Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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EcoPix: As an old P67 user from way back, my heart fluttered when I saw that photo. Bring it on, Pentax. You can be great again.

As for features I want, are my eyes playing tricks or is that rear screen not 3:2? I would love Super 35 or something akin to the old 6x7 format proportions but bigger than 4/3rds. It would need to fit inside existing image circles.

Not sure whether old Pentax and Takumar lenses would be successful on such a hi-res beast. Maybe 645 lenses would work, and some of their old pro ED teles.

One thing left hanging by Canikon is the obvious - an electronic viewfinder as well as OVF, be it overlay, flip-out eyepiece or slip-on.

I already have enough cameras for several photographers, but if Pentax did something really bold and affordable...

Yes, the 645Z is in 4:3 format, so perhaps they have just reused the back screen feature from 645Z for the FF. This is only a mockup, after all, in which not all things may be accurate. But I presume they surely wanted to show us the HUGE PENTAPRISM, because everyone is talking of it.

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Zvonimir Tosic: Let's bet that the button below the PC socket is rather "Engage the EVF Overlay, Baby!" button ... :-)

To that on a DSLR, properly, the mirror must be adjustably translucent, so at the same time OVF receives the projected image and the sensor fills up the rest and imposes on top of it. It requires serious engineering and innovation. Such breakthrough will never come from big, lazy two.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 04:47 UTC

Let's bet that the button below the PC socket is rather "Engage the EVF Overlay, Baby!" button ... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 00:19 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
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Robbie Corrigan: Ahh just so you know the 31mm Limited is not exactly a small lens. Compared to the other Limited's it is massive. So based on this, this prototype is a couple of mm wider, perhaps a cm taller than the K-3, grip seems deeper so its really like a taller, tougher K20D.
Its VF could well be the star of the show, 100% field of view, 0.8 or greater magnification.
First lens I will mount is my 43mm Limited and enjoy a 'real' normal FOV and go street shooting.
When it gets dark, I'll find an available light only gig and dig out my A50 f/1.2 and immerse myself in my own photography heaven, a system I know, a big VF, a fast manual lens and lighting I have to adapt to.

Sounds like heaven.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 00:18 UTC

The pentaprism in this FF is prominent.
Perhaps finally a DSLR to free us from a feeble VFs of its peers, and deliver something like:

100% view, 95% magnification, plus EVF overlay.
Like-Nothing-Else-Out-There.

The secret of this camera is hidden there, in that hump. And I bet many users will start screaming in excitement when they look though the view finder. Pentax engineers said in an interview, that the compact size of the FF is not the only thing Pentax is interested in. And that they want something *else* too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 59th comment

Canon sees no profit in it so they won't waste their name on it. And there is no profit in it at all, or perhaps very little for one player. Others are suffocating.
The whole mirrorless game is a fad and a race to the bottom. Also a horrible age for optics, because we are being fed with heavily compromised optics for systems (garbage in quality and nightmare of a design) that cannot even produce a decent image without heavy software cooking behind it. If the optics is done right for the mirrorless, it would be bigger than for the SLR!
So I am not certain why some people are raving for something that moves entire values and hallmarks of photographic and optical ideals and design in the dumpster?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 00:35 UTC as 106th comment | 6 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Like who cares really?

I have read it, and concluded it is much ado about nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 23:44 UTC

Like who cares really?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 119th comment | 2 replies
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Bob Ell: I am getting really sick of DPR's negative approach to Pentax. Why refer to blinking lights in their announcement? Why refer to a camera mockup that is 15 years old in the Pentax Full Frame Announcement? We don't see this attitude on any other products being announced on this website. DPR negative editorial approach is unprofessional and as far as I am concerned reduces their image overall when compared to other review sites that are for more legitimate in my view.

Because DPR reviewers are children. They like to play in the mud, throw mud around and refer to childish antics.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 03:30 UTC

Now, this is a beautiful camera. And fantastic value for money.
It seems Ricoh was preparing all the best announcements for the CP+.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:00 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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Zvonimir Tosic: Excellent! Diameter of the lens has changed from previous versions, though.
It is not 52mm, now it's 58mm. But if it's shorter, and sports a real, quiet motor, even better. Everything may signal an optically even better kit lens; considering improvements and new optical formula, I would not be surprised.
Well done Pentax!

Diameter changed significantly. And then there is new coating, and most likely a new formula. DC motor too. I bet all the investment would not go into an inferior lens than the last one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 09:58 UTC

Excellent! Diameter of the lens has changed from previous versions, though.
It is not 52mm, now it's 58mm. But if it's shorter, and sports a real, quiet motor, even better. Everything may signal an optically even better kit lens; considering improvements and new optical formula, I would not be surprised.
Well done Pentax!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 07:36 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

WooHoo! What took them so long? ;-)
Fantastic. Excellent WR small flash for trips and the big outdoors studio.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 15th comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: Dual OVF/EVF overlay and
Adjustable translucency of the mirror
Are what some expect from this little machine. Once a Ricoh’s manager said openly that they are working on an FF camera which is unlike anything else on the market. They also said openly they wait for EVF tech to mature enough to be taken seriously.
See (below) Ricoh’s patent for the latter, for example, which describes the amount of reflected light to visible light in range of 0-50%, and the amount of transmitted light in the range of 50-100%. Phase AF or contrast AF, you decide it, and when you want it.
It is best of what both mirrorless and SLR design can offer, and still being faithful to tradition and millions of lenses produced. If the VF coverage is 100% and optical magnification high enough, this may be shooter’s dream camera.
A pure genius of thinking outside the box.
http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-11-27

One patent implies the other. When the translucency of the mirror is at 50% for example, to get best gain from AF contrast detection, how do you think a user will look through the OVF and see anything?

Btw, all things considered, Pentax has more modern and relevant shooting technologies implemented in DSLRs than Nikon and Canon together. IBIS, Horizon correction, no low pass filters, AA simulator, TAv mode, Astrotracer, focusing through sensor shift, etc. plus compatibility with ALL lenses ever done. And special colour editions too :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:06 UTC

Dual OVF/EVF overlay and
Adjustable translucency of the mirror
Are what some expect from this little machine. Once a Ricoh’s manager said openly that they are working on an FF camera which is unlike anything else on the market. They also said openly they wait for EVF tech to mature enough to be taken seriously.
See (below) Ricoh’s patent for the latter, for example, which describes the amount of reflected light to visible light in range of 0-50%, and the amount of transmitted light in the range of 50-100%. Phase AF or contrast AF, you decide it, and when you want it.
It is best of what both mirrorless and SLR design can offer, and still being faithful to tradition and millions of lenses produced. If the VF coverage is 100% and optical magnification high enough, this may be shooter’s dream camera.
A pure genius of thinking outside the box.
http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-11-27

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 05:55 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Pentax HD 70-200 has a new super-fast SDM motor, not DC.
And as one user said, this new 70-200mm F2.8 lens may just out perform anything ever made in that classification of lenses by any manufacturer.
It has 4 anomalous dispersion lenses + 2 ED lenses + 2 super ED lenses: for a total of 8 fancy ED style lenses, covered in all the latest and best coatings in the industry. Pentax pulled out all the stops on this one.

This lens is a game changer in this category.

I apologise. DC in this case is not same as in DC for consumer lenses. Ricoh has patents for different DC motors. Let's call this one SMC-like DC for a moment, because it is different than DC motors from other Pentax DC lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 05:41 UTC

Pentax HD 70-200 has a new super-fast SDM motor, not DC.
And as one user said, this new 70-200mm F2.8 lens may just out perform anything ever made in that classification of lenses by any manufacturer.
It has 4 anomalous dispersion lenses + 2 ED lenses + 2 super ED lenses: for a total of 8 fancy ED style lenses, covered in all the latest and best coatings in the industry. Pentax pulled out all the stops on this one.

This lens is a game changer in this category.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:11 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: This is the 135 format camera that EVERYBODY was waiting for.
Even those folks who had FF before. Why?
Because whenever it comes to a certain market, be it MF with their 645Z, or crop market with their K-5 and K-3, Pentax redefines expectations.
This one will most likely redefine anyone's understanding of what a good FF DSLR should be. Pentax is coming back to the playground Pentax HAS INVENTED, and they will surely punch high.

Not vacuous at all. When Pentax enters the new market, they are ready. And I mean ready.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
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moimoi: Although I welcome Pentax-Ricoh going for Full Frame, it is unfortunately way too late.

They also said to Apple it was too late to enter the mobile phone market …

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:21 UTC

All right, now we want those patents come true:
• OVF/EVF dual finder
• adjustable translucency of the mirror

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
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