Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/09/26

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Subject: [Leica] OT Canon G9
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Wed Sep 26 16:20:03 2007
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On Sep 26, 2007, at 8:49 AM, Will von Dauster wrote:

> On Sep 25, 2007, at 10:10 AM, Steve Barbour wrote:
> any G9 users out there yet?
> Your impressions, thoughts...?
> I've had the G9 since last Saturday, and have taken about 150 shots  
> with it so far. I traded my G7 in for it for the raw capture.
> The camera is excellent. The lens is tack sharp, with some barrel  
> distortion at the wide end. Purple fringing is non existant. The IS  
> is effective. Noise is as expected from a small sensor 12 MP  
> camera, though clearly better than the G7. I use Lightroom for my  
> noise reduction, which seems effective. Sharpening is always better  
> done with Photoshop, and the images come out of the camera with the  
> typical soft Canon look. Color rendition is better, to my eyes,  
> than my now departed 20D.
> What I like best about the camera otherwise:
> 1. Built like a brick - all metal body.
> 2. No bulky handgrip which makes it easy to carry.
> 3. ISO setting dial, rather than having to use a menu.
> 4. Can use real flashes.
> Battery life is good so far.
> I carry the G9 (previosly the ergonomically similar G7) more than  
> any other camera as a walk-around. Not a substitute for my DSLRs,  
> but very very good.
> Dislike: Short neck strap with proprietary, undersized strap lugs.

easy travel ?,  a belt pouch that is especially sized/useful?

Could you please post a couple of images or send them to me privately?

thanks, Steve

> Will von Dauster
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