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I'm liking my new G11!! Happy Dance!

 
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Oct 02, 2010 00:17 |  #1

A few of you reading this will know of a few threads I posted about my G9 committing suicide. . . . . :cry::cry:

Well, I have owned my G11 now for 3 days and I'm really liking it!:D:D

I don't know if it is just me, or if the 11 is actually taking better pics than the G9. I have been playing with it, shooting random stuff and it just seems like the exposure and lighting is better. Is it just me? I shot off a few of a tough subject today, the ocean with lots of trees in the fore and background, clouds on the horizon and the bright sun shining on the water. Seems the overall exposure is better of all parts of the subject.

And the thing I really like the most is that after being without the articulating screen since I sold my G2, I have it back!! Happy Dance!!! I really missed it on the G9.

Yeah maybe I should have waited for the G12, but it seems the only major thing is the HD video. I don't really care about that cuz I have a dedicated video camera. But I needed a camera now, not at the end of October or whenever the 12 will be on the street. I even got a wired remote with it. cool!

I bought it used off Craigslist for $400. including the wired remote, an 8 gig SDHC card and a crappy little tripod. Only had 1005 shots taken and it is in new condition.

Anyhow, happy happy happy! I am back in action again. Looking forward to cranking the exposure count way up there like I did on the G9.


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Oct 02, 2010 00:47 |  #2

I'm glad you bought it Bob. Congratulations!
The idea of self-destruction is clever and amusing, but the fact you have lost your camera not.

I can understand you. My Pro1 is not dead, but very sick :(
Most of the pictures are bad due to an intermittent electronic failure. I'm using a Rebel XT now.
I like it. The only bad think is that I have no new pictures for the G-series challenges.


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Oct 02, 2010 01:05 |  #3

@Bob. Congrats on your new camera. It's a fine piece of kit. I almost never take out the SLR anymore. The more you use your G, the more you will like it. I've had mine since March and I'm still learning new tricks.
@Rafael. You must get a replacement camera. Your pictures will be missed otherwise. And stay safe down there !!!




  
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Oct 02, 2010 01:09 as a reply to  @ rpolitsr's post |  #4

rafael, thanks!

I thought of you today, just a couple hours ago.

I am working out of town on Vancouver Island - (extreme west end of Canada) I am constructing a very high end patio cover on a home overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

I was relaying the story to my customer how my good camera died and I want photos of this project to display on my company website. They interrupted me and said I could use their camera. As I was thinking they likely had some cheap cheezy point and shoot, I told them I replaced my broken camera.

Then the part that made me think of you. They brought out their camera and set it on the table - a Pro1. I thought to myself - hmmm rafael has one of those!

Then I thought, gee, that's probably better than my G11!


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Oct 02, 2010 01:14 |  #5

audiosteve wrote in post #11018829 (external link)
@Bob. Congrats on your new camera. It's a fine piece of kit. I almost never take out the SLR anymore. The more you use your G, the more you will like it. I've had mine since March and I'm still learning new tricks.

I started with a G2 in about 2002, hanging up my film SLR and a suitcase full of gear. I really like the portability of the G and the quality of pics. I sometimes wish I never sold the G2. But I have been a G addict ever since I bought the first one.
The G9 was great until it suffered the "loose screw" death.
Now I'm looking forward to many thousands of shots with the G11.


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G9 - DEAD (self destructed) I'll fix it one day!

  
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Oct 02, 2010 01:19 as a reply to  @ BobsYourUncle's post |  #6

Everyone I know who has bought a G11 is doing the "Happy Dance".

Next on my list for next year - or the G12 I just read about a couple of weeks ago.


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Oct 02, 2010 01:25 |  #7

mdvaden wrote in post #11018868 (external link)
Everyone I know who has bought a G11 is doing the "Happy Dance".

Next on my list for next year - or the G12 I just read about a couple of weeks ago.

I think I am going to get a G12 also. But as a Christmas present for my wife ! I am tired of fighting her for access to my G11 !!!




  
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Oct 02, 2010 02:22 |  #8

I just got mine yesterday, no happy dance yet. I'm still trying to figure out how to use this dang thing and get the correct exposure with external flash!


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Oct 02, 2010 02:47 |  #9

Supertac wrote in post #11019010 (external link)
I just got mine yesterday, no happy dance yet. I'm still trying to figure out how to use this dang thing and get the correct exposure with external flash!

And what might this external flash be?

I use a 430EX. it has worked admirably well with my G9. Have not tried it with the G11 yet. I'm sure it will be great!!!


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Oct 02, 2010 03:06 |  #10

BobsYourUncle wrote in post #11019057 (external link)
And what might this external flash be?

I use a 430EX. it has worked admirably well with my G9. Have not tried it with the G11 yet. I'm sure it will be great!!!

It was the 430ex, I'm sure it works fine...I just don't know how to use it yet.

In Manual mode the ETTL seems to not work. We'll see after I read the manual.


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Oct 02, 2010 06:35 |  #11

Congrats Bob,

Now there's that little matter of getting that photo done for this week's challenge.

No pressure. ;)


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Oct 02, 2010 07:19 |  #12

congrats and have fun with your new toy, it's a fine little camera and works very well with external flashes.


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Oct 02, 2010 07:21 |  #13

Cheers, nothing like a new camera in your bag :)


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Oct 02, 2010 09:03 |  #14

Supertac wrote in post #11019106 (external link)
In Manual mode the ETTL seems to not work. We'll see after I read the manual.

eTTL don't work with the G series in Manual mode. Flash has to be set manually in manual mode.


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Oct 02, 2010 09:13 |  #15

cyberon wrote in post #11019835 (external link)
eTTL don't work with the G series in Manual mode. Flash has to be set manually in manual mode.

There's my trouble! I better start reading the manual, I figured that it was user error.


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