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Old Dec 30, 2003, 2:03 AM   #1
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I don't know much about taking pictures, but I thought a G5 in auto mode would always take good pictures. I seem to get a lot of blurred or out of focus pictures. Is it me or could something be wrong with the camera? I just wanted a good camera to take pictures with... Mostly of my kids.
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Old Dec 30, 2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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I own and use the G5 and am very happy with it. I will also say I have been using 35mm SLR and rangefinder cameras for the last 20 years as well, so I am very familiar with the picture taking process and with all the various G5 functions and all that makes using the G5 MUCH easier.

There are some things the G5 simply does not do as well as 35mm autofocus equipment. Focusing indoors in lower light levels is one of them. If I were someone looking for an all-auto camera the G5 would not have been my first choice. I now know what the G5 can and cannot do, and in those situations I make the necessary adjustments to get the shot, be in using the manual focus option, changing from auto to aperture priority or manual, etc, etc. If you are not prepared, or do not want to have to make those type adjustments this camera will only frustrate you- there's no other way to put it. It requires some knowledge on the users part to get the most out of it.
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Old Dec 30, 2003, 11:03 AM   #3
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Nice to talk about the G series in this forum. I was getting lonely.

Can you post some examples? If not, that's alright. We can still talk about the issues.
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Old Dec 30, 2003, 10:20 PM   #4
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Default KOLAR see my post titled "had similar problem with my A

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Old Dec 31, 2003, 2:06 PM   #5
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Try auto-focussing prior to taking the picture. Hold the shutter button down half way until it focuses on the subject. Once it focuses, take the picture.

I have noticed with the G series, they take a little while to focus if using the LCD screen when taking a picture. Auto-focussing my help your situation.
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Old Jan 8, 2004, 5:02 AM   #6
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I got me a new G5 yesterday. Instead of having it shipped I just took a 3 hour drive and picked it up myself. Saves on shipping. Just srarted charging the batt. Can't wait to take it for a test drive.
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Old Jan 11, 2004, 6:55 AM   #7
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Took this test shot a couple of days ago when the outside temp was -12 deg. Just taking my time learning all the new features on the camera.
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Old Jan 11, 2004, 11:12 AM   #8
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Pretty good. Let's see a picture of your car!
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i found all the above problems when i fiirst got my G3 but I found that the more I played around with it the better I got at using it.
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Old Jan 21, 2004, 4:01 PM   #10
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Pretty good. Let's see a picture of your car!
Like this? First day in two weeks I was able to get outside and take a test pic with the G5. Temp 24 deg. (Heatwave).
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