MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions
Kevin Bjorke Contributing Member • Posts: 599
MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

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.

Kodiak Jackson Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

What are you going to buy?

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.

Mike K Veteran Member • Posts: 5,525
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Kevin, I will be sorry to see you go. Your website is very helpful and demonstrates the depth of your understanding of the equipment. Will we still be able to use it as a information reference for new G1/Pro90 users? Which forum might we find you at in the future? Best of luck with your next camera.
Regards, Mike K

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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Jim Adams Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

You are starting to sound like Neal.

Ben Ho New Member • Posts: 21
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

I too will be sad to see you go. Your website has provided useful information for me and others as well I'm sure. I hope you will keep it alive even as you move on.

With respect to the attitude of manufacturers towards fixing bugs and supporting only their own proprietary systems, I see this all the time in the computer field. e.g. Microsoft software only integrates with their own software. Products being released with bugs and then Service Packs are released afterwards. Notebook add-ons, proprietary print cartridges and other things like that.

Eventually market forces and competition will make manufacturers be more open. They will see that supporting standards helps translate into market share. (e.g. our camera supports all these flashes). They will see that being responsive to consumers in the community with firmware fixes is part of keeping an existing customer happy. A big reason I bought the G1 was because there was a community supporting it and a 3rd party market.

It's happened in the computer field, but the photography field is still way behind. Canon needs to wake up to this fact.

hobs

Yang Senior Member • Posts: 2,303
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

What a pity! Hope you'll be more satisfied with another one. But, I wonder if there's a perfect DC without any bug. I personally tried three before I bought the G1 six months ago. I think I can live with it til the next DC generation.
Good luck!
Yang

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.

Pekka Saarinen Senior Member • Posts: 1,826
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Hi Kevin,

I recommend a D-30. It's a Canon, but...

Take care,

Pekka

eg Senior Member • Posts: 1,667
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

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.

Hi Kevin,

I've appreciated your input on the G1. Your faq pages are helpful without being sycophantic.

I see from your E-TTL page you seem badly disappointed in the G1's support of Canon's external flashes, especially the ST-E2/550EX combination. Was this the final straw for you?

I hope you let us know what you go to next.

Jorge Gomez Azul Junior Member • Posts: 33
Was it because of hot pixels?

I am sorry to see you go. You have always been a faithful G1 user up to now. Was it because of hot pixels, or did you have pixelation?

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.

nahau Senior Member • Posts: 1,357
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Hi Kevin,

Sorry that you have become disenchanted with the G1. Your site was one of the first I visited after I bought my G1 and it helped me tremendously to learn the many things I needed to learn. It surely made me a better digital photographer!;-) Thank you also for all the help you have provided these past months here at dpreview. Good luck with whatever camera you decide to go with.
Aloha,
Nahau

2fast4u Regular Member • Posts: 115
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Well, crap, this is like being told there is no Santa Claus after having the fireplace expanded. I learned several months ago that postings with your name on it meant I would get some level headed rational advice about the proper care and feeding of the G1 and not a bunch of hysterical nonsense. Now I don't know what to think. I get frustrated with the G1 at times but the vast majority of the time it does a good job for me. Then again, I'm not a professional photographer and certainly not as picky as you should be. Let us know what camera you decide to get, then we'll all buy stock in that company, :).

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.

Michael w Regular Member • Posts: 487
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Hate to see you go too, but when I can justify spending a bunch more money on another digicam I'd be going your way as well. Take care.

Michael

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.

Steven Veteran Member • Posts: 4,421
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Hi Kevin

I just sold my G1 for the same reasons plus overexposure. I was going to buy the pro90 but after all problems with the G1 I changed my mind and got a Olympus C2100z until the next generation of 10x IS zooms come along. I will hold on to my 420ex just incase. I must say that the focus on this 2100 is dead on and I can even give it to my kid put it in auto and it works even in bright sunlight not so on the G1 must be in manuel mode. Hopefully Canon will do a better job with there next batch and I will be back. Thanks to all for all your help.

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Phil H Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Kevin,

I'm sorry to see you leave, but fully understand your feelings. It was very encouraging to see some intelligent logical discussions among the emotional uninformed drivel in the flash compatibility threads - thanks to you (and Michael, Peter and a few others ). I am very disillusioned with Canon myself. I started with an S10 because I wanted a pocket size camera I could take everywhere. I was happy with it for a while, but wanted more control, so bought a G1. My first experience of Canon's consumer attitude happened when I complained by e-mail that I couldn't crop or adjust pictures in ImageBrowser. I didn't fully understand the reply so called the support phone number for clarification. The person I spoke to told me I should just use different software. I said these options were in the menu but they didn't work, so why wasn't Canon fixing the problem. The person hung up on me. I sent another e-mail describing my experience. The reply said that ImageBrowser didn't work well with older iMacs - end of story. I got over that, but the flash sync problem was a huge disappoinment. I still find it hard to believe that I can't do flash fill as well as I did on an SLR designed 20 years ago. I keep hoping that Canon is quietly working on a solution, but if they were, why wouldn't they tell us?

Many thanks for your help. Your warning about high flash trigger voltage saved me and a friend from damaging our cameras.

I'm tempted to sell the G1, but I'm not ready to do the research on a replacement yet. Maybe after my vacation.

Phil H.

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.

Marcos Romero Regular Member • Posts: 175
So Let Me Understand This.......

All the complaints I hear out there are about what? That the G1 is not perfect? Agreed. Show me another camera under $1000 that is perfect. What would you choose, what could you choose?? S75, hmmm..... 128MB memory stick or 512MB CF/1GB MD. Also I find that the cycle time of the camera is extremely slow. You click on the shutter to take a picture, and it just doesn't work, no beeping no indication of why, it just won't take a picture. I used one this week, and got extremely frustrated in a very short time. Not to mention that the focus misses much more often than the G1. From everything I've seen on the D-30, they have come as close to perfection as I've seen yet. But the cost is 4x as much before you even get a lens. Quite a price to pay for perfection(??). Sorry that all of your experience hasn't been rosy, and sure there are things I don't like about my G1. But as it's the 7th Digicam I've owned, there have been things I have hated about each and every one. We have to remember that this is a new technology. But, all the money and research of the camera companies is being put into digital technology right now. Is it perfect, hell no. But, every year it gets better. It usually takes about 20 years for most technologies to mature, Digital imaging has a way to go.

My challenge is this, show me another camera under a $1,000 that has less than 3 flaws with it, and I'll buy it for you.

Marcos

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.

Adam2 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,524
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Kevin,

Sorry to learn of your disillusionment. Your website has been a wonderful resource and your comments appreciated. I am curious what has led you to this point? Many of us bought the G1 knowing that it had some limitations. Perhaps, we didn't know how deeply they were imbedded, but those are the breaks. The focusing issue has been a bit of a sore spot. I think Canon just dropped in the same contrast based system they use in all of their video cameras. Having used the XL-1 for professional video projects, I can testify as to how lousy the Canon focusing system is. Using the XL-1 in auto-focus mode is haphazard at best and if you want to achieve adequate results, manual is the way to go. Unfortunately, the G1's manual focus is crummy; that's one of the reasons I think they have a relatively fast lens.

While, the G1 is not a professional camera, I agree they could have done better. It seems that Canon's tech support is highly variable; my experiences have actually been quite good. I think that you would find most camera manufacturers to guard their systems and be less than forthcoming with information. My own experiences with Sony have been nothing less than exasperating. Clearly, that kind of thinking is shortsided, but it is a standard practice in the competitive marketplace.

Overall, I still enjoy the G1. It fits in my pocket, has been reliable so far, and is fun to play with. Meanwhile, my high end SLR's have been sitting in the closet collecting dust. When I made the jump into digiphoto, I knew that the process wasn't perfect and that industry was still in its infancy. Yet, I haven't had this much fun since my first experiences in the darkroom many years ago, and my enthusiasm in photography has been renewed.

I wish you well in your search for the ultimate digicam! Minolta anyone?

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.

Greg Regular Member • Posts: 217
Re: So Let Me Understand This.......

Hi Marcos,

I agree with you that there is no perfect $1000 digital camera (or film camera for that matter). I think Kevin's issues are:

1. Canon's unwillingness to help solve serious problems with their products.

2. Canon's service personnel being so arrogant, uninformed and unwilling
to try to help solve ligitimate problems with Canon products.

3. The huge disparity in performance between Canon film and digital
cameras with Canon's own excelent EX series flash units! I believe
this is because of the fierce internal competition between the
flim and digital groups at Canon. I have personally observed this
serious problem at another large company and it is devastating to the
end customer and ultimately to the company's own products.

4. Frustration that excellent cameras like the G1 and Pro90 could be so
much better if Canon would listen to expert users and make the most
desired improvements. Can you imagine the response Canon would
get from users if they came out with a firmware fix for the lack of fill
flash, poor EX feature support and focus improvements on the G1 and
Pro90? If they did that they could not keep up with demand for the
cameras.

Unfortunately, company budgets are used for R & D on new products,
not on improving old products.

I have had my Pro90 for 7 weeks and love the 10X and IS. I had planned on buying the WC-DC58 and a 420 or 550EX flash. However, my frustrations with CA, poor low light focus, almost useless manual focus, lousy locaton of the Set and Menu buttons and lack of Fill Flash have caused me to delay ordering any more Canon accessories until I see the full reviews of the Dimage 7.

The Pro90 is my first digicam after 27 years of 35mm photography. I must admit I love the instant gratification, flexibility of manipulating images how I want etc. so much that I will not go back to film. However, I may sell the Pro90, AC Delco battery and 500D (excellent lens) on Ebay when the Dimage 7 becomes available if it is as good as it sounds.

I know that the Dimage 7 will have issues and limitations too. I also know it is not fair to compare a $1500 camera to a $1000 camera. However, the only way to get the attention of a large company like Canon is to take our business elsewhere until they improve their attitude towards their customers.

I have rambled more than enough:) Take care and happy shooting, Greg

Marcos Romero wrote:
All the complaints I hear out there are about what? That the G1 is
not perfect? Agreed. Show me another camera under $1000 that is
perfect. What would you choose, what could you choose?? S75,
hmmm..... 128MB memory stick or 512MB CF/1GB MD. Also I find that
the cycle time of the camera is extremely slow. You click on the
shutter to take a picture, and it just doesn't work, no beeping no
indication of why, it just won't take a picture. I used one this
week, and got extremely frustrated in a very short time. Not to
mention that the focus misses much more often than the G1. From
everything I've seen on the D-30, they have come as close to
perfection as I've seen yet. But the cost is 4x as much before you
even get a lens. Quite a price to pay for perfection(??). Sorry
that all of your experience hasn't been rosy, and sure there are
things I don't like about my G1. But as it's the 7th Digicam I've
owned, there have been things I have hated about each and every
one. We have to remember that this is a new technology. But, all
the money and research of the camera companies is being put into
digital technology right now. Is it perfect, hell no. But, every
year it gets better. It usually takes about 20 years for most
technologies to mature, Digital imaging has a way to go.

My challenge is this, show me another camera under a $1,000 that
has less than 3 flaws with it, and I'll buy it for you.

Marcos

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.

RobertG Regular Member • Posts: 160
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Sorry to hear you are dumping the G1 Kevin. You and your site have done a lot to promote the camera.

My G1 died this week after 7 months and 6000 pictures. There is something wrong with the power supply...intermittent shut downs, refusal to start up, or startup and then lockup.

So it is in the Canon shop. We'll see how I get treated.

For all its flaws though, I will be happy to get it back.

(I found that adding a light yellow filter seemed to help the AF, and have it on all the time, and manually set WB to compensate)

Cheers,

RobertG

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.

Peter T Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Let us know what you get. I would love to ditch my G1. But the only other cameras I'm interested in cost 2 to 3 times as much and I can't justify that.

morris Forum Pro • Posts: 74,668
Re: MY Attitude: Goodbye Canon

Kevin,

It has been a pleasure sharing with you. You have been an inspiration. I think that some of you disappointment is due to your experience level. I have a few comments

  • Digicam are in there early development stage. They are just starting to do a relay good job. Those of use who are used to the fine quality routinely we get from a film camera are at times frustrated by the challenges the digicam engineers are working to overcome.

  • The G1 is a camera of compromises. It has high-end controls, yet is based on a point and shoot layout to keep the price down.

  • When I decided to get the G1 I realized that it was not going to be as capable as my Cannon AE-1’s and assorted detachable lenses. I felt that I was tired of spending time scanning rather than creating and wanted to spend more time on the creating side to I decided to give the G1 a try after seeing the wonderful results on this web sight as well as others. I knew that this camera would be a transition for me. I await the relay good improvements in technology and price that will come over the next 5 years. Then I will jump.

  • I agree that the G1 has its issues. I’m also producing images that I am happy with from my G1. I do miss occasional shots because of its limitations.

  • I was excited to see the Pro90 come out. Having seen the photos it produces I feel that cannon has a looser. The telephoto images just are not sharp and have bad CA. The reach is wonderful, but not if it dose not work. This is an example of how this whole digicam industry is an experiment. The engineers and trying to push the technology. The manufactures are testing the market. I’m shore that Cannon hears use. They just don’t have an answer for the pro-sumer yet. They are producing fine professional cameras. The low end of the market is where the money is and that market is easier to please. Prices will continue to drop and the engineers will work the problems out.

Please keep in touch with us. It has been a pleasure exchanging ideas and techniques with you.

Morris

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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