Tom Hoots

Tom Hoots

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Joined on Jan 31, 2004

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  • Folks, Well, I was going to dig up the old 16-70mm thread that had several pages of discussion, but I suppose this one will do -- since I just bought one of the 16-70mm Zeiss lenses, and I see ...
  • There is a long thread about the Zeiss lens in the forum somewhere -- I plan on adding my thoughts to it after I've gotten some experience. So far, in a lot of situations, I haven't been able to ...
  • The camera really doesn't "struggle," but I just find it hard to believe that the camera is really focusing on anything with that "big box."  So, I'll turn that focus destruction assist lamp off, ...
  • Ah, yes, now I recall hearing about that -- thanks for the tip!  I just mainly want to get rid of that infernal big box.  I believe I shall banish that lamp forever, henceforth! Thanks again! Tom Hoots
  • Dave, Thanks for the ideas.  I sure thought about going to flexible point.  I'll be heading to another museum in a couple of days where -- you are correct -- the subjects shouldn't be moving around ...
  • Created discussions NEX APS-C: Low light focusing?
    Folks, After straying away and trying a bunch of other cameras, I've come back to my NEX system, and I even bought one of the Zeiss 16-70mm lenses, so I'm back in the saddle again. Nevermind that ...
  • I recently bought one of those Amazon.com $398 NEX-5T cameras, and then I took it to the Evergreen Aviation Museum and tried it out.  Here are a few of my results: After hearing so much rubbish ...
  • I'm an "original" NEX owner, having gone through all of the NEX-5 variants, plus the NEX-7.  The new "alpha" variants really don't interest me at all, with their "missing features," especially the ...
  • Replied in Some history....
    Folks, Here is the history of what is now referred to as the "Function Menu" in the NEX-5 series, as I understand it: The NEX-5 had no such thing, until a firmware update provided a "custom menu" ...
  • You're welcome, and good luck! Indeed, the NEX-3 and NEX-5 should have essentially identical image quality -- they use the same sensor, same processor, and same lenses. The really big differences ...
  • A few from my old NEX-5 days.... I've got a full gallery with these and more -- click on my dpreview galleries link, below. Tom Hoots http://www.pbase.com/thoots http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4 ...
  • Well, rather than letting someone like you put words in my mouth, let me show you what it is that I do, with a few shots from the G1X Mark II: Let's start with "full manual" mode.  I know full well ...
  • In a perfect world, that is what you would expect to get.  However, with the G7X, if you choose P mode and see the aperture it uses, then switch to Av mode and use the same aperture, you will find ...
  • I could make a couple of points here: I have also owned the original G1X, and I wasn't very happy with it, either. I sure think that the G1X Mark II is a vast improvement, in all of the areas ...
  • I think this is 100% "as designed" behavior. I expect you can find somewhere in the manual where it says that the camera will not turn on, will not "work," while the USB cable is plugged in. I ...
  • What is relevant to the discussion here is that, while I may have used P mode for a lot of shots that the G7X didn't handle well at all, the G1X Mark II took the very same shots in P mode without ...
  • Well, "I don't print," so the end result I'm looking for is going to be different from yours, at the least.  Really, I just don't print, so I'm looking at things either on my 24-inch 1920 x 1200 ...
  • I just bought one, based upon the discussion here.  Most of the smaller cases are just kind of irritating -- they just aren't "thick" or "deep" enough to get the camera into them, let alone add an ...
  • I bought the RX10 when it first came out, back when I was figuring that there was little hope that Canon would ever do anything with the G1X other than "let it die" like it was doing with the ...
  • The only difference is that I have actually gone out and spent real money on each of these two cameras, and I have done extensive comparison shooting with them against a "known good" competitor, ...
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