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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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1201 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: No Olympus colors! Sorry Sony, not for me.

BluebonnerTurbo@ you are right on this!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1201 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: No Olympus colors! Sorry Sony, not for me.

I did, it was the Olympus XZ-1 back then!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1201 comments in total)

No Olympus colors! Sorry Sony, not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 106th comment | 5 replies
On Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60 article (63 comments in total)

Exilim EX-100 was fantastic on paper! Everything that Stylus 1 offers yet real pocket p&s!

This new one has same sensor and smilar zoom range... But F number is not there!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:18 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Bye bye Action Man, Barbie & Ken ! I would have my figure and for years my Children & grandchildren can play with my figure :)

And its also means sculpting is also become digital and for masses! Art always remains, but here is the solution for people! everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 23rd comment
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Preamp: Where's the "gear in this article" section? Somebody has to click "had it"...

:) they own it, and throw it away immediately! Now nasa hoping for a new canon gx camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 05:08 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Such an amazing jail that would be ;Pluto ! Even reaching there take a decade ! Load all the b....rds in to a space module, which would take them there and dump once for all !

They got chance to escape, in a kangroos pocket! Able to ride wombat, and fly high by emu!

There is no air to breathe :) and end of the day if Pluto becomes habitable by them... then it would be a perfect Nuke test bed :)) always have the 2nd plan mates. Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 05:06 UTC

Such an amazing jail that would be ;Pluto ! Even reaching there take a decade ! Load all the b....rds in to a space module, which would take them there and dump once for all !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:40 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

They should also research/invest for tripod mouths as well. A Panasonic 42,5mm or Olympus 75mm attached on it and try to keep it on a pole from very wrong point.... Sure there are pancakes.... But then sure there is Gh4!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 12th comment
On Oly XZ-1 in the Show me your love.... (camera's) challenge (1 comment in total)

White; the color of true love. XZ-1 for life! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 19:26 UTC as 1st comment

Hoepfully this 25mm will be suitable for GM series. And keep price little lower than Olympus M.zuiko 25mm than why not!

I also wished to see MarkII of Leica 25mm lens, which could be rathr smaller, lighter and more handsome than existing one. Wondering about 100-400mm lens! sounds crazy! sadly no new tele lens for GM´s. got to hold on to 35-100mm .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)
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DouglasGottlieb: I love the M43 system. It is everything I'd hoped mirrorless would be after my initial misstep with a Sony NEX7. The size, the speed, the lenses, the variety of body styles, and the FUN FACTOR have left my Canon gear on the shelf, untouched for a few years.

This new Panasonic GX8 looks to be the new high watermark for M43. I would buy one today instead of my Olympus EM1 or my EP5. I'm not a pro videographer and much prefer the rangefinder-style good looks and left side EVF over Panasonic's functional but homely (to me) GH4 as well.

The jump in resolution keeps M43 in the running in the new megapixel race, but probably not for long. I'm most eager to see how the new high ISO performs, and how the dynamic range compares to the latest Sony A7Rii. And if the AF tracking can beat the rumored A7000.

I'd buy the GX8 instead of the other M43 cameras today, but probably won't buy it in addition to the ones that still serve me well. It really seems that M43 has hit that maturation point where even "big" improvements will be evolutionary.

So as sacrilegious as this is, and as often as I've railed against sensor size mattering to family and friends, I really do believe it is time for Panasonic (and Olympus) to ADD NEW LINEUPS of FF (or bigger!) cameras to their offerings IN ADDITION TO, NOT INSTEAD OF M43.

The camera I'd buy in addition to my current EM1/EP5/RicohGR set looks just like this GX8, but is FF. It is an interchangeable lens version of the Leica Q, but with a "pro Panasonic" price, not a luxury item price.

This camera would have a high megapixel, BSI sensor, like the A7Rii, a new FF mount that could also use existing M43 lenses with fast AF in a crop mode yielding 12-16 mp images. It would have high burst rate, blazingly fast AF, adapters for legacy glass from any vintage manufacturer, and Panasonic's awesome 4K.

Fantasy? Sony's already getting there? Heresy? So be it. I'm ready for a larger sensor mirrorless. Not necessarily to replace my M43, in addition to it. And if Panasonic and Olympus want big growth again, they'll add a new lineup to take my money. I don't trust Sony. But the pull is increasingly strong...

One of the longest complaint list I´ve ever seem lately.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Nowadays camera makers don't want sales anymore! 1200$!!!! Seriously!

I got more reason to not to buy it until 2016 December (I bet it will be half the price with 25mm lens!)

other than that, yeah maybe... it can be true (I bought my last film camera, also the first one back in 2000, and used it last time about 10 years ago) I don´t remeber it good...
Another thing I would complain is; companies throwing smilar specd. different models in very short time! First M4\3 come about 6 years ago, untill now, there are almost 20 models came out from 4 producer (remeber kodak and pocket cinema camera!) hardly there would be just 3 different product period 2009-2011(12mpx), 2011-2015(16mpx), 2015- (20mpx)... things happens a bit too fast.. and too expensive...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Nowadays camera makers don't want sales anymore! 1200$!!!! Seriously!

I got more reason to not to buy it until 2016 December (I bet it will be half the price with 25mm lens!)

I´m tellin´ya! its not "just" the prices, I am a looser who cant afford such stuff, even at this price point !... why ?

Because i am married :) and I love her... But I´m sure, it won´t be enought reason to stop her , to call her lawyer...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)

Nowadays camera makers don't want sales anymore! 1200$!!!! Seriously!

I got more reason to not to buy it until 2016 December (I bet it will be half the price with 25mm lens!)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:58 UTC as 189th comment | 7 replies
On Microsoft retires Photosynth apps post (13 comments in total)

I wish to see Windows ICE on my Lumia 1520! Apps such as ztich or etc made by else simply doesn't work...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 10:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1201 comments in total)

After all, its a new camera with lots of new specs. I thought its just the RX100 III in 4K panths. New technology sensor, better resolution on EVF yet best pocketability, very promising.

Even I personally favour Olympus and Panasonic colors , still Sony offers a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 22:16 UTC as 234th comment

There are "Saab kinda technologies" around us.
They offer best combo
Price is compatible
It sounds and feel "The One!"

But you ended up something else. In terms of cars; its Saab, in phones Nokia(Microsoft), and in cameras Ricoh/pentax. Very sad to see its happening that way. I am a lover of Saab owner of a Nokia 1520, but even I have a MicroFourThirds system...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 21:18 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (203 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Love the A10's Jon- it's unAmerican that they are retired from active duty. ;)

What retires the A-10 has not stabile wings. Its rings are turning top on it!

Its a Long Bow Apache!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (203 comments in total)

Two cool thing; Aviation & Photography. Yet missing the coolest ever third element. I AM!

Damn, I wish to be at his place :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 21:44 UTC as 24th comment
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