Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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Mistral75: The MTF curves of the five Kipon Elegant lenses at f/2.4, f/4 and f/5.6:

http://www.kipon.com/en/articledetail.asp?id=137

@Roland, you concluded all that 'goods and bads' by looking at the 'curve chart'? Please correct me if I am wrong, did you previously pretend to be a photographer of some discernment and experience?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 01:36 UTC
On article Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art FE sample gallery (233 comments in total)

Bokeh to the photograph is what garbage is to the street – you have to squint and pretend you are not seeing those 'annoying' parts of the street.
And this manufactured obsession and craziness about the bokeh is what makes photographs predictable, miserable and missing the point.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 01:29 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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Astrotripper: Elegant is not the word that comes to mind when I see this. They look like a stumps on those cameras.

Many of these lenses (35, 50 and 75) would be smaller for the DSLR (compare with DA35/2.4, DA50/2.4 and DA70/2.4 from Pentax).
Mirrorless = one step forward, two steps backwards.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
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Brotherbill: So long as people keep banging out kids like there no tomorrow and thereby blowing populations through the roof, there isn’t a chance any attempts to protect nature will much matter.

Brotherbill, you too are such "banged out" kid, that suggests parents how to live life? Hypocrisy in its worst – only if you knew how inane your comment is.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 04:50 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: I love this camera. It leaves Sony RX100, any model, deep in the muck of the earth. (Sony has to work much harder, start issuing real cameras and and stop issuing endless gizmos). The images from LX100II look artistic, and well balanced: not too soft, not too sharp, colour is more than pleasing, bokeh is very fine, 3D impression in the images is very good and best in its class. Overall, it is totally best-choice fixed-zoom-lens pocket camera for a discerning artist and a photographer.

Cameras are >usually< made to capture visible light, that is, the EM frequencies that human eyes can react to. But not the parts of EM that insects, or some animals, can see.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 07:56 UTC
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jvt: Really a poor effort by Panasonic. A woefully outdated camera made worse by the fact that it was just introduced. If this was 2012 it might pass, but we're going on 2019. Come on, Panasonic. You can do better than this collection of outdated parts.

The camera is more than sum of its parts, and the LX100 II proves it. Not the fastest, the newest and the superlatives matter – it is the unique combination of careful thought and insight that makes a camera an instrument worthy of handling, and recording sublime images of the world.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 07:53 UTC

I love this camera. It leaves Sony RX100, any model, deep in the muck of the earth. (Sony has to work much harder, start issuing real cameras and and stop issuing endless gizmos). The images from LX100II look artistic, and well balanced: not too soft, not too sharp, colour is more than pleasing, bokeh is very fine, 3D impression in the images is very good and best in its class. Overall, it is totally best-choice fixed-zoom-lens pocket camera for a discerning artist and a photographer.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 23:35 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018 (528 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: 2018 was a rather disappointing year. No really good quality camera products, nothing that leaves you breathless (in a positive sense). Few were 'okay', but many were nonsensical 'me too' products, and some totally without purpose, like that ginormous Fuji's fake rangefinder-style claymore mine (it looks like it, has the same purpose).

Nikon and Canon delivered merely 'okay', Fujifilm more rehashes, Pentax issued nothing, Ricoh nothing, Leica a new paint on an old camera and a fake film advance lever camera. In image processing, the trend is towards obnoxious fakery. M43 waits for the next year.

I hope, indeed, that 2019 will bring something worth mentioning, some truly wow product, and the return to an old-fashioned quality. And common sense. Because as it is, this industry is boring and predictable (read: Sony aXYZ Mk1,2,3,4,5,6..., RX100 Mk7,8,9, .. yes, yes, we "get it" Sony).

@GregFranklin, Olympus makes some nice, usable cameras. BUT, it is a tendency in the Japanese camera market that players match each other. So if one goes in complications, other follow. Being developed outside that conundrum, Leica had a chance to keep own philosophy and see things freshly.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 04:02 UTC
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Thematic: WOW!

Massive victories for Sony again.

Impressive.

That is a good point, Pentaust, new camera sales are much like being forced into a charity of the week. That is why I buy equipment only in retrospect – after all dust and lies have settled down, and the product clearly has its own unique worth. There are very few such camera products ...

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 22:39 UTC
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Thematic: WOW!

Massive victories for Sony again.

Impressive.

That is why I never listen to the salesmen in the camera shops.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 03:47 UTC
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xlabsmedan: Nice list, but, where’s LEICA? Still there? :)

It is unfair, indeed. That fake film advance lever in new M-D deserves endless accolades: how could we live without it?!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 03:46 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018 (528 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: 2018 was a rather disappointing year. No really good quality camera products, nothing that leaves you breathless (in a positive sense). Few were 'okay', but many were nonsensical 'me too' products, and some totally without purpose, like that ginormous Fuji's fake rangefinder-style claymore mine (it looks like it, has the same purpose).

Nikon and Canon delivered merely 'okay', Fujifilm more rehashes, Pentax issued nothing, Ricoh nothing, Leica a new paint on an old camera and a fake film advance lever camera. In image processing, the trend is towards obnoxious fakery. M43 waits for the next year.

I hope, indeed, that 2019 will bring something worth mentioning, some truly wow product, and the return to an old-fashioned quality. And common sense. Because as it is, this industry is boring and predictable (read: Sony aXYZ Mk1,2,3,4,5,6..., RX100 Mk7,8,9, .. yes, yes, we "get it" Sony).

I was impressed the year Leica Q was announced. It did not need mk2, 3, etc., in Fuji's or Sony's style, to "make it work". Leica Q is still the best photographer's digital camera out there. Other cameras are just gadgets.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 03:42 UTC
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Aroart: Sony A7 III.. Stole mine from Best Buy open box with kit lens $1650... Can't believe what a great camera it is ... I think Sony made CANIKON wake up from the mirrorless coma...

No, Sony is only leading in "who will hit the rock bottom" first. In other words, consider that as a goodbye gift from Sony, who is already planning how to exit the camera market.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 04:12 UTC
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Daniel Ockeloen: Clearly sony and fuji have survived the first attack of the 2 old dslr companies without too much problems. The fact that the A9 and a7R3 could not even play since they both are from 2017 and the winner (a7iii) is already 10 months old is telling. 2019 will be a interesting year because its now sony's move and on lenses i suspect the e-mount system will see more (new) releases that the canon rf and nikon z mount combined and on the body side we can expect the A9 tech coming into the a7 line and new video levels. The only thing that worries me from sony is their cpu plans seems fuji is much more on the right path but who knows sony has to know that making such amazing sensors with higher datarates need stuff to move it... And yes we will see sony market share drop but in the end thats not what its about its about the landscape in a few years and looks to me sony and fuji will be right there in the mix in 2019 and 2020... The 'but wait until the real photo companies come in' is gone..

They have 'survived it' but they were impacted. In the end, they ALL lose ground. Why? Because all those players share the same boring format, and deliver basically same cameras, basically same specs lenses, same specs across EVERYTHING, only +/- a few months of delivery.

So if a person chooses this over that over this, it is all bloody same and predictable. But Nikon and Canon still represent a major selling force for the entire industry – let Nikon and Canon close camera business, and all camera shops will close down the next minute. And you will have to order the camera equipment direct from Japan – regardless of manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 04:06 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018 (528 comments in total)

2018 was a rather disappointing year. No really good quality camera products, nothing that leaves you breathless (in a positive sense). Few were 'okay', but many were nonsensical 'me too' products, and some totally without purpose, like that ginormous Fuji's fake rangefinder-style claymore mine (it looks like it, has the same purpose).

Nikon and Canon delivered merely 'okay', Fujifilm more rehashes, Pentax issued nothing, Ricoh nothing, Leica a new paint on an old camera and a fake film advance lever camera. In image processing, the trend is towards obnoxious fakery. M43 waits for the next year.

I hope, indeed, that 2019 will bring something worth mentioning, some truly wow product, and the return to an old-fashioned quality. And common sense. Because as it is, this industry is boring and predictable (read: Sony aXYZ Mk1,2,3,4,5,6..., RX100 Mk7,8,9, .. yes, yes, we "get it" Sony).

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 03:48 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: These "news" are inane. What is the difference if some support this or that "mount", when the entire so called advanced photo + optical industry already works around the same "sensor formats"? All of them "collaborate" already.

In terms of the L-mount, the game is different: to avoid complications regarding the duplication of tech, which must occur in order to avoid the anti-trust laws, this time they have the 'licensee', or the conductor who 'determines' what could be allowed to each new player: that is, of course, Leica. Although, in truth, Panasonic delivered all tech and engineering required for the original TL/SL mount.

This is a game played carefully for several years already, and is basically a marketing fairytale, like every other tale related to the digital 135 format.

Because back in 1990s, the industry wanted to abandon 135 format and go smaller; the new emulsions, and digital sensors, promised that can be done. It can. But people are craving for life in fairytales.

So you replaced your old LF/ MF rig. How many people used the LF/MF rig? Not too many. For you, the digital FF may be an escapade, because you are the type this advertisement talks to. However, you can do all you want with the APS-C, and I know that you know it. EVERY type of photography and videography can be done with APS-C / M43 today, without exception. Panasonic knows it, and they use 8K as an extreme case excuse to push the FF. You purchased the FF because you fit the extreme descriptor above, and want to be seen there – defender of extreme needs, "just in case". We now need 50 MP, 8K/60 capable cameras, "just in case". Age of digital hoarders, afraid not be caught in "the megapixel deficit".

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2018 at 00:39 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: These "news" are inane. What is the difference if some support this or that "mount", when the entire so called advanced photo + optical industry already works around the same "sensor formats"? All of them "collaborate" already.

In terms of the L-mount, the game is different: to avoid complications regarding the duplication of tech, which must occur in order to avoid the anti-trust laws, this time they have the 'licensee', or the conductor who 'determines' what could be allowed to each new player: that is, of course, Leica. Although, in truth, Panasonic delivered all tech and engineering required for the original TL/SL mount.

This is a game played carefully for several years already, and is basically a marketing fairytale, like every other tale related to the digital 135 format.

Because back in 1990s, the industry wanted to abandon 135 format and go smaller; the new emulsions, and digital sensors, promised that can be done. It can. But people are craving for life in fairytales.

Price is only a stimulus for more, and more appetite, until the belly bursts. What I wanted to state above, is this: the industry is not governed by common sense anymore. Real needs have been fulfilled and solved a long time ago. Now is the era of the rule of the obnoxiousness and the appetite, delivered through the empty marketing talk and invention of new fears: when they ramble that digital FF is "for the hi-end professionals", the industry instills fear in minds of amateurs, who do not want to be seen with "the equipment for advanced amateurs". Not so much in front of clients, but in front of their colleagues. It is a devious tactic of first selling the hens, then breeding foxes and opening doors to enter people's hen cages.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2018 at 22:02 UTC
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miles green: This sounds very interesting!

Can't they also talk to the Pentax folks?

I'm suspecting they also might be looking for a way into the FF mirrorless market, and they're not likely to jump in by themselves (i think).

There is a problem because nobody from Pentax speaks German.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 23:38 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: These "news" are inane. What is the difference if some support this or that "mount", when the entire so called advanced photo + optical industry already works around the same "sensor formats"? All of them "collaborate" already.

In terms of the L-mount, the game is different: to avoid complications regarding the duplication of tech, which must occur in order to avoid the anti-trust laws, this time they have the 'licensee', or the conductor who 'determines' what could be allowed to each new player: that is, of course, Leica. Although, in truth, Panasonic delivered all tech and engineering required for the original TL/SL mount.

This is a game played carefully for several years already, and is basically a marketing fairytale, like every other tale related to the digital 135 format.

Because back in 1990s, the industry wanted to abandon 135 format and go smaller; the new emulsions, and digital sensors, promised that can be done. It can. But people are craving for life in fairytales.

To understand the marketing lies of today, you must dig into the past and see what was done, what the industry was striving for and why. There was some common sense then. But in 2007-2010, some of industry's "leaders" made a U-turn; all communication has become a preposterous persuasion and exercise in obfuscation of facts. A pure fantasy-driven escapade.

They are hiding the fact that the industry has advanced too quickly, that we have, between 2006-2008, already surpassed all imaging expectations we were happy with the film. All crop sensor cameras and imaging pipelines were more than enough for commercial use. All rational needs were satisfied back then. New mediums of Internet + Web are even less demanding than print. The problem was solved. But ...

.. to continue the peddling, they forced the market into the new era, of fantasy expectations. Sony's, Nikon's, then This L-Mount alliance's rambling about the FF, confirms in many empty words that we live in the period of fantasies.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 23:22 UTC

These "news" are inane. What is the difference if some support this or that "mount", when the entire so called advanced photo + optical industry already works around the same "sensor formats"? All of them "collaborate" already.

In terms of the L-mount, the game is different: to avoid complications regarding the duplication of tech, which must occur in order to avoid the anti-trust laws, this time they have the 'licensee', or the conductor who 'determines' what could be allowed to each new player: that is, of course, Leica. Although, in truth, Panasonic delivered all tech and engineering required for the original TL/SL mount.

This is a game played carefully for several years already, and is basically a marketing fairytale, like every other tale related to the digital 135 format.

Because back in 1990s, the industry wanted to abandon 135 format and go smaller; the new emulsions, and digital sensors, promised that can be done. It can. But people are craving for life in fairytales.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 08:43 UTC as 8th comment | 8 replies
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