MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions thread
RobertG Regular Member • Posts: 160
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Thanks Michael, but i tried a new battery as well.

Hope they tell me what it is.


Michael W. wrote:
This is off-topic, but the battery is rated for only 300 charging
cycles. Maybe it's time for replacement.

RobertG wrote:
Sorry to hear you are dumping the G1 Kevin. You and your site have
done a lot to promote the camera.

My G1 died this week after 7 months and 6000 pictures. There is
something wrong with the power supply...intermittent shut downs,
refusal to start up, or startup and then lockup.

So it is in the Canon shop. We'll see how I get treated.

For all its flaws though, I will be happy to get it back.
(I found that adding a light yellow filter seemed to help the AF,
and have it on all the time, and manually set WB to compensate)



Kevin Bjorke wrote:

I am personally sick and tired of dealing with the G1 being out of
focus; of the G1 refusing to cooperate with standard gear or even
Canon's own gear; and of Canon's almost Microsoft-like attitude
against its customers (akin to the attitude of cigarette makers,
who view their customers as property). I've worked quite a lot with
the camera. I am a professional shooter and cinematographer and I
know what I'm doing. I've used Canon gear since the mechanical F-1.
I made web sites and solicited help, spoke to Canon techs on
numerous occasions all over America, and really believed that it
was just a matter of me learning to use the camera adroitly that
would make it as capable as, say, and Argus C-3. But it's not. The
G1 is so full of bugs and dead-ended broken features that my
patience with it is really at an end. Watch for mine (along with a
550EX and a wireless controller) on Ebay or in the Honolulu
newspapers soon. I'm buying something else.

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