Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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This picture shows who's in charge; that military man whose uniform looks like a pin-board; he presses all the keys and things happen. Obama must shut up, and like a schoolboy, wrap himself in his little jacket and slip in the corner.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 23:17 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Boring equipment for boring faces.

Are you sure they are not treating him like they treat thousands of unpaid interns on unpaid internship?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 23:14 UTC

I plan to do same thing on my next trip to Mars.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 17th comment

Boring equipment for boring faces.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 09:12 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 comments in total)

Let's see for how long DxO will delay K-1 results; that will determine how many K-1 in the wild will be sold versus the Nikon D8x0 cameras.
DxO managed to hide 645Z results all this time, creating false charts which certainly helped Nikon and Sony sell more cameras than they deserve.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 00:40 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: DXO's is selling ranks for money?
Tables and measures of DXO should be taken with a handful of salt. Less-sponsor-money dependent observers doubt DXO's rating of 1DXMk2, because their tests do not show anything as dramatic as DXO. DXO has also criminal policy of swindle and lie; for over a year, perhaps, they manage to suppress the Pentax 645Z measures, BUT which have leaked by an accident on their blog. They removed them, only to show adjusted table, Sony A7 and Nikon D810 on top. Is it because Sony and Nikon paid the asked price for placement? And Pentax is too small a bird to milk money from? So, they give users FAKE charts, false expectations, while their own charts looks like this:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/292235d1450905793-pentax-645z-scores-101-dxomark-dxomark-scores.jpg

No one says A7 and D810 are 'bad', but the list is incomplete, and a lie. So D810 its in a place that does not belong to it. Is that difficult to comprehend? Pentax has no money to buy deserved rank, and DxO will not publish it. Nikon and Sony gave money, and they will be published.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 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.

Try resisting trends. 3x zooms are, like, default DSLR lenses these days, or, "DSLR lenses for dummies". They have too many elements in them, images they render are dead boring surgical and flat.
Try more special glass, like FA Limited; now that is something totally different, and your images will have a very special quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 04:13 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 comments in total)

I presume that starry night shot was enhanced in PP?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 01:07 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (546 comments in total)
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Dan: No 4K at this price???

Answer is obvious: heat issue, weak battery issue, crippled design issue.
Camera is forcibly reduced in size to appear small, as it is the only competitive 'advantage' it can muster. A marketing deception Sony line's of FF cameras suffer from, which seriously affects theoretical optimal performance of used components. If it were deigned as it should be done, properly, then people would suddenly wake up from hallucinations of the mirrorless smokehouse.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (546 comments in total)

What is ultracompact supposed to be? Ultra means 'beyond' so, what 'beyond compact' means? Below compact size, or above compact size? Because if this camera is 'ultracompact', then what should RX100 ( which is much smaller camera) then be? I think infracompact. Infra means 'below'. RX1 is ultracompact, RX100 is infracompact; what is compact then? Say, Panny LX100?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

More problematic is this: who may define what is "no photography" zone? And how a company from California means to determine such places around the world and with what precision? And this too: disabling of all means of possible evidence gathering in such places. Will somebody sue Apple for disabling photo-taking on a copyrighted concert but where terrorists just jumped in, or in museums where somebody stole something, or in park where somebody just did a crime?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 04:20 UTC as 141st comment | 3 replies
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)

DXO's is selling ranks for money?
Tables and measures of DXO should be taken with a handful of salt. Less-sponsor-money dependent observers doubt DXO's rating of 1DXMk2, because their tests do not show anything as dramatic as DXO. DXO has also criminal policy of swindle and lie; for over a year, perhaps, they manage to suppress the Pentax 645Z measures, BUT which have leaked by an accident on their blog. They removed them, only to show adjusted table, Sony A7 and Nikon D810 on top. Is it because Sony and Nikon paid the asked price for placement? And Pentax is too small a bird to milk money from? So, they give users FAKE charts, false expectations, while their own charts looks like this:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/16-pentax-news-rumors/292235d1450905793-pentax-645z-scores-101-dxomark-dxomark-scores.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies

For those waiting for 'pancake' lenses for this Hassy; it won't happen. Ever. Unless you want it to be f22 pinhole-cap lens?

While marketing can fool you into .. "look kids, we have shrunk the flange distance: quickly go buy our camera now!" .. mood, they cannot distort the laws of optics same as they can twist our minds into the mirrorless fad.

Front element of any decent lens still nees to sit at a certain distance from the sensor, and there is no way around it. (Unless you want *&^_@ image quality).

Slim down the camera, but the lens must grow bigger then. Really good pancakes are a trait of the SLRs, not of the larger format mirrorless cameras. With mirrorless fad, you will get a slimmer camera body, but almost always some 'beer can' or 'tomato tin' of a lens.

PS. Check the Fuji 27mm/2.8 and Pentax DA40/2.8; Pentax lens is half the height of Fuji, and still there are no optical cheats in it; only but 100% tele-centricity.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 05:44 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies

When will they start thinking digital?
For such a nice MF camera, they could have integrated some 32GB or 64 GB internal storage too, rather than rely solely on always slower and cumbersome cards. That is one reason phone cameras are far more popular than 'normal' cameras: they come with lots of memory and no "card Hassle" (pun intended).

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

You are right: Hassy has missed the ball and should dwell into phone cameras. MF-sized camera phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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m3: Fixed screen on a medium format, especially now it's the well-accepted norm to offer waist-level shooting, means this camera began its design phase too long ago and that these designers never took into consideration the true Hasselblad/Rollei tradition by not implementing a swivel screen for this purpose. Shame.

Actually Pentax first made a commercially viable SLR. Pentaprism is their arena. DSLRs use best of both worlds, OVF and back LCD and also possible is EVF overlay. Imagine a car that runs on LPG and petrol and diesel, so you choose what you want? But most folks here only pew-pew on such an idea, and think diesel-only rocks. Go figure ...

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:13 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

No, they are only current state of affairs, same as the microwave is the most popular cooking device today. But that does not mean they are the future. That is semantic and logical error of the article, which should rather focus on the purpose camera was designed for, if there is any, explore that rather than on dwell on idle prophecies which are outside the scope of control of Hasselblad. Hasselblad is only the consumer inside the current tech, and has no voting power to change anything.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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cgarrard: How about a pancake lens to go with this Hassy? :)

Around f8 perhaps. MF is the MF; the sensor is too large for very small lenses make any sense. Even with 35mm, there must be some flange distance to make lenses small, optically very good and with decent aperture (2.8).

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 07:25 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

So is the mirrorless tech made for junk photography?
The issue is not the Hasselblad in this case, but the DPR, which gives an editorial bias in the chosen headline that is senseless and counterproductive.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 07:22 UTC

Why is the talk about photography deliberately dumbed down to a current technology? The future of cooking is "probably the microwave"; now who wants to say that? For what we have seen in the last 150 years is that photography is immune to tech fad and it develops as it goes; nothing is worse than nail it down to the empty talk of advocates of a certain tech.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:28 UTC as 27th comment | 10 replies
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