Tom Hoots

Tom Hoots

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Joined on Jan 31, 2004

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  • So, how much did the tobacco industry pay you for this review? Sheesh!

  • I think most of that was ridiculously patronizing. People who spend a thousand dollars ($1,000) on a lens are not idiot moron dunderheads who don't know how to judge the quality of such a lens. Cou ...
  • The "brick wall test" as has been described above will suffice for your testing. Other folks have described it in more detail, but just take pictures at different focal and different aperture ...
  • Found this on the Sony UK site tonight: http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-hx80/specifications Compare them to the Sony UK specs for the HX90V: http://www.sony.co.uk/e ...
  • I've got a Surface Pro 2 with an i5, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM -- I don't use it as a "tablet" hardly at all, but it's a very nice little notebook equivalent. Kept in its desktop cradle, it takes up...

  • 1.  I still haven't sent my bad 5T in for service -- it's a horrible case of procrastination. 2.  I did do a factory reset on it, which didn't help. 3.  With 5T kits available at Amazon for $350, ...
  • Replied in Sony HX90V
    I know, I know, I know. Good luck and have fun!  :-) Tom Hoots http://www.pbase.com/thoots http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4330317199/albums
  • Replied in Sony HX90V
    Yes, I know.  But..... I'm saying that you don't need to do that .  Just hold the camera over your head, right side up, as far as you can reach, and you can still see plenty enough of the screen to ...
  • Replied in Sony HX90V
    I have found a tilting LCD to be completely unnecessary for overhead shots.  I suppose you could angle the camera in such a way you couldn't see much, but I have never managed to do that.  No ...
  • Replied in Sony HX90V
    Thanks! Tom Hoots http://www.pbase.com/thoots http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4330317199/albums
  • Replied in Sony HX90V
    Yep: P Mode. Auto ISO, though crank it down to ISO 80 or 100 in tough light, and see what you can get.  The image stabilization is really quite good. Landscape Creative Style, sharpness up two steps. ...
  • Replied in Sony HX90V
    Thanks! That's the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon. A bit south of Astoria, I suppose they consider it to the the "central" Oregon coast. Tom Hoots http://www.pbase.com/thoots http://www.dpre ...
  • You said it quite well, right there.  My bet is that Sony just isn't too worried about that kind of thing in the ex-NEX series, and will instead just keep on bringing full-frame bodies down in price. ...
  • Replied in Sony HX90V
    Need I say more than this? Yep, I'm quite happy with my HX90V. Tom Hoots http://www.pbase.com/thoots http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4330317199/albums
  • I fully expect Sony to bring the price of their full-frame cameras WAY down, and I expect them to do it with surprising swiftness.  I think that's the plan -- they will beat the competition by ...
  • Yes, that is a "picture effect" that both the WX500 and the HX90V have.  What the WX500 lacks is Sony's Dynamic Range Optimization / High Dynamic Range modes, where you can simply set the camera ...
  • Actually, late last year, I had all of my NEX stuff boxed up, with the intent to sell it.  I had already sold my first original 18-200mm lens, after I noticed that it was definitely adding a red ...
  • I have the following NEX bodies: NEX-5R, which I've had all along since it came out.  I do NOT like the idea of "changing lenses" at all, so this one has the original NEX 18-200mm lens attached.  ...
  • Replied in RX100 M4 it is
    All well-reasoned thoughts, especially "the bag of lenses" and the "future proofing."  And in the end, you will have a very mature, fourth-generation camera, while others (ahem) are struggling ...
  • I finally pulled out my wallet and bought the Zeiss 16-70mm lens (around $1,000), and I'm very happy with it.  The two pictures in my post above were taken with it.  If you do some research about ...
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