Michael Ma

Lives in United States San Diego, United States
Works as a Multimedia Professional
Joined on Jan 18, 2005

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On article DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone (79 comments in total)

Waiting for a DJI Mavic Pro 2. Needs a better camera. The colors look weird. I think the colors on the spark looks great though. Just put the Spark colors on the Mavic. 4K with spark colors would be nice.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 15:38 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

PaintShopPro looks like it was a painting program first and foremost, that's merging into an all in one like photoshop. Photoshop, on the other hand, specialized in processing of photos, which slowly gained drawing and design tools slowly. If you're processing photos, I bet Photoshop will still be the best tool.

Do they even have the resources to be pushing out raw compatibility updates in a timely manner (near release day of the camera) for every camera that hits the market? I doubt it.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 03:37 UTC as 13th comment

If they can't pay you now, and they're not treating you with respect, they probably won't pay you later when you devalue yourself by continuing to take the abuse and work for free.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:47 UTC as 1st comment
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jhinkey: I hope in the agreement they compensate the photographer for a wrongful lawsuit.
Seems to me that PETA needs to gain some perspective on themselves.

It sounds like there may be a countersuit against PETA for punitive damages? I doubt PETA isn't "settling" for a written public apology by the photographer. They are probably settling for the punitive damages they have to pay to the photographer.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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Dostoy: Seems pretty clear to me: the photographer "took" the photo in that he set up all the steps leading to the actual image. And aren't there some cameras these days that have a "smile shutter" setting, where the smile of the subject triggers the shutter? Does that mean that the image belongs to the subject that smiled, and thus "took" the photo?

So you're saying no photo that is shot with a timer, intervalometer can be copyrighted? That doesn't sound right.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: I swear to god the way she holds the camera. It's a 5D not an iPhone! As soon as I saw that, closed the video.

She was holding the camera to get the shot she wanted and using the tools that were available to her. Nothing wrong with that. The camera shouldn't get in the way of your shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 04:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1052 comments in total)

A camera that no one should buy, according to the comments. Yet, out of stock at Amazon. How does this happen every time?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 04:05 UTC as 113th comment | 3 replies

For a little more money, you should get a Yongnuo with all the bells and whistles. TTL, HSS, wireless triggering. You will want all those features to learn and use after you buy a slave flash like this. Sure it's not $25, but still 1/6 the price of an OEM flash.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 37th comment

Are there no photographers in this room? A set of pictures is supposed to tell a story, not necessarily the actual events. For this shoot, any photographer would have used a wireless trigger, built-in intervalometer, or done this shoot with remote wifi shooting. Are you going to rely on a monkey to press that shutter after he holds it awkwardly at himself to get the shot? You might as well try to take a picture of the moon by throwing your camera at it. You can't see him holding a remote trigger or smartphone in his other pictures is to tell the story of somehow the monkey did it.

The only reason the photographer has not admitted to this as his defense is because the photo is bigger than the details, and he probably knows that PETA has no case.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 03:34 UTC as 58th comment | 6 replies

No need to tell me it was shot on an iPhone. It's pretty obvious. No fault of the photographer. All the images miss the mark of reaching their potential.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:49 UTC as 2nd comment

Why make this type of video? It's like they want to exaggerate reality for the likes or something.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 05:07 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

On a positive note, I had no idea my 80D was this awesome at ISO 100. I hate the low light performance. It's noisier than my m43 cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 23:53 UTC as 152nd comment
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Tazz93: They appear to have saved a ton of money on the development of this camera, but chose not to pass the savings on to their customers. Sensor tech on the old platform/process, an AF module from an existing relatively high production model, and LCD hardware from the existing parts bins... I don't know, but it seems like they might have a pretty good margin on this camera. Or maybe they are subsidizing the development losses on other products here.

They spent millions developing an inferior full frame sensor. And yes the buyers will be footing the bill.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 21:53 UTC

I totally get what he's saying but I disagree with this article. Seeing countless people who jump on the DSLR train who bought an APS-C kit all seem to give up too quickly because they get discouraged. For most people, they are starting off the wrong foot and ultimately wasting money. A full frame camera with a very fast prime lens will at times yield in something encouraging even if it is out of pure luck. To me, giving a person something to keep going is better than trying to teach the basics to someone that's lost interest. The article's advice is good for the 10% that don't give up after the first 6 months.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 14:36 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2146 comments in total)

Anyone pay for the C-Log upgrade? I'm curious to see how it looks.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article HTC launches U11 flagship smartphone (9 comments in total)

Looks like the iPhone 4

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 11:51 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

I own a GF7(previous model of the GX850) and a GX85. The GF7, which I bought for $300, still gets used quite a bit because of the size, weight, and cost. If someone took it because I left it out on the beach while I went swimming, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, but it can still take great raw pics.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 09:04 UTC as 35th comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)

Are you sure that ping pong table is purple? It looks gold to me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 10:13 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1179 comments in total)

Looking forward to the full review!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 05:30 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply

So a long winded answer to say no 4K in there near future because it "hinders" their other products.

I guess Canon underestimates that everyday consumers are catching into there fact that 1080p 4:2:0 is not fully getting the most use it of their 1080p TV. And people capture UHD/4K 4:2:0 as a poormans way to obtain something close to 1080p 4:4:4.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 22:43 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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