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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On 20 Minutes Till Sundown in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (2 comments in total)


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)


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
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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

All pentax owners screaming for full frame. But no one says "it has to have a mirror inside!."

Right Ricoh ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:05 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)

Cool! I loved K-30 back then, and this one not as good looking as that but has an articulated screen and keeping ruggedness as well.

Why I always fall in love with Pentax bodies! I even feel like; " I can pull the trigger on a Pentax q-s1 body to just buy and have fun with C-mouth lenses!" even I don't like the whirling bookeh... Even I find sensor very small for creating a nice DoF ... Even then I wish to own a Pentax camera.

I suck, that I let my budget to decide on my camera purchase. If I would not suck as big as now, I definitely would own a Pentax 645 digital cam and extensive range of medium format lenses....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:03 UTC as 25th comment
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)

All kit zoom lenses from any brands suck! But this one suck less, thanks to its collapsible design.

(PS. Maybe the only un-sucking kit zoom lens is belong to Olympus e-m1... But then it sucks on size category! Nothing is flawless in the world of optics!)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:54 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Mark Chan: Use cases:

Aerial photography on drones; much better Q than gopros and lighter than the SONY equivalent (with the lens). I can imagine using this with the lens cap lens and doing video shots!

extreme angle photography

selfies! (duh)

Time lapses with a water proof casing / weather proof casing


Microscope photography?

IF the sensor package is that from the EMII - and the 1/16000 seems to hint somewhat to that, then wireless tethering for product shots??

Just give me access to the device to play!

Like this guy did by his GM1... even some lighter "purpose build" systems as this would be more usefull


GM1 packs great videography and full camera functionality. I doubt about Olympus video quality and wondering does it enables all the juice you can get from a PEN camera ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:51 UTC

I would love to buy one, and placed in to a old (60´s, 70´s) 80€-150€ range quality medium format film camera (like old voighlanters or zeiss or even kodaks or agfa´s!) and get the juice of this bellows hood attached camera...

But these moduls are so thick ! They should consider making it a bit thinny. And for mirrorless sake, why it is even thicker than an pen camera ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 11:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

smaller sensor than aps-c & fourthirds, bigger sensor than most of the compacts, extensive physical control buttons, Single "all singing-all dancing!" lens...

Seems like word "bridge camera" finally makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 11:21 UTC as 14th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (587 comments in total)

to avoid this new camera, please apply to green card lottery! :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 11:19 UTC as 87th comment
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)

İts now "just" 16.000$ !!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:59 UTC as 27th comment
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