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Old Dec 19, 2002, 1:07 PM   #1
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The PowerShot G3 is growing on me the more I read about it, to the point that I really want one. However, my first questions about the camera are: With its built-in neutral-density filter, can (or should) a second ND filter be bought to protect against lens scratches, etc.? Must their LiI battery pack be used in the camera? I've got a number of rechargeable AA-size NiMH batteries already.

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Old Dec 20, 2002, 8:44 AM   #2
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You cannot use AA batteries in the G3. But the supplied battery lasts a REALLY long time. I tend to walk around with the camera on, and LCD off, ready to snap a candid shot anytime, and I have only rarely had to switch to my second battery. And never (yet) to my third. Contrast that to my old Nikon 5000 and even with 4 batteries I didn't have enough for a short day out. If I were you, I'd just buy a spare battery and be happy.

I personally don't bother with a ND filter (besides the one built-in) but I am very careful with the lens.

Hope this helps...
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 1:43 PM   #3
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A guy at a blacks store in canada told me when looking at the lcd, that you can see part of the lens barrel overhanging. Is this true?
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A guy at a blacks store in canada told me when looking at the lcd, that you can see part of the lens barrel overhanging. Is this true?
Not true (and rather impossible). However you can see it with optical viewfinder.
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Old Dec 22, 2002, 7:55 AM   #5
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Have the G2 so dont have the built in ND filter,but I can testify to the batteries longevity...really amazing,I use the LCD for all shots and very often a flash this battery rocks.
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