Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal

Joined on Jul 2, 2013

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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.

They skipped the NEX-5R, Samsung NX 20, and so far the NEX 3N too. Possibly some other Samsung cameras. Bottom line is they review 100% of DSLRs and skp 30-50% of mirrorless cameras over the past two years. Simon Joinson SPECIFICALLY SAID in the GX7 preview thread that DPR skips some mirrorless cameras reviews because they don't get as much traffic. It has nothing to do with sales, DPR just wants their ad money. Clearly the evidence I have presented suggests that mirrorless popularity on DPR is rising.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 00:07 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

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.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 20:29 UTC as 305th comment | 13 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Look at that gigantic bulky camera. Good luck fitting that in your jacket pocket. Might be popular with old guys who need to show how big their gear is because their anatomical gear is too small.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 355th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon launches budget-friendly Coolpix L620 ultra zoom article (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?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 22:45 UTC as 12th comment
On Nikon announces Coolpix S6600 'connected compact' article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 22:40 UTC as 13th comment
On Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR article (191 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 06:05 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 00:27 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 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?

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 17:34 UTC
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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?

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 01:29 UTC as 105th comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 08:09 UTC as 29th 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:30 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:30 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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