Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal

Joined on Jul 2, 2013

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On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: This is the review you should have made to begin with instead of giving every single rugged camera its own review. Why do you assign these cameras for review rather than the many mirrorless cameras you have skipped or may be about to skip over like the GF5, G5, GF6, G6, E-PL5, NEX-5R, NEX-3N, just off the top of my head. Not a single one of your six individual rugged reviews got even 100 comments. I guarantee you that any one of the cameras I mentioned would get more than 100 comments if it was still the current model.

Simon Joinson himself said that you judge success by traffic and I'm sure there's a strong correlation between number of comments and number of page views.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 03:36 UTC
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)

This is the review you should have made to begin with instead of giving every single rugged camera its own review. Why do you assign these cameras for review rather than the many mirrorless cameras you have skipped or may be about to skip over like the GF5, G5, GF6, G6, E-PL5, NEX-5R, NEX-3N, just off the top of my head. Not a single one of your six individual rugged reviews got even 100 comments. I guarantee you that any one of the cameras I mentioned would get more than 100 comments if it was still the current model.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 02:57 UTC as 58th comment | 10 replies
On Behind the Shot: Nautilus article (49 comments in total)

Or you could have just exposed for the sky and used flash...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: OLY WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST NO MATTER WHAT

You lack the ability to be passionate about a camera brand. I possess it. Simple as that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 00:11 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)

OLY WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST NO MATTER WHAT

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 03:00 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (240 comments in total)
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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.

Direct 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

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 219th comment | 2 replies
On 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.

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

Solid 9. Am interested.

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

No sunset here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment
On 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment
On 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.

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

Not a sunset

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

Not a sunset

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

Nice photo, not a sunset though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:16 UTC as 214th comment | 1 reply
On 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 07:00 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Note to Simon Joinson: The Panasonic GX7 preview still has 40% more comments than the Canon 70D preview, even though the 70D preview has been up longer and been updated with sample images while the GX7 hasn't yet. Time to reevaluate your decision to skip reviewing many m4/3 cameras.

Revenant you are confusing evidence with proof, the higher number of comments is abslutely evidence that the GX7 preview is getting more traffic unless you specifically counted the number of unique commenters and found a discrepancy compared to the 70D preview (I seriously doubt it and there is no reason to believe that there is one). It does not prove that there was more traffic but it is certainly strong evidence.

I guarantee you that DPR would hire more people to review every camera of each review generated enough traffic for them. I don't have a problem with this way of thinking as long as it is not just a facade for a deep-seated agenda to promote old-guy cameras and trash cameras of the future. That's why I'm calling out the GXY preview's exceptional popularity so that we can see if DPR puts its money where its mouth it when the next group of cameras is due for review.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 02:44 UTC

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

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 01:31 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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