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Canon G11: Is it hike worthy?

 
Tim ­ Snow
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Aug 10, 2010 09:47 |  #1

Hey All,
As a pretty avid hiker, I've been looking for an alternative to carrying my big SLR kit with me on my hikes. Don't get me wrong, if I'm setting out to make photographs seriously, I'll haul my kit...but if I'm out having fun with friends, I'll leave my pro kit at home.
On a recent hike, I brought a Canon G11. I wrote about my experiences over on my workshop site at www.newwindworkshops.c​om (external link)
I would love any comments/feedback/ques​tions you may have about the camera or my site. I'm always trying to improve the quality of information I am offering to my readers.
Thanks!
Tim in Montreal!


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Aug 10, 2010 09:57 |  #2

Great blog, Tim!
Loved reading about the G11 and seeing your shots. I, too have a G11 and have many of the same thoughts as you.

Hope you'll enjoy shooting with it on hikes. You'll find that eventually, you won't even want to pull out the bigger cameras for anything that isn't professional paid work.

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Aug 10, 2010 13:39 as a reply to  @ matthewm's post |  #3

Great report on the G11.
I left a comment on your blog.
It's a nice blog BTW.


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Aug 10, 2010 15:22 |  #4

Tim Snow:

I just clicked on your Montreal Photojournalist link. Brilliant work man. I really like the style.


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Aug 10, 2010 17:52 as a reply to  @ Tracon's post |  #5

Thanks for the comments, keep 'em coming!


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Aug 11, 2010 10:51 |  #6

Tim,
I love you're pictures! They're awesome! I love to hike as well, and below is a picture I took with my lovely G11 on a hike I was recently on. The G11 is great for my hikes, although the hikes I take aren't not very extreme or strenuous. It's good if the pants/shorts you wear for hiking have pockets though, because the G11 fits in my pant pockets just fine, but having it around my neck all through out any hike is annoying. Usually, I keep it around my neck, but for the obvious areas where taking pictures would be impossible, I put it in my pocket. Hope I helped!


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Aug 12, 2010 11:27 |  #7

Awesome blog Tim - thanks for your take on the G11.


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