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Anybody else not using their DSLR since getting a G1x or Gxx

 
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Jul 14, 2013 06:05 |  #1

Just wondering, I bought a G1x to go light for a trip about 8mths ago, and have not picked up my Dslr since. Anybody else?




  
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Jul 14, 2013 22:51 |  #2

Well, I'm away from home at the moment (due to work) and left all my DSLR (and other) gear behind so I've been using my G1X pretty much exclusively - and enjoying it. It won't, however, replace my DSLRs as a general thing: long lenses, macro, selective focus etc. are all better done with something other than the G1X. However, it is a great little camera for "just walking around" and I suspect I'll continue to use it for that, even after I'm reunited with my "more serious" gear. It's IQ is high enough and it's convenience factor convenient enough that I suspect I'll keep using it as my casual, take everywhere, camera.

I have, however, supplemented the G1X in my "away" location with a Leica M3 and a couple of lenses (plus some developing and scanning stuff) brought back from a quick visit home. Good as it is, the G1X can't do film. And I missed my rangefinders enough that I decided to bring one along.

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Jul 15, 2013 01:05 |  #3

I love the IQ from my G1-X but it can't compete with my 5Dmk2 when it comes to landscapes, (although with filters it does a very good job it just takes a bit more work to get the results) or with the 7D for action.

It has become my take everywhere and travel camera though and I don't have any qualms about leaving all my DSLR gear at home, in fact I enjoy the freedom of travelling light with just the G1-X.


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Jul 15, 2013 09:19 |  #4

I rarely use my 40D since buying the G12. Image quality is pretty comparable except at high ISO, and I love the IS feature on the G12. However, I'll be buying a new DSLR soon to replace the 40D, at which point the G12 will probably be reserved for product photography and travel.


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Jul 16, 2013 16:49 |  #5

I went to a street music festival on the weekend, and couldn't decide whether to take the Dslr, or the G1x. The weather decided for me, it was so hot, I couldn't bare the idea of hauling round an old 1D and lenses. There were plenty of others there though that did, but I did not envy them at all. The G1x took some lovely pics for me, and nobody really noticed me with it, such a great thing for street stuff.




  
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Jul 16, 2013 19:09 as a reply to  @ hemmings's post |  #6

Gave it up

The G1X was the final piece in giving up my DSLR. I shoot for a newspaper in almost every kind of venue including sports, meetings and theater. I began to be really aware of the click clack of my DSLR disturbing patrons in small theater venues and decided to try the Panasonic FZ150. Up to ISO 1600 it was a winner with acceptably fast shutter speeds. In addition, outdoor sports was a go as the 150 has incredible burst rates. There were still very low light venues where the 150 not work. The G1X solved that problem. I shoot ISO 6400 without even thinking about it. My kits are now small, light and silent.




  
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Jul 16, 2013 19:18 as a reply to  @ tarsus's post |  #7

Maybe Somebody Do, the rest the world is heading to very different direction:

The Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market is Now Bigger Than Point-and-Shoots (external link)


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Jul 16, 2013 21:08 |  #8

x_tan wrote in post #16126514 (external link)
Maybe Somebody Do, the rest the world is heading to very different direction:

The Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market is Now Bigger Than Point-and-Shoots (external link)

I don't know, I took my g1x to the bronx zoo and was very happy with the results,

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Jul 16, 2013 22:20 |  #9

^That is cool :)
But your 7D + 85mm can get even better shoot :D

From my 400D:

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From my G9:
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From my 5D2:
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Werribee Open Range Zoo (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

No... I can't go back any more...

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Jul 17, 2013 01:29 |  #10

x_tan wrote in post #16126959 (external link)
^That is cool :)
But your 7D + 85mm can get even better shoot :D

I honestly don't think there is a lot of difference in terms of image quality between the 7D and G1-X. Obviously the 7D is going to get a lot of shots that the G1-X will miss but purely comparing photos it's close.

Of course 5D mk2 blows both of them away in that department ;)


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Jul 17, 2013 02:02 |  #11

binliner wrote in post #16127309 (external link)
I honestly don't think there is a lot of difference in terms of image quality between the 7D and G1-X. Obviously the 7D is going to get a lot of shots that the G1-X will miss but purely comparing photos it's close.

Of course 5D mk2 blows both of them away in that department ;)

Forgot where I read from, seem G1x has better high ISO than 7D.
But 7D has much much better AF(which G1x owner complain), and ton of fancy lenses to choice :lol:


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Jul 17, 2013 08:57 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #12

Yea, I have a 7d also, and I had a few kids with me at the bronz zoo ^^^^^^above, it was really nice to just have the g1x around my neck, and take great shots without the bulk, hey that's why they make tons of different stuff and everyone has a choice. I have been lugging slr, and then dslr's around on vacations, etc for 20yrs, I am tired and old and like the convenience now:lol:




  
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Jul 17, 2013 09:27 |  #13

I decided after many DSLR that I was sick of trying to buy the best lenses and have an assortment that cost more than some cars. I now have G1X, G15, and G12 and still have less than the price of a good L lens in all of them. Just cant decide which one I really dont want to keep yet. They all have their advantages.




  
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Jul 20, 2013 00:03 |  #14

I couldn't say that fixed-lens zoom camera can fully replace an interchangeable lens camera. I don't use DSLRs anymore but the G1X isn't the reason for that.


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Jul 20, 2013 01:26 |  #15

truth is, the lens you own aren't really fun to shoot with any way.

15-85, 55-250...

Get a 1.4 lens and you'll be shooting much more on your dslr




  
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