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bholliman

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Re: Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2015, 10:17:31 PM »
It is interesting to see the reaction from people on CR.

No response it all in the thread I started on the Luminous Landscape review. I don't know if that's stunned silence (nobody knows what to say) or just that nobody cares because it isn't a DSLR (which would be a pity.)

And here a bunch of people are acting bored (they obviously haven't read the review.)

Why shouldn't people be bored?

Go read the review.

I read the review and found it interesting.  Personally, I'm not interested in this camera, but it sounds like a nice option for somebody who is looking for a fairly small camera with decent IQ and excellent focal length range. 

Most of the people who need 600mm FF equivalence, are going to want it for sports or wildlife, something I don't think this camera would would excel at, with a slow zoom lens and limited autofocus capability compared with a DSLR like the 7DII, 5DIII or 1DX.

Seems overpriced compared with the Sony and Panasonic competition.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2015, 10:17:31 PM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2015, 04:31:48 AM »
Most of the people who need 600mm FF equivalence, are going to want it for sports or wildlife, something I don't think this camera would would excel at, with a slow zoom lens and limited autofocus capability compared with a DSLR like the 7DII, 5DIII or 1DX.
I don't think there's much need for fast af when the 35mm equiv. dof is 600mm f/15.2 and if (when) the ISO needs to be pushed a bit you can't really tell what's exactly in-focus and what is not. So it pretty much is about whether people are happy with the IQ at higher ISOs.. and I think quite many are.  :)

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Re: Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2015, 10:23:37 PM »
It is interesting to see the reaction from people on CR.

No response it all in the thread I started on the Luminous Landscape review. I don't know if that's stunned silence (nobody knows what to say) or just that nobody cares because it isn't a DSLR (which would be a pity.)

And here a bunch of people are acting bored (they obviously haven't read the review.)

Why shouldn't people be bored?

Go read the review.

I read the review and found it interesting.  Personally, I'm not interested in this camera, but it sounds like a nice option for somebody who is looking for a fairly small camera with decent IQ and excellent focal length range. 

Most of the people who need 600mm FF equivalence, are going to want it for sports or wildlife, something I don't think this camera would would excel at, with a slow zoom lens and limited autofocus capability compared with a DSLR like the 7DII, 5DIII or 1DX.

Don't be so sure.

https://luminous-landscape.com/make-it-long/

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Re: Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2015, 11:22:24 PM »
It is interesting to see the reaction from people on CR.

No response it all in the thread I started on the Luminous Landscape review. I don't know if that's stunned silence (nobody knows what to say) or just that nobody cares because it isn't a DSLR (which would be a pity.)

And here a bunch of people are acting bored (they obviously haven't read the review.)

Why shouldn't people be bored?

Go read the review.

I read the review and found it interesting.  Personally, I'm not interested in this camera, but it sounds like a nice option for somebody who is looking for a fairly small camera with decent IQ and excellent focal length range. 

Most of the people who need 600mm FF equivalence, are going to want it for sports or wildlife, something I don't think this camera would would excel at, with a slow zoom lens and limited autofocus capability compared with a DSLR like the 7DII, 5DIII or 1DX.

Seems overpriced compared with the Sony and Panasonic competition.

I'm with you on the price, for my use, it would be well overpriced. 

I question the slow lens comment. 

With the G3 X at f/5.6 and 600mm, are you saying most people buy a 600mm f/4?  There seem to be a lot with the Sigma and Tamron lenses at 600mm f/6.3 (It lies to the camera and claims to be f/5.6.  Or, there is my 100-400mmL II which is f/5.6 at 400mm and with TC its f/8 at 560mm.


AF remains a unknown, but I expect it to be poor and would like to be surprised.  Its going to be for static or very slow moving wildlife.  No tracking BIF.

I carry a SX50HS in my car just in case I see some wildlife.  Its always available and takes little space.  At $179, it was cheap enough to use like that.  There may be a few carrying a 5D MK III and 100-400mmL +TC around in their car everywhere they go, but not many.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G3 X "Slow Lens" & Wildlife
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2015, 01:28:02 AM »
Mt Spokane Photography is right that f/5.6 is not particularly "slow" for a 600mm lens. However, the point made in the preview at DPreview is that the lens is substantially slower than its peers at lesser focal lengths.  As for wildlife, you have to hope they are fairly stationary, because the AF does not seem good at following moving objects.

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With its 24-600mm equivalent, F2.8-5.6 zoom, the G3 X has the longest reach amongst its peers but also the slowest of the lenses. The equivalent aperture graph not only shows that the Canon is nearly 2 stops slower than the Sony and a stop slower than the Panasonic at everything above around 150mm equiv onwards, but it also shows that 600mm equiv isn't quite as big a leap up from the FZ1000's 400mm equiv as the numbers imply. The most important practical consequence of the G3 X's slower lens is that you'll end up being forced to use higher ISO sensitivities (or rely more on image stabilization) than you would when shooting with its peers.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4788790204/shooting-with-the-canon-powershot-g3-x?slide=3

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Re: Canon PowerShot G3 X "Slow Lens" & Wildlife
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2015, 01:28:02 AM »