MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions thread
Ken W. Veteran Member • Posts: 3,221
just curious


Although I haven't visited your website in the past, you've been a regular in this forum and have helped a lot of people here with the objective information you've provided. Sorry to see you've given up on the G1.

I am curious though. I thought you were happy with your G1. When did things start to change or was it a slow, gradual thing? I still think very highly of my G1 (still functioning without defect after 5 months) but come from a non-photography background so haven't any preconceived expectations of what a camera should be like. I'm sure if I had your experience, I'd feel frustrated with most prosumer digicams.

Good luck,


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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