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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xPhoenix: What's up with #7? Some moron rioter manage to catch himself on fire? Possible entry for the Darwin Awards?

It's a tiny slice of the unrest happening in that country. Enough to jolt the attention of someone like me, who has more to celebrate for. I say this is a winner.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 00:09 UTC

I've been sinking more money on Tamron lenses lately. I got the 85mm f/1.8 and the 45mm f/1.8, both stabilized lenses hence great for photo and video. If they keep up the quality and the competitive pricing, I am sure it will be in more photographers' bags very soon. Both lenses I got btw are weather-sealed, which is a plus when shooting outdoors. I will definitely test this 100-400mm lens asap!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 04:19 UTC as 35th comment
On article Olympus D-390 / C-150 (1 comment in total)

This was my first ever digital camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 04:43 UTC as 1st comment
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Why Toi: In the meantime with all the talk of undemocratic China and the democratic USA, then how the heck did the US invade Iraq illegally and destroyed a country and its people, then led the rise of ISIL? What kind of democracy is that? Some in the US are truly brainwashed and not seeing the facts out there. Sad! In the meantime, the real reason is likely to be the economic competition with Appleā€™s iPhone than some network hack.

The US market remains anemic in terms of smartphone choices. 20-30 percent of top-tier models are not even being launched in the US and are launched only in Asia and Europe. Setting aside Huawei, I am talking LG, Samsung, HTC, Asus, etc. As to why more limited models are being released to the US market, I think it has something to do with vendor subsidies which do not really work to the advantage of the customer.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 14:57 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)

The speed of this phone is what is winning me over, plus 2 days battery life on moderate to heavy use - 100% on mobile data included. I will feel comfortable leaving home to start my day with just 50% power remaining, even if it means I won't be able to charge it until 6-8 hours later.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 04:47 UTC as 26th comment
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Noogy: Buy Sony, use Canon lens is the message here? What happens to the portability edge of mirrorless then? Isn't the business case for it inclusive of a healthy stable of lenses across all meaningful ranges, so that we also can have smaller lenses?

@Magnar W - stupid is to label any view that does not align with yours.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2018 at 07:07 UTC
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Noogy: Buy Sony, use Canon lens is the message here? What happens to the portability edge of mirrorless then? Isn't the business case for it inclusive of a healthy stable of lenses across all meaningful ranges, so that we also can have smaller lenses?

No need. I own two FF bodies and one mirrorless body and about 8 lenses, only two of which are small and native to the mirrorless. I know what this means, just that camera manufacturers better make good on their promise to come up with smaller, lighter, better lenses. The anomaly called small body and gigantic lens should not be considered mainstream for good.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 03:54 UTC
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Noogy: Buy Sony, use Canon lens is the message here? What happens to the portability edge of mirrorless then? Isn't the business case for it inclusive of a healthy stable of lenses across all meaningful ranges, so that we also can have smaller lenses?

Yep I get that part. However, the pressure should remain for mirrorless camera manufacturers to build a healthier ecosystem, of lenses, accessories. To push the laws of physics versus resorting to the adapter mentality. Don't get me wrong, I am using an adapter on my mirrorless camera today, for EF and EF-s lenses to work with it. That should eventually change.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 13:15 UTC

Buy Sony, use Canon lens is the message here? What happens to the portability edge of mirrorless then? Isn't the business case for it inclusive of a healthy stable of lenses across all meaningful ranges, so that we also can have smaller lenses?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 05:46 UTC as 8th comment | 8 replies

If I were to leave Canon it would only be to go Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 06:29 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

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 9th 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 (770 comments in total)
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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 22nd comment
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1223 comments in total)
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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 (1223 comments in total)
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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
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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 (131 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 15th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (770 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
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