BobYIL

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Joined on Oct 17, 2007

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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 (223 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 (223 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 (202 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 51st 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 140th 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
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

It was 1963; Leica M1 with accessory rangefinder FOKOS and Elmar 2.8/50.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 20:14 UTC as 373rd comment

For those who pass on this, Leica will re-launch the Hektor 28mm f/6.3...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:52 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

The next Leica M-P "slip" by Wolf Sucks to come with a free bag of best quality chalk powder will be priced at $15.995 (only 69 units, no lens or flash.)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 170th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)

Sony, hear me:
Now we have a mirrorless MF however with exclusive leaf-shutter lenses but also (with adapter) older lenses again with leaf shutters. And we have a bunch of MF-DSLRs with mirror.... I think it's time to introduce a mirrorless MF with focal plane shutter so that a great deal of us could use their existing MF lenses- almost any MF lenses- like you have done with the A7-series...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:33 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Awwww! What I see?? The game has changed!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 220th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Another X-Pan possibility: Two 42MP FF Sony sensors side-by-side, output integrated via SW, with fixed or interchangeable lenses covering at least 76mm illumination circle (not much problem for Hasselblad.) 84MP panaromic camera is quite attractive.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply

Decades long "Magnum quality" has been associated with highest achievement, accomplishment, mastery, admiration, compliment.... The photos here hardly evokes anything positive.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Striking: Photos from a lightning hotspot in Venezuela (34 comments in total)

Jonas, you have brought excitement with your photos. Thanks..

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 17th comment

Dear dpr,

Most of us can not afford a D5 or 1DXII but still need a camera with excellent AF capabilities and "reasonable" cost. How about taking one of these two as reference and running a comparative test involving the D500, 7DII and A6300 so that we could have a clear and objective idea where each could stand concerning AF and responsiveness? I am sure this will receive more interest than the top-two pro cameras.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies
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