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Old Aug 2, 2003, 5:43 PM   #1
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Default Our Smiling Dog, Tucker

I took this one a couple of days ago:

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Old Aug 3, 2003, 6:12 PM   #2
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Nice! Tuckers's very cute. He's even lighter than ours.
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Old Aug 4, 2003, 11:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Norm
We think he's pretty special!
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Old Aug 4, 2003, 11:21 AM   #4
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Very nice portrait Jazcan! A pretty dog too!
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Old Aug 4, 2003, 11:58 AM   #5
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Thanks Klaus,

I've taken lots of portraits of my children and the dog. I think the G3 is really great for taking portraits. Now, I just have to get better at taking pics of moving objects :lol:
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Oh Jazcan - that is a very difficult diciplin using a compact digicam, because of the shutterlag. But I think it can be done.
You could also do as I - spend the amount of money that a car costs and buy a Nikon D100 (or Canon for that sake) and get instant reaction. :lol: :lol: :lol:

...or you could wait a couple of years for the price to come down on DSLRs.

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Splendid canine photo, Jazcan

Such a "stalwart friend" look on his face...

The photo detail is tack sharp.

The composition is spot on!

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Old Aug 4, 2003, 3:33 PM   #8
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Thanks digcamfan,
I owe it all to my very photogenic subject :lol:

Klaus,
Can't afford the Nikon or even the Canon for that matter right now. I'll be investing in smaller things right now- a monopod and hopefully a teleconverter lens. I'm really not sure how much I want to add on to this camera- it's tricky because the extra lenses are pretty expensive and I don't really know it they're worth it.

Before the G3, the last camera I purchased was my Canon EOS Rebel (back in 1991). I haven't picked it up since getting the digital.
I purchased the G3 because I wanted a quality digital camera in an affordable price range. I was never really looking for a compact camera and with my lens adapter and 420EX flash, the G3 is anything but compact.

With the price of the D100 at $2,700 Cdn, and the Canon 10D at about $2,500- I'll have to prove to myself that I'm worthy of such fine pieces of equipment.

Until then, I'm having lots of fun with the cam and I really enjoy getting feedback on forums like this one!

Thanks again,

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Tracey,

I has been looking at getting the 420 EX Flash for my G3 (I can get it for about $180 USD), but I am curious if the camera is more difficult to hold/balance because of the flash mounted the hot shoe. What are your thoughts?

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Damon,
Well, it does make it bulky, there's no doubt about it but I also find that the lens adapter balances it out a bit. Most of the time, I hold the camera by placing the palm of my hand underneath the adapter. I personally am very glad I purchased it

The only real drawback with the 420EX (and this is definitely a drawback) is that the AF-assist beam is unsupported with the G3. Since my built-in AF-Assist beam is blocked because of the lens adapter, it's very difficult focussing in low light situations.

Hope this helps!
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