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Old Jul 10, 2010, 3:35 PM   #21
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I think you said best of all. "The Canon G-11 is the best all around camera." In your case it really is. The G-11 is a very handy all around camera, that can also do high ISO settings with ease.

The G-11 also has a nice and very useful hot shoe. Have you considered using Bounce Flash for your cat photos. I think that would really work well for you. Bounce Flash will get rid of those harsh shadow and that harsh lighting very effectively, while providing very even, shadow-less lighting.

I have attached a photo sample to show you the kind of lighting that bounce flash provides.

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Old Jul 10, 2010, 9:23 PM   #22
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So the G-11 with a flash attachment really sounds like the way to go.
I'd just have to get a flash attachment that can be angled up. Would certainly solve the blinded-kitty problems.
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 11:51 AM   #23
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I actually believe, PetMom that Bounce Flash would solve your problem-

I have used either the Canon EX-430 flash, or Canon EX-270 flash with my G- series cameras and had very good photos. I have attached a sample photo showing the kind of lighting that you can obtain when bouncing off a white ceiling. Post #21 shows the same Bounce Flash technique used in a close up shot.

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Old Jul 16, 2010, 3:02 PM   #24
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Still undecided. The Canon G11 felt a bit clunky.

We haven't played with the panasonic LX3, but a friend really likes his panasonic (different model) and the fast lens - which I think would be a big advantage for our indoor photos.

The panasonic is almost $100 lower priced.

Any thoughts on the flash attachment I'd need for the LX3?

I think the biggest problem I'm having is when I read the reviews I don't know if the "cons" that are mentioned are something only a photo pro would notice, of if they are something that would effect the types of photos we will be taking.

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Old Jul 16, 2010, 3:52 PM   #25
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I don't own a Panasonic LX3. I know that it is a highly regarded P+S camera, but I would have to research what flash units match up to it. OK, here is the answer. The Metz36 AF4 works on the LX3 just fine and Amazon carries it.

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Old Jul 17, 2010, 11:53 PM   #26
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After all my indecisiveness we bought the G11 today. They didn't have the EX-270 flash, so I'll have to order that.

Sarah Joyce, thanks for all your patience and help. Now I need to find a forum to learn how to take better photos!

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Donna-

Congratulations on your new Canon G-11 camera. It is a great camera, and I know that you are going to enjoy it a lot.

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