« on: May 30, 2014, 12:14:07 PM »
Anyone cares to post their experience in this workshop? Do people get to shoot using their camera with guidance or just watch the instructors? How much of it is hands on?
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I didn't really care for it to be honest. It just wasn't comfortable to me when shooting and I actually preferred the original grip. Having said that, it did make holding the camera via the grip easier. But the bigger factor for me was comfort while shooting.
I realize I'm in the SMALL minority with that opinion and if you've used one of his grips before and liked it, I can't see why you wouldn't like the grip for the M.
Is there more profit to be made in the high-end market?
Yes. For two reasons. The bodies themselves, we can sell at a higher price but also we sell more lenses with higher-end cameras, so overall it’s more profitable. Our research shows that the attachment rate for a high-end camera like the X-Pro 1 is around 3.8, whereas cameras like the X-A1 it’s more like 1.2. With low-end cameras people often just stick with the kit lens.
Comparing the G1 X Mark II to an
SLR or mirrorless camera
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a compact digital camera with a fixed integrated lens. This means that many aspects of performance can be optimised for this lens. Sharpness, distortion, lens zooming position, sensor can all be optimised for the integrated lens. This kind of optimisation is not found in cameras with interchangeable lenses, especially those with lenses of f/2.0 or larger.
FYI: I also ordered a glass screen protector for my LCD. I don't know, if I will use it. I have seen spotty reports that the LCD has Gorilla Glass, but can't seem to find anything official.
I won't use the protector, if I can confirm the LCD has Gorilla Glass or some other form of sufficiently hardened glass. Adding the protector could potentially increase the glare and therefore visibility of the LCD, but then so could scratches.
Other than a few forum entries, I can only find one site "versus.com" that states the EOS M has Gorilla Glass. I would like to find confirmation on a few other reputable sites or some sort of official statement from Canon.
Get a 22mm(35mm effective) keep your natural perspective as if you were shooting on a 50(80) and croppity crop.
You have 18mp, a 6mp crop would still give you an a4 photo quality print, the f2.0 will help keep your shutter up and your iso down (and the 22mm is great even wide open) the longer subject distance gives you a better chance with focus, and best of all, it's tiny, so keeping the csc advantage of small form.