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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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 45th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1556 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 (1556 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 (1556 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 (127 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 10th 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 6th 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 137th comment | 2 replies
On article Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line (61 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 20th 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
On article DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording (90 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: These are great, but there are cheaper and safer alternatives (but with less mobility). You can purchase a helium balloon with a four or five-foot diameter for a couple hundred dollars (totally reusable) that will fit in the back of a mini-van. It will only lose a bit of helium and then will retain most of it (once the pressure is gone). The thicker materials of these balloons (you see them occasionally at car dealerships with a trail of those colorful triangular flags) keeps most of the helium from escaping.

They can generally pick up a couple kilograms. It's easy to make an attachable platform for a dslr, and with a little work you can put rotating gimbals on it for panning, etc. Being tethered to the ground makes it much safer. But like with anything, the weather and wind can send you home early.

These drones will get cheaper and safer as time goes on, and they are something we just have to get used to seeing. They're here to stay.

Sorry Mike, but that's just not true. How is a helium baloon cheaper? You need a permanently empty van to transport. Setup and launch takes waaaay more time, as well as the flight itself. It's not exactly "less mobile" because controls are virually non existent. You need to tether it, creating a whole new set of problems in urban areas. Also, the platform costs a lot of money and the fill-up itself is also very expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II (221 comments in total)
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CallMeAlan: Face detection autofocus, a mass appeal nicety, seems a little out of place in such a high-end camera!

You have no idea what you're talking about. Face detection AF is perfectly appropriate for a single-operator documentary oriented camera. Doing all the quick crowd grabs and street interviews without having to pull focus is very useful.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
On article Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps (117 comments in total)

200 fps at 1080p for a 1000 pound Platinum version is very usable. If we were to compare this to the closest current camera that offers 200 fps at full HD, that would be the Sony FS700 (priced at 6,000 US$), then the advantages are not so clear. The Sony is a real camera, not a one-trick-pony, that offers more flexibility for video production. On the other hand, the size of the FPS1000 is a HUGE advantage. Being able to stick this tiny camera into remote vehicles, cramped spaces etc, while still having the option to mix and match lenses and f-stops, is very good. I can totally see this being used for TV or even movie productions. All is all, not a bad product that could really open up the world of high-speed videography to the masses. We also have to consider the upcoming GoPro4, that offers 120 fps at 1080p, but also has 2.7k and 4k video modes. Of course, we can't change lenses on the GoPro, but it's still almost half the price. If I was starting from scratch, I'd pick up the GoPro4.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 43rd comment
On article ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced (53 comments in total)

Ever since about v4, ACDsee started cramming "feature" upon "feature" into what was once the best, fastest and lightest image viewer available. I remeber a time when ACDsee installation files were 5 MB in size. Nowdays it's over 100... It's just rediculous. Especially the "pro" version. If "pro" means a product is intended for professionals, then it's safe to asume they're using OTHER professional tools to edit and organize their photos. I have never ever used an "edit" funcion in ACDsee. All I want is is a super fast image viewer that instantly opens up any image file format and can equally quickly scroll through hundreds of images. And that's it. Unfortunately, ACDsee has steered away from performance and seems to be focused on being the jack of all trades, when all we need is a master of one: speed.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1027 comments in total)
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Nick8: Just one thought, not related to this new great camera in particular…
In the film era, both the ASA and DIN standards were used for the film sensitivity.
100 ASA was equivalent to 21 DIN.
I think DIN would have been a far more practical choice. ISO 409,600 would be equivalent to 57 DIN.
Another 2 steps in sensitivity from 409,600 and the ISO will become 1,638,400 vs 63 DIN.
Certainly that cannot fit on a dedicated dial :)

Not sure if you're aware of it, but ISO is actually derived from both the ASA and DIN system. Also, there's absolutely no reason not to write common abbrevations such as 25k, or 100k, or 500k.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:55 UTC
On article Miggo Strap and Grip review (85 comments in total)

Even the reviewer was too embarassed to actually test this outside, being scared that someone might see him using this rediculous contraption, and just took some photos in his apartment.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 30th comment
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