Tom Hoots

Tom Hoots

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

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  • Ahhh, Panasonic.  I remember the heady LX3 days.  Back when I coined the following phrase in regards to Panasonic's particular (peculiar) JPEG color: "Color from another planet." After getting ...
  • No electronic level = no sale for me. I cannot comprehend why Sony "decided" to remove that feature. After having one in a number of cameras by now, I won't buy a camera without one. "Simple as...

  • Andy, I bought two Pro1 cameras -- the one I used most of the time I sold many years ago to a friend who still uses it to this day. The other one I've kept, and I have barely used it -- it is ...
  • Greynerd, Apologies for the delay -- I just finally found that you had replied to my last post.  "Better late than never," eh?  ;-) The Sony NEX cameras are fast little buggers, no doubt about ...
  • mcshan, Oh, I sure think they are. Let's start with a "camera size comparison" showing the two cameras: I won't sugar-coat it -- I was really very disappointed with the original G1X. First of all, ...
  • Peter, Thanks for the kind words. I'm relatively amazed by some of the negativity towards the G1X Mark II, but it just seems to be the usual misinformation by people who haven't owned the camera or ...
  • Thanks for the kind words, and I sure think "it's a keeper."  ;-) As for the settings you're looking for, try this: Press the FUNC. SET button in the middle of the rear dial, which gets you into ...
  • Peter, My usage of the G1X Mark II is very much as a "travel camera," and I just don't like shooting in RAW at all, for various reasons. So, here are some JPEG shots I've taken with my G1X Mark II: ...
  • Replied in G1X MkII
    Been there, done that: I've already bought a "backup" G1X Mark II.  I just finally got a shipping notice for the heretofore-backordered enhanced grip, though I'm not sure I'll install it -- it's ...
  • Replied in Reality check.
    Lon, Indeed, it is, and I'm in agreement with you -- it's a great place to visit.  It's only about a half-hour drive from me, so I've been there quite a few times.  It's a great place to photograph! ...
  • I've been using my G1X Mark II as my "primary" camera ever since I got it, and all I can say is that I'm just swimmingly happy with it.  I went to a local car show a couple of weekends ago -- ...
  • I say that I expect that Canon USA will never, ever sell anything new related to the EOS-M system. Call me US-centric all you want, but Canon USA can't get my money if it won't sell me something. I ...
  • I still expect Canon USA to NEVER sell anything new related to the EOS-M, ever again. An 18-200mm lens interests me, but with a whole bunch of "ifs" -- size, weight, IQ, and so on. But at least I ...
  • You are really completely off-base here. The problem as I see it is EXACTLY what this "DPR rule" is about. "Normal," "polite," "productive" members do not go into forums over and over and over and ...
  • Replying to the bits above: 1. Agreed that different series did different things -- for instance, it quickly became clear that the "TZ" series (Such as the TX3 I had) tended to kind of "produce a ...
  • I can't possibly blame Sony for this -- there are hundreds, probably thousands, of people like me who have never seen anything like this on any Sony camera, or any camera from any other company.  ...
  • I have the Canon G1X Mark II, the Sony RX10, and the Sony RX100. In the past, I have owned the Panasonic LX3 and LX5, along with several other Panasonic cameras. Here are my thoughts: 1. Panasonic ...
  • Yes, I think everything would fit.  It's not my favorite bag of all time, though -- it's a relatively "soft," unpadded bag, and it's got a long zipper that has to travel quite a ways in a number ...
  • Replied in Reality check.
    OK, let's stand back a little bit here, take a big breath, and relax. From my perspective, I think a lot of people make photography a lot more difficult than it needs to be.  But the reality is ...
  • Most welcome! It looks like $59.99 is the list price for the NB-12L battery -- most mail-order places will bring that down to $49.99, but if you pay for shipping, that's going to wipe out most of ...
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