MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions thread
LPG Contributing Member • Posts: 947
Why Kevin ?


The G1 has been like a photography course for me. I was, (and mostly still am), a point and shoot guy.

In 95 I bought my first digicam, the Chinon 3000, in 1997 I upgraded to the Kodak 120 dc. I never for an instant would have expected neither Chinon nor Kodak to upgrade their already sold digicams for free. I knew when I bought those models that they would be limited. Each of those caneras gave me what I expected of them. My expectations were realistic.

I am surprised by your decision to come out against Canon and the G1. I think you would agree that the competion is not doing any better than Canon in this category at this time.

Could it be that your are being intransigeant ? What else could you have objectively expected from any digicam manufacturer ? How could a few, insignificant and badly trained service reps have made you so mad ?

Anyway, you obviously are going Pekka's route and have decided to upgrade to another model. I probably will keep the G1 another year of two and will move on to something newer and better.

The question I have is why destroy your credibility by using your position and your influence on the G1 forum to assassinate the G1. Your website has been part of my favorites listing since I bought the G1 in November 2000.

The only answer I can come up with is that you probably have an hidden agenda or other un-mentioned deception(s). If I am wrong, than maybe the childish tantrum theory applies.



Richard wrote:
Here, Here! I agree 100% with you-- perhaps my expectations are
less than those of Kevin. While I have (amost) always respected
his opinions and the amount of research that has gone into them,
I'm not a professional, just a highly competent amateur (IMHO). I
too made the switch from film, having spent more than 28 years with
it (and my own darkroom). I purchased a Nikon CoolPix 950, and
after roughly 9 months I gave it to a relative and bought the G1,
and I have been most favorably impressed with it's abilities. Yes,
it has flaws, just like every other digicam, at any price range.
This is an expensive hobby, and no digacam is perfect by a long
shot, but overall there is still nothing (digital) out there that
in my opinion can touch the G1's combination of features in the
same price range. Many of my friends who also own digicams
(including the Sony S70, the Nikon CoolPix 990, and the Oly 3030)
will grudgingly agree. We swap cameras regularly, and I'm always
happy to get my Iron Maiden back. Do I want a better camera? Of
course. Is there a better one in the same price range or less?
Not that I can find. Can I afford a more expensive, "more capable"
one? Not now, anyway. I'll keep my G1 for a few years, unless I
find something in the same price range that is at least an order of
magnitude better. By then I should be able to find a nice 6
megapixel camera in an SLR body with interchangeable lenses and a
fast AF. Am I loyal to Canon? Not particularly. When the time
comes to replace my G1, I'll make an informed decision that may or
may not include Canon, or Nikon, or Oly, or Sony, or any other
manufacturer that has price/performance-competitive products.

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