Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

Lives in Italy Dogana, Italy
Works as a Surveyor
Joined on Oct 14, 2010

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Once upon a time, during the reign of S. Jobs, they released some code from Safari to the open public, so anyone could benefit from their development. Thanks to that move (calculated?), we had a browser revolution in the smartphone arena, which enabled far better standardisation of mobile UI and experience (something desktop environment never achieved).

Aperture should have been the same. If Apple does not want it, release it to the public. What would be so difficult about that? But I am afraid they did not do that because of Adobe, and because of the strange new ways Apple thinks nowadays, specially about its professional line of products.

After 18 years of Apple after 1998, I think they are at their worst when it comes to care of creative professionals, who once were bread and butter, highly regarded and touted by Apple. But nada anymore — in their videos one can see only celebrities wearing Apple Watches and endless crowd using iPads.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
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dagobah: Besides the tweaks for these lenses, is there any new functionality in the K-3 firmware that I can look forward to?

Never judge Pentax by the inefficiency of others.
Some manufacturers rely heavily on firmware to improve handling and even basic functionality of cameras — which for that reason come almost unusable on the market (think Fuji).
Unfortunately, that also includes Ricoh's own cameras, as Ricoh likes adding extra features rather than increasing frequency of new camera releases, and although Ricoh's cameras are refined right out of box.
However, Pentax design group delivers on promise, and as advertised. Their firmware updates are refinements, never ground breaking news stuff. Like that they protect their new customers and do not disappoint old customers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 10:36 UTC
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (73 comments in total)

It would be interesting to hear all the remarks about you, if people were judging you only by a badly taken passport photo. Which is about as much as these lab shot are — bad 'representative' photo of a camera.
Get some life, people — real life examples show K-S2 is nothing but outstanding camera, like many others are. There really isn't a bad camera out there anymore; all is differentiated in how much you like certain design philosophy. That's all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:36 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (73 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Even @base ISO, the Pentax K-S2 is worse than Fuji's low-end old A1.

Or even worse than 1" Sony P&S, or Sam Mini, even Pentax K-S2 uses fixed FL lens with F5.6.

Can some one find a worse APS-C sensor camera like this? other than K-S2's little brother Pentax K-S1.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_ks2&attr13_1=fujifilm_xa1&attr13_2=sony_dscrx100m3&attr13_3=samsung_nxmini&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=125&attr16_3=100&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.008844165227795383&y=0.31893349603893306

It would be interesting to hear all the remarks about you, if people were judging you only by a badly taken passport photo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:32 UTC

Beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:48 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (150 comments in total)

Sigma Art range? Better say, Sigma Industrial Microscope range.
I looked at the landscape pictures and waved off. Why?

Today's trend to insist so much on sharpness of the lens, turn scenes into a flat mishmash of sharply depicted details and no sense of atmosphere, or space someone would want to get into and feel cozy, and not cut onto sharp edges of everything.

Unless one focuses onto something in very close distance, and that blurs the background, the sense of space, much needed and is achieved by the proportionate lack of sharpness, is gone.

I absolutely hate new range of Zeiss and Sigma lenses just for that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 01:05 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Did they change the lens design finally? Still has irritating focus by wire with no tactile feedback? No butter smooth helicoid focusing?/

"Cameras like the X100 reconnect the rest of us with our photography" ... I don't know how focus by wire can someone connect with photography. Even most basic DSLR kit lens has better feeling in use than this "premium" 23/2.

Since when and how "old-fashioned" helicoid action is going the way of dinosaurs? I am puzzled. All major manufacturers, apart from few pretenders and upstarts, still make lenses the "old-fashioned" way.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 08:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)

Did they change the lens design finally? Still has irritating focus by wire with no tactile feedback? No butter smooth helicoid focusing?/

"Cameras like the X100 reconnect the rest of us with our photography" ... I don't know how focus by wire can someone connect with photography. Even most basic DSLR kit lens has better feeling in use than this "premium" 23/2.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 08:05 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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pppp: "But there's currently nothing to touch it in terms of the size/price/image quality balance"

YES, there is the Ricoh GR APS-C !

Have DPR editors moved from Seattle to Jamaica?
Anything Ricoh and Pentax — which in every respect surpasses and betters work of their competitors — simply flies over their heads.

But then, to their defense, GR is touted as a tool for serious photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 09:32 UTC

Magazines like Communication Arts are full of stuff like this, and call this photography, but I don't agree with it.

This is actually digital illustration work, but done through elements of photography. So this is not photography per se.

It is staged, and unreal. Same as life in the movie set is not real life of a person, but staged. And we don't call movies real life.

Photography, likewise, is supposed to memorise elements of reality, or, the truth. And even then, when going through a mountain of negatives that showed truth, photographers would look at all of them to pick one where all nuances of truth were the most obvious and overwhelming.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 13th comment | 11 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (796 comments in total)
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jonnyjonno: so, what's the chance of a new version of the E-5 being built for all those with legacy 4/3 lenses and preference for optical viewfinder?

Both OM-D and XT-1 are shaped the same, to invoke retro SLR look. It is faux-SLR. Otherwise they wouldn't sell. Neither Olympus nor Fuji have ideas about some innovative design. Sony did something with mirrorless crop, but FF A7 series goes same faux-SLR style. Boring. If Nikon did that, or Pentax, they at least have some credit, for they invented that style, and still hold to some PRINCIPLES in life. They did not abandon something to later blatantly copy it again.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:59 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (796 comments in total)
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jonnyjonno: so, what's the chance of a new version of the E-5 being built for all those with legacy 4/3 lenses and preference for optical viewfinder?

Talk that fantasy tale to someone else, please. You contradict the very reason why Olympus fakes the SLR form in OM-D. They do it to be able to sell cameras.
OM-D is a greater tribute to SLR design than what Nikon or Canon do. At least they don't need to fake anything.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:22 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (796 comments in total)
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jonnyjonno: so, what's the chance of a new version of the E-5 being built for all those with legacy 4/3 lenses and preference for optical viewfinder?

They threw though the window lots of good principles. Not everything is in new technology, you know, there are many other issues to consider, equally important.
When I recall, that I almost bought an E10 and 50-200 ... Ah, good I did not. I don't trust them anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:02 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (796 comments in total)
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jonnyjonno: so, what's the chance of a new version of the E-5 being built for all those with legacy 4/3 lenses and preference for optical viewfinder?

If you like legacy, Olympus is a bad role model.
I just wait when they'll drop the m4/3 and try something "new and amazing".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Does not matter what this camera is not.
But for that what it is, a beautiful and functional little device. Kudos to Panasonic.

I agree with you. I like Panasonic cameras. I always had their Leica counterparts, but they are just as lovely and easy to use.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 02:49 UTC

Does not matter what this camera is not.
But for that what it is, a beautiful and functional little device. Kudos to Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 09:12 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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zakaria: 36 mp with 8.3 frame/second is hard .file is huge!

People who are really dying for 4K video, go and buy real 4K video cameras. Others who demand 4K video in a DSLR, are only moaning and whining while dying in lack of any talent and common sense ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
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Mike FL: "We believe that this new product will meet the expectations of our loyal users."

"loyal users"? No kidding.

I bought a Pentax before Ricoh bought Pentax, and it was not a bad camera comparing to Nikon and Canon.

Pentax went to bad since it was adopted by Ricoh.

Ok, One thing that I like amazon is that users/buyers will leave review/"Average Customer Review", as well Amazon has "Amazon Best Sellers Rank".

Pentax K-S1 is the best example of TASTELESS at the best. NOW what's the NORMAL people/buyers thinking about K-S1?

Let's checking the amazon for "Average Customer Review" and "Amazon Best Sellers Rank".

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pentax%20ks1

Check it out, and let us know what do u thinking.

YES?

Pentax under Ricoh caters for a more varied landscape of users. That is why they experiment with K-01 and K-S1. K-S1 is a great camera in itself, wonderful sensor and features. But it is not styled in a fashion that DPR dwellers can appreciate. The problem with that camera was its initial price. Everything else is fine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: It is the Japanese nuance.

When the gentleman says he learns nothing from competitors, he actually is learning a lot. That is how Canon succeeds to be only imaging company today able to report profit. "Never thought of that mirrorless-fanboys, huh?"

When the gentleman says "they are investigating", it means "it is well under way but we won't tell you that. We'll introduce it at our discretion".

When he says "it is difficult", that means "you actually do not know what are you talking about; there are better ways than that".

When he says "they will see", that means, "Not in a hundred years".

And when he says he does not know which camera will best sell in the USA, he actually said, "We make sure it is not our competitor's".

bronxbombers4, never forget that compact Canon cameras, like S series, outsold anything Sony has ever made for digital. Because Canon was making them when Sony was dreaming digital. RX100 is insignificant camera in the grand scheme of things — reviewers may see it interesting, but Canon can knock it out anytime they wish.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:55 UTC

It is the Japanese nuance.

When the gentleman says he learns nothing from competitors, he actually is learning a lot. That is how Canon succeeds to be only imaging company today able to report profit. "Never thought of that mirrorless-fanboys, huh?"

When the gentleman says "they are investigating", it means "it is well under way but we won't tell you that. We'll introduce it at our discretion".

When he says "it is difficult", that means "you actually do not know what are you talking about; there are better ways than that".

When he says "they will see", that means, "Not in a hundred years".

And when he says he does not know which camera will best sell in the USA, he actually said, "We make sure it is not our competitor's".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 05:34 UTC as 90th comment | 6 replies
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