Zvonimir Tosic

Zvonimir Tosic

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

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 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 (1196 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 (1196 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 45th comment | 4 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 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 (1196 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 47th 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 26th 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 22nd 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 (744 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 26th comment | 2 replies
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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mathlawguy: DPreview has alienated many readers, including me, by an enthusiastic and little-qualified endorsement of a very one-sided blog entry without any apparent recognition of the issues that have persisted for a long time with DSLR cameras. It insults them because many of dpreview's very knowledgeable readers have decided that the insoluble problems of 50 years of DSLRs are outweighed by the huge advantages of mirrorless, notwithstanding their residual flaws. Unfortunately, some good points in the blog entry have their credibility overwhelmed by a polemical tone suggesting that design choices in mirrorless are "wrong" because the author simply has different priorities than many consumers. Yes, the Sony A7 series, for example, does not have the battery life of DSLRs; as a user, I too wish it had better. But this is a tradeoff. As a non-professional, I prefer inserting little batteries more frequently to leaving my camera or a lens at home because it does not fit in a carryon.

Poor battery in A7 is NOT a tradeoff -- it s made deliberate so that a camera appears smaller than s DSLR, and therefore, gain an illusionary advantage and become an alternative. So basically, it is one big lie. A decent battery would make A7 bigger and heavier. Fact remains: mirrorless systems are rooted in compromised design, lies spread around every corner of its design, from conception to delivery. There is nothing true to purpose in it, all but one conceit to lure customer in, and let him regret later.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)

I haven't seen a mirrorless camera with a decent size battery. They are all tiny and pathetic; camera close the size of DSLR, but twice smaller battery size. I think that is why DSLR is still a workhorse of imaging industry — the mirror must go up and down, LCD must work, shutter, metering, etc, and manufacturers generally put in a decent size battery.

In a mirrorless design, with EVFs that draw so much energy, why manufacturers do not follow the same logic and install a big battery? Ah, yes — the (A) overall design had to be changed a bit, and a mirrorless would become bigger than DSLR. But to lie about "smaller size of mirrorless solutions", they (B) cripple battery department, (C) redesign lenses to draw less energy, which means, must be made from light & inferior materials too, and (D) avoid tele-centricity.

A, B, C and D is where corners are cut and users cheated. Time for mirrorless game stop being one lie after another. Or, more bigger batteries, less big lies.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 23:21 UTC as 56th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)

Sony is the clown of the photography industry; letting them in there only made them look more foolish and insipid.
Thus instead of pulling from the A mount venture with dignity and perhaps earn a clap or two for decent performance, Sony designed it to crack by itself, and blame users for it. A goodbye bomb to explode below spectators' seats. Incredible. But what else to expect from a clown?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 21:33 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

A recipe for Nikon; make an instant D810.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Indeed, how much they can sell of the same?

Year by year sales figures for imaging industry is a total nonsense of a benchmark, because it is obvious that industry follows some cycles of new development, and then renewed sales in some areas. Every undergraduate knows that corresponds to some sort of sine function graph.

So who really cares how much camera sales are down if sales will pick up again in a few years, with next-gen of tech, new wave of users, etc?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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