Michael Ma

Michael Ma

Lives in United States San Diego, United States
Works as a Multimedia Professional
Has a website at http://rawxmp.com
Joined on Jan 18, 2005

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On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (185 comments in total)

All these comments below hating on Samsung because they are now making great cameras that produce some flawless images. Tsk tsk. Hating on Samsung doesn't make your favorite antiquated camera any better.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 10:26 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (185 comments in total)
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cptobvious: Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii trips.

Certainly these cameras can be reviewed competently by just giving loaner review copies, but perks like these just smell like desperate attempts to influence reviewers.

Show them in the best light. That's the essence of photography. I'm sure dpreview can buy their own tickets to Hawaii. dpreview is not some guy's blog working to sell his free reviewed cameras on ebay to make a living.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (185 comments in total)
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mugupo: Wait till Sony A7000 which just around the corner, it will likely put this camera to shame. with EVF and better video function.

Some of these shots are flawless. Put it to shame?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 10:19 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)

Direct flash is never good. An orange gel and diffuser would help. I'm going to guess the flash on your phone is likely to produce more natural results as the new smartphones have warmer flash units, know how to adjust the warmth when it knows that the flash is firing, and/or meter the light and fire the flash accordingly to the light levels (less flash needed the better).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 7th comment
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)

Direct flash is never good. An orange gel and diffuser would help. I'm going to guess the flash on your phone is likely to produce more natural results as the new smartphones have warmer flash units, know how to adjust the warmth when it knows that the flash is firing, and/or meter the light and fire the flash accordingly to the light levels (less flash needed the better).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 09:08 UTC as 8th comment

A Jesus selfie...that was unexpected.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 09:28 UTC as 8th comment
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)

maybe a last picture of the finished product, or a group photo of employees would be a nice way to end the article.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 09:26 UTC as 78th comment
On Sony Xperia Z3 camera review post (148 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Good technology ruined by too many megapixels.

Thanks Lars Rehm! Looking forward to it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 01:25 UTC

Is not compatible with my Galaxy Note 4 with Android 5.0. SM-N910L

Darn...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Xperia Z3 camera review post (148 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Good technology ruined by too many megapixels.

Menneisyys, I concur. I own a Note 4. It's has the best smartphone camera right now. the lens is a big factor for the Z3. The Note 4 is better than iPhone 6 Plus in my opinion. It's a pity that DxO has explicitly decided to not review this phone. Why did they make this decision so early and why the reason to stand so firm with this decision? I just don't get it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 02:03 UTC
On Sony Xperia Z3 camera review post (148 comments in total)

Good technology ruined by too many megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 01:47 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (139 comments in total)

I wonder if they add the brushed metal texture for effect after they've cut it in half. It seems like if they were to cut it in half with something that course, the smaller parts would rip apart and fly out in every direction.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 46th comment
On Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor article (143 comments in total)

wow...true 4K (not UHD) at 24p H.265 for $800? That's unreal... Does it have the low contrast video color profiles like they ones introduced on the NX1 recently with a firmware update?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:54 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

Does it do 4K video?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 03:42 UTC as 106th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)

Another $4K drop in the future, and it would seem somewhat tangible as a long term investment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 02:40 UTC as 36th comment
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (132 comments in total)

I wonder how much Apple paid for a certain phone to not be reviewed at DxO.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 09:37 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)

This camera is about 3 years late, and not surprisingly it feels like it could have been Canon's flagship 3 years ago. I'm ready for the Mark III.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies
On 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $500 and up article (6 comments in total)

A good gift set would be:

Canon 5D Mark III
85mm f/1.2 L
16-35mm f/2.8 L

You can't go wrong with this one.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 15:37 UTC as 4th comment

I'm sure dpreview, being a reputable company owned by a multi-billion-dollar corporation with strict standards knows how to verify claims before they post it as news on their website. We're not on some random Joe's photography blog.

I don't doubt a artist's ability to connect with their buyer to get such a high figure. It is an art in itself. Technically, it is not a difficult to image to shoot or process. To find such a buyer and get that dollar amount, I'm sure we are all million miles apart from this guy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 30th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)

Looking forward to the A7S Mark II.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 36th comment
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