Noogy

Noogy

Lives in Philippines Manila, Philippines
Works as a HR Head, Intel Corporation
Joined on Aug 11, 2008
About me:

Moved from Canon 7D to Canon 6D, but loving both cameras, including the new 100D :)

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1872 comments in total)

This is a tempting upgrade especially for sports photography and birding. The five-year-old 7D remains a capable shooter to this day, thus this upgrade is truly making what is already a very capable camera even better especially in terms of video capability. Let's see how the full blown reviews go.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 97th comment

DPR this is your Gold Awardee, a camera with a defective design that it needed an immediate replacement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)

And this sorry saga continues. Nikon can take a thing or two from Andy Grove's "Only the Paranoid" and on how he had to swallow the bitter pill to make Intel a better, more customer-responsive company.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:37 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Gold? Come on guys, nothing is changed within a year and so, but your ranking still is gold!
For instance, the same kind of changes has been made from T2i to T3I (even more substantial), but the first received gold, the second one silver, which is logical.
Would you give a gold star another t2i announced this year, say t5? I don't think so(even considering price category change).
So it will be logical to change either d610 to silver, or give no award, saying D610 is a continuation of D600 with fixed bags.
Secondly, your comparing tool at the conclusions page is totally irrelevant. Comparing D600 vs D610 nothing changes substantially, besides the value row. How will you explain me the fact that D610 received gold award, nothing has changed upon D600 to the worse, but it is half the value(even the announced price,maybe by 100$, but they have been fairly similarly priced when announced)?

Oh yes, ironically, a camera with a defective design was awarded GOLD. I think DPR has been ***** something/someone since they moved to Seattle/Amazon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 02:43 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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Noogy: DPR please make up your mind. You gave the same gold rating to the D610's defective, flawed predecessor - the D600 and vigorously defended such rating even when I commented that I personally already knew at that point that a new camera to replace the D600's flawed design was in fact already in the works. Months later Nikon finally indirectly admitted that it was a flawed a camera that needed to be replaced asap in perhaps what can be described as the shortest replacement cycle in the DSLR world. Please restore a bit of credibility by withdrawing your D600 rating and giving it to the truly deserving D610. Imagine the irony when in the future, one of the worst DSLR bodies in history due flawed design, was at one point rated GOLD by your prestigious website!

King Penguin, I don't care what your impression is of D600. It nonetheless remains a flawed design - otherwise why would Nikon be in such a hurry to release the D610? Semicon manufacturing is a cruel science. This is wanton commercialism on the part of Nikon because if Nikon halted the intro of D600 despite their knowledge of manufacturability and quality issues of the D600, they would not have had a decent competitor to the Canon 6D. How long did it take them to correct the flawed design of the D600, which means how long did it take them to come up with the D610? So yes go ahead be happy with your D600. The fact remains its manufacturer decided to replace it ASAP. Be happy it sharpens your photography AND sensor cleaning skills. So yes be glad I am not in charge of something important. The fact remains you have in your hand a camera with a defective design, and thank God it's your money, not mine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 02:39 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)

DPR please make up your mind. You gave the same gold rating to the D610's defective, flawed predecessor - the D600 and vigorously defended such rating even when I commented that I personally already knew at that point that a new camera to replace the D600's flawed design was in fact already in the works. Months later Nikon finally indirectly admitted that it was a flawed a camera that needed to be replaced asap in perhaps what can be described as the shortest replacement cycle in the DSLR world. Please restore a bit of credibility by withdrawing your D600 rating and giving it to the truly deserving D610. Imagine the irony when in the future, one of the worst DSLR bodies in history due flawed design, was at one point rated GOLD by your prestigious website!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: I hope a business student somewhere is following this. We'll never know but it would be interesting to compare the cost of admitting the problem up front vs. denying it and having to fix it anyhow.

Even more interesting would be the thought process that led them to believe their customers would accept the situation. To be fair, the intensity of Nikon fans may have misled them somewhat.

I wouldn't be surprised if the EU played a role in this too, because they are far less forgiving of warranty shenanigans.

Andy Grove's "Only the Paranoid" is a riveting admission of how Intel once faced a similar situation, tried to dodge the bullet, and eventually became a better company because of it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 09:07 UTC

And to think I was once clobbered in the Nikon forum when I shared an internal knowledge that Nikon knows the D600 had a design defect yet was brought to market! The D610 corrected the design flaw of D600. Semi-conductor manufacturing is a lot of quality test and failure analysis. I wonder how the D600 ever got the "manufacturable" go signal, which eventually led to them putting it on high volume manufacturing mode. It should not have been brought to market without having fixed such flaw. However, delaying the D600 release would have meant that Nikon would not have had any model to compete with Canon 6D. The Canon 6D came out in the latter part of 2012. The corrected D600, which is the D610, came out just months ago - thus imagine the amount of time that would have past without a competing model from Nikon on the entry level FF camera model segment. Hence they chose the greedy path, sell as many D600s despite the design defect.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 30th comment
On John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year article (83 comments in total)

Apple's designer once said "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." This photo deserves my applause.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 00:55 UTC as 1st comment
On John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year article (83 comments in total)
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Ron Wischer: Migrants and Cell Phones ?
Isn't that like
Poverty and Savings Bonds...

Really? Last that I know, the mobile phones of people in Thailand are much more updated than those found in the US. I think the US is still half a generation behind the latest and the greatest mobile phone models. It's probably because of the stupid carrier subsidies mentality. Hardly anyone buys subsidized models in Asia because it's so easy (and it's much cheaper) to buy unlocked ones.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review post (98 comments in total)

I own a Nokia 1520. It is an amazing smartphone, for its camera and for watching videos during my travels. I own three DSLRs (one FF, two cropped), one mirrorless camera and a Galaxy Note 3 - that I eventually gave my wife. All criticisms hurled at DPR for doing this and towards the device itself - I had to personally use the phone for a few hours before I decided to buy one. It fits my usage model (60-70% business which means lots of emails, editing native MS Office files and web surfing). It is great for instant photo opportunities with friends when I don't have my DSLR with me. It takes HD videos like a number of other smartphones. It excels at everything I want it to do. I will never be rich enough for a smartphone to be custom-built for me :) But after using the Nokia 1520 for a month now, it's the closest smartphone that ever came to that! Thanks DPR for this review!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

I have been using the 1520 for a couple of weeks now. I have been able to take really decent photos with it so far. Outdoors it would be hard to tell which photo is taken by a "proper" P&S and this phone. In darker scenery it runs into usual noise problems (but I can shoot with it through ISO1600 with really usable images, which I had hardly been able to do with my previous smartphones). This runs on Windows Phone 8, btw. It is also a centimeter taller than my Galaxy Note 2. It is as big as HTC One Max but thinner. I have relatively long fingers so I find the phone comfortable to use and hold. But clearly a phone this size, plus WP8, is not for everyone, so it is best you try for a few minutes before you buy. I got a black unit with a matte body not the "slippery" red body that was featured in this review.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 17th comment
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

Say that to me when I'm 85 years old!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 01:23 UTC as 22nd comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

Full frame camera the size of 100D - that will be worthy of an unveiling.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 02:44 UTC as 45th comment
On Nikon D610 real-world and test scene samples article (58 comments in total)

How come the drop-down box for camera comparison in your studio scene does not include the Canon 6D? It includes APS-C models such as 700D, yet omitted the direct competitor from Canon. Error of omission or commission? Afraid that just like in your review of the oily slimy Nikon D600, that the Canon 6D will actually prove to have better image quality on high ISO, against your judgment?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 04:53 UTC as 21st comment
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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keepreal: I have found only one comment here critical of DP Review for buying into the Nikon story behind the D610.

"Nearly a year after the arrival of Nikon's full-frame D600, its replacement has arrived. The new D610 is a very minor upgrade to the D600, with just three new features"

and the forlorn hope that potential Nikon buyers will trust them after badly letting down D600 customers.

DP Review does give lots of info in most of their detailed reviews and this is useful but you have to read between the lines. In this instance they are economical with the obvious truth and I am afraid that makes them a littler less trustworthy and open to some suspicion where they get their funding from.

And if you notice even in this forum, they have intentionally not replied to the most contentious comments on why they gave Nikon a free pass!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:38 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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keepreal: I have found only one comment here critical of DP Review for buying into the Nikon story behind the D610.

"Nearly a year after the arrival of Nikon's full-frame D600, its replacement has arrived. The new D610 is a very minor upgrade to the D600, with just three new features"

and the forlorn hope that potential Nikon buyers will trust them after badly letting down D600 customers.

DP Review does give lots of info in most of their detailed reviews and this is useful but you have to read between the lines. In this instance they are economical with the obvious truth and I am afraid that makes them a littler less trustworthy and open to some suspicion where they get their funding from.

And if you notice even in this forum, they have intentionally not replied to the most contentious comments on why they gave Nikon a free pass!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 06:03 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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InTheMist: This is a another scandal and PR disaster for Nikon.

Whoever is responsible should be fired shortly after whoever is responsible for the SB-900, D800 and D600 testing.

I actually agree with you, that comment was for another post on this thread.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 03:36 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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calterg: Americans should bring a class action suit against nikon and force them to replace d600 shutter mechanisms with the new unit.

Sometimes the only way to teach these mammoth corporations a lesson and draw a little bit of humility from them is being suing their asses off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 01:13 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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InTheMist: This is a another scandal and PR disaster for Nikon.

Whoever is responsible should be fired shortly after whoever is responsible for the SB-900, D800 and D600 testing.

And not to say the point is clearly the hallmark of the uninitiated.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 00:53 UTC
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