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Old May 29, 2010, 4:25 PM   #1
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Dear folks,

Today I got very surprised when my dad came to my home and said: “I’ve got a present for you”…it was a Canon G11!!!


So, I’m very pleased receiving this kind of present from my Dad…

The only stunning thing is that he bought the G11 because he heard me talking about it as a part of my shortlist, but without being sure if it was the finally selected camera…and during recent weeks, I was day after day much closer to Fuji HS10!!!
But no problem at all…I will enjoy the G11 a lot…I’m sure I will do…and then, in coming future, will add a super zoom like the HS10 (and why not a DSLR if I’m experienced enough by that time). That means that I will try to develop my skills with the stuff I have now…and then I will go further to expand my equipment…HS10 perhaps will lead a new trend of features within other brands, so I will keep an eye on super-zoom market.

So, now, I finally got my own equipment…I received my G11 with a 2Gb SD card (a Kingston…no identification of which Class…I will take a look at SD issue).
I will need to buy a good case, to properly protect the camera, so as I won’t have extra stuff, I need a ¿cushioned? case with enough room for the camera and the neck strap, tight enclosed inside. There it goes the first point I need your suggestions based on your wider experience compared to mine. Which case fits OK for G11???

Right now, an external flash is not in my plans, but, what accessories would you suggest me to go for? I’ve already have a tripod (a Slik U2000)…

Then, as I am a non-experienced and non-skilled wannabe amateur (oh God, that looks like the only thing I have is enthusiasm), I will need some tips, tricks, and guidelines for getting introduced to Photography World, and also to the G11.
So, if you can suggest me tips, books (better in Spanish, but no problem in English) on general photography, on G11, and on post processing (tips, books and software suggestions are welcomed), and give me proper “common” settings for the G11, I will thank you a lot!

I don’t see many posts about G11 or from G11 direct users, so I don’t have pretty much sources of info (or perhaps I’m choosing wrong where to find the desired info…)
I’ve seen some websites talking about CHKD for Canon G11…Have any of you tried that? I’m not used at all to work with those kind of things, and I thinks that Canon would have done already a good job with camera’s firmware (besides there is no update available…), but perhaps one who had tried realized that there are some benefits and no cons using CHKD…(My camera’s firmware is 1.0.0.0…)


So, from now on, I will need your support, and will practice a lot to improve my skills, I will share some photos to receive your feedback…

As I still have to finish my thesis, there is not going to be much action from my side for the next weeks, but I will be collecting all your inputs to enlarge my knowledge basis…

Thanks a lot for your time and patience…

Regards,
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Eugenio-

What you have done is called "cross posting." You should only post in one place rather than multiple places, please.

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Yes, I figured i out...
How do I close this thread?
Or it is just enough to announe that there is another thread in the Canon folder, so people who see this one, goes to the other and post there?
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Thanks a lot, Euhenio-

...that is sufficient. Have a good day.

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