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Old Jan 8, 2011, 8:46 PM   #1
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Today I bought my first Canon, a G12.

I won't be getting rid of my K10D, KM/2000 and multitude of Pentax lenses....in fact I would eventually like to get a K5.

I'm a fan of Pentax SLR / DSLR and have been since I bought my first SLR...a Pentax S1a, which I still have, it still works....has film in the body...never know when you want to use a 40 + year old camera.

I have always found the Canon G series to have an appeal...ability to manually set camera, the outer controls, the reputation, the look...sort of like a Leica Rangefinder.

Maybe my next step will be to get some appropriate camera wear...I'm thinking a Pentax logo ball cap, with a Canon logo T-shirt.

What do you think ?

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My sister uses a Canon, my brother uses an Olympus, and my mother has a Kodak, and I still talk to them, so I guess we're OK.

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Lots of folks have dSLR and p&s cameras, different horses for different courses.

You would certainly get some strange looks if you ventured out with a Pentax cap and Canon t-shirt though. It would be like going to the annual USC/UCLA football game with a shirt that was half red and gold (Trojan colors) and half blue and gold (Bruin colors). You'd get killed by both sets of fans.
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that is a sin to mix red and gold with the blue and gold. Red and Gold all the way, I admit it, I am a alumni of the red and gold.

But nothing wrong with mixing multi lens system either. I shoot oly, pentax, and canon multi lens system, and it should not matter much. I even shoot a pns, Rollei. So it is all good.
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It isn't an SLR, you are forgiven. I am still looking at the better point and shoot models as a possible "pocket" camera.Function comes before brand loyalty, Pentax has nothing in the G12's category right now.

If it was an SLR you would still be in the clear, I shot Pentax and Minolta in my film days and I am still looking at getting a Sony Alfa some day to break out my great Minolta lenses (the super sharp 35-70mm f4, the exemplary 50mm f1.7 and the "beer can" the 70-210mm f4).
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Lots of folks have dSLR and p&s cameras, different horses for different courses.

You would certainly get some strange looks if you ventured out with a Pentax cap and Canon t-shirt though. It would be like going to the annual USC/UCLA football game with a shirt that was half red and gold (Trojan colors) and half blue and gold (Bruin colors). You'd get killed by both sets of fans.
I got the idea from a buddy of mine who is a hot rodder.

He and his son have two collectible Mustangs , a Chevy Nova with a racy 406 cube V8 and a Oldsmobile racing car.

When my friend (older one) goes to a car show, oft times he's got a Ford rodder's jacket on topped by a Chevy Ball Cap...think the Chevy ball cap has some 'offensive' logo aimed at Fords.

He has a lot of fun with some of the looks that go his way...probably a good thing that he's a big guy.
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It isn't an SLR, you are forgiven. I am still looking at the better point and shoot models as a possible "pocket" camera.Function comes before brand loyalty, Pentax has nothing in the G12's category right now.

That was a big part of it...I didn't feel my favourite brand, Pentax had a competitor for the G12 P+S.

If it was an SLR you would still be in the clear, I shot Pentax and Minolta in my film days and I am still looking at getting a Sony Alfa some day to break out my great Minolta lenses (the super sharp 35-70mm f4, the exemplary 50mm f1.7 and the "beer can" the 70-210mm f4).
I wouldn't mind having a new Leica digital rangefinder...but my budget would never allow it.
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Hi Les,

I've been tempted to get a Canon G11 or G12. The IQ seems to be great for a small sensored camera, and it has an optical viewfinder, though it's got limited usefulness. The thing I like most about it is that it has an E-TTL hotshoe, and Canon makes that very small tilit head external flash, the 270 EX. It's small enough to be pocketable, a bit more powerful than the onboard flash, and not much more than $100.

I think you made a good choice. It'll give you a nice compact alternative to your DSLRs.

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My sister uses a Canon, my brother uses an Olympus, and my mother has a Kodak, and I still talk to them, so I guess we're OK.

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I've friends that have Nikon, Canon, Pentax....no Olympus or Sony though....I think I need to expand my circle of friends.
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Hi Les,

I've been tempted to get a Canon G11 or G12. The IQ seems to be great for a small sensored camera, and it has an optical viewfinder, though it's got limited usefulness. The thing I like most about it is that it has an E-TTL hotshoe, and Canon makes that very small tilit head external flash, the 270 EX. It's small enough to be pocketable, a bit more powerful than the onboard flash, and not much more than $100.Funny you should mention that...I was checking out that small Canon flash at the camera dealer...but in Canada it was going for about $ 150 ...unfortunately this price disparity is not unusual....but I do like that little flash....thinking...maybe I will ask for it for my birthday.

I think you made a good choice. It'll give you a nice compact alternative to your DSLRs.
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Thanks, I plan to use it as daily carry around camera...I do like the ability to manually set controls via knobs and settings outside the G12. I will keep using the K10D and KM/2000 for more serious photography.
I really miss not having a camera when I'm out doing errands, etc....as you never know.
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