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PowerShotMike
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Jan 14, 2013 19:34 |  #1

I am just curious as to the frequency of those who own Power shot camera's actually do print images as opposed to just Web upload and sharing? I have met quite a few people in my area that have fairly expensive gear but hardly ever print images.

I personally see some differences in terms of what each can do in its own class. Dslr, compact and such. But overall what some produce image wise in many respects is not that broad.

Just a thought.


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Jan 14, 2013 19:49 |  #2

When I first got my G12 I printed what I shot, when there were specials on, 14 inch prints for $3. I wanted to see how much trouble printing brightness and colours was going to be. Quite troublesome as it turns out but that's another story.

The image quality even at 14 inches is pretty good from a Powershot if you do not crop. Now that I have a 60D the G12 is only a back up but printing is still my main aim for photography. That is getting shots that are good enough to print.

A printed photo is still the best way to enjoy an image, screens are just for convenience.


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del ­ Sol
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Jan 14, 2013 20:33 |  #3

I've had eight 30 X 40 inch prints made from my A720IS, and was very satisfied!
I'm in Canada, and the prints were made by Black's Photography.

Cheers, del Sol




  
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Jan 14, 2013 20:38 |  #4

I print my own shots from a G1X (previously G3, G9, G12) and also 7D on an Epson 3800. In my opinion, the G1X is easily good for 12x18 inch prints even with slight cropping. The G12 was acceptable at 12x18. On the other hand, I prefer the 7D if I know that a 12x18 print is the end product.


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Jan 14, 2013 20:56 as a reply to  @ GordonSBuck's post |  #5

I've always made prints of select family photos, up to 8 by 10 when I had an A1100. Paging through photo albums is better than watching a slide-show from those digi-album thingies they sell these days.




  
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Jan 14, 2013 22:46 |  #6

Thanks so far for your input. I hope to get a whole lot of PPL to comment on this topic. Its always interested me to know how many camera owners honestly actually print.

@del Sol-how do you find the quality of Print from Black's?


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Jan 14, 2013 23:58 |  #7

Not sure if I count, since I don't shoot Powershots. I do have an Elph 100HS that I bought to hack and never did, though.

I very rarely print; it's just too much money and hassle. I used to all the time, but ive basically stopped now... I print for a contest occasionally (won it this year, amazingly), and to sell a couple here and there, but not too much else.
I shoot the 5D II, 60D, and T2i as far as bodies go; 17-40L, 100L, and 100-400L for lenses.

Printing, it seems, is just no longer a necessity. If I want to show pictures, I have my iPad. If I am out somewhere and need a quick one to show people, I have my iPhone.
I'm sure I will print a lot more if/when I get into more studio stuff, though.


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Jan 15, 2013 00:49 |  #8

I print fairly regularly for family members mostly. However I also print for fine art prints with a unique PP that allows me to print from my G to almost any size. I've been using the the giclee factory with pretty good results for the price.


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Jan 15, 2013 12:56 |  #9

I usually only print about 10% of my keepers from A4 to A3 excluding holiday shots which I usually print out about 70% from A5 to A4.
I,ve tried print processing companies but there print profiles don,t quite match up to what I want. For the future I,m most likely try a batch of canvas prints.
Over the last few years club competitions have seen a large increase of digital entries and a reduction in mounted prints which is sad really as there is nothing better than holding up a print and seeing the effort a photographer has put in.


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Jan 15, 2013 18:26 as a reply to  @ Judder Man's post |  #10

If you do decide to print, in the "Sharing Knowhow" section, in the "RAW, Post Processing and Printing" forum, there is a thread about many who are very pleased with having their prints done at Costco, take look HERE if you like.




  
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Jan 15, 2013 19:54 |  #11

I don't print anything. I don't know what I'd do with prints.


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Jan 15, 2013 20:08 |  #12

Thanks for the Link. Great feedback. I will check out some of the other threads as well.


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del ­ Sol
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Jan 20, 2013 19:45 |  #13

PowerShotMike wrote in post #15489946 (external link)
Thanks so far for your input. I hope to get a whole lot of PPL to comment on this topic. Its always interested me to know how many camera owners honestly actually print.

@del Sol-how do you find the quality of Print from Black's?

I've used Black's for prints larger than 81/2 X 11 many times. I've almost always been very satisfied. On those one or two occasions when I wasn't happy with the results, Black's cheerfully reprinted, at no charge to me.
I particularly like their extra cost "metallic finish".

My printing/enlarging dilemma is that I have simply run out of wall space to hang any more stuff.

Cheers, del Sol




  
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Jan 20, 2013 21:18 |  #14

I've got a Costco about 8 min away so I use them a lot for basic digital prints and the quality is good once you get the printer profiles down and the price is unreal. I can't even keep ink in my own printer for those prices, they do it as a loss leader to get folks in the store where their impulse buying makes up for the photo loss.

For my display prints I order out of gicleefactory.com also out of Canada. For prints on canvas or watercolor paper these prices can't be beat. It takes a while for an order when you get the proof approval but if I were in a hurry for some reason I could print locally for about twice the price.

The other printing I'm moving to is online book printing. I use blurb but there are others. I started this by publishing annual photo albums for my fishing club as our history was getting lost in the transition to digital. Now every year we have a photo album printed of club images and the tradition continues. I would think more folks who shoot a lot would publish albums/coffee table books for themselves to have around the house to share. It's very sad to see the hardcopy photo album disappear, it's such a nice thing to share with folks, and pass it on for future generations.


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Jan 21, 2013 02:51 |  #15

I used to make quite a few prints when I had access to a printing lab. Now, not so much as the cost is much higher. The prints I made were from my 40D and up to 13x19 with good results.


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