Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (545 comments in total)
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Dan: No 4K at this price???

Answer is obvious: heat issue, weak battery issue, crippled design issue.
Camera is forcibly reduced in size to appear small, as it is the only competitive 'advantage' it can muster. A marketing deception Sony line's of FF cameras suffer from, which seriously affects theoretical optimal performance of used components. If it were deigned as it should be done, properly, then people would suddenly wake up from hallucinations of the mirrorless smokehouse.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (545 comments in total)

What is ultracompact supposed to be? Ultra means 'beyond' so, what 'beyond compact' means? Below compact size, or above compact size? Because if this camera is 'ultracompact', then what should RX100 ( which is much smaller camera) then be? I think infracompact. Infra means 'below'. RX1 is ultracompact, RX100 is infracompact; what is compact then? Say, Panny LX100?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

More problematic is this: who may define what is "no photography" zone? And how a company from California means to determine such places around the world and with what precision? And this too: disabling of all means of possible evidence gathering in such places. Will somebody sue Apple for disabling photo-taking on a copyrighted concert but where terrorists just jumped in, or in museums where somebody stole something, or in park where somebody just did a crime?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 04:20 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (191 comments in total)

DXO's is selling ranks for money?
Tables and measures of DXO should be taken with a handful of salt. Less-sponsor-money dependent observers doubt DXO's rating of 1DXMk2, because their tests do not show anything as dramatic as DXO. DXO has also criminal policy of swindle and lie; for over a year, perhaps, they manage to suppress the Pentax 645Z measures, BUT which have leaked by an accident on their blog. They removed them, only to show adjusted table, Sony A7 and Nikon D810 on top. Is it because Sony and Nikon paid the asked price for placement? And Pentax is too small a bird to milk money from? So, they give users FAKE charts, false expectations, while their own charts looks like this:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/292235d1450905793-pentax-645z-scores-101-dxomark-dxomark-scores.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

For those waiting for 'pancake' lenses for this Hassy; it won't happen. Ever. Unless you want it to be f22 pinhole-cap lens?

While marketing can fool you into .. "look kids, we have shrunk the flange distance: quickly go buy our camera now!" .. mood, they cannot distort the laws of optics same as they can twist our minds into the mirrorless fad.

Front element of any decent lens still nees to sit at a certain distance from the sensor, and there is no way around it. (Unless you want *&^_@ image quality).

Slim down the camera, but the lens must grow bigger then. Really good pancakes are a trait of the SLRs, not of the larger format mirrorless cameras. With mirrorless fad, you will get a slimmer camera body, but almost always some 'beer can' or 'tomato tin' of a lens.

PS. Check the Fuji 27mm/2.8 and Pentax DA40/2.8; Pentax lens is half the height of Fuji, and still there are no optical cheats in it; only but 100% tele-centricity.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 05:44 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies

When will they start thinking digital?
For such a nice MF camera, they could have integrated some 32GB or 64 GB internal storage too, rather than rely solely on always slower and cumbersome cards. That is one reason phone cameras are far more popular than 'normal' cameras: they come with lots of memory and no "card Hassle" (pun intended).

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

You are right: Hassy has missed the ball and should dwell into phone cameras. MF-sized camera phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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m3: Fixed screen on a medium format, especially now it's the well-accepted norm to offer waist-level shooting, means this camera began its design phase too long ago and that these designers never took into consideration the true Hasselblad/Rollei tradition by not implementing a swivel screen for this purpose. Shame.

Actually Pentax first made a commercially viable SLR. Pentaprism is their arena. DSLRs use best of both worlds, OVF and back LCD and also possible is EVF overlay. Imagine a car that runs on LPG and petrol and diesel, so you choose what you want? But most folks here only pew-pew on such an idea, and think diesel-only rocks. Go figure ...

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:13 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

No, they are only current state of affairs, same as the microwave is the most popular cooking device today. But that does not mean they are the future. That is semantic and logical error of the article, which should rather focus on the purpose camera was designed for, if there is any, explore that rather than on dwell on idle prophecies which are outside the scope of control of Hasselblad. Hasselblad is only the consumer inside the current tech, and has no voting power to change anything.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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cgarrard: How about a pancake lens to go with this Hassy? :)

Around f8 perhaps. MF is the MF; the sensor is too large for very small lenses make any sense. Even with 35mm, there must be some flange distance to make lenses small, optically very good and with decent aperture (2.8).

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 07:25 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

So is the mirrorless tech made for junk photography?
The issue is not the Hasselblad in this case, but the DPR, which gives an editorial bias in the chosen headline that is senseless and counterproductive.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 07:22 UTC

Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:28 UTC as 27th comment | 10 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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drgarym: Same sensor as Pentax 645 but how about image quality?

No, 645Z has a CMOS 51MP sensor. This one inside Hassy X1D is advertised as CCD.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 02:07 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Looks clean, neat, uncluttered, straightforward, refined software UI, all of which means — definitely non-Japanese. That is such a refreshment in this sorry industry stuck in the same gear for years. Thank God for Leica. And for Hassy coming back to senses. We desperately needed some fresh perspectives.

It is difficult to say that; Leica SL clearly borrows from very early SLR designs, which were popularised by Pentax, and then copied by Olympus, Nikon etc. But Leica had an SLR system, they know how to make them. Even the name SL is from the SLR, with R removed. Leica simplified that very basic SLR design from 1960s to the core, and that is a feat Japanese cannot do for some reason; they can do cluttered digital cameras, or nothing, it seems.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 00:29 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

The only objection is the name of the camera: X1D? X and D are two notorious letters of the digital photography world, everyone is using them, and all those X and D names create enormous confusion.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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seragram: 1/2000 max shutter and non articulating rear screen like some have said here before about 6D. Are limiting. Specially on camera this expensive.

You have heard of ND filters, have you not? Users who will buy this camera use ND and other filters every day. Camera is designed for its meant purpose, and considering the size of sensor, and overall styling, that is not hi-speed photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

Looks clean, neat, uncluttered, straightforward, refined software UI, all of which means — definitely non-Japanese. That is such a refreshment in this sorry industry stuck in the same gear for years. Thank God for Leica. And for Hassy coming back to senses. We desperately needed some fresh perspectives.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:18 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
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Anastigmat: Ricoh should put its own brand name on some of the Pentax cameras. It was a pretty well liked brand when it was making Pentax K mount cameras in the past.

If we are to judge numbers, then Ricoh may as well buy and use 'Praktica' brand for low end DSLRs. Or buy Contax, and use that. Or Zenit, which was the eastern European ripoff of Pentax cameras.
Any of these were more famous than "Ricoh" in the past.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (31 comments in total)

Actually it looks like a Sci-Fi film; super exaggerated fantasy. There is nothing like these moods nor colours in Sydney nor around. One can do such photographs of Sydney in Los Angeles too.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 00:59 UTC as 6th comment

Incredibly ugly metamorph of a camera, ugly even when considering Marc Newson's unfortunate excursion into the Pentax land. This new camera looks like a cut/copy/paste mishmash of all the models in the last 5 years.
Is this mutilation so necessary, when the user reports never ceased to praise the K5II design? Why not stick to one proven design and change the parts inside? Leica does it, even Nikon and Canon with their top bodies. So one can look at it and say, "Ah, it's a proven Pentax DSLR", and not confuse it with a latest cheapo Sony or whatever.
Do human hands and anatomy change every season so radically, or the marketing manager has run out of ideas how to sell a new model?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 00:31 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
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