Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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On Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? post (110 comments in total)

I don’t get it; the smartphone is already so thin. Attach a large lensor onion on it, means, the lensor must be carried around somewhere, in a bag I presume, as a delicate, large size onion.
If one has a smartphone, and an RX100, the whole 2-piece combo is easier and less fragile to carry than this 2-piece combo, and — hey! — the lens in RX100 can hide itself inside the RX100 body. Plus, the RX100 body is already better designed for shooting than a smartphone. And no one is carrying a bulging onion hidden in the bag.
At Sony, I wonder who is using family's brain cell at the moment?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 01:29 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)

Well, DPR cares about user's input and insights same as about yesteryear's snow. Even if evidence is showed, and common sense asked to testify.

It seems there is no way DPR could think of a possibility that, perhaps, by some chance, their boundaries are too rigid and dated, and that in fact, as such, they are an impediment for better quality reviews in the future.

But what future will bring — especially in tough economic times like nowadays — is even more borderline cameras like the Q, cameras that challenge old norms and struggle to preserve the idea of fun and quality of a true photographic experience in the smartphone dominated and saturated market. Yet they'll be wrongly assessed and misunderstood.

In a way, DPR is helping cameras die sooner than they deserve.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 23:11 UTC as 28th comment
On Olympus stems loses but PEN sales disappoint news story (245 comments in total)

If camera makers could find a way to sell their cameras to customers on relatively low monthly plans, for two years, and then automatically sell a new camera to them on a renewed plan — all that organised by third party businesses who promote such cameras for free — they'd have no problems selling them, and would profit. Like smartphone manufacturers do.

And for many, that is the difference between choosing a poor smartphone's camera, and the Pen 5.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 23:00 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies

Nikon should hire Mark Newson to redesign System 1.
The guy helped Pentax design the K-01, and K-01 was sold out months before its planned production cease.
It is so popular and people ask for it, that Ricoh Imaging has started a new batch for Chinese and Japanese markets.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 07:46 UTC as 141st comment
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)

This above is "Enter the Dragon" Q-outfit. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 06:04 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Q is like Yoda — small package, before you know him you'll first make fun of him because he looks 'weird', but the Force is with him.
"The review" talks about a camera, but we are indeed talking about a system here, with two Q cameras preceding this one, and infinite number of ideas as your imagination can go wild with this system and its expandability.
As noted in another thread, the entire Q7 system — a Q7 camera and 7 lenses — weighs 499 grams only. I'll repeat: *499 grams only* for an 8 piece entire current system. And one of those lenses is 70-210mm / 2.8 equivalent zoom.
I've never heard before that one can take their entire camera system on all trips and feel very comfortable — but Q users can, and they do.

A "Bruce Lee Training Suit" version .. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 06:01 UTC
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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vapentaxuser: It would be neat if they would release a weather sealed Q. That would really shake things up.

There are whispers about a "pro Q"; magnesium body like original Q, tilt screen, external EVF option, faster processing, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 04:59 UTC
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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ogl: Smaller sensor compared to other interchangeable lens systems.
DPREVIEW! It's P&S camera with interchangeable lenses. Please, compare with P&S cameras ONLY. I see that RAW result is very good for P&S camera.

As said below, DPR's approach is a sledgehammer approach — no subtlety in it.
We live in times when cameras can be so specifically made that "one shoe fits all" review approach kills all the meaning and fun.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 04:57 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: It is not the sensor size. It's something else.
I think there is some truth in claim that both Nikon's and Canon's mirrorless offers were half-heartedly done, and users feel that. Both companies were protecting their other assets, and yes, it is visible.
Unlike Olympus, who's done their job with gusto and flair, designed beautifully crafted cameras, done with both mind and heart. But who designed V1 and V2, I have no idea — heart is missing there.
So maybe a good lesson would be: do it honestly, and do it right, add some passion and flair and fun. And people will feel it.

Well, if "m4/3 gang" loses, we all lose. Diversity is good for our mental health.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 04:51 UTC

It is not the sensor size. It's something else.
I think there is some truth in claim that both Nikon's and Canon's mirrorless offers were half-heartedly done, and users feel that. Both companies were protecting their other assets, and yes, it is visible.
Unlike Olympus, who's done their job with gusto and flair, designed beautifully crafted cameras, done with both mind and heart. But who designed V1 and V2, I have no idea — heart is missing there.
So maybe a good lesson would be: do it honestly, and do it right, add some passion and flair and fun. And people will feel it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 04:10 UTC as 155th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)

Q is like Yoda — small package, before you know him you'll first make fun of him because he looks 'weird', but the Force is with him.
"The review" talks about a camera, but we are indeed talking about a system here, with two Q cameras preceding this one, and infinite number of ideas as your imagination can go wild with this system and its expandability.
As noted in another thread, the entire Q7 system — a Q7 camera and 7 lenses — weighs 499 grams only. I'll repeat: *499 grams only* for an 8 piece entire current system. And one of those lenses is 70-210mm / 2.8 equivalent zoom.
I've never heard before that one can take their entire camera system on all trips and feel very comfortable — but Q users can, and they do.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 01:25 UTC as 76th comment | 6 replies
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: Given the price and the size and weight it just seems odd. at the end of the day it is neither cheaper or easier to carry around then m.43 or aps.c systemcamera. yet the results pale. why would anyone buy this

I think you are incorrect. Did you check the facts first?
The entire Q7 system — a Q7 camera and 7 lenses — weighs 499 grams only. And one of those lenses is 70-210mm / 2.8 equivalent zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 01:24 UTC
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)

When your only tool is a sledgehammer, everything you see is a big size nail. I wish DPR had more ideas and imagination when reviewing different cameras: very small, small, medium, large and very large, and not use same sledgehammer approach.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 94th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)

If this lovely thing came with "Canon" engraved on top, I presume it would be fully reviewed in, say ... 3 weeks? With deep apologies for not coming sooner.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:41 UTC as 362nd comment | 5 replies
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (590 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Uh, DSLR IS A WIDE AND VARIED TERM, and in the case of this article's headline it's used to a highly misleading conclusion.

A DSLR can mean both 1DX or D4 with a 70-210/2.8, a flashgun and a bag or lenses. Or as a contrast, latest tiny Canon with a 40mm pancake lens. Or my K5 with a DA21 pancake lens, both of which are smaller than a mirrorless NEX or m4/3 with a zoom lens.

Horses for courses.
Put things in RIGHT context, or they lose any sense.

DFPanno, you want to say that my nicely home cooked warm meal does not have an advantage over the locally made fast food sandwich? Is the meaning of food just to be fuel, or there's more to it?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 00:36 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (590 comments in total)

On the other hand, I can't imagine going even to a grocery shop without my D3 and 70-200 lens attached on. Flashgun in my pocket too.

When something is going on, my D3 already steadily fires perfectly focused photos at 10 fps, while grandpas around me still wobble with their X100s digging thru menus, and mums interrupting important phone calls and Facebook chat and waving at the scene with iPhones randomly, forever waiting for picture to stabilise.

If someone wants to mug me, the kit becomes a serious weapon too, and flash can blind up to 12 attackers for more than 20 seconds — enough for me to tie them up and call the police.

DSLR — Protects the dignity of picture making, and of your life

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:31 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (590 comments in total)

Uh, DSLR IS A WIDE AND VARIED TERM, and in the case of this article's headline it's used to a highly misleading conclusion.

A DSLR can mean both 1DX or D4 with a 70-210/2.8, a flashgun and a bag or lenses. Or as a contrast, latest tiny Canon with a 40mm pancake lens. Or my K5 with a DA21 pancake lens, both of which are smaller than a mirrorless NEX or m4/3 with a zoom lens.

Horses for courses.
Put things in RIGHT context, or they lose any sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 22:46 UTC as 182nd comment | 3 replies
On Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 review news story (366 comments in total)

Is it weather sealed?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 04:36 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies

It is lovely to see they've used an elegant Nikon film camera in the ad, not some Nikon's digital blobby monster. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 01:00 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
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ragmanjin: Given the names of the cameras, looks like this is a frantic half-dead flail of a former giant. Can't compete with the Phase/Mamiya/Leaf superpower in the medium format market anymore, so they're clinging to their "we were in space once" thing and leaving the camera manufacturing to someone else. Good call in my opinion, especially since Leica's new medium format offerings are blowing their closed system out of the water in all the areas Hassy once thought they were great.
DPR really needs to start covering medium format.

Phase/Mamiya/Leaf are superpowers? In the market that accounts less that 7,000 cameras a year overall? Ahah ... very funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 07:04 UTC
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