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del ­ Sol
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Feb 12, 2013 12:48 |  #31

mastertech01 wrote in post #15602191 (external link)
I dont even own a cell phone Dennis.. people think Im nuts and just cant comprehend how I could live without one.

Happy to hear that......I thought I was the only one!

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Feb 12, 2013 13:16 as a reply to  @ del Sol's post |  #32

I imagine some G owners have moved more to cell phone photos, but I would think folks who were serious enough about their photos to spend G-series money might not be quick to abandon that higher level of quality.

My guess is that the decline is mostly about competition. Not too long ago the G series had little or no competition. Now, if I were considering a camera in this class, the G15 wouldn't even be in my top 3. Canon has been slow to respond to where the market has gone. Brand recognition carried them for a while, but I think we are seeing that mattering less to people as they examine all the other options that exist.


  
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Feb 12, 2013 13:21 |  #33

del Sol wrote in post #15602343 (external link)
Happy to hear that......I thought I was the only one!

del Sol

Well, now there are three of us.

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Feb 12, 2013 14:34 as a reply to  @ gewb's post |  #34

My wife and I at least own cell phones - Tracfone. We only turn them on when WE want to use them. We don't tell too many people what the numbers are either. We don't use the Text feature. However, there are times I wish I had a 3G or 4G connection, since my iPod Touch only uses WiFi, and I use that a lot.

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Feb 12, 2013 14:55 |  #35

mpix345 wrote in post #15602466 (external link)
My guess is that the decline is mostly about competition. Not too long ago the G series had little or no competition. Now, if I were considering a camera in this class, the G15 wouldn't even be in my top 3. Canon has been slow to respond to where the market has gone. Brand recognition carried them for a while, but I think we are seeing that mattering less to people as they examine all the other options that exist.

I think this is definitely it. Not long ago G-series was basically the only premium compact. Now there are major competitors from every brand and then larger sensor ILC's in the same price range.


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Feb 12, 2013 20:07 |  #36

I think that the decline in forum participation is due to the ho-hum new G series cameras and probably sales volume of them as well. I have a G1X and like it a lot. The G15 is probably a good camera but since I had the G12 there was little reason to get the G15. I suspect that G1X and G15 sales are mediocre and that sales reduced volume translates into a reduction in participation in this forum.


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Feb 12, 2013 21:00 |  #37

gewb wrote in post #15602481 (external link)
Well, now there are three of us.

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Feb 12, 2013 21:56 |  #38

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Feb 16, 2013 19:59 |  #39

GordonSBuck wrote in post #15603812 (external link)
I suspect that G1X and G15 sales are mediocre and that sales reduced volume translates into a reduction in participation in this forum.

Right, because you didn't buy it means few people are buying it. Of course, how logical.

The G15 is #27 on Amazon's P&S best selling list which is pretty good since cameras higher on that list are generally in the $75 to $200 range. The G15 is a $500 camera.




  
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Feb 17, 2013 14:52 |  #40

I have seen the decline on other forums as well. I think allot of people are using facebook etc. to share their photos.. My own questions on forums have quite often been answered by kids who didn't even own the equipment in question and were speaking in terms of what they thought the answer might be. Answers that start with "My friend says" are usually a waste of time. It's hard to filter out all the crap and find the information you were looking for.


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Feb 17, 2013 18:08 |  #41

I still love my G9 but may step up to the 15 soon. I don't want a 4/3 or 1X. I have a SLR and when I don't want to carry it for various reasons the G gets put to work. The G forum may have slowed due to various factors but it is still a necessary place to discuss our G love.

Can anyone share info or links for the carry speed magfilter products? I recently stumbled across a youtube video where a G15 used the filters with great success and it made me think about getting some smaller filters for my G9 and future G15.


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Feb 17, 2013 18:18 as a reply to  @ etaV8R's post |  #42

never heard of them, so I did a Google search and found this;

http://www.carryspeed.​com/products/magfilter (external link)

Looks like Amazon is a carrier.

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Feb 17, 2013 18:37 |  #43

Yes I have them in my amazon cart just wanted to see if anyone was using them and had any comments.

Just went to the sales part of the site and no G15s listed for sale. Seems those who do have them like them. The G forum may be a bit slower but it is still the goto thread for pertinent information.


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Feb 19, 2013 13:36 |  #44

I bought the G15 recently after I had to put down my G9 after a good five years of hard use. The problem I'm having with the G15, that I didn't have with the G9, is importing both Raw and jpep into iphoto seamlessly. Now only the jpeg will import even after I upgraded my Mac operating system to 10.6. I can bring the raws in through the canon software (which I find slow and creaky, like me). I would prefer to keep it simple and stick with iphoto to import both, is that still a possibility.
Thanks for your help!
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Feb 19, 2013 15:15 |  #45

terrycho wrote in post #15628263 (external link)
I bought the G15 recently after I had to put down my G9 after a good five years of hard use. The problem I'm having with the G15, that I didn't have with the G9, is importing both Raw and jpep into iphoto seamlessly. Now only the jpeg will import even after I upgraded my Mac operating system to 10.6. I can bring the raws in through the canon software (which I find slow and creaky, like me). I would prefer to keep it simple and stick with iphoto to import both, is that still a possibility.
Thanks for your help!
t

You probably have to have the latest version of Iphoto combined with the latest canon raw codec supported by Iphoto. Even then the camera may be too new to be supported in RAW image format for your software.




  
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