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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On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)

The A9 is Sony's first foray into this tough market segment. And imagine the noise (no pun intended) they have created. They will learn to address the quirks within the next 1-2 years and release the A10. Let competition thrive.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 36th comment
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (320 comments in total)
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D135ima: Looks good. With IS and weather sealing its true "strong lens". Dear Canon, please make "strong" 50 , 135 and ultra wide angle prime.

The 50mm 1.8 STM is not bad, considering its size and price. However, it remains an uninspiring piece of glass. Gets the job done especially for videos. Agree Canon should come up with the 50mm 1.4L IS USM :)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 04:46 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (320 comments in total)
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D135ima: Looks good. With IS and weather sealing its true "strong lens". Dear Canon, please make "strong" 50 , 135 and ultra wide angle prime.

The 50mm offerings of Canon are all needing an upgrade. They should do to the 50mm what they did to their strong 35mm line up.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (320 comments in total)
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moimoi: Hmmm, I am actually quite pleased with my purchase of the new Tamron 85 mm f/1.8. Contrast is generally excellent, bokeh rendering and sharpness as well, and it has IS too. I tend to choose Canon only, but I must say Tamron did something right with their 85 mm. Something to consider.

That new 85 mm f/1.4 does not have the same "magic" of the 35mm f/1.4 ii, which is quite superb. Canon did something outstanding with that one for sure.

Agree absolutely. The 85mm of Tamron, though just f/1.8, is superb and yet doesn't drill a hole in the pocket.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)

First, it's great that you went out of Seattle for this shoot! Second, this is Canon's way of getting users accustomed to their mirrorless models / bodies. So here's some feedback Canon, from the owner of an M10 and an M6: Make 4k video standard. Even cheaper M43 bodies have it. Honestly, if I don't see it in Canon bodies by 2018, I don't care about selling all my Canon bodies, lenses, etc. even if means losing money, but I will definitely shift to the Lumix and Sony combo. All of my TVs at home since 2 years ago are at 4k, so full HD video sucks. My own PC monitor is 4k - and I bought it more than a year ago. It's ridiculous Canon continues to be lousy in this space when it pioneered in bringing terrific video capability to DSLR.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:48 UTC as 135th comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EOS M100 review (774 comments in total)
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sh10453: Hi Carey,
A couple of things:
1) I wish DPR staff would stop the endless free Adobe advertisement on almost every single image, i.e. " Processed and cropped to taste in Adobe Camera Raw".

2) I'm sorry, but you are wrong about the USB cable, and I have to disagree with you.

Quite the opposite. The mini USB port is far more durable than the micro USB port.
With the micro USB port I have to always be extra gentle and extra careful when I plug a cable in it.

Cables for mini USB are generally cheaper and abundant. You can even find them at some grocery stores, or almost at kids lemonade stands.
I have just bought a package of 6 on eBay for less than $2.50.
I'd take the mini USB over the Micro USB anytime.

Agree on the ease by which we can find this kind of cable. However, the last time I used my M6 and really wanted to travel light, I brought two spare batteries with me, placed them in the pockets of my jacket. No wires and no chargers.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:43 UTC

Any test on how well it focuses on video?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

I hope a new kind of battery, more lasting and safer than Lithium Ion, soon becomes mainstream. Otherwise, we might see the day when we're stuck in a 14-hour flight with just newspapers and magazines in our hands. Though come to think of it, that'll be a good time to catch some sleep. On wait, the flight is crowded, elbow-to-elbow, in cramped seats, not conducive to sleeping :(

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)
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Noogy: High ISO noise is not setting records based on studio shots. Looks as noisy as other flagship models from ISO6400 onwards on RAW.

Rarely? The question is how often and the answer is very often. Even indoor events would require shooting at ISO6400 onwards especially when flash is not allowed. Outdoor events at night, too. If you don't shoot beyond ISO3200 often, don't assume it should be the norm for the rest of us. who find that IQ and noise DOES MATTER A LOT from ISO6400 up. There is no breakthrough in this model. It is proof of digital incrementalism done right, yes. Incremental nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)
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caravan: Could this be the last great mirror box cameras ?

Fine job Nikon.

A new approach, I agree. It cannot be a polarized competition between DSLR and mirrorless. A breakthrough of sorts is waiting to happen.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)

High ISO noise is not setting records based on studio shots. Looks as noisy as other flagship models from ISO6400 onwards on RAW.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 08:47 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

Not a single photo shared. All hot air. Another spec-obsessed poster.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

Not a single gear published, not a single photo shared on gallery. Enough said.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 06:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

CCD whatever - no one buys your argument. Canon lenses, both EF and EF-S, have been widely used and accepted as standard for cropped bodies. If you put down a camera system, try harder next time. Publish your gear, don't hide behind it.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 14:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

EF-S 18-200mm; EF-S 15-85mm; EF-S 17-85mm; the 50mm f/1.8 STM is EF btw. So is the 40mm pancake.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "Live view on the SL2 is as good as you'll find on a DSLR, with focus speeds and accuracy rivaling the best mirrorless cameras."
So it's basically like a mirrorless camera with an optical viewfinder (and mirror).
It's a win win.

Funny. A month ago, I was in a really dark location by the sea. The sky was beautiful. I wanted to get to photograph a slice of the Milky Way (my phone app said it's right in front of me). I placed my 5DMIV on a tripod and half-pressed on one of stars in the sky, using my OVF. Focus was almost instant. The guy not far from me could not auto-focus his high-end Alpha something (an A followed by a letter and two characters). I switched to live view and I was still able to get the focus easily. I went back to my primitive OVF and the focus got acquired just as flawlessly. Gosh, something seems to be so wrong with my primitive camera body that has a primitive mirror mechanism that it kept acquiring focus almost effortlessly. Ultimately I took several shots both on MF and AF, and the camera never struggled, whether on the primitive OVF or on live view.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
In reply to:

CCD FTW: I think you missed a few cons:

- No AF micro adjust
- Inconsistent user experience between rear LCD and viewfinder
- Only one control dial, not best in class
- Despite punchy pleasing images for people photos, landscape images are bland and muddy
- Viewfinder is small and dark, not best in class
- Battery life is appalling
- Still larger and heavier than competition
- Video quality is worst in class
- Lacks a range of dedicated lenses

But hey, we continued our obsession with autofocus tracking and dynamic range and forgot about everything else including having consistency across reviews.

The best photos I have taken using cropped bodies like the 100D, the 7D and the 80D are all with EF lenses: 17-40mm f/4L, 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II, 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. In some ways they perform better on cropped bodies because the corner softness becomes less of an issue. Canon has been spoiling us with lens options for more than two decades now. You cannot cherry-pick the type of lens you consider usable for a cropped body then slant your argument towards "there are not enough lenses." Of all the cons you listed, this one is quite simply absurd. I no longer own an EF-S lens, by the way, and I have a 5DMIV, a 6DMII, an M6 and an 80D. Even my Tamrons and Sigmas are for FF bodies which are perfectly usable for cropped bodies - also sometimes better on them in fact.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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Ernest M Aquilio: I find it utterly appalling that this camera for the price doesn't offer 4K, 100% viewfinder, best color, best everything and wash my dishes when I'm hung over in the morning. Simply appalling. I cannot recommend this camera to any human on this planet.

Worse, it cannot do 24fps which is supposed to lead to the extinction of every high-end DSLR sports' photographer gear by 2018!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:23 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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OremLK: The real killer feature for this camera isn't any of specific specs, or even the size, it's the value proposition when you factor in the lens ecosystem. There simply isn't anything anywhere near this well-rounded available at this price point. Pick up the SL2 (body-only), the portrait/travel bundle with the nifty fifty and the 10-18mm ultra-wide, plus the 55-250mm STM. All in you're under 1000 USD, and you've got a lightweight kit with good-enough image and video quality and all the features and specs needed at this price point.

In the two instances we traveled as a family to Europe, I had my 6D and the SL1/100D as back up. Shared same lenses, same external flash units. If I did not have the M6 right now, I would definitely get this SL2 as back up to my 5DMIV!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (557 comments in total)
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Philnw2: Canon says they are going to build some mirrorless cameras, but here we go again, the same old tired flapping mirror design that is so noisy and requires the post chimping to see how the image was exposed. Mirrorless shows you how the image is going to be exposed BEFORE you take the picture. Great for beginners, instead of these inscrutable flappers.

The M6 is now my standard back up to my 5DMIV when I am on travel. With an EOS-M to EF adapter, I can use the same EF lenses across both bodies. It is so small that it fits into my camera bag, where otherwise another telephoto lens would be slotted.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
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