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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 Man using Solar Pipe Lighter. in the props challenge (1 comment in total)

Coolest smoker man! Great shot :)

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 18:52 UTC as 1st comment
On V-22 Osprey in the Military cargo aircraft challenge (1 comment in total)

Future of air transport.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (394 comments in total)

Priced better than GX7 back in time...
Also than P-5 & EM-5...
Better specs than many other M43 cams...

But damn that new Fuji ! It looks awesome in silver! Even I won't buy Fuji in coming times.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 09:12 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Make a smaller version of this, for my;

GM1(3 batteries, charger, HDMI cable)
Leica 15mm
Olympus 45mm
Panasonic 35-100
Cards
7-9" tablet (charger)

And price between 49-79$/€ ! You have yourself a customer from Finland.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Enough of omd's ! I want to say see a PEN with smilar IBIS, an old leica like winder(extra battery+grip) and OVF!!!
don't say "yeee but they can't put a mirror... Lenses wouldn't cover... It'll get bigger..." They managed back in 60's ! Well it was a half frame camera, just like today's half crop M43 system !!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 19:48 UTC as 11th comment
On Aerial refueling in the Flying in May challenge (1 comment in total)

That´s cool!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 20:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)

30mm is a great one! I owned it for a while as my first lens pairing by a E-PM1. Field of view is very suitable for day time street shots and also very good one for stitch-panorama landscapes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/benokan/sets/72157635929260823

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 67th comment
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (337 comments in total)

Cons:

Existence of a thing called "mirror" !!! :)

Mid range (canon xxxD, Nikon D5xxx, Sony @3,5) are totally useless for today's IQ. More expensive yet smilar image quality with entry models, yet more expensive and bulkier!

The only camera in this range, even benefits the mirror by %100 coverage EVF is the Pentax. K30, K50, KS-2 huge range if APSC crop lenses, WEATHER SEALED, in body SR, and cheaper...

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen article (36 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: The only sad part is; last night Tampere's ice hockey team Tappara (Battle Axe) lost the championship.

And Oulu Kärpät becomes champion :)

Awesome photography. Hieno !

KYLLÄÄ ! we celebrated it after a bowling night with friends in Oulu center ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:26 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen article (36 comments in total)

The only sad part is; last night Tampere's ice hockey team Tappara (Battle Axe) lost the championship.

And Oulu Kärpät becomes champion :)

Awesome photography. Hieno !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 08:21 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

So expensive for a "telephone" , very much sacrificed for smilar sensor sized "camera".

Well, that happens whenever you want to combine your fish boat with a navy nuclear submarine!!!!! :D

Nokia has the best ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:15 UTC as 15th comment
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Ben O Connor: 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.

OVF; that single fact was almost pulled me trigger on Pentax K-30! I bought a Pen mini1, than GM(ini) both has 3 inches EVF!!!!!

I love the idea of mirrorless, but very very sad that it "has to be" without OVF :(

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:29 UTC

OVF ! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

:D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:11 UTC as 8th comment
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Ben O Connor: 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.

Vscd... So you like photography too don't you ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:04 UTC

... 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 (499 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 (499 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 128th 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 (14 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 4th comment
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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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