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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Noogy: Wow, that looks much more portable than a DSLR!

The sad reinvention of the mirrorless system's alleged superiority is such that now, its size and weight advantage is being defended as "you're behind the times." This is a joke. YouTube is rich with videos on how compatible the body is with Canon lenses, after years of criticizing DSLR lenses as mammoth, prehistoric. Bottomline, none of these camera brands are so incrementally more powerful than others, that they significantly better the chances of making better photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 03:45 UTC

Wow, that looks much more portable than a DSLR!

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 04:01 UTC as 29th comment | 11 replies
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thx1138: But aren't all my pixels going to be spied on by Xi Ping himself? And with 3 cameras, that's so may pixels. Luckily I use Google and Microsoft, so I know my data is safe.

Follow the "leader" - it was started by NSA thus it became staple in the Valley.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 09:31 UTC

The detail on that bike photo is so good that I could read the brand of the tires, wow. For a smartphone. With good headroom for JPEG editing.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 09:30 UTC as 21st comment
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Noogy: I downloaded some raw files and played with them in Luminar 2018. As a Canon shooter, I admit I still prefer Canon's color science, especially for outdoor shots. Admittedly it is a bias that will take a while to set aside. However, these Sony A7III are so clean, almost similar to how clean my 5DMIV raw files are. Waiting for further reviews, before I decide to give up on my EOS M6 and a handful of EFM/EFS and start trying a Sony mirrorless.

Yes it is not a switch but an add. Having a cropped sensor mirrorless back up for easy use of Canon lenses is a good spot to be at. Consideration to try out Sony is to exploit its lowlight capability (we shoot a lot of indoor meetings wherein often the ambient lighting requires that we shoot at or above ISO3200, and there's no option to use studio lights). The challenging aspect of course is that I believe the A7III still cannot do the tap, focus and shoot function on the display itself which Canon has spoiled me with. I believe the new Fuji X-H1 now offers that features based on what I read from the reviews.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 03:36 UTC

I downloaded some raw files and played with them in Luminar 2018. As a Canon shooter, I admit I still prefer Canon's color science, especially for outdoor shots. Admittedly it is a bias that will take a while to set aside. However, these Sony A7III are so clean, almost similar to how clean my 5DMIV raw files are. Waiting for further reviews, before I decide to give up on my EOS M6 and a handful of EFM/EFS and start trying a Sony mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 02:02 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery updated (175 comments in total)
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FOTONOTO: There're some PDAF stripes in the blue flare on the left top corner of image #66.
I assume it was shot with FE100-400GM.
So it's not just an issue related to FE85F1.8.

I've placed my pre-order for this body and the native 35mm Sony lens. Aside from the stripes in the purplish blue flare, I'm assuming these are off-cam images and I find the colors dull compared to both Lumix and Canon images that I am used to. There's more than enough latitude for post-processing, which I noticed after I downloaded and worked on RAW files. Images are so clean with very good DR, but the color science - seems not for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 06:07 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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Noogy: As a Canon user, my back up to my FF DSLRs has been a cropped sensor mirrorless M6. I have pre-ordered the A7III - it's time for an FF mirrorless for me. Waiting for initial feedback on banding issues on the sensor to get settled, before I either proceed with or cancel my pre-order.

The lens line up of Sony is starting to get decent. An incentive not to switch but to try their system at the very least.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 03:11 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)

As a Canon user, my back up to my FF DSLRs has been a cropped sensor mirrorless M6. I have pre-ordered the A7III - it's time for an FF mirrorless for me. Waiting for initial feedback on banding issues on the sensor to get settled, before I either proceed with or cancel my pre-order.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 16:04 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)

So in other words, at this range of lenses, the gear looks like a big lens with a camera, not a camera with a lens. Sony is loudly saying here that they are serious about competing with Canon and Nikon in the big league. Competition is good. Size and weight comparison clearly becomes immaterial. We are once more down to the quality of lenses. One of the best advices I got here in DPR is from professional photographers who encouraged me to invest on lenses more than on bodies. They are so damn right, to this day.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 14:09 UTC as 54th comment | 13 replies
On article Sigma unveils 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' (326 comments in total)
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Aleks7: 1645g... hmmm... no ;) I'm happy with what I have but it'll have many fans, I'm sure about that

It will be good for my biceps!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 15:09 UTC
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kevin_r: So what happens when the "ceiling" is a non-horizontally slanted cover like in a tent? Does the calculations take that angle into account or does it assume a flat horizontal surface only? Would be interesting to know.

Revert back, or just revert? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 06:51 UTC

Wow. AI for lighting. Finally.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 06:51 UTC as 81st comment
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HaroldC3: Canon’s 4K gotchas:

1. 1.6x crop factor for 4K. That’s on top of the already 1.6x sensor crop factor.

2. No Dual Pixel AF when shooting 4K.

3. 24p when shooting 4K.

Did people think Canon would get it correct right out of the gate?

These are not for us. Does not mean there is no big market out there for them.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 06:49 UTC
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EthanP99: 50mm lens in 4k =128mm 😂

Even the 11mm would be 28mm! Still too wide for use in a small room.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 06:48 UTC
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Charrick1: I am both impressed and not impressed at the same time. I'm impressed that Canon is finally getting into the 4K game at non-pro levels, but I also can't help but compare the video specs to better cameras out there. The 24 fps max, lack of DPAF, and 1.6x crop in 4K on top of the sensor's 1.6x crop are things that make me think, man, if they had improved those (even just 24 & 30 fps, 1.2x crop, DPAF), they could really have a hit on their hands. Maybe the M5 Mk ii will improve on this. One other comment is that, for the price, even though it is "low-end" I think it should have at least one control dial in the places where pros need them.

Have similar thoughts. At 11mm on 4k it's like 28mm. That is still too cropped. I have a 12mm Rokinon, for instance, that works very well with my M6, however using it for 4k video limits the range. And if DPAF won't work on 4K, this is Canon saying, "Hey we can do 4k" yet at the same time admitting, "But we must cripple certain features in the process." Their next mirrorless will definitely be worth the wait.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 06:46 UTC
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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 36th 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 Apple’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
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