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Joshua B Oct 27, 2003 9:57 AM

My Canon G5 gallery
The G5 gets a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Here are some of my best G5 pictures.

Zack Oct 27, 2003 12:51 PM

Your pictures are very good. I especially liked the B/W man in the hat.
I would love to see some details on how the shots were taken.

What is your personal impressions of the G5? short comings if any?

mikeebee Oct 27, 2003 1:53 PM

Having owned a G5 for 6 weeks now I am just coming to grips with it.
So far I am very satisfied and impressed by the quality of MOST of the shots (2460 so far)
The camera arrived the day before my Mothers funeral and I used it for all the wreaths etc. and the post funeral gathering.
The group shots were a little worrying but the playback zoom assured me that all was in focus and reasonably well exposed so the Ricoh stayed in the car.
I used auto for the whole day which resulted in two poor shots both involving people in front of a sunlit doorway.
Purple fringes definitely.
I chose the Canon over the Sony V1 because of the battery capacity and cost of the storage.
To buy a Sony with 1 Gbyte storage would have made it 400 pounds more expensive than the G5 + microdive package that I bought.
My largest daily total so far has been 370 max size jpegs some with flash all with the LCD on. No problems except the time they took to download from the camera.
I now have a USB2 8 in one card reader which is much much faster.
So yes picture detail / focus fine
White balance needs watching but colours always good.
Work with the minimum aperture possible to avoid purple fringes
Very satisfied but I have recommended a friend to consider the Sony V1 very carefully and perhaps the P10 which is a real bargain at the moment.

Joshua B Oct 27, 2003 2:10 PM

Thanks Zack. That old man picture was taken indoors with built in flash. I used Photoshop to make the dua-tone effect and added the grainy effect. Let me know what other settings you want to see in any of the others.

I like the G5 a lot. People are definitely more impressed with my G5 shots than with my Agfa 1280 (1.3 megapixel camera) shots. Shooting directly into a bright sky (especially in the direction of the sun) is not a good thing, so I try to stay away from it.

JanetKP Oct 27, 2003 5:50 PM

Hi Josh. I use a G2, and like you, am very satisfied with it. I consider any poor shots to be the fault of this photographer, and surely not the camera.

Loved your portfolio. I see you enjoy a variety of subjects, and like Zack, the old gentleman really caught my interest.

Joshua B Oct 28, 2003 10:01 AM

Thanks Janet. Please have a look again. I have reloaded the full-sized pictures so they are not resized and overly compressed. I think they'll look a bit better now without the JPG compression artifacts.

giro Oct 28, 2003 5:39 PM

Great pictures!! I have just recently bought a G5, so if you would, I would like to know the settings for the shots. Very nice pics.

markc1960 Oct 30, 2003 11:52 AM

Excellent pictures. I especially like the bee. It would be
nice to know your settings as a way to give us
amateurs some idea how to take equally good pictures.

Anyway, are you from new England? I'm wondering about
a few of those scenery shots.

JanetKP Oct 30, 2003 11:58 AM

Joshua, the reloaded shots are greatly. The chap with the rasterfarian hairdo has such character in his face.

Joshua B Oct 30, 2003 7:26 PM

Thanks for the great support Giro, Markc1960, and JanetKP!

Janet, that guy sure was a character. He's a reggae singer named Watty Burnett. He used to be in the Congos who were produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry.

Mark, I think that bee is my very best picture. The swivel lens of the G5 really lets you get in close. I had the camera for a very short time when I took this in my parents' yard. Yeah, Acton, MA is in New England. :) I love shooting pictures in New England and I love the New England lifestyle. Oh, and I'm very much still an amature! Here are the settings:

Camera Model: Canon PowerShot G5
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: 3
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Single frame shooting
ISO: 50
Lens: 7.0 to 28.0 mm
Focal length: 28.0mm
Subject distance: 0.280 m
Macro focus: On
AF mode: Single AF

Giro, it will take a bit of effort on my part to post the settings for all those pics. Could you choose one or two? I work better without such a mountain or work looming over me.

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