MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions thread
Ruvy Veteran Member • Posts: 4,625
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

hi Kevin

I have learned from you a lot. Your page regarding action shooting was so possitive and self assured about this camera, and with so many personal and innovative solutions that no wonder it created such a shock in this community. From day one of this camera I have many doubts about the wisdom of buying it however when I bought it almost everyone here was praising the camera so did Phil. I am encountering most of the problems you mentioned and not surprised at your reaction.

On the other hand I am surprised at Canon for not reacting to so much discontent as I find here. Someone mention its Japanese attitude, I think it is just poor business. Setting out new firmware and selling it to current owners online let say for $50-100 will allow most owners to upgrade and stay with canon while Canon will make just about the same amount of money as they do with a newer model which most of us most likely will not buy.

Anyhow, good luck and hope you will keep your pages available to those of us that are not yet in the same place you are.


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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