Noogy

Noogy

Lives in Philippines Manila, Philippines
Works as a HR Head, Intel Corporation
Joined on Aug 11, 2008
About me:

Moved from Canon 7D to Canon 6D, but loving both cameras, including the new 100D :)

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On article Nikon D610 real-world and test scene samples (59 comments in total)

How come the drop-down box for camera comparison in your studio scene does not include the Canon 6D? It includes APS-C models such as 700D, yet omitted the direct competitor from Canon. Error of omission or commission? Afraid that just like in your review of the oily slimy Nikon D600, that the Canon 6D will actually prove to have better image quality on high ISO, against your judgment?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 04:53 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Nikon D600 In-Depth Review (22 comments in total)

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d610/

Cheers to DPR for the gold rating of D600 - a clearly defective camera by design and component. The link above is the implied admission from Nikon. Next time raters from DPR, it is better that you state "we withhold any final rating on this camera at this time until we see a conclusive fix from Nikon" or something like that and save yourselves the embarrassment.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 14:51 UTC as 14th comment

Olympus Camedia was my first digital camera ever :) It sucked battery life like there's no tomorrow, would wipe out two Alkaline double As after about 20 shots without flash, but hey - it bought me from film to digital! Also with technology limitations then, I sometimes feel people were actually compelled to take better photos, hence they produced better photographers than the crappy ones who live and die on post-processing today.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 02:14 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

Hey it's just that I need to upgrade, you know! :P

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 01:00 UTC as 128th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review (178 comments in total)

Right camera for its target market, not for most of us airheads and arrogant, self-proclaimed photographers that gang up on newbies in this forum. If solely on the basis of comments, Nikon and Canon should have both been out of business for a very long time. They make shabby cameras and are the relative personification of all things evil in the digital imaging world, with images that are noisier that the noise in this forum. But lo and behold, Nikon and Canon continue to make tons of money as they have over the past few decades.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:45 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced (50 comments in total)
In reply to:

harry: Why winning photography has to do with human brutality and suffering?

They should get an award for risk-taking, not photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 01:58 UTC
On article 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced (50 comments in total)
In reply to:

harry: Why winning photography has to do with human brutality and suffering?

There are more subdued "wars" happening out there that are worthy of awards too, such as the daily war against poverty, human trafficking, etc. That both winners had to be from the same war zone is truly strange to say the least.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 13:08 UTC
On article 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced (50 comments in total)

I find the photos nice but I don't think I will remember them after seeing them, which means to me they don't stand out. Nice, but not impressive. The subject or subjects? Do they really need to pick photos from the same war in the same country? I guess that seems to be the favored theme, which is kinda sad.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 13:06 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue (240 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wilmark: "We covered this issue in our in-depth review of the D600, last year."
From the review final page "We're working with Nikon to understand (and further test) this issue and we'll update this review accordingly as we use the camera over time."

First off the problem seems to be OIL and NOT dust. Big difference. The other point is that I see you did consider this issue in your D600 review and yet you awarded it your GOLD AWARD. I cannot see how one can recommend this camera with this problem - it was prevalent in the model you tested, yet you gave it one of your highest ratings for a DSLR. Now you will understand why I never look at DP review for buying choices, I just come for news. How can anyone trust your reviews, when you have highly recommended a camera that probably has a serious design flaw, even when you picked it in your test model. Your high rating is that with oil or without? (a la Mc Donalds combo)

Exactly the point I made when they rated there Canon 6d silver, not to contest the silver but to challenge the gold for the D600. And while we are at it, Nikon when will you formally admit an internal packaging design mistake, in semicon speak? Come on guys it is bleeding obvious.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 04:23 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (531 comments in total)
In reply to:

topstuff: Nice camera. Lovely image quality. Loads of lenses available.

In many ways it is a "no brainer" and an obviously safe purchase.

But here's the thing - and I know this is unusual here on DPR, but these days I prefer using an EVF. I prefer the EVF because I don't chimp after the image, but instead get it right before I shoot.

For ME at least, I don't think I am likely to buy another traditional mirrored DSLR again.

I would personally welcome seeing more FF cameras with EVF's.

An unusual opinion maybe, but some of us prefer the road less travelled.

You can always attach a field monitor on any DSLR if you thirst for the EVF. Superb implementation of live view also works. I own the Sony NEX-5, it is a wonderful camera. But hell no, it is nowhere close to the image quality of FF DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 14:36 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (531 comments in total)
In reply to:

Noogy: DPR can continue to lavish praises over the D600 and I don't care. They completely ignored the quality control issues in the process, yet felt it was ok to give it a gold rating. Come on guys! But then again that's the reason I proceeded to buy the 6D way before this review came out, because DPR ceases to be the benchmark on camera reviews that it used to be.

Dirt on the VERY sensor is miles apart from black tape problem. But you're right about QC compromises and cutting corners. Too bad Nikon benchmarked with us a few years back at Intel and yet it appears they learned little about package design and assembly.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (531 comments in total)
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Noogy: DPR can continue to lavish praises over the D600 and I don't care. They completely ignored the quality control issues in the process, yet felt it was ok to give it a gold rating. Come on guys! But then again that's the reason I proceeded to buy the 6D way before this review came out, because DPR ceases to be the benchmark on camera reviews that it used to be.

Does not change the fact that it should have been called out more strongly. That until QC problems on the very sensor are conclusively kissed goodbye, avoid this camera. Or be prepared to wet clean your sensor, if I may quote you.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 14:01 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (531 comments in total)
In reply to:

Noogy: DPR can continue to lavish praises over the D600 and I don't care. They completely ignored the quality control issues in the process, yet felt it was ok to give it a gold rating. Come on guys! But then again that's the reason I proceeded to buy the 6D way before this review came out, because DPR ceases to be the benchmark on camera reviews that it used to be.

Wet-cleaning sensors is soooooo 20th century. At this time and age of manufacturing? Come on! I read the entire review of the 6D. What is clearly missing in the D600 review is a factual statement that should have said "for those who are lucky to purchase a unit without the QC problems, it is a terrific camera." Hope and luck have ceased to be bankable manufacturing strategies, last that I know.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 13:35 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (531 comments in total)
In reply to:

Noogy: DPR can continue to lavish praises over the D600 and I don't care. They completely ignored the quality control issues in the process, yet felt it was ok to give it a gold rating. Come on guys! But then again that's the reason I proceeded to buy the 6D way before this review came out, because DPR ceases to be the benchmark on camera reviews that it used to be.

Clean sensors rock guys. Common sense. Go take your risk. Your money anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (531 comments in total)

DPR can continue to lavish praises over the D600 and I don't care. They completely ignored the quality control issues in the process, yet felt it was ok to give it a gold rating. Come on guys! But then again that's the reason I proceeded to buy the 6D way before this review came out, because DPR ceases to be the benchmark on camera reviews that it used to be.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:37 UTC as 113th comment | 14 replies
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda (490 comments in total)

Gosh, reading the comments here, we surely do not lack people who think they are more qualified to be Canon's Imaging Chief!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

photo nuts: I am nonplussed by this statement in the preview:

"the location of the power switch behind the mode dial is far less convenient than placing it around the shutter button (as Nikon, Pentax and Sony all do). None of these are deal-breakers, but they make the 6D a bit less pleasant to use than it could be."

Really?

Anyway, based on the sentiments expressed in the preview, we can expect ~ 79 to 80% on final score. No gold or silver award whatsoever.

Mr. Westlake, convenience of use is subjective. I don't care what is convenient for you. It is wrong for you to assume that what you find convenient is what all of us should also find convenient. I am sure that if the power switch of the 6D is close to the shutter button, you guys will comment "the power switch position is inconvenient as it can be accidentally flicked when reaching for the shutter button." Gosh.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 16:05 UTC

Good camera, not so good quality control. In the rush to market, there was so much pressure to not airtight some aspects of quality control. There is always an acceptable failure rate every NPI or new product introduction. Any data if this happens to, say, every 3 of 10 units? Don't get me wrong, this should not have gone to market at all in the first place if this was taking place inside the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 00:29 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review (498 comments in total)

Every review will be criticized. The best critique is the market, the hands of the customers who will eventually choose to buy or not to buy. Let's see how this drills a hole into the overall DSLR market. Will it attract APS-C users to go full frame? Will it attract owners of old full-frame bodies to "step down?" I don't agree it will impact the mirrorless market. I have a Sony NEX and I will keep it regardless of the kind of DSLR I have. In fact I think I might upgrade my mirrorless camera more frequently than my DSLR, or at least that's the plan. Most DSLRs lately are so good the need to upgrade for incremental improvements does not cut it for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 07:07 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply

Right place, right time, and a heart for photography that's in the right place. Awesome!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 02:13 UTC as 45th comment
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