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Mikhail Tal

Joined on Jul 2, 2013

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On photo African Monarch in the Butterflies challenge (13 comments in total)

I guarantee you this was composited onto a separate background in photoshop. Virtually impossible to get this shot straight out of the camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 03:00 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax Q7 Review (241 comments in total)
In reply to:

Katier: I have to say I find the review surprising. I use a basic Q and find it's performance excellent. It's ultra-compact nature with the 1.9 is very useful and I find IQ to be very good.

OK it obviously starts to get limited, especially ( in the Q with the smaller sensor) past around 800 ISO, but considering it's got such a small sensor high ISO performance isn't what it's about.

That said, the fact it runs with a 1.9 lens means that it's at least a stop better than the MLC competition unless your willing to spend over $1000 for a lens.

You can also do crazy things like put a 50mm f1.7 lens on it via an adapter and get a 210mm f1.7 (approx Q7) or 275mm f1.7 (Q/Q10).

In short, due to having high speed lenses the limited ISO range problem is reduced.. plus the compact size is a huge strength. I should add that have large hands and have zero problems with it.

Currently the Q is my main camera due to a DSLR theft, but I really only miss a view finder when compared to the DSLR.

Wrong, You can get the Olympus 45/1.8 lens for $330 and the Panasonic 20/1.7 lens for $300. Thanks for playing, please try again.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 22:22 UTC

I CALLED IT!!!

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51940638

"...that colossal failure of a system they ingeniously called Nikon 1. When every camera in the series needs to be slashed 50%+ within a year or updated within three months because it isn't selling, it's time to cut bait and start over. 1" fixed compacts and DX system compacts. That's what any rational product manager would suggest..."

FIRST SMART MOVE NIKON'S MADE IN OVER TWO YEARS

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 219th comment | 2 replies
On photo Dave_Bungle Bungles_1385B4s in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (2 comments in total)

A "Sunset" challenge doesn't mean "after sunset" just as it doesn't mean "before sunset."Way too much HDR and DOF. You could have composited the guy onto the background and nobody could have ever told the difference, that's how flat this image is. As a matter of fact, I'd say it's quite likely that you did composite the subject given that it's a one second exposure and it's difficult for a human to stay completely motionless for that long and without blinking.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo foto in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (1 comment in total)

Solid 9. Am interested.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Teresa waiting for me in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (1 comment in total)

No sunset here.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Golden Moment in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (1 comment in total)

Sadly a bit overexposed, had great potential. The people distract from the scene more than anything, especially with how they're chopped off.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC_0060R in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (2 comments in total)

Come on man, that is a blatant photoshopped color overlay on those lenses. This doesn't even look like a sunset though.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The Minstrel in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (1 comment in total)

Not a sunset

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Miriam_2 in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (1 comment in total)

Not a sunset

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo X1_002611_web in the Human portrait at Sunset I challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice photo, not a sunset though.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

I'm thrilled that my request for DPR to review the GX7 quickly and start reviewing more m4/3 cameras was so popular. I have never seen another comment get even close to 70 likes before (it certainly helped that I got it in early). Thank you to all who gave a thumbs up and I encourage you to keep visiting and posting comments in these previews and reviews, it is the biggest thing that Simon and DPR pay attention to, how much traffic they get. If we blitz the previews with page views and comments they will reward us with a quick review, at least that is my hope.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:16 UTC as 214th comment | 1 reply
On photo Haleakala Sunset in the Sunset in the mountains IV challenge (9 comments in total)

How did this get such a low rating? So many people gave just 3/5? One gave 2.5/5? This is like literally the best photograph ever taken in the history of mankind.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:00 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Another tiny sensor camera. Will these idiots ever learn? It can't even beat the image quality of a cellphone.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 01:31 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon launches budget-friendly Coolpix L620 ultra zoom (40 comments in total)

This may be literally one of the worst products Nikon could ever launch. These are specs that were available in 2009. "Incredible" 14x zoom lens? Is this an April Fool's joke or something? When are they going to just give up with these ridiculous tiny sensor cameras that lose money and just make something that can actually outperform a cellphone?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 22:45 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nikon announces Coolpix S6600 'connected compact' (15 comments in total)

Another tiny sensor joke of a camera. This piece of trash will be even worse in low light than a cellphone camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 22:40 UTC as 13th comment
On article Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR (190 comments in total)

$600 for this piece of junk? That's like twice as much as the Canon version.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 06:05 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: DPR You do not have a great track record recently of reviewing mirrorless cameras. The GF5, G5, E-PL5, NEX-5R and NX 20 seem to have been skipped completely, and the GF6, G6 and NEX-3N have been available for a few months with still no review. I'm not even counting the E-PL6 but you haven't reviewed that yet either. In contrast you've reviewed literally every DSLR released so far except the newish K-50, as far as I can tell, and almost every premium compact and even some cheap compacts.

So with that all being said, I strongly request that you give the GX7 review VERY HIGH priority. On paper it is the best mirrorless camera to date, and one of the best if not the best consumer-level cameras of any variety to date. It deserves your quick attention, a whole lot more than, say, the Canon T5i did.

You haven't even seen the GX7 VF yet, it is higher resolution and the tearing may be minimal enough that most won't notice it or be distracted by it. The difference in quality of IBIS may not be that significant to most either. Weather sealing may be important to a small group of people but for most people it's used about as often as 1/8000, especially as there's only one weather sealed m4/3 lens.

Wifi is a question mark depending on how it is implemented but NFC should be very useful for most people to easily move their images to their smartphones where it's easy to share them, etc. The grip and buttons are better than the E-M5, there is no hump, it has a pop-up flash, and there are more external controls. Also the sensor might be better. And unlike Olmpus cameras it auto corrects for distortion, CA, vignetting. Also has better video.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 00:27 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: DPR You do not have a great track record recently of reviewing mirrorless cameras. The GF5, G5, E-PL5, NEX-5R and NX 20 seem to have been skipped completely, and the GF6, G6 and NEX-3N have been available for a few months with still no review. I'm not even counting the E-PL6 but you haven't reviewed that yet either. In contrast you've reviewed literally every DSLR released so far except the newish K-50, as far as I can tell, and almost every premium compact and even some cheap compacts.

So with that all being said, I strongly request that you give the GX7 review VERY HIGH priority. On paper it is the best mirrorless camera to date, and one of the best if not the best consumer-level cameras of any variety to date. It deserves your quick attention, a whole lot more than, say, the Canon T5i did.

peevee what existing mirrorless camera is better than the GX7 on paper?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
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Mikhail Tal: Lens size is what matters and the trend is smaller, say companies much more relevant than Aptina.

LOL at your hilarious attempt to spin an 50mm f/4 lens as being somehow better than an 50mm f/2 lens. What about the 99.9% of the time that you aren't trying to take the absolute longest exposure possible at maximum aperture? I seriously can't believe you just posted this.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 17:34 UTC
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