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 6DMII and M6 are also part of my arsenal for work and play.

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Simple yet amazing story. Thank you for sharing and please keep making these types of videos. They inspire me to spend more time outdoors!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 09:52 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

It clearly is a very good lens. However, is it just coincidence that you are collecting votes for Readers' Choice, which includes best prime lens category, and that you are heavily endorsing the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 meanwhile?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 07:52 UTC as 8th comment

The Samyang 14mm f/2.8 has been in my bag for a week now and I am loving it. I learned to shoot on manual focus with the Rokinon 12mm f/2 on my EOS M6, and I am realizing it is not as hard as I originally thought it would be. As far as sharpness is concerned, the Samyang when properly focused is sharper than what I would get on my EF16-35mm f/4L. Yes I know I am comparing a zoom with a prime, but for the difference in cost, I think that's worthwhile to mention.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 08:43 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (778 comments in total)
In reply to:

noisephotographer: "Tap-to-focus is just as effective on the M100 as it would be on a high-end smartphone"
This is a joke. I had the Canon M6 and the autofocus is much worse than on a smartphone. In good light the autofocus gets confused with single color surfaces. Smartphones usually don't have this issue. Even other cameras (for instance Panasonic) are better in this regard.
In average lighting conditions or low light the autofocus is completely unusable with an f/5.6 or f/6.3 lens.

Agree. And my M6 focusing system is one of the best I've ever used considering its size especially with my EF lenses (using an adapter).

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 03:27 UTC

Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC SP is the one to beat for me in this segment.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 06:07 UTC as 21st comment
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1067 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bassman2003: I tried this camera for a short while at a Sony event and I just could not get past the ergonomics. Without the grip attached it just did not feel comfortable in my hands. Seemed like an a6300 only a little larger. Great camera but I don't think I can ever get past the nice grip of my 5D III (or DSLR sized camera).

Also was expecting to be knocked over by the viewfinder and I thought it just looked ok compared to my pro video cameras. Still some room for improvement in this area imho. Yes they cost more but feedback is feedback.

I was entertaining a switch to Sony but not yet. The 24-105 f4 looks like a great lens. What the Canon version II should have been! Great to see so much tech in the cameras and the march forward.

A battery grip negates the size/weight advantage of Sony, since I don't use battery grips on my DSLRs. The A-series models of Sony, on the other hand, are small enough to grip comfortably, similar to the M5 and M6. Again, personal preference. Not to say one brand is better than the other. And yes I too shoot on tripods, 20-25% of the time during which ergo issues become virtually irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 05:58 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1067 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bassman2003: I tried this camera for a short while at a Sony event and I just could not get past the ergonomics. Without the grip attached it just did not feel comfortable in my hands. Seemed like an a6300 only a little larger. Great camera but I don't think I can ever get past the nice grip of my 5D III (or DSLR sized camera).

Also was expecting to be knocked over by the viewfinder and I thought it just looked ok compared to my pro video cameras. Still some room for improvement in this area imho. Yes they cost more but feedback is feedback.

I was entertaining a switch to Sony but not yet. The 24-105 f4 looks like a great lens. What the Canon version II should have been! Great to see so much tech in the cameras and the march forward.

It felt the same on my hands, even the A9. The ergo is just not for my hands. The bottom edge of the camera rests on the thin portion of my palm, versus where most Canon DSLRs do, which is on the cushiony part of the palm. But oh boy, the technology is this camera rocks.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
In reply to:

obsolescence: I need a whiskey glass with a small aperture to control my drinking :)

You won today!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 03:10 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (124 comments in total)

Bought this drone months ago because I was new to flying. The price would not make me cry in case I crash it into some wall by accident :) However, I am way past that now. I have been flying it over the sea and over the cliff. It is a delight to use, for as long as you are mindful of its limitations. I agree with the review where they said it is very easy to fly. Good value for money. Video allows me some latitude for edit especially when light is good (I estimate that video quality is very good up to around ISO800).

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 07:52 UTC as 13th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (778 comments in total)
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Noogy: First, it's great that you went out of Seattle for this shoot! Second, this is Canon's way of getting users accustomed to their mirrorless models / bodies. So here's some feedback Canon, from the owner of an M10 and an M6: Make 4k video standard. Even cheaper M43 bodies have it. Honestly, if I don't see it in Canon bodies by 2018, I don't care about selling all my Canon bodies, lenses, etc. even if means losing money, but I will definitely shift to the Lumix and Sony combo. All of my TVs at home since 2 years ago are at 4k, so full HD video sucks. My own PC monitor is 4k - and I bought it more than a year ago. It's ridiculous Canon continues to be lousy in this space when it pioneered in bringing terrific video capability to DSLR.

Let's all take photos of our 4K TVs and 4k PC monitors, just so I can understand that you are speaking from experience when you claim that there is something wrong with my 4K machines if Full HD sucks on them. In the first place, Full HD level of detail is inferior to 4k. Therefore 4k content is what maximizes 4k TVs and monitors. Note that I am a Canon shooter. I have the 5DMIV, 6DMII and the Canon 80D. My smallish Lumix G7 does 4k in a very good way. Only my 5DMIV from the Canon stable does 4k (not saying it's the only Canon model that does 4k in the market). Canon is not only behind. It is beginning to look lame in the video space.

While I am at it, try to attach your Full HD PC to a 4K monitor and let's see what happens. Then attach a 4K-capable PC to the same monitor and see the difference.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)

The A9 is Sony's first foray into this tough market segment. And imagine the noise (no pun intended) they have created. They will learn to address the quirks within the next 1-2 years and release the A10. Let competition thrive.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 36th comment
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (319 comments in total)
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D135ima: Looks good. With IS and weather sealing its true "strong lens". Dear Canon, please make "strong" 50 , 135 and ultra wide angle prime.

The 50mm 1.8 STM is not bad, considering its size and price. However, it remains an uninspiring piece of glass. Gets the job done especially for videos. Agree Canon should come up with the 50mm 1.4L IS USM :)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 04:46 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (319 comments in total)
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D135ima: Looks good. With IS and weather sealing its true "strong lens". Dear Canon, please make "strong" 50 , 135 and ultra wide angle prime.

The 50mm offerings of Canon are all needing an upgrade. They should do to the 50mm what they did to their strong 35mm line up.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (319 comments in total)
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moimoi: Hmmm, I am actually quite pleased with my purchase of the new Tamron 85 mm f/1.8. Contrast is generally excellent, bokeh rendering and sharpness as well, and it has IS too. I tend to choose Canon only, but I must say Tamron did something right with their 85 mm. Something to consider.

That new 85 mm f/1.4 does not have the same "magic" of the 35mm f/1.4 ii, which is quite superb. Canon did something outstanding with that one for sure.

Agree absolutely. The 85mm of Tamron, though just f/1.8, is superb and yet doesn't drill a hole in the pocket.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (778 comments in total)

First, it's great that you went out of Seattle for this shoot! Second, this is Canon's way of getting users accustomed to their mirrorless models / bodies. So here's some feedback Canon, from the owner of an M10 and an M6: Make 4k video standard. Even cheaper M43 bodies have it. Honestly, if I don't see it in Canon bodies by 2018, I don't care about selling all my Canon bodies, lenses, etc. even if means losing money, but I will definitely shift to the Lumix and Sony combo. All of my TVs at home since 2 years ago are at 4k, so full HD video sucks. My own PC monitor is 4k - and I bought it more than a year ago. It's ridiculous Canon continues to be lousy in this space when it pioneered in bringing terrific video capability to DSLR.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:48 UTC as 128th comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EOS M100 review (778 comments in total)
In reply to:

sh10453: Hi Carey,
A couple of things:
1) I wish DPR staff would stop the endless free Adobe advertisement on almost every single image, i.e. " Processed and cropped to taste in Adobe Camera Raw".

2) I'm sorry, but you are wrong about the USB cable, and I have to disagree with you.

Quite the opposite. The mini USB port is far more durable than the micro USB port.
With the micro USB port I have to always be extra gentle and extra careful when I plug a cable in it.

Cables for mini USB are generally cheaper and abundant. You can even find them at some grocery stores, or almost at kids lemonade stands.
I have just bought a package of 6 on eBay for less than $2.50.
I'd take the mini USB over the Micro USB anytime.

Agree on the ease by which we can find this kind of cable. However, the last time I used my M6 and really wanted to travel light, I brought two spare batteries with me, placed them in the pockets of my jacket. No wires and no chargers.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:43 UTC

Any test on how well it focuses on video?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

I hope a new kind of battery, more lasting and safer than Lithium Ion, soon becomes mainstream. Otherwise, we might see the day when we're stuck in a 14-hour flight with just newspapers and magazines in our hands. Though come to think of it, that'll be a good time to catch some sleep. On wait, the flight is crowded, elbow-to-elbow, in cramped seats, not conducive to sleeping :(

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)
In reply to:

Noogy: High ISO noise is not setting records based on studio shots. Looks as noisy as other flagship models from ISO6400 onwards on RAW.

Rarely? The question is how often and the answer is very often. Even indoor events would require shooting at ISO6400 onwards especially when flash is not allowed. Outdoor events at night, too. If you don't shoot beyond ISO3200 often, don't assume it should be the norm for the rest of us. who find that IQ and noise DOES MATTER A LOT from ISO6400 up. There is no breakthrough in this model. It is proof of digital incrementalism done right, yes. Incremental nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)
In reply to:

caravan: Could this be the last great mirror box cameras ?

Fine job Nikon.

A new approach, I agree. It cannot be a polarized competition between DSLR and mirrorless. A breakthrough of sorts is waiting to happen.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:08 UTC
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