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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

The G15 is considered an "advanced point & shoot".  It's high-end as point & shoots go.  It's popular as a 2nd camera among DSLR photographers who need a camera to bring to places where either a DSLR is impractical or if the DSLR is simply not-permitted (lots of venues will not allow, for example, any camera that has a "removeable lens").  I have a G1 X and that's primarly why I use that camera.

 

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?


@ebiggs1 wrote:

I think I am understanding where she is coming from.  If you won a Pulitzer Prize with a G15  (P&S) and than didn't win one with the insanely expensive ESO 1Dx you just bought, was it a good buy?  Her answer is obiviously, no.

 

I think she should sell the 6D and put that money towards some more glass.


What does a camera model have to do with winning a Pulitzer Prize?  Just because you won one with a G15 you'd expect to win another if you used it again?  What she's missing is the understanding of using a camera as a tool, not a means to winning contests.

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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

I like the term "advanced compact camera" . The reason I don't like "point and shoot" is because it becomes a catch all phrase that stresses the ease of use, through auto exposure and shutter algorithms. But an advanced compact camera allows near total creative freedom but in a small form factor.
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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

Ok,  this is why I am freaking out right now.  I took this shot with the new camera and EF100 macro L, at ISO 2000, F9, 1/160sec and it is a mess!!  I took another shot with the old camera at ISO 800, F10, 1/15sec at 300mm and it was a LOT better than this!

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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

I don't know.  Smiley Frustrated

But I do know your exposure settings are vastly different and would not make the same image even if everything else was equal.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

"I like the term "advanced compact camera" 

 

It just so happens you may call it whatever you please.  But the rest of the world is going to call it a 'point and shoot'.

If you google 'point & shoot' you will eventually stumble upon the Canon Powershot G15.

 

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

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Come on, thats all you can give me?  We are talking a supposedly superior lens vs a third party.   A 28-300 zoom at 300mm and 1/15 sec should not be producing an image that is better than a fixed 100mm with "L" glass.  And don't say to try MF because I did that and that didn't work either.

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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

Miss Cindy,

I can't explain why that particular shot was better or worse with the equipment you have.  I do know your expouser values are vastly different.  That alone would make a great difference in the two shots.

Your EF 100mm lens may need adjusting, who knows?  I would try a lens test chart with each and very strict comparisons.

Equal exposure, equal light quality, equal distance on a tripod, etc and find out for a fact what is going on.

 

You must compare apples to apples.  You can not say one is better unless you know exactly what and how everything it is working.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

If I trusted everything I read to be true, I'd believe a lot of nonsense.
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Re: Does spending more mean getting less?

Ms Cindy,

Is it possible that you are ignoring the minimum focus distance to the subject? You don't appear to be having any success achieving focus.

Just an observation.
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