Tom Hoots

Tom Hoots

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Joined on Jan 31, 2004

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  • I've been meaning to chime in on this for a while -- and I've finally found the time, so.... Gosh golly, believe it or not, there are plenty of folks who have -- as INSANE as it must seem to you -- ...
  • I have the Zeiss lens, but no experience with the G lens.  That said, let me weigh in with my thoughts: 1.  I just cannot see having the 18-105 at all, due to its size.  I also have the original ...
  • Yes, it is all about business strategy.  I wrote my original post above, after running into a Sony representative of some sort who was getting an old, long-established local camera shop (heavy ...
  • Well, since everyone is mentioning just about anything BUT that kind of thing, let me recommend another typical camera bag: Vanguard Chicago 7: http://www.amazon.com/Vanguard-Chicago-7-Shoulder-Bag ...
  • Yes, this is the bag to get.  Just get one, then move along with your life....... :-) Tom Hoots http://www.pbase.com/thoots http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4330317199/albums
  • This is why there will be no a7000.  Why bother, when Sony can kick the snot out of every other camera manufacturer by bringing full frame digital photography to the masses? The future of the ...
  • Not "sharper" -- it's "in focus" or "not in focus." JPEG. Aperture Priority mode, center-point focus, pattern (evaluative) metering, f/8.  Same lens on NEX-5T shooting from the same position at the ...
  • This is the proverbial example -- a test shot I've been taking over the past year or so: Obviously, you really need to pull up my "original" files to really see the differences, rather than looking ...
  • For a bit less, actually, you can get this from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-NEX-5TL-Compact-Interchangeable-Digital/dp/B00ENZRP38/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423799733&sr=8-1&keywords=nex-5tl NE ...
  • Very well done.  Let me go off-topic from your questions, and give you a bit of my thoughts about the two cameras: I picked up an a6000 during the holidays, when Best Buy had a great price on it.  ...
  • Well, I'm using Windows, so it's just completely non-comparable.... But, I actually use an older program that goes against the prevalent "Must use Lightroom and Photoshop" mantra -- I use ACDSee ...
  • I felt the need to correct the 18-55mm lens any time there were horizontal lines in an image. Tom Hoots http://www.pbase.com/thoots http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4330317199/albums
  • My "original file" is my final processed image.  I did a levels adjustment, then cropped and resized, then I applied a bit of unsharp mask and saved at 90% JPEG quality.  I made no effort to ...
  • Replied in Clueless....
    Karl, you're way off base. I believe Marco -- he has no reason to falsify his results. I also get far more shots per battery than most folks, mainly because I do the following: 1.  Like Marco, I ...
  • If you go to the actual source, you will find that flash is used for every other shot, and between EVERY SINGLE SHOT, the full range of the zoom will be used, from the long end to the short end or ...
  • I guess you RAW fanatics will just never, ever comprehend it, but there is something about RAW that I absolutely, positively DESPISE .  Plenty of it has to do with the way individual programs work, ...
  • Here are some of my thoughts.  Let me start with a couple of examples from my NEX-5T plus the 16-70mm Zeiss lens: I like to think that these have a bit of "pop" to them.  And now, my thoughts, ...
  • My thoughts, based upon my experiences: One of the main things that relegated my original EOS-M to the shelf was the lack of in-camera lens distortion correction.  Such correction is very common in ...
  • Replied in 100% expected.
    I would have fallen out of my computer chair if the news was that Canon USA would be selling it.  I utterly can't comprehend why people think Canon USA is going to make an about-face and start ...
  • Well, instead of wishing for things that don't exist, you could always just pop a whopping $398 for one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-NEX-5TL-Compact-Interchangeable-Digital/dp/B00ENZRP38/re ...
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