MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions thread
Michael w Regular Member • Posts: 487
Re: MY Attitude: see ya 010101010101010

I'm a programmer myself, but my interest has been in database, business applications & stuff. Don't think I want to get into this area of programming myself. I hope some other programmers (perhaps you?) will develop third-party firmware on popular cameras like the G1. The G1 hardwarewise is superb all the way around (other than lack of grip, I know), just the buggy firmware that bugs me. If you can fix the important bugs, add a histogram, give it better color balance, I'm sure a lot of people like myself will be happy to shell out $100 bucks easy -- just don't give us new bugs and provide a safe way to revert back if something goes wrong though. Should I hold my breath for the VicG1 firmware?

Vic wrote:
no, of course not really...I would like to buy a new toy every
month too...
this whole forum has discussions revolving around an on going
process in digital development...we are just driving the machines
of these digital pioneers...and I'm loving my view on my machine
don't forget the effort it took to get us here...work the machine
baby...
it's like we want it all with the push of ONE button, if your into
computers, since when was it that easy? The hardware is here, all
I'm saying is get your soul into the machine...figure out why it
does what it does and work it out...

Michael W. wrote:
I suppose you don't seriously expect that they will pay...

Vic wrote:
it's in the code and it limited by your imagination, I'm still
hacking mine,
if you want fix it and send canon the bill....

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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