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IgotGASbadDude

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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2015, 04:28:58 PM »
I have used a couple of small sensor cameras for my point and shoot but never really satisfied (even just for snapshots). When the Canon M with pancake lens went on that incredible sale a year or more ago, I grabbed one. I like the quality and size but hate the lack of viewfinder, a problem with many point and shoot cameras. I was recently looking at the options available and if I had the money I would grab a Fuji X100S right now. It has APS-C sensor, which is good enough for a point and shoot. Full frame would be even nicer (I have only used full frame in SLR's), but several thousand dollars for a point and shoot camera is ridiculous.

When it came out I jumped on the Canon G1X MII as a "sneak into the concert" camera. Nope. Too big, bulky & noticeable. Not only that, coming from 5D3 & 1DX land I've never adjusted to the point and shoot way of shooting. I HATE not having a viewfinder. I just don't get the touch screen mentality . . .
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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2015, 04:28:58 PM »

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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2015, 04:40:31 PM »
I have used a couple of small sensor cameras for my point and shoot but never really satisfied (even just for snapshots). When the Canon M with pancake lens went on that incredible sale a year or more ago, I grabbed one. I like the quality and size but hate the lack of viewfinder, a problem with many point and shoot cameras. I was recently looking at the options available and if I had the money I would grab a Fuji X100S right now. It has APS-C sensor, which is good enough for a point and shoot. Full frame would be even nicer (I have only used full frame in SLR's), but several thousand dollars for a point and shoot camera is ridiculous.

When it came out I jumped on the Canon G1X MII as a "sneak into the concert" camera. Nope. Too big, bulky & noticeable. Not only that, coming from 5D3 & 1DX land I've never adjusted to the point and shoot way of shooting. I HATE not having a viewfinder. I just don't get the touch screen mentality . . .

Sounds like you need a G5X  ;)


IgotGASbadDude

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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2015, 05:07:27 PM »
I have used a couple of small sensor cameras for my point and shoot but never really satisfied (even just for snapshots). When the Canon M with pancake lens went on that incredible sale a year or more ago, I grabbed one. I like the quality and size but hate the lack of viewfinder, a problem with many point and shoot cameras. I was recently looking at the options available and if I had the money I would grab a Fuji X100S right now. It has APS-C sensor, which is good enough for a point and shoot. Full frame would be even nicer (I have only used full frame in SLR's), but several thousand dollars for a point and shoot camera is ridiculous.

When it came out I jumped on the Canon G1X MII as a "sneak into the concert" camera. Nope. Too big, bulky & noticeable. Not only that, coming from 5D3 & 1DX land I've never adjusted to the point and shoot way of shooting. I HATE not having a viewfinder. I just don't get the touch screen mentality . . .

Sounds like you need a G5X  ;)

What I need is to find a home for the G1X MII. Someone who will appreciate what a good camera it is for the right user, which BTW, isn't me.  :o I'll lug my 1DX around till I drop.  8)
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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2015, 05:25:10 AM »
Shooting medium format or bigger could well be a justification to get a film camera.
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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2015, 08:00:37 PM »
Just bought the Canon G7 X as a pocket camera on Thursday. Used it three days now and overall its a very capable camera not noticed the vignetting others mention. The controls are easy Ive been using the front ring for changing the zoom, have shot both JPEG and Raw and both give great results. Two issues encountered so far a. Macro is a bugger to lock focus close-up and b. Night photography at a party was also sonetimes hit & miss getting focus lock without flash.
I like the functions & navigation is quick & simple in the menus, pictures appear very faithful color wise and the touch screen works well.
Overall as a portable, configurable camera with good IQ & at its price point its a very good camera.
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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2016, 11:13:55 AM »
I wish that Canon would make a decent mirrorless camera. The M3 is just not what I wanted when looking for a compact, interchangeable, APS-C camera.
In the end I picked up a Fuji XE1 and a Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 lens. (£400 all in) It has a decent EVF and I use it in manual mode, so the AF and Auto settings are not an issue for me. Works a treat and I've been able to leave the 5D markIII and heavy L lenses at home more often, my back is thanking me for it.
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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2016, 06:50:48 AM »
Maybe an APSC powershot with this lens http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2016-07-15


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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2016, 06:50:48 AM »

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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2016, 05:38:00 AM »
There are two approaches.

1.  Buy the right camera for the job (Ruthless Approach)

2.  Buy a camera that appeals to you as a status symbol or just because it looks neat, or its the best, etc.

I have nothing against either method, but because many of us fall into one camp or the other, the answers will be impossible to interpolate because we have so many reasons for picking the right model to suit us.

To quote a famous Billy Crystal character, "It is better to look good than to feel good."  :P

...or like the mantra my ridiculously overconfident friend lives by, "look good, feel good, ARE good"

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Re: Medium Format, Full Frame or APS-C PowerShot
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2016, 05:38:00 AM »