Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik

Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik

Lives in Croatia (Hrvatska) Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
Works as a photographer / photo editor
Has a website at www.stojcic.com
Joined on Sep 27, 2007

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On article Polaroid-branded BrightSaber Pro wand packs 298 LEDs (41 comments in total)

I find it strangely ironic that a former western industrial giant such as Polaroid is now selling cheap rebranded Chinese products. Slap a "Polaroid" logo onto a 99$ light and now it magically costs 162$!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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vscd: Before you judge... please note that even the latest Star Wars Film used film for some scenes, while the big blockbuster from Nolan or Tarantino used film nearly for everything. Even today. There are some specs on the Vision 3 based emulsions which outresolve any digital sensor, even today (-5/+5 lattitude, no highlight clipping). It's not for me, not for my neighbor or my aunt, but maybefor for new filmmakers out there. The work is harder, but driving an old car is not about efficiency or costs, it's about the thing the driving aka filming was all about. Long time before pixelpeeping and equivalencetrolling ;) I like the idea and still take pictures on film. Using the fullframe digicam for metering the light, only.

The reason why film is still used in Hollywood (mostly large 65) is because it still holds up to, and in some cases even surpases, digital film cameras. But just barely. For example, DOP on The Revenant, an ardent film-shooting guy, declared after shooting with the latest Arri digital camera that this is probably his divorce from film for good. I would be very hesitant in making an example out of quirky directors, because a vast majority of movies today is shot on digital. And for good reasons too - sensitivity performance, resolution, speed of workflow, grading flexibility and even dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 13:58 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Here's a great tag line - "If you're going to make bedroom home movies with our Super 8 - you better be quick about it!"

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 13:47 UTC as 96th comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Next up from Kodak - a (re)volutionary product where an authorized Kodak painting artists comes to your set and paints frame-by-frame shots of what you want recorded for posterity. Then all you need to do is wait for a few months so that your recordings are animated and delivered to you on a digital format. All that for only $500 an hour!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 97th comment
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chlamchowder: More competition is always a good thing for consumers (typically brings better quality and/or lower prices).

But no one knows better than the Chinese that mainland Chinese companies shouldn't be trusted...so....

More than half a century of communism followed by going for a market economy brings many things, but integrity and accountability sadly aren't included.

I own a few Xiaomi products (battery packs, usb hubs, pcie cards etc.) and they have all performed flawlessly for over two years now. I would have absolutely zero worries buying anything from them. They are a huge tech company, google it!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
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nerd2: Everyone know that GoPro is terribly overpriced, considering how cheap smartphones are nowadays. Still, I don't like xiaomi making absolutely shameless copy products. They could at least change the dimension and UI (I think GoPro design is stupid and can be vastly improved)

Are dimensions really same as gopro? That would actually make it very tempting, considering the amount of gopro accessories...

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
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brownie314: Wow - Sony is really selling its sensors to just anyone who will pony up the cash. Looks like they are looking to lock down the whole sensor market worldwide.

You have no idea what you're talking about. Xiaomi is HUGE! This company is bigger than most well-known names in tech production.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 15:02 UTC
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acidic: Made in Italy can just as well be Made in Italy by the Chinese. At least this is often the case in fashion, but who's to say that it won't migrate to other industries as well.

So? Perhaps you don't realize it, but most of the stuff you use every single day is either made in China, or at least originates from China. Everything from light switches, buttons on your pants, cabels in your walls, the silicone chips in your phone, the keyboard you typed your message on - all made in China. Saying that something was "made in China" in a degrading sense is a thing of the past. As the saying goes - on the first day God created Chinese, and then they made everything else.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:47 UTC
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Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: Wildlife, documentary and reality TV crews will be standing in lines with cash in their hands to get this camera. And once you start seen inexplicably good looking night shots, you'll know it was shot with this baby. Also, rest assured that this will be used in Hollywood productions BIG time. Upscaling 1080 to 2K or even 4K in cinema is pretty common, especially if you have high-quality source material.

Exactly! Because 30K for a camera that enables you to shoot quality full HD video in complete darkness is really not that much. Especially considering it's currently the only camera that can give you such performance. It's like complaining that the Phantom Flex4K is expensive, when it's the only camera that can get you what you need / want / have budget for. BBC used low light monochrome cameras to film the black rhinos in Africa and when I watched the documentary I was simply blown away by how incredible those shots were. And they were black and white noisy blurry compression mess! I can only imagine what they will pull of with this camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:56 UTC

Wildlife, documentary and reality TV crews will be standing in lines with cash in their hands to get this camera. And once you start seen inexplicably good looking night shots, you'll know it was shot with this baby. Also, rest assured that this will be used in Hollywood productions BIG time. Upscaling 1080 to 2K or even 4K in cinema is pretty common, especially if you have high-quality source material.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 22:03 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)
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johnami: I had the original DSC 100 and was happy with it until the day a dust particle got on the sensor and that dreaded black dot appeared on each photo I took. A few months later I some how managed to drop the thing into a puddle of water. Result, circuit board damage, repair cost higher than the value of the camera.

I wouldn't buy the RX100 IV if you tend to put the pocket camera in your pocket and in all terrain situations. If they could give the body some form of all weather treatment I might think again. I still have a Panasonic LX3 which has seen all sorts of situations. No sensor dust and still going strong. Ok no puddles, but rain and wind.

Valid point, but then again, that's the problem with all "pocket" cameras, with only exception being the rugged / waterproof / dustproof cameras. Those cameras however are seriously crippled and will never produce images compared to RX100 line. In my opinion, best way to carry these "pocket" cameras is to buy a small belt-pouch, such as Lowepro Apex. Those can be hooked to any kind of belt, or hanged off your shoulder. They're robust and have an included rain cover, I've used them extensively and they're great!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:58 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)
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xoio: I know it's premium spec, but a launch price of over a GRAND for a point-n-shoot pocket cam!!!? Hmmmmmmm

Sony can basically charge whatever they want, since this camera has no competition at this moment.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:14 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: great camera. But why have they not put a grip on it. It's still the same soap bar it was originally. I know you can buy a grip but it's like buying a bag with no handles and sticking some on. There is so much in such a small space it needs better ergonomics. Ricoh GR for example, or atleast a smaller grip to fit the smaller body...Grumble grumble. It is an amazing camera considering size etc though.

Actually, Sony sells an accessory stick-on grip, just like they did for previous RX models. It's a small texturized grip that drastically improves camera handling. I think the price for previous models was around 20 US$, so that's probably what they'll offer for this model as well. Also, there are some third-party grip solutions that are compatible with similar cameras from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
On article Phase One 645DF+ with IQ250 field test (148 comments in total)

Dynamic range. That's about the last real advantage these cameras realistically have compared to todays DSLRr's. Just about everything else has already massivelly tipped over to DSLR. The additional problem is that DSLR's are blowing them out of the water when it comes to size, ergonomics, speed, ISO, funcionality, build quality and obviously - price. For example, I was always disappointed with Hasselblad HXD models. If you're coming from a Canon or Nikon DSLR, the first thing you notice when you pick one up is that they're plastic and squeaky. And slooooow. It's like booting up Windows 95 and trying to use Internet explorer for today's web browsing - yeah, you can do it, but everything feels very, very sluggish. This system obviously has the same problems. 18 seconds to wait for a card check? You gotta be kiddin me... If money wasn't an issue, maybe I'd pick up something like this for the occasional studio work. But that's about it. Just an honest opinion...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 09:16 UTC as 8th comment
On article Manfrotto launches XPRO Ball Head (30 comments in total)

One more vote for Really Right Stuff. Expensive, but worth every single penny. I'd never go back to Manfrotto when it comes to ball heads.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 07:37 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air (46 comments in total)

Manfrotto is so out of touch with reality. 500$ for a bracket?! For 100$ more you can get a dedicated SmallHD monitor, either a 7" OLED or a 4" DP4 that can also work as a viewfinder. Yes, their resolution is smaller, but I'd pick them any day over this overpriced nonsense.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 3rd comment

To whoever is still on the fence - do yourself a favor and learn how to use Lightroom. Yes, it can be a bit confusing at first, but over the years it has proven to be the hands down most reliable, detailed and efficient way to edit batches of photos. In some regards it's even better than Photoshop. The HSL sliders are magical! There's a good reason why Adobe is the leading photography editing software developer...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies
On article Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line (62 comments in total)

I'm puzzled as to what justifies the enormous cost. Their usual Roller series, which we've used for years, are made with 1600-2000 denier ballistic nylon. These are 840. Their other models also use the high-quality YKK zippers, have included rain covers, laptop sleeves, TSA locks and actually offer more features then the Echelon series. What's the catch??? The design is very average and I would be hard pressed to justify paying 800$ for a leather handle grip. Does. Not. Compute.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 14:08 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

I would guess that DJI Inspire II would feature a MFT standard lens mount with probably 2 or 3 interchangable lenses. Probably a fisheye, a wide angle and a "normal" 35mm-like lens. Most likely these lenses would have to have same or very similar weight and center of gravity. Something like that would potentially be a game changer in drone photography / videography.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:21 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged compacts (32 comments in total)

The only thing that's actually good about this camera is the 30 meter rating. Unfortunately, it's also completely pointless to rate a camera for 30 meter depth when it's lens and sensor can't capture anything worth saving at low light conditions that are present at 30 meters. I would never ever recommend this camera for scuba diving. Overall, I'm really disappointed that year after year manufactureres churn out these half-effort cameras. What this world needs is a Sony RX100 III with a 2.0 lens packed in a rugged case with 30m rating. With raw support. Then it would make sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 11:46 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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