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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Loved to see elderly, dedicated, experienced employees of Hasselblad.
While almost every other brand manufacture out of their original country, Hasselblad stayed where they started. Great, informative, admiring article.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 20:15 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies

Apologies... why? They are payed to be slave customers. They love to threat that way. They even defends Apple on this such event in the beginning :)

Please Apple. Don't insult your slaves/donaters. No excuse ever needed.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 09:39 UTC as 102nd comment

Now, that particular camera has more story and /or fame than any smilar Leicas! I wish I could afford it :)

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 22:42 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

Olympus XZ-1 The Dearest of my digicams. I will use it forever. (Every summer underwater, to be precise).

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 177th comment
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Ben O Connor: - First; cameras on cell phone (I am talking Nokia, even Ericsson here!!!)
- Then; Front facing cameras (Nokias to Iphones)
- Nowadays; adding another lens (and sensor, hence camera !!!!) on the back.
- Soon tripple cam!!!!!

And prices are leaving the solar system behind...

Adding a new model to product range in every 3 months makes things expensive! Cost of R&D ever climbing!
It is at a ridiculous level now; noone knows what is their phone is capable before they buy a new one!

Totally illogical. Another illogical thing is, copyright wars! My 2013 made nokia Lumia 1520 is well capapble to do ANYTHING that my 2016 made Samsung J5. But it can´t (wifi connection to my Panasonic cameras, remote controling of Youtube on my samsung tv´s smart app, or even screen sharing to tv!!) The only reason is copyright issues!!!! So all capable, even in some areas more capable than samsung phone, that lumia 1520 (charges wireless, has 4k image stabilised cam, full 1080 HD screen, double tap oipenning screen, gorilla glassed...whatever) is almost obselete now! Stupidity, nothing serve consumer anymore, consumers serving to the companies, which has no country, no citizens... but yet enslave the globe and its all resources of any kind!'

Long story short; we have a problem

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:52 UTC

- First; cameras on cell phone (I am talking Nokia, even Ericsson here!!!)
- Then; Front facing cameras (Nokias to Iphones)
- Nowadays; adding another lens (and sensor, hence camera !!!!) on the back.
- Soon tripple cam!!!!!

And prices are leaving the solar system behind...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 21:48 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2017 (60 comments in total)

I would vote for pana-leica 200mm... but it's not in the list!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Ben O Connor: What I hate about the flagship cell phone is their price. 800€ WHAT DA F@€K !!! More to that, accidents happen. My gorilla glassed Nokia 1520 has broken glass and become a chimp ! And set me back 350€, the phone was 650€.

But more of that, flagships are not good hi-fi devices (they can play mp3 though) not easy to handle with 6inches or more screen (They can replace a tablet though) their camera is ok (but not near as good Pentax q for example!)... '

So they do everything with a comprimise limitation. But They ask for huge price tag! Sorry, no more! A samsung J5 2016 is best I have. with its 150€ price and replacable battery. They replaced the Nokia battery for 60€ !!!!!

Folks, check the replacement price of a screen and/or battery for that model... then make comments again!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Sorry to say, any other aspect ratio than 4:3 is unacceptable in "Ben´O Connor Standards"

16:9 surely "The Aspect Ratio" for video and most landscape photos. BUT 16:9 is hedious aspect ratio for portrait. That´s why tablets are much better for option, unfortunately they are not capable yet. Not because "They can´t " its all because "the firms wants this way" !!!

I wished to see a surface pro tablet/PC hybrid with a 4:3 aspect... but they don´t have it.

I am a microfourthirds user. Viewing my native images without comprimise (no lack in sensor/megapixel, no crop on a tablet or computer screen) makes more sense.

But I love viewing my favorite landscape images on TV. And whenever I shoot panorama, better watching the 16.9

https://flic.kr/p/Vs3t5t

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 07:53 UTC

Sorry to say, any other aspect ratio than 4:3 is unacceptable in "Ben´O Connor Standards"

16:9 surely "The Aspect Ratio" for video and most landscape photos. BUT 16:9 is hedious aspect ratio for portrait. That´s why tablets are much better for option, unfortunately they are not capable yet. Not because "They can´t " its all because "the firms wants this way" !!!

I wished to see a surface pro tablet/PC hybrid with a 4:3 aspect... but they don´t have it.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 74th comment | 3 replies

It should be forbidden to make any larger camera than Gx80 body for M43 makers. Body/sensor size ratio is ridiculous.

Why paying big, carrying bigger and have a small sensor ? This is the segment that we see small and capable cameras as GM1, GM5, GX80... what the joke is this !

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 171st comment | 7 replies

M43 is bugger than apsc (this one!) Full frame smaller than GX80 (Sony Rx1)...

I prefer compactness as long as price won't differ more than 200€ !

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:04 UTC as 185th comment
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Ben O Connor: A panasonic GM5 coupled with 15mm 1.7 leica, looks exactly smilar to leica Q :) much smaller and budget friendly packet.

One interesting fact, why smilar F numbered and almost exactly field of view (28mm -15/30mm) lenses has different style of lens hood !

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 11:51 UTC

A panasonic GM5 coupled with 15mm 1.7 leica, looks exactly smilar to leica Q :) much smaller and budget friendly packet.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies

Keep that ugliness off from my baby GM1 !!!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 06:38 UTC as 37th comment

Shame on you dxo!
Why are you rushing for such announcement?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 91st comment
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Slaven: 6" screen? Oh, then I could use it instead of a shovel!

Best way to surf in internet is having a surf board in your palm :)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:28 UTC

What I hate about the flagship cell phone is their price. 800€ WHAT DA F@€K !!! More to that, accidents happen. My gorilla glassed Nokia 1520 has broken glass and become a chimp ! And set me back 350€, the phone was 650€.

But more of that, flagships are not good hi-fi devices (they can play mp3 though) not easy to handle with 6inches or more screen (They can replace a tablet though) their camera is ok (but not near as good Pentax q for example!)... '

So they do everything with a comprimise limitation. But They ask for huge price tag! Sorry, no more! A samsung J5 2016 is best I have. with its 150€ price and replacable battery. They replaced the Nokia battery for 60€ !!!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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Ben O Connor: When you think of history of art, those are the steps;
-painting on a cave wall
-carving relief on stone
-making the statue (3D)
-drawing realistic pictures
-drawing surrealic pictures
-photography & filmograpy

And now VR. you can be part of someones fantasy or vision. Or witness to something at highest realistic level.

The art after all, is touching our 5 senses. For now vr can touch our sight and sound. Imagine a vr which makes you taste smell and feel the textures!

What is matrix
?

True. It is at the very beginning and it can apply to many areas. Imagine you are reading Dracula novel and you smell blood. But yeah... so many issues to bear. And ethics hasn't even considered!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
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Ben O Connor: I have a Pentax Q kit with two lenses for sale! Buyers from Finland contact me!

Well...I also own a GM1, which is also for sale :)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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