HI everyone. Noob to the EOS camp here!
I've been using my G12 with extreme pleasure. I bought my wife a 1000D with a sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC
we are getting ready to go on holidays and she insists to take the 1000D with us for the kids (although I never had problems with the G12).
I am so baffled with this camera. First, I couldn't see what I was shooting. I could only see the settings!
After going through the manual, I figured out that not only did I need to enable 'live view' (shouldn't this be standard?), but I also had to go to single shot mode and choose 1 AF point!
The process took me almost 3 days of searching the net as the manual seems to have been written for another camera (or a different brain than mine).
Anyhow, till now, and after much research I have gotten to the point where to take a picture I need to click the set button, zoom, then click the *(star) button which makes the LCD turn off and then on again for it to focus and take a pic.
This is ridiculous!
Please tell me I am doing something wrong and that there is a simple way for me to take a shot while seeing what I am shooting on the LCD back and using any mode I need.