Noogy

Noogy

Lives in Philippines Manila, Philippines
Works as a Organization, Development - Intel
Joined on Aug 11, 2008
About me:

Primarily shooting now with Canon 5D Mark IV. Landscapes, cityscapes, street photography, portrait and macro are my main interests. The 80D and M6 are also part of my arsenal for work and play.

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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

CCD whatever - no one buys your argument. Canon lenses, both EF and EF-S, have been widely used and accepted as standard for cropped bodies. If you put down a camera system, try harder next time. Publish your gear, don't hide behind it.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 14:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

EF-S 18-200mm; EF-S 15-85mm; EF-S 17-85mm; the 50mm f/1.8 STM is EF btw. So is the 40mm pancake.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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Gnocchi: "Live view on the SL2 is as good as you'll find on a DSLR, with focus speeds and accuracy rivaling the best mirrorless cameras."
So it's basically like a mirrorless camera with an optical viewfinder (and mirror).
It's a win win.

Funny. A month ago, I was in a really dark location by the sea. The sky was beautiful. I wanted to get to photograph a slice of the Milky Way (my phone app said it's right in front of me). I placed my 5DMIV on a tripod and half-pressed on one of stars in the sky, using my OVF. Focus was almost instant. The guy not far from me could not auto-focus his high-end Alpha something (an A followed by a letter and two characters). I switched to live view and I was still able to get the focus easily. I went back to my primitive OVF and the focus got acquired just as flawlessly. Gosh, something seems to be so wrong with my primitive camera body that has a primitive mirror mechanism that it kept acquiring focus almost effortlessly. Ultimately I took several shots both on MF and AF, and the camera never struggled, whether on the primitive OVF or on live view.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

The best photos I have taken using cropped bodies like the 100D, the 7D and the 80D are all with EF lenses: 17-40mm f/4L, 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II, 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. In some ways they perform better on cropped bodies because the corner softness becomes less of an issue. Canon has been spoiling us with lens options for more than two decades now. You cannot cherry-pick the type of lens you consider usable for a cropped body then slant your argument towards "there are not enough lenses." Of all the cons you listed, this one is quite simply absurd. I no longer own an EF-S lens, by the way, and I have a 5DMIV, a 6DMII, an M6 and an 80D. Even my Tamrons and Sigmas are for FF bodies which are perfectly usable for cropped bodies - also sometimes better on them in fact.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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Ernest M Aquilio: I find it utterly appalling that this camera for the price doesn't offer 4K, 100% viewfinder, best color, best everything and wash my dishes when I'm hung over in the morning. Simply appalling. I cannot recommend this camera to any human on this planet.

Worse, it cannot do 24fps which is supposed to lead to the extinction of every high-end DSLR sports' photographer gear by 2018!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:23 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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OremLK: The real killer feature for this camera isn't any of specific specs, or even the size, it's the value proposition when you factor in the lens ecosystem. There simply isn't anything anywhere near this well-rounded available at this price point. Pick up the SL2 (body-only), the portrait/travel bundle with the nifty fifty and the 10-18mm ultra-wide, plus the 55-250mm STM. All in you're under 1000 USD, and you've got a lightweight kit with good-enough image and video quality and all the features and specs needed at this price point.

In the two instances we traveled as a family to Europe, I had my 6D and the SL1/100D as back up. Shared same lenses, same external flash units. If I did not have the M6 right now, I would definitely get this SL2 as back up to my 5DMIV!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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Philnw2: Canon says they are going to build some mirrorless cameras, but here we go again, the same old tired flapping mirror design that is so noisy and requires the post chimping to see how the image was exposed. Mirrorless shows you how the image is going to be exposed BEFORE you take the picture. Great for beginners, instead of these inscrutable flappers.

The M6 is now my standard back up to my 5DMIV when I am on travel. With an EOS-M to EF adapter, I can use the same EF lenses across both bodies. It is so small that it fits into my camera bag, where otherwise another telephoto lens would be slotted.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (483 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I'm curious as to why DPREVIEW does not list the battery life using an EVF for the mirrorless cameras?

I had assumed using an EVF you'd get more pictures but for some reason with sony it gives you less shots per battery (310 versus 350 pictues, I have not looked up the others).

On my 5DMIV, big difference whether I use Live View a lot or not. Power is outstanding if I don't use Live View at all. Same with my 6DMII, btw.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:07 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (370 comments in total)
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Noogy: That new iPhone X display is made by Samsung by the way.

Read the news. Samsung is the ONLY supplier of display for the iPhone X. I was personally surprised because LG was a bit ahead of Samsung on OLED for a number of years. The magic of software needs a very good hardware to work on.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:17 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (370 comments in total)
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Noogy: That new iPhone X display is made by Samsung by the way.

Samsung is the ONLY manufacturer of OLED on this scale. It's not like Apple had any other choice to bring their magical iOS color blah blah blah elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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ebarak71: Disappointing. Soft wide open, soft at the corners at any aperture. I wonder how the Sigma is.

Though it does not have IS, the EF24-70mm f/2.8L II is my favorite these days. It's a choice of bumping up ISO a bit versus slower shutter speeds when I don't have a tripod, of course.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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h2k: But apart from the aperture bracketing with city view (2 series at the end of the gallery, no bokeh), there isn't a shot at f2,8, right? I looked at the cocktails with bokeh, but they all seemed to be at f3,5 and slower. Or maybe i missed something.

I did notice the f/2.8 shots. Colors were good and chroma handled well. However, the background blur was a bit too noisy. The blurring around the girl's face - outwards towards her hair, was very good and smooth. But the one with a more complex background (girl on a swing), I thought there was too much going on there.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (370 comments in total)

That new iPhone X display is made by Samsung by the way.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
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Banhmi: Can somebody explain this Sony quote to me?

"One issue with direct communication from camera to internet services is that regulation, not technical, issues make this difficult."
https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/4571668362/sony-interview-our-focus-is-to-increase-the-overall-market/1#convenience

If a smartphone with a camera can do so much over the internet, why can't a standalone camera do the same things?

Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification. Somehow it adds up to the reason I've always liked Android better.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Noogy: Nikon's quality issues started when they migrated manufacturing to Thailand. If they are able to address that, the D850 will no doubt finally bring the brand back to the game in a big way.

Abundant data available on the manufacturing prowess of Japan versus the rest of the world, not just against Thailand.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
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Banhmi: Can somebody explain this Sony quote to me?

"One issue with direct communication from camera to internet services is that regulation, not technical, issues make this difficult."
https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/4571668362/sony-interview-our-focus-is-to-increase-the-overall-market/1#convenience

If a smartphone with a camera can do so much over the internet, why can't a standalone camera do the same things?

Was he really just referring to the iPhone restriction? With Bluetooth now almost standard in cameras, doesn't it become moot and academic? Or is it still an issue, because of how the iPhone similarly implements Bluetooth?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
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Robemo: I think DPR makes the mistake to look at Sony through Western eyes. To really understand the Japanese and Japanese companies you will have to look at the world through Japanese eyes. I lived and worked in Japan for seven years and was only just starting to understand a little bit about the Japanese culture, history, way of life, of thinking.
Sony's 'vision' is very much a Japanese one. With products like Betamax, V-FET's and Minidisc they showed their pride and ambitions. But customers didn't realize then that they were sort of lab rats. When these products failed there was no way to go for customers.
Don't make the mistake to extrapolate or interpret Sony's ambitions into 'Western' views, like DPR seems to do by almost 'canonizing' Sony. If you do you are in for some nasty surpises.
I am not critisizing Sony by the way, I think they do a great job in stirring up the market and create competition. But as a customer you have to be aware of false expectations to prevent disappointments.

When Japan became a global powerhouse in electronics manufacturing in the 80s, Sony went on an innovation spree, which led to some of the products you stated. The Betamax, the Walkman - they were then Sony's crowning glory. Sony was stubborn about the Betamax despite the VHS as the new global standard. That was Sony thinking customers will follow where they go, just bec they believe they had a better product. VHS toppled Betamax. Then the mini-disc. Then a refusal to take MP3 as universal audio format, insisting on their MIDI format. The iPod was the new Walkman - digital & easy to use. Sony never made it big in the music player segment. The only thing they really did well, for which they stuck to their guns rightly, is the PlayStation. Cameras? They came up with the NEX series, and I was an early customer. I liked the size, ease of use. Lenses were very limited. They eventually shelved the format, launched a new DSLRs. Then they moved to the A mount. Who knows where they'll go next?!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Noogy: Nikon's quality issues started when they migrated manufacturing to Thailand. If they are able to address that, the D850 will no doubt finally bring the brand back to the game in a big way.

Does not change the fact that Japan manufacturing across many product lines, including high-tech cameras, has shown topnotch quality more consistently through many years, perhaps unrivaled in Asia, if not in the world. I did not say consistency problem, btw. I said consistency in quality. Made in Thailand has long ways to go to reach Made in the Japan levels.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:15 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Noogy: Nikon's quality issues started when they migrated manufacturing to Thailand. If they are able to address that, the D850 will no doubt finally bring the brand back to the game in a big way.

To say that made in Japan and made in Thailand have the same level of consistency? I rest my case.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Noogy: Nikon's quality issues started when they migrated manufacturing to Thailand. If they are able to address that, the D850 will no doubt finally bring the brand back to the game in a big way.

And D750, which was their biggest "lemon" yet? The D600, too?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 04:17 UTC
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