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 6D, 80D and 100D are part of my arsenal for work and play.

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On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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mxx: More articles to be expected:
Tomorrow: How to get your home ready for your new Sony A9
Day after tomorrow: Introducing you new A9 to the rest of the family
Later: Tips for when your dogs do not get along with your new A9

You forgot how the A9 will reverse climate change. Barney has hope of retaining its pristine colors.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 22:56 UTC

Smartphone: http://www.pbase.com/joshcruzphotos/image/165351177

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 01:48 UTC as 5th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)
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Noogy: It is only when competition leads to the raising of the performance bar that innovation becomes truly biased to customer benefit. While I do not expect an overnight transition of Canon sports shooters to Sony, this definitely gets Canon's attention to speed things up or risk bigger market share reduction down the road. Appreciate what Sony is trying to do to the digital camera market.

Agree more pro-grade lenses are needed. Not enough that their cameras are getting better, must be supported by quality glass. I think they'll get there too, not an if but when.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)

It is only when competition leads to the raising of the performance bar that innovation becomes truly biased to customer benefit. While I do not expect an overnight transition of Canon sports shooters to Sony, this definitely gets Canon's attention to speed things up or risk bigger market share reduction down the road. Appreciate what Sony is trying to do to the digital camera market.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 03:21 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
On photo Quilt Maker in the Colorful Labor challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful photo. Congratulations and thank you for having shared this work!

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 05:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)

I don't quite understand a Gold rating when by their own admission, DPR kept stating it is not radically different from Sony this, Nikon that, Canon this, Pentax that. Last that I know, Gold goes to a product that kind of sets itself apart. From what I have read, the images I have seen, features itemized in this review - this is an OK first experiment of Fuji into MF, no more, no less. If they aim to "consummerize" MF through this product, the review clearly made me realize that the price gap between topnotch FF cameras and this MF camera is not justified, hence this won't make FF shooters line up for an MF machine. So where did it really excel, to warrant a Gold rating? The image quality is very good, btw, don't get me wrong. The photos pop out like, wow! However, it is not drastically ahead, maybe it's a testament to Sony's hardwork on producing really good FF sensors, among others.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

Canon AE-1!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:09 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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Noogy: While viewing and comparing noise levels with 5DMIV, DPReview - I noticed a light square "gray area" that seems superimposed on the 5DMIV's sample, particularly noticeable from the white gentleman's nose and spreads to the left side of his face and farther away (I am talking about the gentleman on the lower left portion of your studio scene). It looks like a very light "mask" imposed on the image. You may have to re-process or re-shoot.

Hey Richard, specifically at ISO6400, RAW.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 03:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)

While viewing and comparing noise levels with 5DMIV, DPReview - I noticed a light square "gray area" that seems superimposed on the 5DMIV's sample, particularly noticeable from the white gentleman's nose and spreads to the left side of his face and farther away (I am talking about the gentleman on the lower left portion of your studio scene). It looks like a very light "mask" imposed on the image. You may have to re-process or re-shoot.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 00:36 UTC as 181st comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (273 comments in total)

I tried this lens on my 5DMIV. It is very good. My biggest turn off is - it is very heavy. Look, I understand the heft and density of quality glass. But really, is there no way to make these things a bit lighter, like the 11-24mm L Canon?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 05:06 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

This camera is more expensive than my kidneys, wow! The solid build alone leaves me to wonder - why can't all cameras be built like a tank? I think it won't make me a better photographer. But I will be a hypocrite to say I don't dream of owning one someday. Their lenses are some of the best in the planet from what I have seen. It's still the Rolls Royce of cameras. Wait, RR has recently been embroiled in a scandal of sorts! :)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 01:45 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Very good tips, kudos! Practical yet spot on. The first lens I bought with my Canon DSLR was the 55-250mm, because I needed a telephoto to augment the shooting ranges provided by my 18-55mm kit. That was more than a decade ago!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 00:46 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (591 comments in total)

I just bagged this lens last night and tried it on my 80D and my 5DMIV. Strange experience I have had, it seemed to focus better on the 80D at 1.4 and while this is not a thorough test I did, I'll share more info as I get to use the lens more extensively on both bodies. Anyone using this glass on a cropped body? How has it performed?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 22:16 UTC as 11th comment

I have taken many great photos with my phone. I'm talking Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Huawei P9, HTC 10 and LG V20. That includes evening shots which normally would appear smudged. These phones have Pro Settings that enable me to use slow shutter speeds and thus capture more light. However, they are not going to replace cameras with big sensors any time soon. So while everyone has the freedom to bring their phones all the time and leave their more proper cameras at home, if I am going to a place that I'm visiting 1-2x in a lifetime, I won't do that. I will bring my DSLR, my mirrorless and the best most expensive lenses in my arsenal. This lens on the M5 simply means there are now more native options to Canon's mirrorless model. They're very late in the game but never ever underestimate Canon and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 38th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2132 comments in total)
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Noogy: Checked image quality at high ISO. It is almost the same as the four-year-old 6D!

Just bagged the 5DMIV. Thanks, everyone for your comments. Tested the camera in my hands for a few hours, with two types of L lenses. It is a different league from the 6D in many respects!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
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xtoph: Wt-eph? Both samsung and sandisk offer smaller, faster devices for similar cost, and have done for quite a while. Plus you can get those in up to 2 tb. Why promote this late arrival to the party?

I have the Samsung and Sony SSD portable drives. They look better and perform better than what is described in this article.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
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Ran Plett: For those of you thinking about getting a Samsung T3; get a bare Samsung 1TB SSD and install it into a $20 aluminum enclosure. It will cost less, and you get a 5 year warranty instead of 3 year warranty with the T3. It will also be a lot smaller.

Is there now an enclosure that supports USB 3? Otherwise, data speed suffers with a USB 2 enclosure.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2132 comments in total)
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palie: dear dpr reviewers: please please, I beg of you, stop using the phrase 'under the hood ...'

LOL. It actually goes from 0 to 60 in a fraction of a second! :D

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2132 comments in total)
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Noogy: Checked image quality at high ISO. It is almost the same as the four-year-old 6D!

You got me really curious, again. I'll head out to my favorite photo store!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 10:56 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2132 comments in total)
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Noogy: Checked image quality at high ISO. It is almost the same as the four-year-old 6D!

I'll take your word for it since you've seen it on both cameras. However, my 6D does not produce the banding you described. Further, I seldom take a shot so underexposed with an intent to pump up.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
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