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    by Ken182 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:45 pm

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091702canon_g10.asp

    Yep this will have to be my travel camera I feel.

    Seeing rep tomorrow to hit him up for delivery.
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    by Oneputt » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:58 pm

    Boy the price of the G9 will come down :D
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    by Ken182 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:08 pm

    I damn near needed a ciggie after reading the article - and I don't smoke :-)
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    by Underload » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:22 pm

    Looks like a pretty good little unit. How long till we see them in shops?
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    by Walter Glover » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:58 pm

    Was chatting to a buddy about the G10 just this morning. He wants me to flog his 350D and Panasonic LX whatever on Ebay for him. he's getting a 5D and the G10.

    He loves the Panasonic (and so do I with its 16:9 ratio) but he can't get used to having no direct viewfinder.
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    by Ken182 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:05 am

    Walter, my trials of the G9 showed that the view finder was "over area" compared to what the sensor recorded.

    My wife was fairly critical of this fact, not forgetting she was a pro shooter using Nikon high eye point film bodies so has a fairly high standard when it comes to this area.

    She thinks Canon pro dig bodies have crap view finders. Her overall assessment of the G9 was that she liked it.
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    by Walter Glover » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:05 am

    Ken182 wrote:she was a pro shooter using Nikon high eye point film bodies so has a fairly high standard when it comes to this area.


    A penny for her thoughts; I have spent a lifetime detesting the little inky-dinky looken-peeper of the 35mm SLR — ANY 35mm SLR — and have avoided them like the plague. With medium format I always had prisms in my bag but invariably used the waist-level finder and, of course, for me the real joy was the 4x5 groundglass (just right for me). There was a charm to the 8x10 groundglass but I found that for my eyesight and the length of my arms I could never get far enough back to evaluate the entire view.

    If and when I can manage to go MF I shall be back into a waist-level finder in a trice.

    The G10 - I don't think I want one. My mate I mentioned has a particular use for one but they're not my cup of tea — not even for a point and shoot. And I'll tell you why. For the sort of things I want to do with a P&S I don't need slow lenses with variable maximum aperture and zoom lenses. In the latter days of film capture I always had an Olympus MJU 35mm 1:2.8 handy with me. It was a cracker of a lens, it was simple and you could work in whatever conditions the speed of the film would allow. On my last trip to Britain I shot over 30 rolls of C-41 in all sorts of situation. I would Blu-Tak it to the dashboard of the car as I drove through tempest and pestilence in the Scottish Highlands and just reach over the steering wheel to take a pic when the car was pointed at something interesting. I would shoot the food I was served or the people I met. I got bucket loads of stealth pics in cafés and pubs and even made a collection of pics of graffitti on the back of just about every dunny door I sought relief behind. In the British Museum I got fabulous close-ups of the detailed marble carving of statues and the erosion of thousands of years on the timbers of Sumarian gates. I somehow can't feel the G10, or any other digi-zoom, giving me that maybe part of the problem is that digi-P&S cameras are not as instantaneous as I like.

    And the little MJU was never a security concern unlike a Leica M6 with 35mm Asph-Summicron-M for instance.

    Just early morning musings.
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    by Oneputt » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:13 am

    Aha I just got a mental image of you sitting on a dunny and photographing the grafiti. Not good so early in the morning Walter :lol:
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    by David Anderson » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:37 pm

    Ken182 wrote:She thinks Canon pro dig bodies have crap view finder


    Has she tried the DSIII ?

    It lunches the horrid little D3 viewfinders IMO.
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    by David Anderson » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:43 pm

    PS - I want a G10 as well.. :D
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