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 iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (325 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 (325 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 (71 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 (71 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 (325 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 22nd 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 (994 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 (994 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 (994 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 (994 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
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 03:48 UTC as 47th comment | 10 replies
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ChapelThrill23: Most of the best photos I've ever taken were on an A700. I really loved using that camera. The ergonomics were fantastic, the build quality was very good, it was very responsive, and the image quality up to about ISO 800 was easily good enough for great 20x30 prints. I also beat the hell out of mine. It went with me all around the world and dealt well with dust, dirt, sub zero temperatures, and all kinds of weather. Never gave me the slightest bit of trouble.

Agree with the ergonomics, it was very easy to handle and felt naturally settled in the hands. Sadly, that was not sustained by Sony as they opted for smaller/less ergonomic.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
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irm: I would say by looking at the photo he has the flash aimed high. More details about lens, settings etc would have been nice?

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 07:10 UTC

Wow. Thank you for having shared. I am inspired by your photo. I've been wanting to do this since the days I got the 7D and by accident, saw the Milky Way in one noisy, high ISO shot. Got the 6D, tried it again, with no luck. Wrong lens, wrong technique. Recently with the 5DMIV and the 24-70mm f/2.8L II, I have had a bit of luck, and some time to practice. I learned that if I expose longer than 15 seconds, the star trails become more evident. Is this true? And therefore 14mm at f/1.4 or f/1.8 is ideal so I can capture wider and at shorter exposures?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 06:03 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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irm: I would say by looking at the photo he has the flash aimed high. More details about lens, settings etc would have been nice?

How can one expose for 30 seconds and not get star trails?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 06:01 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (153 comments in total)
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Noogy: I just bought this lens yesterday! It is not the fastest, but definitely more than fast enough. It is a lot lighter than the Tamron 35mm which I was testing before I went for this one. I am now trying it on my 5DMIV and on my M6. So far what I can say is - great value for money. Background blur is acceptably pleasing. Build quality is tops. Makes my 5DMIV feel more portable, and my M6 sturdier. Hint: If you are looking for a lens hood, it is compatible with that of the Tamron 16-300mm lens. Thanks DPR for this gallery! If I may ask, what focal length do you think is the sweet spot of this lens?

I've used it for two days now on my 5DMIV and my M6. I never expected it to be on the level of my 24-70mm f/2.8L II, and certainly not my 70-200mm f/4L IS. For its price and size, it is very good. It is sharp enough at f/2 and at f/4 is becomes a reliable travel-by-foot tool on my FF camera. For video on the M6, it is beautiful.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (153 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Those big 1.4 primes that you have to have today are just not good walk around lenses. They are as big as a zoom. A 35mm F2 doesn't have to be that big. Stopping down a bit for edge to edge sharpness is not a problem. When you do wide open Bokeh shots sharpness in the corners is not needed.

They won't be on the very edges of the corner as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 00:31 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (153 comments in total)
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Noogy: I just bought this lens yesterday! It is not the fastest, but definitely more than fast enough. It is a lot lighter than the Tamron 35mm which I was testing before I went for this one. I am now trying it on my 5DMIV and on my M6. So far what I can say is - great value for money. Background blur is acceptably pleasing. Build quality is tops. Makes my 5DMIV feel more portable, and my M6 sturdier. Hint: If you are looking for a lens hood, it is compatible with that of the Tamron 16-300mm lens. Thanks DPR for this gallery! If I may ask, what focal length do you think is the sweet spot of this lens?

Thanks and yes I meant aperture :) I am testing it and it seems to be 7.1 so far.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
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