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EOS Bodies / Re: I bought a 5D Mark III and...
« on: June 25, 2012, 06:01:02 AM »
I love the smart viewfinder.
The grid is great for lining stuff up and making sure you have a straight horizon.

I've found it easy to use after my 60D and the IQ is fabulous.

Just wish it had a pull-out screen like the 60d.
That's about the only thing I can find against it.

EOS Bodies / Re: What will a mirror less camera offer
« on: June 25, 2012, 05:58:00 AM »
To me, mirrorless means a lot of money for a small camera that is not as comfortable to use nor as fast as a DSLR to focus, and when you want to change something you have to delve into the on-screen menus because the body is too small to have a dedicated button to do so.
It also means paying a lot of money for a lousy choice of lenses and every time you change the lens, that dirt will fall onto the sensor as there is no mirror in front of it to protect it.
I think they are a fad, and they aren't selling anywhere near as many of them in Australia or the US as the importers would like them too, as they just don't offer good value for money.
I see the Nikon V1's and J1's gathering dust on the retailers' shelves along with other similar brands, and while the salesmen push them hard, most thinking people walk out with a decent DSLR instead.

I reckon a good quality P&S like a Canon G1X is a much better proposition IMHO.

Nice shots Willerty.

I had a job to do on Saturday night, and took the G1X with me to do the video work in a very dark pub.
I used an LED light on top of the camera, and it did a really good job, and even the built-in mic worked pretty well.

I just bought a 5D3, and still have my 60D.
Quite an upgrade for me, and I'm very happy.

I got good results from my 60D, but the 5D3 is similar to use, just better in every sense.
I can still evenuse my Tokina 11-15 from 15mm and up, and wow, is it wide!

Even my 24-105 is more useful now on a FF than a crop too.

The new focussing system is fantastic, and the exposure and colours are just so much better too.
Far less processing to do when you do a job and take over 500 photos in a night.

Please let us know what it's like when you've played with it.
I'm not too keen on spending $350 or so for something I only use every now and again either.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Is this a G1X killer?
« on: June 10, 2012, 03:44:01 AM »
I think you're right Flake.
The images from my wife's G1X, especially the RAW images, are amazingly good, and at least as good, if not better, than similar images from my 60D with L lenses.

I don't believe that mirrorless cameras will ever take over from DSLR's.
I've watched and listened to people in camera shops (non-experts) who are looking at the mirrorless flotilla, and when they start to compare prices etc., they generally go for the cheaper "more serious" DSLR instead and save themselves money.
They also think that they will be great photographers, and even these non-experts realise that that there is nowhere else to go after mirrorless, where DSLR's can always be expanded and added to, without having to change everything they already have.

I doubt mirrorles cameras will ever be as big in sales as DSLR's until their price severly undercuts DSLR's, as for the moment, an entry level Canon or Nikon DSLR is cheaper than a reasonable mirrorless.

As an example, I bought my wife a new G1X, and friends of mine reckon I'm crazy for paying so much for a "toy" camera when for similar money I could have bought her a DSLR.
How little they know, and the fact is she wanted a small camera, and I wanted her to have a good one, but most people don't see the value in a small camera for more money than an SLR.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650 Touchscreen Information
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:23:53 PM »
The thing that worries me about a touch screen is that I am left eyed, what happens to it when I put the camera up to my eye and my nose presses against the rear screen?

Those shots look pretty good to me.

You should try a 24-104 though.
The IS is pretty useful in low light.

I do a fair bit of event photography, mostly in very dim lighting, and I find the IS really helps.

PowerShot Cameras / Is this a G1X killer?
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:45:07 AM »
This is sure to drive down the price of the G1X.

Maybe I should have waited a while before i bought my G1X.

PowerShot / Re: Pogue Trashes G1 X
« on: June 05, 2012, 03:14:07 AM »
He's and idiot.
What a lot of crap saying it isn't good in a wind tunnel.
I didn't realise that fuel economy was vital in a camera........

The fact is the G1X takes FANTASTIC photos.
I got mine for just over US$600 and the image quality is as good, if not better than my 60D with L lenses.
I can't believe how crisp the photos are and how good the colour and contrast are.

I'm not saying it's the perfect camera, and I haven't found one of those yet, but I've used a lot of different cameras in my 50 years of photography, and this G1X is absolutely superb.
Try one for yourself, the RAW images are just amazing, and even set on full auto, the image quality is excellent for a P&S.

Landscape / Flower taken with G1X
« on: June 03, 2012, 07:59:40 PM »
I was mucking around with my wife's new G1X and wanted to try using it in full manual, including manual focus, to take some studio type shots.
Here's one of the photos.
Hope you like it.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Typical Small Camera Question
« on: June 02, 2012, 07:04:02 AM »
For IQ, I don't htink you could go past the new G1X.
i bought one for my wife to use, and even though I've only started to use it, the IQ of the pictures is outstanding.
The focussing is very quick in reasonable light and very accurate too, and the high ISO performance is very, very good too.

The weathe rin Sydney today was terrible. Cold and raining, but I got a break in the weather and walked down the road to try some shots in RAW.

To be frank, I can't see much difference to shots taken with my DLSR and L lenses.
What do you think?
These are'nt too artistic, but I think the IQ is outstanding for a P&S.

I managed to get out yesterday and take some pictures in daylight with the new G1X.
I found the focus was quite quick, less than half a second in reasonable light, and pretty accurate too although i have to get used to holding it out in front of me.
the viewfinder is isn't fantastic, but it does help to keep the camera steady when you use it and although it doesn't show the whole field, it gives you a good idea of what you're taking.
Here's a few shots for you, all taken on full auto (as my wife will use it) and unprocessed and reduced in size and resolution.

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