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Apr 09, 2014 09:37 |  #301

I have on coming, should be here Monday. No EVF yet, but I think I'll order one and the grip.


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Apr 09, 2014 11:01 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #302

Canon's store seems to be slightly behind on shipping - kind of odd they are not shipping before retailers.
I guess that's the price for getting the grip for free :p, but now I have the EVF sitting around doing nothing LOL
No underwater housing for me, but got the shade and the filter adapter, along an extra battery - just in time for spring/summer hiking


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Apr 09, 2014 11:20 |  #303

^can't wait to see pics for the Pacific north-west NWPhil; such a fantastic area you live in. Plus one to all the accessories minus the underwater housing unless you wanted to shoot the helicopter at the bottom of Crater Lake (just teasing).

Grip GR-DC1A arrived via FedEx today from Canon Store. Easy 2 minute install. I did have to double up on the reading glasses to see the tiny screws. Anyone who gets this grip will not regret it. You might not appreciate it though unless you had the OEM grip. This grip is the way it should be.


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Apr 09, 2014 13:30 |  #304

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #16821417 (external link)
^can't wait to see pics for the Pacific north-west NWPhil; such a fantastic area you live in. Plus one to all the accessories minus the underwater housing unless you wanted to shoot the helicopter at the bottom of Crater Lake (just teasing).

Grip GR-DC1A arrived via FedEx today from Canon Store. Easy 2 minute install. I did have to double up on the reading glasses to see the tiny screws. Anyone who gets this grip will not regret it. You might not appreciate it though unless you had the OEM grip. This grip is the way it should be.

Thanks MM - I don't think the housing is rated for 1500 feet
Canon's CS says that shipping is pending on CC payment/approval. so, maybe will arrive sometime next week. Almost tempted to cancel the order and go get one at a local store.
Yes, I can wait :cool:


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Apr 09, 2014 15:57 |  #305

Its hard to wait! That's why I went the DigitalRev route.
Out 'owling' again today -in vain-, well did find a hole with whitewash under it so made mental note of where, but did stop to admire this MayApple crop (notice the shutter speed in broad daylight, gotta love than ND filter for a bit extra on the F-stops):

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Apr 10, 2014 09:47 |  #306

Does anyone know if there is a way to autofocus using a "back button" like I do on my DSLRs?


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Apr 10, 2014 11:29 |  #307

Tapeman wrote in post #16823559 (external link)
Does anyone know if there is a way to autofocus using a "back button" like I do on my DSLRs?

after a quick glance at the manual, I would say NO, but....if using the lcd in touch-screen mode, one can lock the focus onto a subject - does not have to be a person or moving - the S120 does that, and I will assume so will the G1XII.
Not the same but sort of close enough.
It's not a DSLR :p


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Apr 10, 2014 11:39 |  #308

Feudal1 wrote in post #16820997 (external link)
You getting the EVF as well? Or just the camera? Trying to decide if I should get the EVF.

I'm holding off on the EVF. If I want to look through the viewfinder, I'll use my 5D3. $300 is too pricey. If I'm buying a $1100 G1 X Mark II, I might as well put the money towards an L lens.

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No EVF at this point. I did get the waterproof housing though.

As the G1X MKII will be a secondary camera with size being a consideration, I didn't think it made sense to get the EVF, and instead I'll use this like I did the EOS-M. But- if I find myself missing the viewfinder and using the camera a considerable amount, I might pick up the EVF. I'm going to wait and hear some more thoughts on it from users, including pictures of how much bigger it makes the camera overall, and decide from there.

Size is not an issue for me. It's the price. The quality of the image is vibrant and crisp. Here are pics of the EVF on the camera.

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Apr 10, 2014 14:38 |  #309

Does anyone know if the camera will fit in the underwater housing with the optional grip attached or does it have to be removed each time? Thanks.


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Apr 10, 2014 15:04 |  #310

islandboy wrote in post #16824280 (external link)
Does anyone know if the camera will fit in the underwater housing with the optional grip attached or does it have to be removed each time? Thanks.

I wasn't sure myself, I should have the camera and housing in my hands by Monday, so I'll hopefully be able to tell if there appears to be room for the grip. But I assumed not and didn't order it.




  
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Apr 10, 2014 15:16 |  #311

islandboy wrote in post #16824280 (external link)
Does anyone know if the camera will fit in the underwater housing with the optional grip attached or does it have to be removed each time? Thanks.

I have a feeling the larger grip will fit fine in the underwater housing. If it didn't, Canon would need to release a separate housing just for the larger grip, which they don't have. Since they have 1 housing, the larger grip should fit the housing they are selling.

There's also no disclaimer on any site selling it or even on Canon's website stating that it won't fit the optional larger grip.


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Apr 10, 2014 15:41 |  #312

Thanks. I have one arriving on Monday too but I held off on the grip because I wasn't sure about the housing. I guess I will have to wait.


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Apr 10, 2014 21:35 |  #313

If the camera performs well, I'll consider the EVF, but $300 bucks come on!

I am expecting near DSLR quality images or it goes back.


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Apr 10, 2014 21:36 as a reply to  @ islandboy's post |  #314

OK, I know this is silly, but it was first time ever I bought a just released camera to myself... so, yes, I went to my favorite local store, and snatch the last one in stock.
Canon Store sucks LOL - really, don't have it in stock and can't even estimate when would be shipped for certain?
Well, they still get my money.
The beauty (Betty) is now resting and waiting for a fully charged battery - meanwhile, got dressed up with an EVF, lens hood and strap :p
Tomorrow will have a chance to shine in the morning sun

first impressions
- impressed with the EVF - darn it's a lot of money, but it's bright, displays most shooting functions, and really helps handling
- a bit heavy, compared with my old lumix lx3 and even worst to my wife's S120. Has a solid feeling, and I think the grip is indeed a necessity, more than any other add-on
- very fast wake-up/start
- focus peaking works very well, and nice that one can change its color
- it's a canon interface - duh, so works very well for me, as I have been using Canon's P&S since the 90's (lumix was an exception)- no complains here
- dual ring - customizable, but have to read the manual and figure out the things better
- auto-iso, flash, lcd, do work very well as expected.
... so in all, I am very happy with it, and can only assume that it will get better once I can play longer ad customize it as I want.


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Apr 10, 2014 21:53 |  #315

Once I see it in the store, I will have to do a hands on. Hopefully it does better than the first G1X. Didn't care for that camera at all.

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