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    Thanks. It's something to consider. I watched the various videos and can see the two halves are on small springs. It seems on mine the spring has broken or dislodged so I'm hoping they'll fix it before I consider heavy modification. Thanks.
     
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    The good news is after a couple of weeks of waiting, my camera is back. It went to Germany for repair! They've fitted a new lens cover mechanism and front element under warranty. Oh, and reset the camera into German!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Mishap on hols in Lisbon ....

    Walking in a park with the above case over shoulder, it falls apart, drops to the ground. No damage to the camera! but was disappointed the side came off ... just single ply wood, fake leather and glue.

    I glued it back on but removed strap from case, spent the rest of my hols carrying the stapless case inside a little black plastic bag, like a dog walker carrying a giant jobby.

    Anyway, I got some good street ...


    Old lady selling fruit at the roadside
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    Hard times
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    Deep thought
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    "Look I'm a statue. You toggers make me laugh, stop it"
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    Tram Driver chatting to pedestrian at crossing
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    There are quite a few reviews on the net of that happening with that case. It's the reason I didn't buy one which is a shame.
    Nice pics too.
     
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    I was looking at a camera case a little while ago, but I decided I prefer camera tucked away in a pocket. Even with a neat small camera case, it would make my little camera feel cumbersome.
     
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    Been out with the G7X, doing both photos and videos. Pretty good at photos, and the video quality is really good.
    Still not mastered good composition. :(
     
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    People in the background are a pain if you don't want them there.
    What I do is wait and see if no one is about or if it's a busy city see if I can get another angle that wont include people.
    Failing that buy a loudspeaker and get everyone to move out the way :LOL:
     
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    I have tried just activating the grid lines, without other display info. It seems you can't have just the grid lines on their own. The LCD screen can get a little messy, with all the info displayed. I am blaming the camera, for my poor photography skills. :rolleyes:
     
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    Activate grid lines. While looking at the back of your camera press DSP (down button on the wheel). You should get different displays . Choose the one with grid lines only :)
     
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    Only seems like there are three options.
    • Option 1 only focus point.
    • Option 2 info on the top and bottom and also on the left and right.
    • Option 3 everything including histogram and camera level. Only setting that has the grid lines.


    Maybe I am missing something in the settings, I am looking through the online manual. :)
     
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    Hi John .... I wouldn't worry about BG people, they can quite often add to the image. OK, it's nice to have the focal length to blur the BG.

    The G7X has a sizeable sensor, meaning you can get away with a big crop in post, 'composing' your image at the same time.

    Here's one I like, I'm standing with my back against the wall, camera at waist level, people start crossing the road, I take a few shots (could be done on 'continuous').

    [​IMG]

    HERE is the sooc

    and HERE is a crop/edit I did recently for another site in a discussion about coats.
     
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    I really like that. Is it difficult to achieve?

    AL
     
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    Hi Al ... do you mean the "selective colour"? .... simple when you know how. :D
     
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    That is a good photo, and people are all on the same level. It is easy on the eye.

    Most of my photos are probably too wide, and some people are in the top of the frame. This results in some people, looking as though they are floating above others. Probably I need to get in closer.
     
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    Yes. I've just found a way to do it on my D5300. But might take a bit of practice :)
     
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    sooc, looks good. What was the picture setting?
     
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    Camera settings ... f/4, 1/500 sec, iso 250, jpeg

    a clear day but no harsh light.

    Focal Length: 13.9mm (38.6mm equiv.), so zoomed in just a little. They say that's better than the widest.

    People crossing the road in a busy area! that's what you need.

    The version above had the TEZENIS word selected and defocus because I thought it looked a bit stark.
     
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    I use Paint.Net (free prog) Two layers, B&W the bottom one, run a soft-edged eraser around the subject on the top one. :)
     
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    Most of mine were at f/8 and 24mm, I think this resulted in getting too much in the frame. I need to get out again, and take a little more care what I am doing.
     
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    thought you sold it?
     
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    ... and the beat goes on. :cool:


    [​IMG]
     
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    I sold it in June and bought it back last weekend! :) The chap sold it to put it back on Gumtree :)
     
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    I was wondering where your focus point was. Something I have difficulty with, in busy images.
     
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    I have not tried using the touch screen shutter yet, might make things worse with my wonky hands. :)
     
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    Been taking indoor photos of my dog, been using the flash in the tilt position. Even with bounce flash, I am still getting bright glinting eyes in the dog. I will try different things, such as adjusting flash power, and moving further back with a longer zoom length.

    PS

    Has this thread run it's course?
     
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    Still got another G3x. 0 just not being used much! Here is a wagtail from a while back! JPEG straight out of the camera and cropped quite heavily IMG_0661.jpg J
     
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    How many G3x owners have we got here?
     
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    I have one - very pleased with it.
     
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    Nah ... :D


    Here's a couple ... G7X .... shots from yesterday.

    Pret - looking out (going to reshoot this)
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    McD - looking in
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    TBH I don't know, somewhere in there. I just aimed at a group crossing the road, then looked at the results later, chose the one in post #455, that was 18 months ago. It was just last week I realised I had the second pic (post #465) on my pc, shopped it and posted here. :D

    I can't see the point in touch shutter. :thinking:

    I'd take the dog out to the garden, set camera on Continuous AF to get a shot of him/her jumping through hoops. :D
     
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    Just postings seemed to tail off, thought nobody had much to say. Glad that is not the case.
    Good to see your still out and about with your camera.
     
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    When I try photos like that, I just end up with people glaring at me. I obviously have not mastered it yet. :)
     
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    I have not bothered with the touch shutter since testing it, more of a fad I think...

    I have got some lovely outdoor photos of my dog, just struggle a little with indoor flash. Dog's eyes illuminate horribly, just need to keep practicing I think..
     
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