Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report article (55 comments in total)
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FBoneOne: After shooting canon for over 20 years this is quite underwhelming. They make good cameras but they stopped making exciting ones a while ago.
I can remember signing up for canon when the first IS lens came out - changed my life. Or the Eos 3, although the eye control did not work so well, it offered so much of the 1v at a fraction of the price with amazing AF for the time and outstandingly accurate light measure - much better than my Eos 1N.
Or the 540ex flash, the first really reliable wireless multi flash system.
I just miss a time when canon made me feel that they were advancing photography with huge leaps.

The last time i felt that way was looking at pictures from the Nikon D800e... Or the Leica M Monochrom.

Might be nostalgia hitting, but I wish canon would wow me again.

In the last two years, traditional camera market shrunk in size by some 50%. And it is expected that in the next 12-18 months it will shrink another 30%.
This is hardly a time for a long-standing company like Canon to come out with ‘numerous exciting and brand new things’, when they have tons of cameras they have already manufactured, but still cannot sell. Both Nikon and Canon suffer from involuntary inventory build-up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:54 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (271 comments in total)
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D1N0: So now I am going to be a bitch and ask for a Pentax K-50 and K-3 Review because this is not a serious camera but a gadget vehicle.

Please, can we have no more “When will Pentax review come?” requests?
Isn’t it obvious that DPR has little to no interest in it, or perhaps no required expertise to do it. The relationship between Pentax and DPR is not a picture of a happy marriage, but so what? There are already many magnificent reviews on the web about latest Pentax cameras, by Imaging Resource, et al. done with due passion, expertise and enthusiasm.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:04 UTC
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Raist3d: Umm the Sigma press release here seems misleading:

"In the Foveon direct image sensor, there are no color filters, which cause a loss of information transmitted by light. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array. Finally, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to “fill in” missing colors, the data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete for every single pixel and requires no interpolation. The unique technological principle of this sensor produces consistently outstanding image quality."

Sigma, this is no longer true. You are not capturing full color for every pixel and you do need to interpolate at least for the resolution you cite. I guess in a stretch this is still true even if it's not really.

It is both true and not true. Don't we love ambiguity?
But I like that fact that they have improved on possibilities of the Foveon design.
However, what this new Quattro brings in terms of video? Originally, Foveons should be God-send for video implementation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: With extra wide design gains are numerous: increased stability, extra shutter speed gain, extra battery life with more room for battery, better heat dissipation, etc. Reminds of X-Pan, which was one of the most pleasurable cameras to use.
If Sigma is using new Fujitsu imaging engine (and most likely they will), with extra Foveon added magic this could *the* compact of the year. Excellent work Sigma — designing a design form that suits the best purpose of the current tech, and not designing some functionality that is a slave to a certain old form (like retro-fad of Fuji and Nikon Df for example).

I think X-T1 was forced design. Knobs for knob's sake. X100 is great, but the X-T1 ... oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:57 UTC

With extra wide design gains are numerous: increased stability, extra shutter speed gain, extra battery life with more room for battery, better heat dissipation, etc. Reminds of X-Pan, which was one of the most pleasurable cameras to use.
If Sigma is using new Fujitsu imaging engine (and most likely they will), with extra Foveon added magic this could *the* compact of the year. Excellent work Sigma — designing a design form that suits the best purpose of the current tech, and not designing some functionality that is a slave to a certain old form (like retro-fad of Fuji and Nikon Df for example).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 273rd comment | 4 replies
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Donnie G: IMO, it would make no sense at all for Pentax to produce a 35mm based full frame camera when all they really need to do is keep polishing the capabilities of their excellent 645D medium format system. Sell to high end enthusiasts and pros at around $10,000 new, and leave it to the used camera market to acquaint other users, in particular, those who are thinking of investing in a 35mm FF model, with the image quality to be had from an affordable medium format system that handles as well as 35mm systems. In the Pentax world, leaping from APS-C straight to medium format could prove to be a competitive advantage that no other manufacturer can offer. Pentax just needs to get their 645D into as many hands as possible. Word of mouth will do the rest.

Pentax will introduce an FF camera as soon as overall FF market share reaches the double digit share of the overall camera market. FF market share is still below 10%, and is already crowded, for years already.
FF cameras do not sell that well at all. They are still expensive and less versatile. Maybe one day they will sell a bit better, but not yet. The whole FF bubble is overly inflated by loud enthusiasts and pixel-peepers, nothing more. The FF appeal is lacking still, it is not tentative, and a forceful push into the FF by deliberately diminishing the APS-C offer will have bad side-effects for the entire camera manufacturing industry.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:21 UTC

So, it supports 8K and 4K video too.
I would not be surprised; from day one, Ricoh admitted they would love to deliver 645D with at least 4K video capability.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 23:54 UTC as 9th comment
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zorgon: Am I the only one who wants to see a full frame GR?

I'd want something like the sony RX1 but with the ergonomics of the Ricoh GR and much more compact f2.8 lens. It was possible with the film GRs of old so why not digital?

Yes, it is weather and dust resistant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 05:31 UTC
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Ayoh: Looks like it might do video judging by the Mic and Speaker holes visible on the left side of the body

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/634/076/02.jpg

And the new zoom has built in stabilization too looking at the switches

Should be a really impressive piece of kit, and 1/2-1/3 the cost of the competition.

There is mic input indeed, visible on both sides of the camera. Original 645D did not have them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 05:31 UTC
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bossa: I was hoping for a mirrorless version to get the size down to a D800 or D4 but they've stuck to the previous format.

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/634/076/02.jpg
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/634/076/03.jpg

Flange focal distance of the Pentax 645 MF system is some 71mm. That is more than an inch deeper than most 135 format DSLR mounts!
Therefore the design of the 645D isn’t as bad as mere wishful thinking would like us to fancy. In fact, the body itself is well balanced, and easy to handle.
Try once for yourself — it is easier to handle than D800.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Tilting screen, same image processor and AF as the K-3 DSLR?
Dual SD slots? Weather sealing too? Perhaps even video recording, using some fantastic MF glass?
Sounds delicious. If they pull out video somehow, this will be awesome!

Or, if they keep the ol' available at a half the price (some $3000-ish) for a long while.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 23:00 UTC

Tilting screen, same image processor and AF as the K-3 DSLR?
Dual SD slots? Weather sealing too? Perhaps even video recording, using some fantastic MF glass?
Sounds delicious. If they pull out video somehow, this will be awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies

Everyone seems to ridicule Hassy about this and similar cameras. But in reality, all this tells more about Sony's own attitude towards their own IP and the level of respect, service and integrity for their own users.
I.e., if Hassy is able to better Sony's user experience using same components, then what was Sony's goal in the first place?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 09:00 UTC as 129th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

Crazy times. Fujifilm designs a mirrorless camera that obviously wants to fool audience it's a DSLR. Pentax redesigns a DSLR not to look like a DSLR but like a post-modern mirrorless camera. Nikon imagines how a classic SLR would look in the age of digital, and Olympus imagines how a new breed of mirrorless can be seen as a gap between the DSLR and the typical mirrorless. Sony, on the other hand, already thinks what's next out there no one has tried beside DSLR, SLT and mirrorless, to scrap everything they've done so far and introduce that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 374th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1605 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: No new camera concept should ever deserve a straight Gold. Remember the Fujiflm X100? Wonderful potential, but lots of annoying bugs and idiosyncracies. It won a high Silver Award still, thanks to its promise. But in a next iteration, the X100S won the Gold, because the X100S is a polished up X100. It lived up to its promise.
To Sony, the idea of incremental improvement on same concept is strange, as no single system camera of theirs ever got a refinement without radical technology and concept change, that has moved it into a totally different category. The A7 cameras are no different. So the Silver award was a generous gift.

Both D3 and D700 were continuation of the same well established DSLR line from Nikon (D1, D2, D2x, D100, D200, etc.).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 02:10 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1605 comments in total)

No new camera concept should ever deserve a straight Gold. Remember the Fujiflm X100? Wonderful potential, but lots of annoying bugs and idiosyncracies. It won a high Silver Award still, thanks to its promise. But in a next iteration, the X100S won the Gold, because the X100S is a polished up X100. It lived up to its promise.
To Sony, the idea of incremental improvement on same concept is strange, as no single system camera of theirs ever got a refinement without radical technology and concept change, that has moved it into a totally different category. The A7 cameras are no different. So the Silver award was a generous gift.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 332nd comment | 13 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)

With the price in Japan around ¥180,000 for body only (some $1,700, as Digicame Info tells us, and they are seldom wrong), real and well shaped up DSLRs (pun intended) like the K-3 will look like a tremendous bargain.
I wonder why Fuji didn't come up with X-Pro2?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 22:04 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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undergrounddigga: Funny that, every other company is trying to emulate Oly's design of the OMD .. whilst Oly users wish they had a mirrorless (PEN) camera with the viewfinder in the corner :)
(or perhaps people would want both type of cameras).

I'm not a fuji user, but from a design point I much prefer X100 or X-E than this.
X100 with its dual viewfinder is just stunning, only if they released a 50mm (FF equivalent) F1.4 with speedy autofocus ..

You mean, film SLR cameras were designed like this?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)

Oh goodness, how wonderful: one more mirrorless system camera manufacturer embarks on the DSLR-style of design! Very, very original.
And yes, the m4/3 and Fujifilm crowd will crow that DSLRs are matter of past and should be superseded by hordes of mirrorless cameras ... that look like DSLRs.
God, isn't today's camera market a perfect recipe for a nut cake! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 231st comment | 9 replies
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (212 comments in total)

That is why it has "leaked", and no less than with an "ordering page". To check the pulse most likely. Are not we tired of leaks that are not leaks at all?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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