Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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LensBeginner: Your time wasn't so valuable when the Sony took roughly 30" to just _take the pictures_ of a _regular_ PS, on a tripod...

As far as I am concerned, I think handheld PS is garbage, I could do the same with a regular camera and a PC (oversample nearest neighbour, align, median). There's no way it's the same thing as "the" PS... and the fact that the processing overhead is vastly different should be a hint.

To me, the most valuable addition is the accelerator chip.

To the uninformed haters below: the 50/1.4 doesn't look like the Tokina because it's an overpriced Tokina (as was the case with the Tamron rebadges): it's actually a co-production, and it has been registered by Pentax (Tokina is probably the one licensing it).

No Pentax * lens has ever been a rebadge (but there were some joint ventures in the past, like the 50-135/2.8, this one with Tokina as well).

At least get your fact straight before ranting/hating, thank you...

Crop DA* lenses were designed and/or produced when Asahi Opticals / Pentax Corp existed. Hoya carried out same designs in order to sell Pentax. DA* lenses issued in Ricoh's time, though, are not entirely home-made anymore because they cannot be – that part of business was gone by then.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 01:06 UTC
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cgarrard: I think Ricoh should make a digital "version" of the K1000. No this camera above isn't it. I mean, a very simple FF camera with only the very basic controls and menu functions, and sell it for under 1,000 USD body only to start. It's obvious to me that Ricoh could make a bare bones simple camera with a decent 2nd/3rd generation 24mp sensor and sell a lot. Styling would be important, with a simple is more philosophy. Launch it with a couple more budget/affordable prime lenses too while you are at it (24/35/50 would be nice).

You are correct Gesture; enthusiasts with little experience, who love "death by specs game", are photography's worst enemy. Such a camera would be slaughtered by current online and YouTube reviewers. But, if the camera would be made up to high standards of quality, initial bad reactions to specs could change into positive by users who testify increased user experience.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 01:00 UTC
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Kirk Bruner: Is Asahi completely gone? When Ricoh bought Pentax, did they buy the company from Asahi? Had Asahi gone broke? Who's making Pentax lenses now that Asahi seems to have vanished? Also, will all those lovely Asahi Pentax lenses in K-mount that are manual focus work on the K-1 II?

Asahi Opticals is gone. Optical part of Pentax virtually ceased to exist, so Ricoh relies on help, and buying optical solutions from others, like Tamron or Tokina, with some small cosmetic tweaks. All old manual focusing lenses work on K1-II, so if you have them, you can use them.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 00:33 UTC

To achieve that, the SR mechanism inside that camera must be so beefed up, so complicated, that there must some severe penance elsewhere. Such SR can never be completely shut off, even in power-saving mode it consumes a lot of power. What's the battery life like in K1-II?

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 00:29 UTC as 51st comment | 21 replies
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cgarrard: I think Ricoh should make a digital "version" of the K1000. No this camera above isn't it. I mean, a very simple FF camera with only the very basic controls and menu functions, and sell it for under 1,000 USD body only to start. It's obvious to me that Ricoh could make a bare bones simple camera with a decent 2nd/3rd generation 24mp sensor and sell a lot. Styling would be important, with a simple is more philosophy. Launch it with a couple more budget/affordable prime lenses too while you are at it (24/35/50 would be nice).

Many forget that was how Pentax became popular in times of Asahi Opticals – by creating very simple to use, light, durable, affordable cameras with great optics. Like yourself, I still think that is possible, even in DSLR world, which is incredibly overcomplicated.
However, it seems modern Japanese managers do not chime with that. They are young BAs detached from real user's experience. They finished modern degrees in marketing, taught that 'adding more stuff in' makes a thing worth buying. Another example are new lenses, which follow same failed idea. No wonder Japanese imaging industry — which is 95% of world's entire camera manufacture — is on downwards spiral despite 'adding more' stuff. They must re-asses the approach.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 00:21 UTC

This is great news. This will hopefully eliminate endless, barely changed camera models that keep the illusion of prosperity (but is just fake progress), and keep only the equipment that bring great step forward. This too will help market get rid of all useless equipment, trifles, fake trends and unserious players.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 09:45 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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Richard Murdey: Obviously designed to compete with the Art 50/1.4 so the introduction price will be $800-900 ballpark I expect.

It appeals to the same group of people who would buy the Art lens, and it turns off the same group of people who are nonplussed by the Art lens.

Tamron at least took a different stance with the 45/1.8 VC. For various reasons that lens also did not make my buy list but I give them credit for trying.

My basic issue with all of these is that 50mm F1.4 is a pretty easy lens to do well. I don't feel the need to invest in a heavy, expensive 50mm F1.4 lens when the cheap and light ones are already so decent.

I don't think they have "messy bokeh".

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 23:11 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Obviously designed to compete with the Art 50/1.4 so the introduction price will be $800-900 ballpark I expect.

It appeals to the same group of people who would buy the Art lens, and it turns off the same group of people who are nonplussed by the Art lens.

Tamron at least took a different stance with the 45/1.8 VC. For various reasons that lens also did not make my buy list but I give them credit for trying.

My basic issue with all of these is that 50mm F1.4 is a pretty easy lens to do well. I don't feel the need to invest in a heavy, expensive 50mm F1.4 lens when the cheap and light ones are already so decent.

PF is no enemy of the photography, only of some half-educated photographers. PF was always there and is best if it stays.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 23:11 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Obviously designed to compete with the Art 50/1.4 so the introduction price will be $800-900 ballpark I expect.

It appeals to the same group of people who would buy the Art lens, and it turns off the same group of people who are nonplussed by the Art lens.

Tamron at least took a different stance with the 45/1.8 VC. For various reasons that lens also did not make my buy list but I give them credit for trying.

My basic issue with all of these is that 50mm F1.4 is a pretty easy lens to do well. I don't feel the need to invest in a heavy, expensive 50mm F1.4 lens when the cheap and light ones are already so decent.

Tamron's lenses are made to higher specs than many 50/1.8 lenses. Better material, glass, finish, details, rendering, etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 04:39 UTC
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tailings: The marketplace is becoming crowded with 2lb 50mm lenses. Who will dare to push the envelope and give us a 3lb not so nifty fifty?

I think Sigma may volunteer. And issue Art2 lenses, in which number 2 signifies "minimum 2kg of pure glass".

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 04:37 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Obviously designed to compete with the Art 50/1.4 so the introduction price will be $800-900 ballpark I expect.

It appeals to the same group of people who would buy the Art lens, and it turns off the same group of people who are nonplussed by the Art lens.

Tamron at least took a different stance with the 45/1.8 VC. For various reasons that lens also did not make my buy list but I give them credit for trying.

My basic issue with all of these is that 50mm F1.4 is a pretty easy lens to do well. I don't feel the need to invest in a heavy, expensive 50mm F1.4 lens when the cheap and light ones are already so decent.

I like those f/1.8 Tamrons and 45mm is better FoV that 50mm. (50mm is often 52mm in fact).

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 00:36 UTC

Heaps bigger than ordinary 50/1.4. This lens is indeed one fat lady of an Opera.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 00:26 UTC as 17th comment

Olympus is a silly company; do such a great update, waste so much time, among other things improve AF, even deepen the pre-shutter buffer by 150% and not charge $550 for all of it? What were they thinking?!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 11:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

Most important question: when they reach v4 of these cameras, will Sony use in the camera badge
α7iv, or
α7iiii
?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 07:53 UTC as 164th comment | 5 replies

I am confused; which Sony camera with an "a" and "7" in name was released last month? Is this deja vu?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 07:01 UTC as 176th comment | 5 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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lingccp: I wish Canon can let me upgrade my 6D to 6DMk2 at $550 ...

Give it up Raist3D. Some Pentax users are not dumb, and I certainly know Pentax gear and lenses; it is the accelerator unit that Ricoh is using as an excuse for hardware upgrade, and all it does is smoothing the signal to reach better hi-ISO using existing (old) sensors. I am not interested in good 800K ISO, nor in accelerator. Better AF and the framerate are far more important, and K-1Mk2 ain't getting new AF module, nor new mirrorbox, no. For less than an extra grand, one gets D850 which is superior in everything, including DR, and K-1 Mk2 deal for existing K-1 users is no deal at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 08:16 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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lingccp: I wish Canon can let me upgrade my 6D to 6DMk2 at $550 ...

Not even Ricoh would allow that; 6DMk2 offers significant upgrade, way beyond K-1Mk2. It includes new mirror mechanism and the all new AF module too. K-1Mk2 delivers just minor processing improvements on top existing mirror mechanism and existing AF module. Fujifilm would deliver 50% of such upgrades on existing tech for free, but Ricoh now is charging for them.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 04:55 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Simple to the core FF DSLR would be most welcome. Pentax MX shape. No SR, no bells and whistles. Just one nice pentaprism, and one point focus only. It could be trimmed down to 500g with a battery.

With each new year film is becoming more expensive to process, and old cameras more difficult to repair. At some point, shutter curtain will be broken, exposure metering will be all over the place, all beyond repair, and nothing could be done about it. Unfortunately, such simpler DSLR camera must be digital. I am hoping for Nikon and their Df2. If they deliver Df2, and fix issues with Df, that would be it.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 04:53 UTC

Good on, boys. I'll be purchasing these cards to support them.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 04:50 UTC as 24th comment
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: This is a very capable, but big and heavy camera; the most complex DSLR ever made. It works well with current new FF lenses, which are all zooms. Users have asked representatives of the company whether there will be a lighter FF camera branded as Pentax, but the K-1 is currently all what's on the plate. An addition of a smaller, lighter and simpler FF camera to the Pentax FF line (without SR, pixel-shift, astro-tracer, ludicrous ISO, what-not) — would be most welcome.

I don't care at all for AF. A fully manual DSLR, which can be slimmed down to some 500g, is what I would like to have. I am sick of auto-everything, and zillions of bells and whistles that weigh a ton!
In short, one Leica M DSLR alternative, to use with a ton of manual lenses available. That's all!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 23:06 UTC
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