Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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

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.

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!

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 16th 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 :-)

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

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 05:55 UTC as 80th 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.

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.

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.

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 …

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

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
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d2f: I wonder what will make the new Pentax FF DSLR stand out from the crowd?

• OVF/EVF dual viewfinder,
• adjustable translucency of the mirror

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:19 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 01:39 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies

1. The product will be a camera.
(Wow. Bravo Ricoh, we believed it will be a Pentax branded toaster).

2. It will have CMOS sensor
(Wow again. Ricoh amazes. And we thought it will be a 10 years old CCD)

3. A high-magnification lens
(Really worthy of a low-pitched press release)

4. A large diameter zoom
(If this is 70-200/2.8 that every single company on Earth has, except Pentax, then this is groundbreaking news indeed)

If nothing else, this means that the K-S1 coloured toy now goes to the bottom of DSLR offer, as it should have been done in the first place.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 03:16 UTC as 25th comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1318 comments in total)

Why touch screen?
This is not an iPhone or your Sunday picnic snap tool. This is a rugged pro DSLR, which many pros will use in adverse conditions. It must work when the user wears gloves on.
DPR was again running out of silly excuses to find 'cons'? And thus pushed this phenomenal DSLR into comparisons with categories and demands that are irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 194th comment | 6 replies
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (467 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: And DPR recommends … Nikon D7100?
Gosh, both 7DII and K-3 are far superior machines, kings of this category. Both in capability, ruggedness, and one in price too.
And we are supposed to trust DPR’s ability to acknowledge truth and facts?
Good Lord, what is going on with this site?

If K-3 is a semi-pro, and 7DII is pro, and we don't know yet about A77II category, then what are they doing in the same enthusiast category with D7100? Thus the whole setup is bogus and the whole exercise of recommendations ridiculous..

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (467 comments in total)

And DPR recommends … Nikon D7100?
Gosh, both 7DII and K-3 are far superior machines, kings of this category. Both in capability, ruggedness, and one in price too.
And we are supposed to trust DPR’s ability to acknowledge truth and facts?
Good Lord, what is going on with this site?

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 23:00 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies
On article Consumer DSLR Camera Roundup (2014) (128 comments in total)

This is more "REVIEWED vs WE DON'T WANT TO REVIEW THEM" round up.

I mean, what is the point comparing Nikon and Canon DSLRs — ALL of which DPR reviewed and scored favourably — with cameras of manufacturers you have never reviewed, nor you intend to.
Who wins? You and your award badges already decided that, because you review only that what you want to be considered good and valuable to your readers.

Hence this "roundup" is silly, if not totally ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 03:11 UTC as 22nd comment
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Potemkin_Photo: You've just been "Hasselbladded!"

You understand that Nikon has been making special edition cameras since time immemorial? Hassy has nothing to do with it. Or maybe, for you photography started with digital age?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 09:17 UTC

This should have been the standard version.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 20:43 UTC as 31st comment
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