05-13-2014 11:12 AM
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.
05-13-2014 11:28 AM
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.
05-13-2014 01:35 PM
05-13-2014 01:52 PM
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!
05-13-2014 03:51 PM
I don't know.
But I do know your exposure settings are vastly different and would not make the same image even if everything else was equal.
05-13-2014 03:57 PM
"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.
05-13-2014 04:04 PM - edited 05-13-2014 04:06 PM
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.
05-13-2014 04:13 PM
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.
05-13-2014 05:19 PM