BobYIL

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

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On photo B&W Fog in the Dark challenge (13 comments in total)

This photo is a fine proof for making the exemplary moments of nature live forever camera is "the" indispensable tool.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 7th comment
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BobYIL: For half of this kit's price, one can buy three top Nikon lenses (24/1.4, 35/1.4 and 58/1.4) plus a D850...

@composed: Keep on thinking about how to feed the goats. Those who plan to purchase the new D850 got the "point" you inquired.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 18:32 UTC

For half of this kit's price, one can buy three top Nikon lenses (24/1.4, 35/1.4 and 58/1.4) plus a D850...

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 17:15 UTC as 18th comment | 15 replies
On article Photo of the week: Hyena at Night (101 comments in total)

Pretty heinous hyena..

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 19:02 UTC as 24th comment

Wow! So much bashing you penniless desperadoes... Wait until the Addis Ababa version comes next year...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 05:48 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

"The Race of the Gentlemen"

Nice to meet some of you Gentlemen!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 07:41 UTC as 21st comment

The comments below are perfect indications of why there are trillions of photos on Flickr and similar photo sites however not even 0.00001% of them are comparable to those of HCB...

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 21:08 UTC as 87th comment | 12 replies
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beatboxa: Why is this more 'innovative'...?

Curved sensors help most at the wide end, not the tele end. Also, the Nikon patent was for many sensor types, not just full frame.

Check the actual sources & patents instead of curated information. Sorry to say, seems like lazy reporting.

This is no more innovative than the other lens-for-curved sensor patents.

@beatboxa: Take a good look at the drawing and count the elements. Then check the 400-f2.8 designs by Canon and Nikon, count their elements too (16!) . This is a great innovation: Only 4 (four) elements 400mm f2.8; thanks to curved sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
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Fazal Majid: Why a copper core? Perhaps they are trying to make the lenses heavier so they give an impression of quality.

Copper-alloy is the better material (since decades) for the focusing helicoid, less friction for smooth movements. It has nothing to do with the thermal expansion (or contraction.) To cut costs, some lens brands use aluminum or even fiberglass reinforced plastic.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:42 UTC

Great news that Leica initiated the new "Marshal" series.. Probably the oncoming editions will celebrate some great field marshals like Erwin Rommel, Georgy Zhukov, Josip Broz Tito, Bernard Montgomery and numerous others with different tones of khaki..

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Masterful use of horizon to avoid typical 28mm "stretching" toward corners, careful framing and aperture/focus plane use to add drama to the subjects, appropriate color processing to accentuate desert-like surroundings: Kudos to Marko! An excellent lens in capable hands...

Starting with 35mm on FF and with shorter FL lenses, a certain visual distortion called "stretching" is observed toward sides (and especially corners) of the frame when the lens axis is placed far off of the virtual horizontal plane. Human faces become distorted (generally elongated in oblique direction), circles turn into ellipses, squares lose right angles. Photojournalists, generally, do not mind about it, for them coverage is important. Architecture photographers usually opt for tilt-shift lenses to reduce it. Marco here shooting fashion (I think) have paid attention to keep his camera as much "level" as possible and then compose the subject & scenery appropriately in the view frame which really is worthy of note.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)

Masterful use of horizon to avoid typical 28mm "stretching" toward corners, careful framing and aperture/focus plane use to add drama to the subjects, appropriate color processing to accentuate desert-like surroundings: Kudos to Marko! An excellent lens in capable hands...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:12 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

"Meyer says it will allow 30 photographers the chance to buy the lens at half price before general production begins..." Hmmm... I wonder how many would sacrifice $5.5K for a manual focus f2.8 lens after these "lucky" 30 buyers..

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 06:50 UTC as 10th comment
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (197 comments in total)

Terribly disappointed... would rather wait for the reissue of Hector 28/6.3 which is 55 grams lighter..

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Breakthrough technology, kudos to Sony! However still no replacement for global shutter; each frame will suffer of some jello-effect and smearing no matter how small..

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)

Far better bokeh than the Summicron or Summilux Asph. For street photography better than even the M10 or any digital Leica. What lacks is the tilting LCD for hip level shooting...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

"An optional ($545) 'Visoflex' electronic viewfinder can be attached to the M10 for live view shooting. This isn't as silly as it sounds - shooting in live view ensures accurate framing, and accurate critical focus..."

Accurate critical focus? Then what the rangefinder is for? People are paying extra thousands just for the rangefinder...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 03:55 UTC as 141st comment
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BobYIL: "Sharpest standard lens in the world" limited for use on the 24MP sensor of Leica.

@ S Yu: Leica lenses are designed for Leica sensors having oblique-view microlenses with thin filters on. Specifically the 50mm and shorter ones do not perform the same on Sony sensors as they do on the M9 or M240.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 19:20 UTC

"Sharpest standard lens in the world" limited for use on the 24MP sensor of Leica.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 05:57 UTC as 64th comment | 11 replies

I would call them a masterwork; not only from the PoV of aesthetics, but very few photographers can master such precision to capture the right moment in hundreths of a second by the freezing effect of strobes vs delaying effect of shutter lag.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 18:43 UTC as 12th comment
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