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nstelemark

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On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (525 comments in total)
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nstelemark: I've spent more than a few years taking pictures, a lot of them bad, but that is part of getting it right. I started out using a 120 format twin lens reflex - talk about bulky. I did my own developing and enlarging. Then I bought the full meal deal SLR kit - big bag, big lenses, small lenses (and nice wide angle lenses where $$$ then too), big flash and did I mention a big bag. Oh ya I had a small-ish bag too for just the body and the 50-200. One thing I learned very slowly, it doesn't matter one bit how kick ass your multi-lens kit is, if you don't have it with you. It is odd but when you don't have it you don't get *the* shot - heck you don't get any shots. So my goal changed, I wanted a decent camera I could take with me. I have had quite a few - I remember when the S20 came out, I jumped right on it. The G series and ones like are are for me the ideal camera, but the lack of good video always held me back from the earlier versions. I few years back I bought a TX1 -cont...

the TX1 is a pretty crappy still camera, but it takes decent video, and has great stabilisation. The earlier Gs did not zoom while shooting video a deal breaker for me. The G1X shoots better video than the 5DMkII which has been used in plenty of commercial projects and it has kick ass stabalisation. And, it takes great still shots too within its limitations. The Sony NEX-7 and 5 are really nice, better IQ than the G1X for sure, and if they had a pancake zoom in the same quality of the G1X, it would be a contender for me. I guess in a lot of ways I am the G1X target customer, I want to shoot some video, decent stills but my camera must fit in my windbreaker pocket. If I wanted better shots and better lenses I would go buy a 5DMkIII and another big bag. And the kit would sit at home a lot of the time. For me that is pointless. The G1X is plenty fast for the stills I want to take. If I want to capture motion I will just shoot video anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 14:06 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (525 comments in total)

I've spent more than a few years taking pictures, a lot of them bad, but that is part of getting it right. I started out using a 120 format twin lens reflex - talk about bulky. I did my own developing and enlarging. Then I bought the full meal deal SLR kit - big bag, big lenses, small lenses (and nice wide angle lenses where $$$ then too), big flash and did I mention a big bag. Oh ya I had a small-ish bag too for just the body and the 50-200. One thing I learned very slowly, it doesn't matter one bit how kick ass your multi-lens kit is, if you don't have it with you. It is odd but when you don't have it you don't get *the* shot - heck you don't get any shots. So my goal changed, I wanted a decent camera I could take with me. I have had quite a few - I remember when the S20 came out, I jumped right on it. The G series and ones like are are for me the ideal camera, but the lack of good video always held me back from the earlier versions. I few years back I bought a TX1 -cont...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 13:54 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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