Mikhail Tal

Joined on Jul 2, 2013

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Mikhail Tal: Lens size is what matters and the trend is smaller, say companies much more relevant than Aptina.

rhlpetrus surely you're aware that lens size for any given focal length and maximum aperture directly correlates to the size of the image circle it must cover, no?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 06:16 UTC

Lens size is what matters and the trend is smaller, say companies much more relevant than Aptina.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 01:29 UTC as 105th comment | 8 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.

And what percent of fixed lens cameras sales are made up of rugged cameras? Probably a lot less than 12% yet DPR still managed to give all six of them their own review.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 20:06 UTC
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Mikhail Tal: There's no way it would cost you close to $80 to sell your used lens and buy another (used or possibly even new) lens in a different mount for their cheap prime lenses. And for some they will charge more than $80. This whole service is a ripoff.

I meant to specifically refer to the lower end lenses like 19mm and 30mm, apologies for not being clear.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 20:02 UTC
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Mikhail Tal: So they are going to charge $80 to change the mount on a $100-200 lens. LOL good luck with that.

You could probably do that and incur about the same cost or less as Sigma will charge you as well. So it's pretty much breakeven and therefore only marginally useful. On the mid to low end lenses it's totally useless because you'll end up paying more.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 20:00 UTC

There's no way it would cost you close to $80 to sell your used lens and buy another (used or possibly even new) lens in a different mount for their cheap prime lenses. And for some they will charge more than $80. This whole service is a ripoff.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 08:09 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: The DSLM lingo makes me chuckle. Some marketing guy was so proud of that, wasn't he?

I think it's pretty smart, actually. A lot of people just hear DSLR DSLR over and over when shopping for a camera. The term "Mirrorless" by itself doesn't really tell them much and they might dismiss it out of hand, but if you change it to DSLM Digital Single Lens Mirrorless, then they know it's a similar type of camera to a DSLR and something they might be interested in.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:30 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 06:07 UTC as 405th comment | 16 replies
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Combatmedic870: Soooo....30mm 1.4 for NEX/X/M/NX mounts???? With AF?? How does that exactly work?

The point is they're terrified of not seeling m4/3 lenses because some idiot bloggers are predicting it will die in a few years or some nonsense like that.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:44 UTC
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Mikhail Tal: So they are going to charge $80 to change the mount on a $100-200 lens. LOL good luck with that.

I'll tell you what, you send me your 19mm f/2.8 or 30mm f/2.8 Sigma lens, I will charge you $80 and send you the same version of that lens in the mount of your choice in equal or better condition as the lens you send in, with as many lenses as you want, I will have a sizable profit margin and I won't even have to change the mount. Then we'll see whose math is better.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:36 UTC

What they really should do is charge a max of 10% of the lens's retail price, and as long as your lens is in mint condition, give you a brand new lens in the mount of your choice while they refurbish the one you sent in, that way no mount changing is required and at least you get a decent value.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:30 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

So they are going to charge $80 to change the mount on a $100-200 lens. LOL good luck with that.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (492 comments in total)

Barney do you ever get fed up with people whining about the reviews?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 04:14 UTC as 157th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (492 comments in total)

DPR you are giving away gold awards to the majority of cameras now (not counting your "rugged camera" reviews). I'm not saying that the X100s doesn't deserve it but I think you're really diluted the value of a gold award and it's almost like a silver award means its a camera to avoid. You really need to rethink and clearly define your criteria for rating cameras because right now you are sending a lot of mixed messages.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 181st comment | 4 replies
On article Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review (366 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Simon if you based your review choices in part from what you read in the comments and forum, why do you make fun of people who tell you what they want to have reviewed? Saying "Okay we'll check with you next time we want to review something" is being unnecessarily rude to one of your customers, and it discourages the same people whose feedback you claim to be looking for from giving it in the first place.

He writes in the comments making fun of people who ask for DPR to review certain cameras, to be fair it may not be just him but also other writers.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2013 at 00:31 UTC
On article Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review (366 comments in total)

Simon if you based your review choices in part from what you read in the comments and forum, why do you make fun of people who tell you what they want to have reviewed? Saying "Okay we'll check with you next time we want to review something" is being unnecessarily rude to one of your customers, and it discourages the same people whose feedback you claim to be looking for from giving it in the first place.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:11 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review (366 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Giving a gold star for this camera is a joke. It's literally the worst current DSLR there is. The lack of articulating screen alone should make it a complete afterthought. The only people who will buy this camera are complete suckers.

Any camera is a "dream to use" if you just leave it on auto and you have never used an articulated screen.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:06 UTC
On article Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review (366 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Giving a gold star for this camera is a joke. It's literally the worst current DSLR there is. The lack of articulating screen alone should make it a complete afterthought. The only people who will buy this camera are complete suckers.

No, this camera is designed for those who have no idea what a ripoff it is.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 06:40 UTC
On article Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review (366 comments in total)

Giving a gold star for this camera is a joke. It's literally the worst current DSLR there is. The lack of articulating screen alone should make it a complete afterthought. The only people who will buy this camera are complete suckers.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 04:33 UTC as 98th comment | 10 replies
On photo In the evening twilight in the Beauty from the back challenge (12 comments in total)

Can you please, please, post more pics of her, clothed or otherwise?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 20:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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