Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman

Lives in United States Philadelphia, PA, United States
Has a website at www.tomgoodman.com
Joined on Sep 23, 2007

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I am still making pictures with my Sony DSC-RX100 as in iteration 1.0. IMHO there is no correlation between money and imagination and good work.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 20:57 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On article You can now favorite images in Google Photos (67 comments in total)
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DiffractionLtd: Is that title supposed to be what passes for English these days?

DiffractionLtd: I agree with you.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 10:53 UTC

Can't wait for the "I Own It", "I Want It", "I Had It" stats.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 21:28 UTC as 41st comment
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Tom Goodman: Just a matter of time.....

Greg OH: Just a matter of time until one is sucked into an engine. Then you can quote all of us all of the weights and volumes you want.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 16:24 UTC

Just a matter of time.....

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 15:45 UTC as 102nd comment | 14 replies

The more things change....

I recall reading an article from 17th C Spain in which upon entering his studio Velazquez turned to a reporter and said, "I'm going in to paint the Princesa armed only with my Crayolas. Wait until you see the results!!"

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 17:55 UTC as 237th comment
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cirtapfotos: Sony Sensors...in Swiss Goods.

One out of two

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 14:59 UTC

First the photo....then the photographer.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 21st comment

And remember, "Don't overthink it!".

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 20:31 UTC as 9th comment

Buy a D750, Barney. You are likely to use it AND save some shekels.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 18th comment

Gee, I really like several of these B&W photographs but now that I see them in color I realize the errors of my ways and apologize.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 18th comment

One of the buggiest updates in memory. Alt key issue astonishing given its extensive use and history. Content aware crop tool did not function properly until I deleted Preferences on start-up and rebuilt my preferences (a pain). Video clips of tools are ridiculous for users of a program this powerful (and should be toggled off.)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (595 comments in total)
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lacikuss: the Rx100 V is not a good camera for advanced shooting. Im a vlogger and I cant use my rx100 IV for shooting 4K because the 5 min. limit the lack of mic input. the power is also an issue. At 4K it usually is less than 5 min and the a long wait for cool down. Battery would not last 10 min shooting. No video stabilization and the list goes on. I rather use my Samsung S8 for 4K even with the smaller sensor it is way better than the Sony.

"Advanced shooting" is a meaningless phrase in general and in your case appears limited only to video. This is hardly the primary of the Sony by most photographers who value it for its overall image quality and its phenomenal portability. I am using the first iteration of the Sony and have made countless images with it and have printed some of them successfully as large as 17X22". Size, of course, is not the ultimate criterion for me. I have printed images at all sizes and count some of those from the Sony among my most successful work.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2097 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: "if you're careful with your technique and have the requisite lenses, the D850 will reward you with incredible detail in landscapes and portraits."

Those requisite lenses are each going to cost a fortune and the technique of which the reviewers speak is AT MINIMUM calibrating each of those expensive lenses.

Conclusion: don't buy if you cannot also acquire the appropriate lens{es) and don't buy if you don't want to do the appropriate calibrations.

Good points by all.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2097 comments in total)

"if you're careful with your technique and have the requisite lenses, the D850 will reward you with incredible detail in landscapes and portraits."

Those requisite lenses are each going to cost a fortune and the technique of which the reviewers speak is AT MINIMUM calibrating each of those expensive lenses.

Conclusion: don't buy if you cannot also acquire the appropriate lens{es) and don't buy if you don't want to do the appropriate calibrations.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 88th comment | 6 replies
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: Hey DPReview... how about a slider at top next to the "Dark" or "Light" view that disables all comments from showing up. Your reviews would be much better without the bickering.

Don't scroll down to read them. No slider needed.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
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Tom Goodman: Whenever PS CC announces a new tool we can expect the following comments:
1. The tool is crap.
2. The tool is available elsewhere at a better price
3. The tool has been available elsewhere and works better
4. This is the just the sort of bone Adobe throws our way to justify its outrageous subscription fees.

I cannot comment on number one since I haven't tried the tool. I cannot comment on comments numbers 2-4 because I don't use other software.

I can comment on number four, the longest-standing complaint. I just looked over my history of using PS. I cannot trace it back to my first purchases of PS 5 but I did find the following regarding upgrades I purchased for later versions.
1. $217 in 3/09 for CS4
2. $221 in 3/10 for CS5
3. $221 in 8/12 for CS6

When I started my subscription the price per month with tax was $10.59, or $127.08 a year. That is a fair price, consistent with earlier expenditures and frankly for a much better deal that includes LR and some Cloud storage.

I have to correct something in my original post, a correction which makes my points even more compelling. I looked up the details of those purchases (I keep all records) and those prices I paid included not only PhotoShop and upgrades but also (not every year) InDesign, Pagemaker and Acrobat Pro.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
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Tom Goodman: Whenever PS CC announces a new tool we can expect the following comments:
1. The tool is crap.
2. The tool is available elsewhere at a better price
3. The tool has been available elsewhere and works better
4. This is the just the sort of bone Adobe throws our way to justify its outrageous subscription fees.

I cannot comment on number one since I haven't tried the tool. I cannot comment on comments numbers 2-4 because I don't use other software.

I can comment on number four, the longest-standing complaint. I just looked over my history of using PS. I cannot trace it back to my first purchases of PS 5 but I did find the following regarding upgrades I purchased for later versions.
1. $217 in 3/09 for CS4
2. $221 in 3/10 for CS5
3. $221 in 8/12 for CS6

When I started my subscription the price per month with tax was $10.59, or $127.08 a year. That is a fair price, consistent with earlier expenditures and frankly for a much better deal that includes LR and some Cloud storage.

Falconeyes: I understand what you are saying and, no doubt, the fee could rise at any time. That said, I have been paying the $9,99 plus tax rate ($10.59 in PA) for at least two years now so my costs are consistent with outright purchases in the past and I do believe I get more for my money.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 19:09 UTC

Whenever PS CC announces a new tool we can expect the following comments:
1. The tool is crap.
2. The tool is available elsewhere at a better price
3. The tool has been available elsewhere and works better
4. This is the just the sort of bone Adobe throws our way to justify its outrageous subscription fees.

I cannot comment on number one since I haven't tried the tool. I cannot comment on comments numbers 2-4 because I don't use other software.

I can comment on number four, the longest-standing complaint. I just looked over my history of using PS. I cannot trace it back to my first purchases of PS 5 but I did find the following regarding upgrades I purchased for later versions.
1. $217 in 3/09 for CS4
2. $221 in 3/10 for CS5
3. $221 in 8/12 for CS6

When I started my subscription the price per month with tax was $10.59, or $127.08 a year. That is a fair price, consistent with earlier expenditures and frankly for a much better deal that includes LR and some Cloud storage.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 13:00 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
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Bambi24: How anyone still shops at this openly racist and sexist store is beyond me. They're lucky they haven't been shut down yet.

2016: "US Labor Department Lawsuit charges NYC Jewish-owned electronics giant with discrimination.
B&H Photo ‘forced Hispanic workers to use separate, unsanitary bathrooms'.
The lawsuit also stated that female workers at the store’s warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard were not provided with a separate restroom or changing facility. "

http://nypost.com/2016/02/25/bh-forced-hispanic-workers-to-use-separate-bathroom-feds/

Bambi24 surrounds the citations with quotation marks and provides a link. Nowhere in the link does the word "Jewish" appear. Care to explain?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 13:43 UTC
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