G1X...the perfect travel camera

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G1X...the perfect travel camera
Oct 5, 2013

We recently returned from a European trip (our honeymoon, actually) and I took along my G1X (instead of lugging my T4i/650D). Here are a few samples. I will not travel without this camera. As an aside, I also took a Zipshot lightweight tripod which came in very handy. Have a look and see what you think.

Jim

Good burritos in of all places, London.

The fresh fish section in Harrod's department store.

The London Eye is a lot of fun...even on a cloudy day.

River boats on the Seine in Paris.

Yes, you can enjoy a glass of champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower!

Inside the Louvre.

Santa Margharita, Italy...absolutely beautiful and our favorite place on this trip.

...and this is how it looks in the evening just before nightfall.

Camogli, Italy. This is a beautiful small town near Portofino and Santa Margharita.

A private residence in Portofino, Italy...it doesn't get any more oceanfront than that!

The schooner Adix in Portofino harbor.

Portofino, Italy

These were just a small sample of the trip's photographs. I hope you enjoyed them!

Jim

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In reply to Jim, Oct 5, 2013

Nice photos. I hope you enjoyed the trip. Taking a tripod on honeymoon is a good way to test your new wife's patience with the hobby from the start I am going to Nuremberg soon for the wonderful German Christmas markets and look forward to using the splendid G1X.

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We recently returned from a European trip (our honeymoon, actually) and I took along my G1X (instead of lugging my T4i/650D). Here are a few samples. I will not travel without this camera. As an aside, I also took a Zipshot lightweight tripod which came in very handy. Have a look and see what you think.

Jim

These were just a small sample of the trip's photographs. I hope you enjoyed them!

Jim

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Nice collection of photographs from the little camera
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You worked with it well. Looks like a great trip.

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In reply to Jim, Oct 5, 2013

I agree with your assessment, the G1X is a great travel camera. Took it to my Hawaiian vacation. Great pictures BTW.

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Here are a few more...

A typical Italian street. This one is in Santa Margharita.

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Here are a few more...

A typical Italian street. This one is in Santa Margharita.

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In reply to Jim, Oct 6, 2013

Beautiful. It looks like you got yourself a nice little camera.

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In reply to Jim, Oct 6, 2013

Hi mate great collection, looks like you had a great trip.

Regards.

Stephen.

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stephent wrote:

Hi mate great collection, looks like you had a great trip.

Regards.

Stephen.

Thank you. It was a wonderful trip...great people, great places...just a lot of fun.

Jim

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In reply to Jim, Oct 6, 2013

Great photos. Congratulations on your marriage. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Jim,

A very nice set of photos.

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In reply to Jim, Oct 6, 2013

Some great shots here. The G1x did a lovely job, especially on the indoor photos.

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In reply to Oswald61, Oct 6, 2013

Your holiday pics are nice. I noticed they are almost all -0.67 exposure compensated. I think you could have mostly got away with -0.33, and in many cases even with no compensation.

Too much underexposure can suck the colour out of an image.

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In reply to Jim, Oct 6, 2013

A lot of great photos, Jim.

For me, the overall standout is the oceanfront residence.  Dream location and you captured it perfectly.  Desktop wallpaper worthy.

Thanks for sharing.

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One problem I find with my camera is the bright parts of images look at a bit blown on the LCD, when they are not in fact, which can make you want to dial down the exposure. The histogram is difficult to see also as placed in the top left so it is often in front of the sky. I must say if in doubt I would prefer not to burn out the sky and bring the shadow details back in photoshop which you can do even with JPEGs, contrary to what you would think listening to the RAW afiicianados (though not to the same extent of course).

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Your holiday pics are nice. I noticed they are almost all -0.67 exposure compensated. I think you could have mostly got away with -0.33, and in many cases even with no compensation.

Too much underexposure can suck the colour out of an image.

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In reply to Jim, Oct 6, 2013

Great pictures!  I love my G1x too...

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Greynerd wrote:

One problem I find with my camera is the bright parts of images look at a bit blown on the LCD, when they are not in fact, which can make you want to dial down the exposure. The histogram is difficult to see also as placed in the top left so it is often in front of the sky. I must say if in doubt I would prefer not to burn out the sky and bring the shadow details back in photoshop which you can do even with JPEGs, contrary to what you would think listening to the RAW afiicianados (though not to the same extent of course).

That's what I do as well...much better to slightly underexpose than to suffer blown highlights. It's really annoying to take what would otherwise be a nice image and then find the highlights marring it.

Jim

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In reply to Jim, Oct 7, 2013

Great shots Jim.  Beautiful locations.  I really like the G1X as a travel camera....... I've just arrived back myself from a holiday of a different kind over the long weekend here in Australia, but that might be the subject of another post.   I'll never take my DSLR again unless I really know that I'll need it - the sense of freedom from lugging 'the kit' was a huge relief.

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In reply to Jim, Oct 7, 2013

Great pictures.  I was stationed in Italy during my military service days.  I visited Rome and shot a Canon AE1 Program then.  My pictures of the Trevi Fountain lacked something.  I would love to go back with my G 1X.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Frank

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In reply to Jim, Oct 7, 2013

In fact it makes it a proper compact if you have to dial 2/3 off the exposure much of the time in bright conditions Nearly every compact I have had needs this done.

In fact it is in bright conditions that the LCD makes things look overexposed. Canon really do need to start looking at EVF's especially now Nikon have put one in the P7800.

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Greynerd wrote:

One problem I find with my camera is the bright parts of images look at a bit blown on the LCD, when they are not in fact, which can make you want to dial down the exposure. The histogram is difficult to see also as placed in the top left so it is often in front of the sky. I must say if in doubt I would prefer not to burn out the sky and bring the shadow details back in photoshop which you can do even with JPEGs, contrary to what you would think listening to the RAW afiicianados (though not to the same extent of course).

That's what I do as well...much better to slightly underexpose than to suffer blown highlights. It's really annoying to take what would otherwise be a nice image and then find the highlights marring it.

Jim

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