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 Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2138 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 33rd comment
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 33rd comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 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 (1189 comments in total)

Looking forward to the full review!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 05:30 UTC as 89th 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
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)
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dennis tennis: meh, none of these are pocket able. I'm not going to shoot an award winning movie if I have to lug one of these monsters around. I should be able to chill at my local Starbucks, and with a moment of inspired creativity, shoot a dance-musical starring myself and win multiple Oscars. Come on people, how can creative geniuses like me be able to share my greatness with the masses if these cameras are so freaking huge.

I wonder if I can point an Arri Alexa at myself while riding a Boosted Board.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 04:08 UTC
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)

Great to see Canon's withholding of 4K in their DSLR's is paying off in their success of their cinema line of cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 04:06 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies

I would have cropped or content aware filled that top left hand corner though.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:43 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)

I'd love a mirrorless Canon once they release a camera that has a silent electronic shutter.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:34 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)

Is this really a necessary camera? Just buy the 80D.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:32 UTC as 104th comment | 6 replies
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)

Does it shoot in 4K?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 8th comment
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Collie Camp: I wish, they would make a FF camera - that would be sooo good.

mft manufacturers are starting to branch out to full frame in some sense. Panasonic and Leica work together to add value to eachother's products. The Leica SL, which is probably partly engineered with Panasonic is full frame with GH4 like video modes. Too bad the cost is astronomical.

bryanbrun, I disagree that full frame can't do 60fps 4K or 14fps raw. The 1DX MKII does exactly that. Maybe it requires a larger body to dissipate the heat, but technologies improve very quickly.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
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Michael Ma: Does it stay at 2.8 at 35mm?

Thanks for the info!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:27 UTC

He never bothered to upgrade his 5D Mark III to a Mark IV.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 15:19 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

Does it stay at 2.8 at 35mm?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 05:55 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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OhWeh: The same price as the Leica M10, but so much more camera for the money. More IQ, AF, sealed, ....

Good luck getting lenses. Right now, their fastest lens is f/2.8 prime, which is somewhere around f/2.2-f/2.5 on full frame? Kinda not worth it.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1189 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: Having shot a GH5 today I have some questions Panasonic haven't answered yet and perhaps you could help with:

(1) Will 480fps focusing be available on any existing lenses, especially the two f2.8 zooms and the 42.5mm lenses? (I'm assuming not.)

(2) Will Dual-IS2 be available on any existing lenses? (Again I'm assuming not.)

(3) What firmware are you using (I had v0.3 but I know v0.4x is out)?

(4) What do you think of the video AF, IMHO it was rubbish compared to a Canon M5 and not much advanced from my GH4 (and I was using a 480Hz lens, I think, the 12-60 f2.8-4)

Panasonic has 2 IS systems. Power O.I.S. and Mega O.I.S. Power O.I.S. is their latest standard included on some older lenses like the 42.5 f/1.2. All Power O.I.S. lenses should be Dual IS 2 compatible. Not sure about Mega O.I.S. And all lenses without any O.I.S. still get stabilization from IBIS on the GH5.

Just my assumption but 480Hz sampling done by their DFD autofocus system will benefit all autofocus lenses. It's able to sample where it wants to focus to at 480Hz, but the speed to refocus will depend on the lens. i'm guessing no lens will be doing it at 1/480s.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1189 comments in total)
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scifisteve: Personally, it is hard to get excited over a 4/3d's sensor camera. I do not care about all the bells and whistles. The bottom line is, the lenses let the camera down! If you decide to use a speed booster, you loose any advantage of auto-focusing, but you can get low light performance and wide angle lens options on that setup. Every native lens you put on this camera has a 2X multiplier!!! So--no wide lenses and poor low light performance !!! So, using this camera means that for the best results you will have to have total lighting control, or a very bright day. Then, you have to make do with many lenses with few wide angle options, and high F stops!!
But, if you are looking for wide angles and low light advantages, start with an APS-C or full frame camera, light and portable. Then build on that with an external recorder. Each system has its trade offs, that is true, but I am not a fan of small sensors. P.S. file size can be an issue. 60 to 100 Mb/sec easy, but 300 Mb/sec?

Maybe for the first year when I got my SLR, I took it everywhere. But these days, I find it a little over-the-top when I take my Canon SLR to casual outings. Friend's houses, cafes, trips to the mall. However, a GX85 with a f/1.4 prime lens seems keeps it fun and casual while not sacrificing anything when it comes to DOF or low light performance. The old adage, the best camera is the one that you have with you makes perfect sense. The Panasonic makes it outside the house more.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (114 comments in total)

Will this allow autofocus on the Noctilux 50mm f0.95?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:27 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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