Tom Hoots

Tom Hoots

Lives in United States OR, United States
Joined on Jan 31, 2004

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  • 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 ...
  • Both true to some extent, but.... RX10 doesn't even dream about having the zoom range of the other two. FZ1000 indeed is bigger because of other issues, but the EVF certainly has plenty to do with ...
  • Bill, No, it's the same-old 16-50 kit lens, and yes, there have been mountains of hand-wringing over it.  Plus, there have been a handful of tests with no-EXIF images comparing it to the Zeiss ...
  • This carries a certain "For crying out loud!" with it -- to a certain extent, the FZ1000 is larger because IT HAS THE EVF that so many people whine about the G3X lacking.  Well, there you have it ...
  • I had an original RX100 -- I bought when they first came out, so it was an "early Japan" model. And then I moved to the RX100 III. Hands down, absolutely HANDS DOWN , I prefer the RX100 III to the ...
  • Heh.  I'll give you my opinion: I had the NEX-7.  "Tri-Navi controls."  I couldn't even freaking BREATHE around that camera without inadvertently changing a half a dozen settings.  I hated it, ...
  • And indeed, one important thing to consider is that none of these test images will make use of Sony's Multi-Frame Noise Reduction.  And putting that to use for higher-ISO shots will absolutely ...
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