G1X Mk2 - First sample images ... (PICS)

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
krugman Contributing Member • Posts: 957
Re: Am I getting one? My reasons for "not" ...

c.hammett wrote:

I am in total agreement with MarcoNero's remarks about the G1X. I bought mine partially because of his great images with it, and because of its size, lens focal lengths, IQ which I equate with images I've always gotten from my 7D /24-105, and fact that it has a flip screen which I've always preferred on a couple of other Canons I've owned.

I think most of us have a valid and very personal reason either to like the Mk II for its "improvements", or to dislike it for "stepping backwards" in some respects. I won't buy one most notably for lack of a built in VF. The G1X VF is lousy for sure, but it has saved me numerous times when the LCD was difficult to use under mid-day sun. I think the MkII's LCD screen's "tilt" is clunky looking, and the inability to flip it at some angles and turn it inward for protection are definitely deal breakers for me. The extra edge of the f2.0 really doesn't matter to me, because I've been using the G1X in low light in museums and dark cathedrals just fine. The necessity on the G1X of having to flip over to Macro to get some closer shots, (but not true Macro shots), takes all of a second or two, once you get used to anticipating the need to do that.

I guess I just wanted to put my .02 worth in here, and surrender my place in line to someone else to buy the new MkII. For all of my negatives, I will admit that the touch screen would be neat ! I do love that on the SL1 !

Cheers to all.... carolyn

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Ranger a.k.a chammett
'elegance is simplicity'

Hi, Carolyn,

So good to hear from you! My own thinking is similar to yours: I was mainly awaiting a built-in EVF. Not having one in the G1X Mark 2 is a big disappointment for me.

Speedier focusing is another requirement I have for a successor or supplement to the G1X.

The lack of inward turning LED is also a negative for me.

So the G1X Mark II has little interest for me. The faster lens is unimportant to me, and the extended zoom range is not of particular value to me.

The best upgrade from the  G1X I have found so far is the Fuji XT1, but it its heavier and expensive, so I am still thinking about it.

I am curious: how do you get such rich beautiful colors in your travel photos with the G1X? How do you set your camera for this? I am fully of admiration and envy,

Best regards,


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