BobYIL

BobYIL

Lives in United States TX, United States
Works as a Company owner
Joined on Oct 17, 2007

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On Readers' Showcase: Dale Johnson article (39 comments in total)

Amazing pictures! Please dpreview; we need more such photographers featured at Reader's Showcase and more frequently..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 22nd comment
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (223 comments in total)

Move the curser to the top-left corner at wide-open for all lenses to see which one is the best..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 20:02 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (223 comments in total)

A big smoooch on my $500 85/1.8G for not being shy to stand against a reference lens costing 9-times as much..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:57 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri article (55 comments in total)

Dedicated to those who blame their gear rather then their own talent. Bravo young artist!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 18:24 UTC as 27th comment

"Mirrorless" has been a great convenience for lens design. Most of the mirrorless lenses are still retrofocus design to some degree, however the lens designers do not need to take into account the mirror box anymore. So, the register distances are minimal, like rangefinder designs, more compact sizes, allowing also the use of a wide range of adapters for the majority of the brands on the market, new or old.. Better lenses for the mirrorless bodies will be realized, especially those shorter than 60mm, than those specifically designed for the DSLRs. (The 25/2 Batis, for instance, seems to be better than any available 24 or 25mm lens..)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
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BobYIL: Why Mirrorless? In very dark situations, looking through the viewfinder of an A6000 set to ISO 6400 is something you will never experience with the optical rangefinder of a Leica or viewfinder of a Nikon with prism, including the digital ones. (From someone who have been using both since more than 50 years)

Rooru S: Try one of the new designs like the A6000... no disturbing lag, at 6400 little noise (grain) at dark places but almost no grain if there is a bit of light, refresh rate very fast, manual focus by peaking works OK in low light, tried with 35/1.4 Summilux, set the peaking level to high. I am very satisfied with the progress they achieved. (Try 11fps for steet photography, you feel like HCB capturing every tiny expression changes ;-p )

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 07:28 UTC

Why Mirrorless? In very dark situations, looking through the viewfinder of an A6000 set to ISO 6400 is something you will never experience with the optical rangefinder of a Leica or viewfinder of a Nikon with prism, including the digital ones. (From someone who have been using both since more than 50 years)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 130th comment | 4 replies
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)

On the innovative side, especially concerning the new sensor technology and compact camera design, Sony have accomplished in the last two years more than what Canikon could in the last decade...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 11:40 UTC as 11th comment

A nice move from Leica to replace the dying X-series..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 07:28 UTC as 32nd comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)
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cluening: Anyone heard anything about the resulting pixel pitch of such a BSI sensor?

Isn't it 36000 divided by 7952? (In microns..)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
On Dirt flies in the Dirt challenge (4 comments in total)

Amazing capture! Excellent framing to enhance action..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Alexander Jikharev article (35 comments in total)

I wish I had one-tenth of the talent to create wonders with a modest 5-year-old camera like this photographer instead of the money to afford 10 times more expensive gear he uses..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 13:04 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

Canikon vs SonyZeiss.. The latter one sets some of the rules of the future..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:08 UTC as 85th comment
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (153 comments in total)

Selfidrone..

Selvideon...

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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BobYIL: Those criticizing buyers of Leicas should realize that for some people the "different" or "unique" could mean more than the "better".

HowaboutRAW, did you invent "The M 50mm 1.4 APO"?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:48 UTC

Those criticizing buyers of Leicas should realize that for some people the "different" or "unique" could mean more than the "better".

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 35th comment | 13 replies

One ton of residual spherical aberrations, reminiscent of the 35mm Summilux pre-Asph. wide open however with excessive smearing (not sharp-glow)... Similar or even better effects can be obtained with Zeiss Softar filters and to varying degrees like #1 and 2; at ALL apertures.. Also some older Russian lenses show similar "glow" at wider apertures for little money.
(Soft-effect filters are available through other brands too.. Also Photoshop has Softar filter effect feature that works fine enough...)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 10:20 UTC as 20th comment

What! ..."only cherry wood" but no bubinga or cocobolo wood??? *sigh*

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)

Hardly a "big deal":

- The CMV12000 from CMOSIS could have been used.. (In all regards much better..)

- Hi-ISO characteristics not comparable to any recent FF or APS-C sensor, let alone the A7S.. With the diminutive 1" sensor, sensitivity would not please the professionals or PJs.. (Not talking about the DR yet..)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 201st comment
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Very hard competition for the new Nikon 1: Two successful cameras in this category, Sony RX100 III and Panasonic LX100... Both have hi-speed zooms (f1.8 and f1.7); not f3.5 . Also, the new trend is to employ at least the m43 size sensor (which secured the future of the LX series..)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:14 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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