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 Nikon D850 Review (1722 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 Review (1722 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 Review (1722 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 Review (1722 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 213th 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 8th 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
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (153 comments in total)

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?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 02:01 UTC as 24th comment | 9 replies

Desperation keeps us strong.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 05:20 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (391 comments in total)
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Noogy: After having used the M6 for a month, I am quite certain the 80D is the last cropped sensor DSLR I am buying. I hardly used it since I got the M6. And with the lens adapter which does not add a lot of weight to the body, I can use any EF and EF-S lens in my arsenal. My favorite walkaround lens on the M6 is the EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM. Overall handling and portability is perfect for me, plus because of the IS in the M6 plus the IS of the lens itself, I have been able to take hand-held shots at 1/3 - 1/5 shutter speeds.

It has. "The EOS M6 also now has five-axis in-body image stabilization like the EOS M5, which combines forces with compatible lenses to max out the hand-holding potential."
http://www.popphoto.com/canon-eos-m6-mirrorless-has-dual-pixel-af-in-body-image-stabilization#page-5

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 07:34 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1117 comments in total)
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borax: Seriously, compared to others, 6D was already a lame DSLR as it was a renamed clone of the great 5DII. Almost same sensor, same AF, 10% faster fps, a GPs but no 1/8000 shutter speed etc... Oh they gave up CF for SD card... right. There are more differences between 6DII and 6D than between 6D and 5DII. Where was the progress ? Launch price: 2000$ for a FF DSLR. But at that time, 5DII was cheaper. progress...?
It was 5 years ago and people were already talking 'bout the lack of DR among Canon sensors compared to Sony's.
This 6DII brings a lot of very usefull gadgets but the aging sensor is 5 more years older. The mistake is becoming a fault. Even if 6D IQ is good, why a 2000$ upgrade if IQ doesn't progress when the competition is ahead for years ?
This camera is the one Canon could and should have produced as the 6D 5 years ago to make its lack of DR forgotten. Now is both too late ans too pricey.

I got the 5DMIV and cut my agony short :) I am still going to grab the 6DMII as back up body though, now that it's out. Sony has done some really cool stuffs lately. Until they re-do the ergonomics of their bodies, it's not for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1117 comments in total)
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borax: Seriously, compared to others, 6D was already a lame DSLR as it was a renamed clone of the great 5DII. Almost same sensor, same AF, 10% faster fps, a GPs but no 1/8000 shutter speed etc... Oh they gave up CF for SD card... right. There are more differences between 6DII and 6D than between 6D and 5DII. Where was the progress ? Launch price: 2000$ for a FF DSLR. But at that time, 5DII was cheaper. progress...?
It was 5 years ago and people were already talking 'bout the lack of DR among Canon sensors compared to Sony's.
This 6DII brings a lot of very usefull gadgets but the aging sensor is 5 more years older. The mistake is becoming a fault. Even if 6D IQ is good, why a 2000$ upgrade if IQ doesn't progress when the competition is ahead for years ?
This camera is the one Canon could and should have produced as the 6D 5 years ago to make its lack of DR forgotten. Now is both too late ans too pricey.

No way to confirm it's an old sensor. I may be a "bad new" sensor. At the same time, there is market for entry-level FF that the 6DMII will cater to, the 99.9% of customers who don't care about what's posted here.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1117 comments in total)
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borax: Seriously, compared to others, 6D was already a lame DSLR as it was a renamed clone of the great 5DII. Almost same sensor, same AF, 10% faster fps, a GPs but no 1/8000 shutter speed etc... Oh they gave up CF for SD card... right. There are more differences between 6DII and 6D than between 6D and 5DII. Where was the progress ? Launch price: 2000$ for a FF DSLR. But at that time, 5DII was cheaper. progress...?
It was 5 years ago and people were already talking 'bout the lack of DR among Canon sensors compared to Sony's.
This 6DII brings a lot of very usefull gadgets but the aging sensor is 5 more years older. The mistake is becoming a fault. Even if 6D IQ is good, why a 2000$ upgrade if IQ doesn't progress when the competition is ahead for years ?
This camera is the one Canon could and should have produced as the 6D 5 years ago to make its lack of DR forgotten. Now is both too late ans too pricey.

Admirable patience Joed700. I would have given up on Nikon if I were you. Image quality is something that a photographer can influence. Technical specs had very little to do with most of my published work (used a point and shoot camera for a handful of them). Design and manufacturing defect? No. There was a time I kept running into issues over a laptop manufacturer, until it became clear to me their manufacturing FA and QA is part of the problem, enough for me to give up on the brand once and for all.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 06:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1117 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Wow, a first - no dpreview silver Award, and especially also not a gold Award. The 6D Mk. II does have into the End, inferior performance compared to it's competition.

Not meaning it's a bad DSLR, just not exactly good enough for its performance and price range. I've handled more then twice the past years the original 6D, and always disliked the somehow more mushy, rear Scrollwheel, and less defined Buttons, compared to the original 10D to 50D, 5D series.

A great DSLR doesn't life by it's Sensor performance all alone, the whole System (AF Module, Sensor, Haptics, Electronics, Optic (OVF coverage & Quality) etc. needs to play as a whole great together.

Whileas the D750 isn't the direct competition for the 6D Mark II (the D610 is), it's being a bit long into the tooth, waiting for being replaced by a D760 or other successor, it's still a lot cheaper & also better from IQ, AF & performance than the 6D II.

In Germany, the 6D II is (almost) 400 EUR more expensive as the D750 Body.

D600 was Gold by DPR's rating, don't forget. And it was the lemon of lemons.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1117 comments in total)
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borax: Seriously, compared to others, 6D was already a lame DSLR as it was a renamed clone of the great 5DII. Almost same sensor, same AF, 10% faster fps, a GPs but no 1/8000 shutter speed etc... Oh they gave up CF for SD card... right. There are more differences between 6DII and 6D than between 6D and 5DII. Where was the progress ? Launch price: 2000$ for a FF DSLR. But at that time, 5DII was cheaper. progress...?
It was 5 years ago and people were already talking 'bout the lack of DR among Canon sensors compared to Sony's.
This 6DII brings a lot of very usefull gadgets but the aging sensor is 5 more years older. The mistake is becoming a fault. Even if 6D IQ is good, why a 2000$ upgrade if IQ doesn't progress when the competition is ahead for years ?
This camera is the one Canon could and should have produced as the 6D 5 years ago to make its lack of DR forgotten. Now is both too late ans too pricey.

Actually, Nikon rushed to beat Canon to the entry-level FF body hence rushed to release the D600 despite engineering and design defects, that they later on corrected with the D610, release to the market less than a year after the D600 fiasco.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 04:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1117 comments in total)
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Noogy: Is it just a coincidence, DPR? When the 6D was first rated, you praised the defectively-designed D600 as substantially better. Then Nikon acknowledged that D600 was indeed defective by rapidly releasing a replacement called D610. That didn't make you change your rating on the defective camera called D600. You retained your rating because owners of that camera are ok with oil splatters all over the sensor, a much more serious flaw than DR "defeciencies" of this new 6D model? It may be coincidental, hence I am asking. Now you bashed the 6DMII big time. Habitual now, blokes? And how do I recover shadows from a photograph dirtied by oil from a defectively engineered body? And have we learned since then - to scope in such defects BEFORE we award Gold? I am not talking about 1 defect per million re the D600. The defect per million was so high you should have revised your rating but you did not. And Nikon wanted to not be burdened by such oily rep that they decided to fix it and call it D610.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/23 Gold! You're right, perhaps because it was giving free oil before oil prices crashed in the market! Just really curious now on how they really make final decisions to rate and how they have been continuously improving the process since then.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
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