcorder yet surprisingly sophisticated. (which is not for home vidoegraphers...) and the best part its 1K $£€!!!! Its pretty affordable.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 12th comment

Finally it's coming! Could not wait anymore ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 07:03 UTC as 24th comment
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (233 comments in total)

Finally; something awesome from Canon. So awesome that I won't complain this time such as

- Buuuu no evf/ovh !!!
- I hate it, it has Small crappy sensor
- meh! Small zoom range!
- huh! Slow lens...

Man, Look at that!!! This has Hasselblad ergonomics! IS for FullHD!! And many other goodies!

I seriously wish that it dies not have slow response times like the aps-C sensor Canon compacts. Congratulations Canon, you finally impressed me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 13:36 UTC as 72nd comment
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nerd2: So MF 20mm 1.8 equivalent for $1250 and 586gr? Nikon 20mm 1.8g weighs 357gr, has AF, costs $500 less....

I love to read "my camera beats your camera!" comments, and "No! Because my camera beats your camera !!!!" replies :))

All you folks make my day :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 14:14 UTC

Cheapest set achieved for landscape photographers (architecture, various engineering, etc.)

EM-5II + 10,5 F O.95 Voightlander+ Dead steady tripod!

Total of 2.500€, worth every dime.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 6th comment | 14 replies
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)

What I see is;

Sony need some cash.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:30 UTC as 4th comment
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 (337 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 48th comment
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 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 (337 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 60th 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
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