My first g1x mk ii photos

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geojoe
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My first g1x mk ii photos
8 months ago

Hello everyone,

I bought a g1x mk ii yesterday and will chime in with my first photos and impressions.

I also have the original g1x and had paired it with an old Nikon hand strap of this style:

http://www.staples.com/Insten-Version-2-Camera-Hand-Strap-Black/product_972149

I moved the handstrap from the g1x to the mkii and found them to feel and handle nearly the same.

1st impressions:

1. Very well built, solid feeling camera

2. Despite my disappointment at losing the rotating lcd, the movement of the new lcd seems somewhat better than I expected and I think I will become accustomed to it pretty quickly.

3. I do not like the a/v out cover. Mine opens okay but it does not close crisply. I hope that improves with time.

4. The camera does feel faster--how much I cannot really say yet.

5. I LOVE being able to select the focus point by touch.

6. I LOVE the range of the lens--and that it allows macro work.

That is about all I can comment on so far. I think the last two items alone were worth the upgrade for me.

My first g1x is still going even though it took a tumble once with a close-up lens attached--which snapped off the front trim ring. I reattached it with clear tape and it still works well--just not useful for macros anymore. I plan to give it to a friend who needs a camera and I hope it lasts for a long time.

I am particularly happy to not require an additional close-up lens with the mk ii version.

I still have a 40d with 100-400 lens for summer outdoor sports photography. Apart from that, I think this camera meets my photography needs in a nice compact package.

I work near an old telescope so it was the subject of some of my first photos (below). These were taken in Program mode.

Thanks,

Joe

Canon EOS 40D
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