Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)

Sorry, not enough: this camera needs more knobs and wheels on it.
Where are the extra large knobs on the front? Perhaps one more on the left side and two more knobs on existing knobs on the top plate.
And a much meaner robo-transformer look to it.
(Sigh, where is Marc Newson when you need him …)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 05:50 UTC as 221st comment

I am quite happy with pre-production camera results. No need to fuss anymore. Can I get one please?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 04:05 UTC as 46th comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: No, no, .. no other camera and no sensor can beat the FF. FF means Full Frame, and MF means, what, Mini Frame? Sony Alpha is the king, because Sony makes mirrorless FF cameras and mirrorless is the future. FF is heeewgelly better!

I was only practicing my "Kai mode". :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 01:17 UTC

No, no, .. no other camera and no sensor can beat the FF. FF means Full Frame, and MF means, what, Mini Frame? Sony Alpha is the king, because Sony makes mirrorless FF cameras and mirrorless is the future. FF is heeewgelly better!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 23:54 UTC as 57th comment | 8 replies

You blurred the books! I was interested to know what kind of books she reads.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 23:44 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Sorry, D610, 6D nor D750 cannot be used as peers to judge AF in the K-1. All those use more forgiving lower-res sensors and don't have anything even remotely as sophisticated as the pixel-shift mode.

K-1 uses the 36MP sensor, and has a new AF with 25 cross points for a very serious reason: the image must be in perfect focus because the 36MP will pay you big penalties — especially in pixel shift mode.

In fact, some more experienced reviewer would presume (and even expect) that K-1 must be slower because of the extreme demands which the sensor, and special shooting modes, put on the camera and its AF system.

This is serious science here in K-1, serious photography stuff, and very serious tech that has certain requirements and needs apt minded folks to appreciate and value correctly.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 13:39 UTC as 287th comment | 10 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: However not telated in any way to this review. Ricoh doesn't use Pentax camera's for their own work. At the Ricoh Open, grass tennistournament for ATP and WTA, they hired a photographer working with Nikon D4s this year. Why spend money on someone working with Pentax when you don't believe in your own product. A story that is going on for years.

http://ricoh-open.nl

No, Ricoh cannot do that. Those things are agreed well in advance, and Ricoh will only risk being fried for unprofessional behaviour. The agency itself has a way of doing things, and no one will change the workflow or change standard agreements that already work well.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:34 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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gravelhopper: "The autofocus tends to hesitate, even in AF-S mode with the center point - it’s nowhere near as fast as most Canon and Nikon DSLRs."

What is not to understand about this statement? It is very clear and I think it is formulated as intended. Now the relevant question to help us understand may be: what does DPR mean with "hesitant"? Hesitant like "I cannot catch the moment, I miss it" or hesitant like "I catch the moment, but it takes 0.2 sec versus 0.1 sec like Nikon"?
(don't shoot me for the figues I put here).

When I first use Nikon DSLR, I would not nail down 50% of the shots. That is normal, same as when I changed my car, it took me me several months to park the new car with same precision and nonchalance as my old car; because the new car was totally different.
To say that DPR or any reviewer who does use Pentax for their bread and butter is competent using Pentax gear, and especially a brand new camera, is a stretch beyond belief.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

All reputable reviewers mentioned AF in K-1 is competent and its accuracy excellent. Added with hundreds if not thousands of very happy users, all of them together contrast sharply with DPR's single-minded opinion.
There is at least 1000:1 chance that DPR wrote, in that part of the review, just very subjective, objectively unsupportable information. Check other reviews guys, read them well, to get a bigger and more coherent picture. And try the camera yourself.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:18 UTC as 292nd comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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gravelhopper: "The autofocus tends to hesitate, even in AF-S mode with the center point - it’s nowhere near as fast as most Canon and Nikon DSLRs."

What is not to understand about this statement? It is very clear and I think it is formulated as intended. Now the relevant question to help us understand may be: what does DPR mean with "hesitant"? Hesitant like "I cannot catch the moment, I miss it" or hesitant like "I catch the moment, but it takes 0.2 sec versus 0.1 sec like Nikon"?
(don't shoot me for the figues I put here).

DPR is not widely known for congruence of their reports. So they leave a few sentences and unsupported, subjective ramble so that their audience may mindlessly chew over and over again.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:13 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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22codfish: $hit! That's a gutsy looking camera. It turns heads.

The best part, it feels so nice in the hand. Once I held it, I didn't want to put it down.

Now tell me again, I forgot. What was your complaint?

Yes, Sony is the first ever third party camera provider. Which is, they make cameras to hitchhike other lens systems.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:10 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: However not telated in any way to this review. Ricoh doesn't use Pentax camera's for their own work. At the Ricoh Open, grass tennistournament for ATP and WTA, they hired a photographer working with Nikon D4s this year. Why spend money on someone working with Pentax when you don't believe in your own product. A story that is going on for years.

http://ricoh-open.nl

The photos are owned NOT by Ricoh, but by the *publications agency* which sends own hired men. Ricoh has NOTHING with this.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Remember, how Canon upgraded poor ol dog 7D not so long ago via the firmware update, and made it into a virtually new camera? Why can't Pentax do the same?
For all we know, this is a brand new AF in K-1, and firmware updates which deliver significant performance speed boost are possible. And in fact, expected.
So the K-1 can only get BETTER from now on, not worse at all.

Bitterness won't help you; companies improve cameras with firmware all the time, and Pentax won't wait 4 years to deepen the burst mode or improve tracking in a brand new camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:17 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: However not telated in any way to this review. Ricoh doesn't use Pentax camera's for their own work. At the Ricoh Open, grass tennistournament for ATP and WTA, they hired a photographer working with Nikon D4s this year. Why spend money on someone working with Pentax when you don't believe in your own product. A story that is going on for years.

http://ricoh-open.nl

Ricoh Imaging has nothing with decisions made by Ricoh global, who uses hired dogs (paid professional photographers) to do the job for the tournament. Which has nothing to do with ownership of Pentax cameras: they deal with third party people.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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locke_fc: "Single point AF, which we expect DSLRs to excel at, proved to be highly inconsistent and failed about half of the time, while subject tracking proved to be even more problematic..."

Ouch.
I swear, AF will be Pentax's undoing. Dubious AF has been dragging down most of their major releases since at least the K5. Fix it already, Pentax!!!

On second thoughts, and based on users' experience, it's hard to believe the claim that AF-S fails about half the time. Must have been a faulty lens, camera, or combination of both.

It doesn't add up. Either DPR is wrong, or hundreds if not thousands of people are plainly stupid not to see their camera fails in 50% of attempts? The odds are at least 1000:3 that claim is either a vicious nonsense or pure incompetence on DPR's part.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Rosember: As a Pentax shooter now for 8+ years (K20D, K-3) I have to admit to be disappointed by the continuous (!) AF conclusion - but I think the testing is fair and the results seem to be more or less in line with what I get/got from my own Pentax cameras. - I have shot sequences, e.g. of my dog running to me and I have got better results than dpreview. Sometimes. And worse. Sometimes.
That said please note:
- Continuous AF is not the only AF mode you will ever use.
- Pentax has never claimed to produce fast action cameras.
- I usually am very satisfied with the AF performance of my K-3 (as I am not an action shooter).
- I love my Pentax cams for their unsurpassed ergonomics, great features, robust nature, and price point.
- The K-1 probably perfectly fits in this scheme with many features clearly improved over my slowly aging K-3. I think I would love, no: LOVE a K-1 could I afford it. But I would still be let down by the continuous AF (and very disappointed by its video capabilities).

You really believe that? That people who bought this camera so far and are very happy with it were just plainly stupid to accept camera that fails "half the times"?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:58 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Remember, how Canon upgraded poor ol dog 7D not so long ago via the firmware update, and made it into a virtually new camera? Why can't Pentax do the same?
For all we know, this is a brand new AF in K-1, and firmware updates which deliver significant performance speed boost are possible. And in fact, expected.
So the K-1 can only get BETTER from now on, not worse at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:37 UTC as 315th comment | 5 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Mac McCreery: Great camera. The AF may be sub par, but who needs blazing fast AF for its intended use?
As for the availability of lenses, I seem to recall that Sony were initially in the same, if not a worse, position. I'm sure that Ricoh will build upon the existing line.
Pound for pound, it has to be right up there. Well done!

Remember, how Canon upgraded poor ol dog 7D not so long ago via the firmware update, and made it into a virtually new camera? Why can't Pentax do the same?
For all we know, this is brand new AF in K-1, and firmware updates, which deliver significant performance speed boost, are possible.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Are peers judged by the price, or by the specs, and which? Or you want both? That is the case here — nobody can make logically consistent review of Pentax cameras.
Because Pentax designs cameras in an unorthodox, quirky way, to avoid direct comparisons with presumed peers. People would love to have dynamic range and detail of D810, speed and AF of D5, price of D610, at least a screen of D750, and presence on the shelves of 5D3. When you want *all that*, realistically you can get only some of it — and a very skewed review in the tow.
What sane person can expect a D610-priced camera to be a primary moving subject beast which delivers impeccable gargantuan 36 MP images? Ask Nikon for that, and they give you D5 and 20 MP, not even the D610. Neither D810 fits the bill.
That is why all Pentax reviews based on scoring points are futile. Like Leica, Pentax designs cameras that defy direct comparisons.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 06:48 UTC as 320th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (145 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Feallly thinking about buying this with the 24-70mm f 2.8 to start off with. It would be a pain to build up a lens collection again, but just may be worth it for the K1.

Not superstition at all. Our eye is very imperfect, its corner sharpness is horrible, but it renders fabulous 3D spatial feeling of the world.

Likewise, simpler lens design and less elements deliver more true to reality feeling of a photograph, but with all 'faults' of our eye — bad corner sharpness mostly.

More elements is required for a zoom by default, plus so many corrective elements for this and that, so the end photograph indeed looks artificial and flat. It's the experience we cannot conform with our eyes.

For an image to look vivid and lifelike, the lens must be imperfect, and have poorer corner sharpness. That is why Pentax Limited lenses, and Leica lenses too, deliver that great feeling, at the expense of corner imperfection. And that is too why the reviewers who judge lenses by their corner perfection or give scores related to it do not really understand what they are doing.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 01:56 UTC
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