Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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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
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1176 comments in total)
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drgarym: Same sensor as Pentax 645 but how about image quality?

No, 645Z has a CMOS 51MP sensor. This one inside Hassy X1D is advertised as CCD.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 02:07 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1176 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Looks clean, neat, uncluttered, straightforward, refined software UI, all of which means — definitely non-Japanese. That is such a refreshment in this sorry industry stuck in the same gear for years. Thank God for Leica. And for Hassy coming back to senses. We desperately needed some fresh perspectives.

It is difficult to say that; Leica SL clearly borrows from very early SLR designs, which were popularised by Pentax, and then copied by Olympus, Nikon etc. But Leica had an SLR system, they know how to make them. Even the name SL is from the SLR, with R removed. Leica simplified that very basic SLR design from 1960s to the core, and that is a feat Japanese cannot do for some reason; they can do cluttered digital cameras, or nothing, it seems.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 00:29 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1176 comments in total)

The only objection is the name of the camera: X1D? X and D are two notorious letters of the digital photography world, everyone is using them, and all those X and D names create enormous confusion.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1176 comments in total)
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seragram: 1/2000 max shutter and non articulating rear screen like some have said here before about 6D. Are limiting. Specially on camera this expensive.

You have heard of ND filters, have you not? Users who will buy this camera use ND and other filters every day. Camera is designed for its meant purpose, and considering the size of sensor, and overall styling, that is not hi-speed photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1176 comments in total)

Looks clean, neat, uncluttered, straightforward, refined software UI, all of which means — definitely non-Japanese. That is such a refreshment in this sorry industry stuck in the same gear for years. Thank God for Leica. And for Hassy coming back to senses. We desperately needed some fresh perspectives.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:18 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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Anastigmat: Ricoh should put its own brand name on some of the Pentax cameras. It was a pretty well liked brand when it was making Pentax K mount cameras in the past.

If we are to judge numbers, then Ricoh may as well buy and use 'Praktica' brand for low end DSLRs. Or buy Contax, and use that. Or Zenit, which was the eastern European ripoff of Pentax cameras.
Any of these were more famous than "Ricoh" in the past.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (32 comments in total)

Actually it looks like a Sci-Fi film; super exaggerated fantasy. There is nothing like these moods nor colours in Sydney nor around. One can do such photographs of Sydney in Los Angeles too.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 00:59 UTC as 6th comment

Incredibly ugly metamorph of a camera, ugly even when considering Marc Newson's unfortunate excursion into the Pentax land. This new camera looks like a cut/copy/paste mishmash of all the models in the last 5 years.
Is this mutilation so necessary, when the user reports never ceased to praise the K5II design? Why not stick to one proven design and change the parts inside? Leica does it, even Nikon and Canon with their top bodies. So one can look at it and say, "Ah, it's a proven Pentax DSLR", and not confuse it with a latest cheapo Sony or whatever.
Do human hands and anatomy change every season so radically, or the marketing manager has run out of ideas how to sell a new model?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 00:31 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
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Ashuaria Lee: I wont believe unless I see at ebay.

BY the way...where is my MZ-D?

Ricoh grilled the idea, and gave us a K-01 instead.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 05:58 UTC
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Frankinidaho: The spelling errors seem to be corrected at the teaser site. What are we going to talk about now? ;)

About how Pentax users are more passionate and know more about what to expect, than what Ricoh is able to show?
Ricoh seems to be confused party, new to the game; they supposedly serve as marketing and planning, but in fact obscure the communication and their planning leaves much to be desired. Carelessness like this did not exist when Pentax was Pentax, and when it was Asahi. Their ads and PR, at that time, were stellar. But since Ricoh came, they can't spell SLR but SRL, can't spell Gallery but Gallary, can't even write Pentax but Petnax, then introduce a zillion confusing new terms no one has ever heard before and which mean nothing ...
During a major new product release, they choose to show major PR and planning incompetence.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 05:47 UTC

If only Ricoh's PR abilities and attention to details could match the Pentax engineering genius and their attention to details.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Michael H: A modest upgrade from the existing lens. Differences include:
-10g heavier;
-one more diaphragm blade;
-a few changes to the external design of the lens (looks more like the 50mm); and
-different coatings on the glass.

Overall not much difference. Perhaps tests will reveal better optics.

Unfortunately, seems to be correct. Instead of reissuing same lens with extra blade or coating, which is noble, Ricoh could release a new lens perhaps with it, and REALLY make some news?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 05:01 UTC

A little bit of honesty in this lame industry would kill everyone, I presume. Therefore everyone lies, to keep all players in count, an illusion of hard work, dedication, vision and happiness that borders — when you read all those PRs — with hysterical.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 384th comment

It also covers the 645 film area, not merely current digital crop. Ricoh is expecting or at least thinking ahead, to use sensor sizes close to traditional size film ...?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (734 comments in total)

As someone noted, it is true that Samsung NX-1 is made very uncompromisingly — finally! (And now rumours that Samsung is getting out of camera business).
But do take a look at NX-1: APS-C mount, and that camera is big by mirrorless standards, rivals DSLRs. And there is no way to avoid it, if things are done properly: mirrorless camera will be of same size or be bigger than a DSLR, because mirrorless has some issues to solve DSLR does not have: two of them are heat dissipation and constant current consumption to feed the viewfinder and lens motors.

Can someone unbiased and motivated, explore, and write an article about this: what will be the TRUE size of a mirrorless camera (system) if designed PROPERLY, no cheating, no cutting corners on issues of (A) heat dissipation, (B) great battery life, (C) decent grip, (D) premium materials used (aluminium, magnesium etc.), and (E) 100% image tele-centricity.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 21:45 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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