BobYIL

BobYIL

Lives in United States TX, United States
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Joined on Oct 17, 2007

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Smallest of the MF format; only 30 x 45mm, a little larger than the FF... Only 37.5MP, a little more than the D800 series 36MP... A phased out CCD sensor to turn obsolete in couple of years in the world of MF-CMOS. Hopefully they can sell this "only 100 units" of limited edition. (BTW, would it differ much if the new lens was offered for $4K?)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 15:54 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

Otus is outstanding, Sigma Art is magnificent, however many of us still need something closer to them but not costing more than $500.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

When Leica was Leica, there was no red dot. The first red dot we have seen was on the preliminary run of the M4-2 (probably less than couple of hundreds units) and then on the M4-P. And on the red dot it was not "Leica" but "Leitz". It might be hard to believe but for the Leica users then, the red dot was also meaning the end of the most desired models (M3, M2 and M4) and a sort of "decline" for the quality Leica was famous of.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 14th comment

Looking at his portrait this monkey seems to be more talented than some of us....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 04:29 UTC as 23rd comment

Does this mean the 'noticeably unnoticeable' costs $1000 more than the 'unnoticeably noticeable'?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (275 comments in total)

A camera costing only $2.500 has been chosen by some top pros to do the job of an Alexa costing beyond $50.000 and some of us bashing DPR for making it news??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 12:55 UTC as 40th comment | 8 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Nature and Wildlife article (29 comments in total)

Thank you DPR for the photographs looking like photographs worth to look at..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 08:40 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Pay $1.850 to have privilege to live with the Leica quirks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 05:53 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Magnificent pictures; a new look and interpretation to macro photography. Thank you for demonstrating that art can be performed with macro photography too.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 50th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

I wonder if Justin would want to upgrade to the "T" after reading all these..

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3662905?post=53604202&image=0

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Thanks Leica for making us appreciate the quality of the kit lenses we have.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 06:32 UTC as 230th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

"Leica is very proud of the T's unique 'unibody' design"; at the first rate, probably for machining down a solid block of aluminum of 1.2kg. which represents the most inefficient method of making a camera body. This inefficiency is reflected also in price: $1.850 on this side of the pond.. very exclusive. We, however, must be thankful for Leica for keeping this "exclusivity" within bearable limits by not starting with a solid block of aluminum of 1 cu.meter size, weighing some 2.8 tons and consequently charging probably $185.000 for each body and wasting 99.95% of the material to recycling.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 333rd comment | 3 replies
On In photos: 'Paris in the Springtime' article (69 comments in total)
In reply to:

bigdaddave: Anyone worried about sharpness or dynamic range?

No, of course not because when the subject matter is so fantastic stuff like that really doesn't matter at all. Nor should it.

@electrophoto : A car is what it offers to "use", even those buying a Bugatti or RR or Ferrari pay those sums with the primary goal of driving (or be driven in) it. A photograph is to "look" at the first rate, then comes the quality of the elements involved in making it. Would Mona Lisa be a greater Mona Lisa if it was painted with the material sold in our day?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Yabokeh will show us this is really a 30mm-f/3.4 lens in 3... 2... 1...

Whatever Prof. Yabokkie states is beyond any discussion as he's consultant to the optical engineers of Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)

A well deserved Gold rating..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 224th comment

Aww! This one looks so banal to go with my Bubinga-wood Stellar and Lunar bodies.. When would Hassy offer this with burgundy lizard hide, anyone having an idea?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 13:19 UTC as 105th comment

One thing is for sure: It is "the reference" normal lens below $1.000.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 22:22 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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Francis Carver: "....at around $999 / £900, it costs several times as much as the 50mm F1.4 options for DSLR systems. So what exactly are you paying for?"

Oh, that is an easy enough question to answer, yes indeed.

Let us see now... okay, so the lens will go for USD 999 buckaroos, correct?

Okay, so first you pay the "name surcharge" associated with the Sony name: $300.

Next, you pay the "name surcharge" associated with the Zeiss name: yeap, that will be yet another $300, good people.

What you have got left -- $399 - is all that this lens is really worth and should be selling for. Really.

Do you know any other lens of the same optical quality before setting its real worth as $399?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 19:09 UTC

I think what Rarindra Prakarsa was for Jakarta (fotocommunity.com) Mrs. Shumilova is the same for Russia.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 22:33 UTC as 70th comment

What do these photographs tell us at the first rate?

"Keep on dreaming of the highest technology that would match your capabilities while in capable hands some DSLRs most would quiver their noses at still continue to fascinate us."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 17:28 UTC as 201st comment
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