G1X...the perfect travel camera

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Jim Senior Member • Posts: 2,204
G1X...the perfect travel camera
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We recently returned from a European trip (our honeymoon, actually) and I took along my G1X (instead of lugging my T4i/650D). Here are a few samples. I will not travel without this camera. As an aside, I also took a Zipshot lightweight tripod which came in very handy. Have a look and see what you think.

Jim

Good burritos in of all places, London.

The fresh fish section in Harrod's department store.

The London Eye is a lot of fun...even on a cloudy day.

River boats on the Seine in Paris.

Yes, you can enjoy a glass of champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower!

Inside the Louvre.

Santa Margharita, Italy...absolutely beautiful and our favorite place on this trip.

...and this is how it looks in the evening just before nightfall.

Camogli, Italy. This is a beautiful small town near Portofino and Santa Margharita.

A private residence in Portofino, Italy...it doesn't get any more oceanfront than that!

The schooner Adix in Portofino harbor.

Portofino, Italy

These were just a small sample of the trip's photographs. I hope you enjoyed them!

Jim

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Greynerd Veteran Member • Posts: 5,729
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Nice photos. I hope you enjoyed the trip. Taking a tripod on honeymoon is a good way to test your new wife's patience with the hobby from the start I am going to Nuremberg soon for the wonderful German Christmas markets and look forward to using the splendid G1X.

Jim wrote:

We recently returned from a European trip (our honeymoon, actually) and I took along my G1X (instead of lugging my T4i/650D). Here are a few samples. I will not travel without this camera. As an aside, I also took a Zipshot lightweight tripod which came in very handy. Have a look and see what you think.

Jim

These were just a small sample of the trip's photographs. I hope you enjoyed them!

Jim

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Mark Weston
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Nice collection of photographs from the little camera

You worked with it well. Looks like a great trip.

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XEddieX
XEddieX Contributing Member • Posts: 615
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I agree with your assessment, the G1X is a great travel camera. Took it to my Hawaiian vacation. Great pictures BTW.

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Jim OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,204
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Here are a few more...

A typical Italian street. This one is in Santa Margharita.

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Jim OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,204
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Here are a few more...

A typical Italian street. This one is in Santa Margharita.

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evancj Veteran Member • Posts: 3,808
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Beautiful. It looks like you got yourself a nice little camera.

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stephent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,648
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Hi mate great collection, looks like you had a great trip.

Regards.

Stephen.

Jim OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,204
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stephent wrote:

Hi mate great collection, looks like you had a great trip.

Regards.

Stephen.

Thank you. It was a wonderful trip...great people, great places...just a lot of fun.

Jim

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LeoBricker
LeoBricker Regular Member • Posts: 136
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Great photos. Congratulations on your marriage. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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howardfuhrman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,625
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Jim,

A very nice set of photos.

Oswald61 Regular Member • Posts: 440
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Some great shots here. The G1x did a lovely job, especially on the indoor photos.

hifly Contributing Member • Posts: 713
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Your holiday pics are nice. I noticed they are almost all -0.67 exposure compensated. I think you could have mostly got away with -0.33, and in many cases even with no compensation.

Too much underexposure can suck the colour out of an image.

MarioV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,025
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A lot of great photos, Jim.

For me, the overall standout is the oceanfront residence.  Dream location and you captured it perfectly.  Desktop wallpaper worthy.

Thanks for sharing.

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Greynerd Veteran Member • Posts: 5,729
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One problem I find with my camera is the bright parts of images look at a bit blown on the LCD, when they are not in fact, which can make you want to dial down the exposure. The histogram is difficult to see also as placed in the top left so it is often in front of the sky. I must say if in doubt I would prefer not to burn out the sky and bring the shadow details back in photoshop which you can do even with JPEGs, contrary to what you would think listening to the RAW afiicianados (though not to the same extent of course).

hifly wrote:

Your holiday pics are nice. I noticed they are almost all -0.67 exposure compensated. I think you could have mostly got away with -0.33, and in many cases even with no compensation.

Too much underexposure can suck the colour out of an image.

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Raymond88 Regular Member • Posts: 122
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Great pictures!  I love my G1x too...

Jim OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,204
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Greynerd wrote:

One problem I find with my camera is the bright parts of images look at a bit blown on the LCD, when they are not in fact, which can make you want to dial down the exposure. The histogram is difficult to see also as placed in the top left so it is often in front of the sky. I must say if in doubt I would prefer not to burn out the sky and bring the shadow details back in photoshop which you can do even with JPEGs, contrary to what you would think listening to the RAW afiicianados (though not to the same extent of course).

That's what I do as well...much better to slightly underexpose than to suffer blown highlights. It's really annoying to take what would otherwise be a nice image and then find the highlights marring it.

Jim

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Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 4,008
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Great shots Jim.  Beautiful locations.  I really like the G1X as a travel camera....... I've just arrived back myself from a holiday of a different kind over the long weekend here in Australia, but that might be the subject of another post.   I'll never take my DSLR again unless I really know that I'll need it - the sense of freedom from lugging 'the kit' was a huge relief.

Cheers, Rod

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Florida paddler Forum Member • Posts: 69
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Great pictures.  I was stationed in Italy during my military service days.  I visited Rome and shot a Canon AE1 Program then.  My pictures of the Trevi Fountain lacked something.  I would love to go back with my G 1X.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Frank

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Greynerd Veteran Member • Posts: 5,729
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In fact it makes it a proper compact if you have to dial 2/3 off the exposure much of the time in bright conditions Nearly every compact I have had needs this done.

In fact it is in bright conditions that the LCD makes things look overexposed. Canon really do need to start looking at EVF's especially now Nikon have put one in the P7800.

Jim wrote:

Greynerd wrote:

One problem I find with my camera is the bright parts of images look at a bit blown on the LCD, when they are not in fact, which can make you want to dial down the exposure. The histogram is difficult to see also as placed in the top left so it is often in front of the sky. I must say if in doubt I would prefer not to burn out the sky and bring the shadow details back in photoshop which you can do even with JPEGs, contrary to what you would think listening to the RAW afiicianados (though not to the same extent of course).

That's what I do as well...much better to slightly underexpose than to suffer blown highlights. It's really annoying to take what would otherwise be a nice image and then find the highlights marring it.

Jim

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