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Old Nov 26, 2003, 1:42 PM   #11
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What do you guys think of these online suppliers:

MP Superstore
Harmony
Inoax

None of them have tons and tons of reviews so it's hard to tell if they're padded or not. These are the stores that stock the G2 at a good price. At over a hundred dollars less than the G3, I just might go with that and not have to fret over that silly lens-in-the-way thing. Plus save the hundred bucks and buy the add-on flash attachment now instead of waiting.

So, anyond bought from any of the above?
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 2:02 PM   #12
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What do you guys think of these online suppliers:

MP Superstore
Harmony
Inoax
For your reading pleasure:

http://tinyurl.com/wojv

http://resellerratings.com/seller2069.html

http://tinyurl.com/wokk

http://tinyurl.com/wol3
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 3:27 PM   #13
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The lens in the way of the viewfinder on the G3 kinda bugs me.
I thought this might be an annoyance for me too, however after getting the camera...found that I prefered viewing my shots on the LCD over viewfinder.

While this does drain the battery, I have yet to find myself with a drained battery during an important time. When I have gone on a short vacation, I've recharged my batteries prior to leaving and- no problem.
I know that many people purchase a back-up battery and that might not be a bad idea if you take a "real" vacation as apposed to my 2-4 day "vacations";-)

Back to viewfinder blockage. I use a lens adapter (Canon 58mm thread) and with no zoom, it obstructs approximately 1/3 of the viewfinder. The further you zoom, the less you see of it. With the original , there is very little obstruction.

I chose an adapter so that I could attach filters and later, lenses.
Here you can check out adapters & lens info: http://www.lensmateonline.com/g3.html

To protect my lens, I use a UV filter attached to my adapter.

As for flash card, I use a Lexar 256 12x and it has suited my needs thus far. I don't think I would have the need for more because if I took extended vacations, I would pack my laptop with me, upload my photos on my pc, burn them to CD and delete my photos on my card. I have yet to do this, though.

It boils down to what you need and/or like and can afford.
I'm still learning my camera, have quite a distance to go in learning it...not to mention manual photography in general. The camera is a "sweet" camera. The more you know/learn...the happier you will be with the results.

Good luck & have fun,
~Kate
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 3:42 PM   #14
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You may want to check here after receiving your G3.

I knew about the firmware update but the zoombrowser and file view updates, I just discovered. Glad I checked it out. I'm up to some reading tonight, apparently.

http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/PSG3/...irmware-e.html

http://www.powershot.com/powershot2/...er/psswup.html
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 3:44 PM   #15
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What do you guys think of these online suppliers:

MP Superstore
Harmony
Inoax
Gwen:

You're not paying attention. See my previous post:

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...?p=80057#80057

Read the reviews at both Resellerratings.com and Bizrate.com

Then, compare what people say to my description of how scam artists work in my previous post.

Bizrate is now re-rating MP Superstore (click on the "This store is being re-rated. Why?" link, and remember what I said about vendors padding their own rating):

http://shop.bizrate.com/ratings_guid...xpml?mid=30408

Then, take a look at resellerratings.com:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1849.html

Remember what I said about vendors not having a lot of feedback? Only 20 reviews at resellerratings.com - Read Them!

Then, look at Inoax. You'll see the same type of pattern (less than 100 reviews on bizrate.com -- read them!

http://shop.bizrate.com/ratings_guid...id--59470.html

As for Harmony Computers, they are bizrate.com customer certified, with more than 10,000 reviews (but make sure we are talking about the same Harmony).
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 4:46 PM   #16
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I agree with Jim, you need to review the sellers ratings at the site that have been listed. I have purchased several cameras over the internet but I did my homework on the sellers first. When in doubt about the seller do not buy. You will be better off paying more money at Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 6:47 PM   #17
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Re: Compact Flash cards. Review:
http://dpreview.com/articles/mediacompare/

Apparantly my Lexar isn't the best choice.
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