Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal

Joined on Jul 2, 2013

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If DPR banned comments then people like me would just spew in the forums even more than we already do.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 42nd comment
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absentaneous: he's obviously a fan of andreas gursky.

You mean the scam artist who sells amateur snapshots for millions of dollars?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 07:41 UTC
On Soak in the season with these vivid summer photos article (38 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: I can't believe DPR actually fell for this cheap photoshop job. It's impossible for those people and their reflections to not be composited into the image after the fact. People don't just float in mid-air and if they had jumped from a helicopter or something, not only would you see the reflection of that in the water as well but you could never get enough exposure for those shots at such a fast shutter speed required to capture someone falling at a high speed.

It's not a bright sky at all it's sunset there's barely any light left, and these can't be at the top of a jump because their launch point is completely out of the frame so it must have come from overhead.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 01:44 UTC
On Soak in the season with these vivid summer photos article (38 comments in total)

I can't believe DPR actually fell for this cheap photoshop job. It's impossible for those people and their reflections to not be composited into the image after the fact. People don't just float in mid-air and if they had jumped from a helicopter or something, not only would you see the reflection of that in the water as well but you could never get enough exposure for those shots at such a fast shutter speed required to capture someone falling at a high speed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 23:53 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
On A foggy start in the My best picture this week challenge (7 comments in total)

How did this photo win any challenge at all, let alone best picture of the week? It's the most boring image ever, no color or subject or anything, just a bunch of blur and grain.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 20:51 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Mikhail Tal: Why isn't this constant f/2.8 and $200?

For low light of course?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 16:11 UTC

Why isn't this constant f/2.8 and $200?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Cold morning in the Winterscapes challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice job with that straight horizon. I don't think the colors are quite bland enough though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 00:26 UTC as 1st comment

Great product, there just aren't nearly enough superzooms on the market already. I need one for every day of the month.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 14th comment

Typical Canon - use the same sensor over and over and over and over...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
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hansh4: still an great idea with potential

"an great idea?"?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
On Bad Weather = Good Photography article (77 comments in total)

I don't see any examples of bad weather creating good pictures. ALl I see is bad weather ruining potentially good pictures. The lighting is awful and other than the last photo there's way too little contrast and saturation. They look like any other amateur snapshot taken in bad weather.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 21:30 UTC as 29th comment
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (110 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: The pictures show that those photographers were not too concerned with getting crazy shallow DOF or "artistic" bokeh :-)

Everything wrong with ugly shallow DOF when inappropriate. Which is way too often on DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 02:18 UTC
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (110 comments in total)

What's so gorgeous about these photos? They aren't nearly as vibrant, sharp, and contrasty as modern digital photos. They look just as dated as anything else from a bygone ear. Film is dead.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 02:09 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: DPR I would like to point out to you that the Canon 70D received and 8-page preview (not counting studio comparison and sample image gallery and just now topped 700 comments, while the Panasonic GX7 (mirrorless) only got a minimal one-page preview, yet got over 700 comments even though it was just a single page and did not include the image gallery (posted separately) or the studio comparison (posted later but not directly comparable because it is the new studio compare).

So my point is that people are talking more about the mirrorless GX7 than the DSLR 70D and presumably creating at least as much if not more viewer traffic, yet you give more content to the 70D. I understand you may not have foreseen the amount of traffic the GX7 would get, but I would like to suggest that in the future you provide full-length previews to mirrorless cameras just as you would DSLRs because the evidence is there that if you post the previews and reviews then people will come and view them.

So why should you cherry pick a single one of my many threads and take it out of context in order to make a fallacious argument? Why not put priority on the overall thrust of my view on the photography industry?

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 17:10 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: DPR I would like to point out to you that the Canon 70D received and 8-page preview (not counting studio comparison and sample image gallery and just now topped 700 comments, while the Panasonic GX7 (mirrorless) only got a minimal one-page preview, yet got over 700 comments even though it was just a single page and did not include the image gallery (posted separately) or the studio comparison (posted later but not directly comparable because it is the new studio compare).

So my point is that people are talking more about the mirrorless GX7 than the DSLR 70D and presumably creating at least as much if not more viewer traffic, yet you give more content to the 70D. I understand you may not have foreseen the amount of traffic the GX7 would get, but I would like to suggest that in the future you provide full-length previews to mirrorless cameras just as you would DSLRs because the evidence is there that if you post the previews and reviews then people will come and view them.

The "top cameras" chart showing number of views is totally slanted because all of those cameras got MULTIPLE PAGE (P)REVIEWS, meaning each unique viewer generates multiple page views or every page they view. The Canon 70D had 13 pages all in the same review while the GX7 only had two pages (and only had one for a long time). DPR even split up the sample image gallery from the rest of the preview for some reason so those views aren't even being counted.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 20:24 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Sad to say but now I am actually looking forward to the OM-D E-M1 already because it has on-sensor PDAF so I can actually photograph moving subjects without losing focus. Plus it will have 5-axis IBIS, weather sealing, and the always amazing Oly jpeg engine, and maybe another surprise or two. That said the GX7 is still an amazing camera that puts most DSLRs to shame.

If I have very bad taste, how would you describe your own taste, grotesque?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 09:52 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: DPR I would like to point out to you that the Canon 70D received and 8-page preview (not counting studio comparison and sample image gallery and just now topped 700 comments, while the Panasonic GX7 (mirrorless) only got a minimal one-page preview, yet got over 700 comments even though it was just a single page and did not include the image gallery (posted separately) or the studio comparison (posted later but not directly comparable because it is the new studio compare).

So my point is that people are talking more about the mirrorless GX7 than the DSLR 70D and presumably creating at least as much if not more viewer traffic, yet you give more content to the 70D. I understand you may not have foreseen the amount of traffic the GX7 would get, but I would like to suggest that in the future you provide full-length previews to mirrorless cameras just as you would DSLRs because the evidence is there that if you post the previews and reviews then people will come and view them.

DPR doesn't care what people do who aren't members or viewers of their site. Clearly the people DPR actually does care about, because they give DPR traffic for their advertising, are more interested in talking about the GX7.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 09:49 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: DPR I would like to point out to you that the Canon 70D received and 8-page preview (not counting studio comparison and sample image gallery and just now topped 700 comments, while the Panasonic GX7 (mirrorless) only got a minimal one-page preview, yet got over 700 comments even though it was just a single page and did not include the image gallery (posted separately) or the studio comparison (posted later but not directly comparable because it is the new studio compare).

So my point is that people are talking more about the mirrorless GX7 than the DSLR 70D and presumably creating at least as much if not more viewer traffic, yet you give more content to the 70D. I understand you may not have foreseen the amount of traffic the GX7 would get, but I would like to suggest that in the future you provide full-length previews to mirrorless cameras just as you would DSLRs because the evidence is there that if you post the previews and reviews then people will come and view them.

I know that you have limited resources but currently you are cutting back on possibly your best source of traffic so I urge you to adjust your priorities after taking this into account.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 08:02 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)

DPR I would like to point out to you that the Canon 70D received and 8-page preview (not counting studio comparison and sample image gallery and just now topped 700 comments, while the Panasonic GX7 (mirrorless) only got a minimal one-page preview, yet got over 700 comments even though it was just a single page and did not include the image gallery (posted separately) or the studio comparison (posted later but not directly comparable because it is the new studio compare).

So my point is that people are talking more about the mirrorless GX7 than the DSLR 70D and presumably creating at least as much if not more viewer traffic, yet you give more content to the 70D. I understand you may not have foreseen the amount of traffic the GX7 would get, but I would like to suggest that in the future you provide full-length previews to mirrorless cameras just as you would DSLRs because the evidence is there that if you post the previews and reviews then people will come and view them.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 08:02 UTC as 240th comment | 11 replies
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