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 article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (280 comments in total)

If only Sony put a larger battery and into their toy cameras, large SLRs wouldn't be making such a resurgence.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 16:42 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (29 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: I'm truly impressed

This is one example

http://i.imgur.com/GIkGtBuh.jpg

Dude, looks good enough to hang at Starbucks.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (29 comments in total)

Photo->Prisma->Illustrator(vectorize)->Print->Frame->Wall

Good way to decorate your house with art.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 8th comment
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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tkbslc: While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

Perfect for bees and capturing the iris detail of bears.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
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Michael Ma: Every time I see their video, it looks impressive. Then I remember how their screen flips out the wrong way. It's like someone baked the perfect pizza, and then it fell on the floor face down. Sorry, I'll wait for the next one.

Unlike people like yourself, I know what is useful on the field and what is not. What might seem like a little thing of no consequence to you, are big issues that are instantly recognizable as a deal breaker. A screen that flips out in that direction is utterly stupid for just about anyone for shooting videos and photos. If you own a camera that had a LCD that flipped out the other way fully like the GH4 or the 70D/80D, you'd know just how versatile and useful it is.

Go ahead and buy it if you think it's of no consequence. I'm sure you'll learn from this.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 13:13 UTC

Every time I see their video, it looks impressive. Then I remember how their screen flips out the wrong way. It's like someone baked the perfect pizza, and then it fell on the floor face down. Sorry, I'll wait for the next one.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 01:54 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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BelePhotography: Did someone actually manage to open a NEF file in Lightroom mobile. So far I've been unable test this feature as the files won't open (Samsung S7 + Nikon D750/D500)

i think there's a adobe creative cloud app for android. if you are paying subscription, I think you can upload your raw files through this, and edit them in light room. i haven't tried though. to be honest, i'd rather just wait until i get home. the workflow is too slow and frustrating.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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BelePhotography: Did someone actually manage to open a NEF file in Lightroom mobile. So far I've been unable test this feature as the files won't open (Samsung S7 + Nikon D750/D500)

If it's anything like the Android version, it only supports DNG or a proxy when the raw file is uploaded to the adobe cloud from the desktop.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 04:05 UTC

16 lenses, all with infinite DOF after about 3 feet.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

I think on top of a mountain on a really clear day, with maybe a small child instead of a full grown woman, and a lot of work in photoshop and ACR, you can probably achieve 90% of this photo on a smartphone.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:06 UTC as 36th comment
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Wild Shooter: Tried the Gear VR headsets, absolutely terrible. How have we slowly advanced in VR realm over the past 13 years? Dedicated headsets I used in 1993 were better than these slap-in-phone attempts.

What are you talking about? Virtual Boy was better than Gear VR? That's like saying Atari was better than PS4. Gear VR is $100. I think Virtual Boy was expensive. If it's not Vritual Boy, how expensive was the rig you are talking about? Was everyone able to buy one at K-Mart at the time?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:17 UTC

Why take a profile shot at f/6.3 and show everyone that the DOF is near infinity? Is the DOF that deep at f/1.2?

The only shots that had shallow DOF were shots of small objects at close distances. I can do that shot with a smartphone.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 02:30 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

When they said hands-on, they really meant it. Literally.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 04:05 UTC as 49th comment

Finally, I can throw away my keychain remote that came with my Hero 3 Black.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 01:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (146 comments in total)

Just release the GH5 already. The smaller versions with low bitrates rarely makes a splash.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 20th comment
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)

Don't tell me it's an Active without swappable batteries.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 16:46 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
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LFPCPH: But when will sensors deliver global shutter for us consumers ?

For stills, usually rolling shutter is a non issue as the delay is very minimal because it relies on a hardware curtain to limit the exposure. If you enable the electronic shutter option (this disables the hardware curtain) on some cameras, you will see rolling shutter issues in your photos because an electronic shutter's readout speed is still no match for a hardware shutter.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)

ISO3276800 is a little too noisy for my tastes.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 15:12 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
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LFPCPH: But when will sensors deliver global shutter for us consumers ?

Yeah, I'm wondering where the Invisage stuff is. It looked very promising.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 22:49 UTC

Specs sound identical to the Galaxy S7 sensor, except the 4k 60p. Specs are good but we need to see video sample to say whether it's an improvement. I was hoping Invisage stuff to start making it in to smartphones.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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