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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CaMeRa QuEsT: So, 3 years on and Canon can't make the 6DMKII competitive against the D750? Why bother then? Oh boy, is this camera gonna get spanked!

You can cherry-pick "data" all you want. The fact remains, the model you laud as better suffered a major setback. Does 0-60mph faster may be, but crashes after x number of miles. I have spent time at the largest semiconductor company in the planet, and yes I am familiar with manufacturing defects per million, failure analysis, etc. Note that the redesigned D610 is not just plugging in a new shutter. They re-aligned the brackets where shutter mechanism is attached. Clearly a design oversight. Financial data of Nikon in that period shows how much they had to write off plus the amount of re-marketing funds they needed to commit for the re-launch of D610. By your own statement, "Nikon has launched the D610 due the bad image reputation the D600 was getting over time. " Did they get a bad reputation because the likes of us started positing about it? Or was it self-inflicted? Don't talk about Apple and their issues. Apple, in the first place, is NOT a manufacturer. Nikon is.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 09:37 UTC
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CaMeRa QuEsT: So, 3 years on and Canon can't make the 6DMKII competitive against the D750? Why bother then? Oh boy, is this camera gonna get spanked!

Yes, they are still offering to fix the defect in the design for free. Does not change the fact they launched it despite the defect. And the D610 was what the D600 should have been. I was ready to switch to Nikon when this happened. Nikon was a camera I often saw in the semiconductor industry where I spent a decade of my career. But in the consumer camera business, this left a big bad mark to me as far as this brand is concerned. And friends who bought the D600 often had to stop shooting to clean their sensors in the middle of gigs and events. Didn't help that Nikon did not have a direct presence in our market. Canon, Sony, Fuji all have.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
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CaMeRa QuEsT: So, 3 years on and Canon can't make the 6DMKII competitive against the D750? Why bother then? Oh boy, is this camera gonna get spanked!

We seem to forget that the D600 was a defective design, hence readily replaced with the D610. In their rush to release an entry-level FF, Nikon dropped the ball big time and oil splatters became the most prominent feature of the D600. Not wanting to admit such mistake, they released a D610 instead. Ultimately, this says a lot about their current standing in the consumer and professional camera segments. It may have been better in a number of ways vs the 6D, but the consumer being the final judge, guess which DSLR ended up in the hands of customers?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 01:30 UTC
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steelhead3: Nice preview review...the bug is a Salmon Fly (Pteronarcys dorsata)

Thank you for a quick lesson on the wonderful (can be scary) world of insects. Hope they don't evolve into eating cameras :) Cheers!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
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Noogy: I am ready to grab one. Agree it's the "dressed up" 80D so to speak, except FF. The 80D is a very good machine, perhaps the best cropped body that Canon has ever made to date. Therefore whether the 6DMII is a souped-up 80D or a slightly watered-down 5DMIV, I'm in as soon as it's out in the market and perhaps after reviews start coming in :)

That's true, especially when putting heavy lenses in front, where the body heft becomes a factor. However, the plus is that both will take on any EF or EF-S lenses, which means same flexibility across the two bodies. Now I wonder if the 77D was in fact a better choice than the 80D :)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:52 UTC
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Noogy: I am ready to grab one. Agree it's the "dressed up" 80D so to speak, except FF. The 80D is a very good machine, perhaps the best cropped body that Canon has ever made to date. Therefore whether the 6DMII is a souped-up 80D or a slightly watered-down 5DMIV, I'm in as soon as it's out in the market and perhaps after reviews start coming in :)

Thanks for the feedback. Interesting. The 80D already is a very good APS-C body. I won't perhaps trade its sturdiness and a level of weather-sealing, but good to know the Rebels have become so good.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 04:37 UTC

I am ready to grab one. Agree it's the "dressed up" 80D so to speak, except FF. The 80D is a very good machine, perhaps the best cropped body that Canon has ever made to date. Therefore whether the 6DMII is a souped-up 80D or a slightly watered-down 5DMIV, I'm in as soon as it's out in the market and perhaps after reviews start coming in :)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 04:20 UTC as 206th comment | 4 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 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 6th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 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 (1908 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 (905 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 81st comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

Canon AE-1!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:09 UTC as 45th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 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 (905 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 184th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (275 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 8th comment | 2 replies

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 66th comment | 3 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (296 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 54th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 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 12th comment
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