ARCHIVE 259 – THE G11 AND ME (MONO)
November 15, 2016 13 Comments
The G11 and me, reflected in a shop window in Park Row, Bristol; 6 Apr 2013.
I’ve spoken quite a bit about the excellence of the G11 PowerShot and my opinion has never for a second wavered. Two things make it so good.
First, it is small, rugged, handy and does the job.
And two, it has a most outstandingly useful, fully articulated (ie vari-angle) LCD screen – I just can’t believe the usefulness of this screen, I’m deeply in love with it and I wonder how the hell I managed without it!
We photographers are no strangers to seeing camera companies getting it wrong, and the omission of this screen from ensuing models is simply crazy – it simply defies belief.
However, if you come across a G11 for sale (they’ll all be “pre-owned” by now) >>> do give it serious thought, and especially so if you’re at all into taking photos at inconvenient angles, or you like abstracts >>> or even if looking at yourself and taking self-portraits via the screen is your thing. I can’t recommend this camera too highly.
Canon G11 PowerShot at 30.5mm (140mm equiv); 400 ISO; converted to mono and toned with Silver Efex Pro 2, starting from the Warm Tone Paper preset.
UPDATE: I don’t use the G11 so much these days – but I usually take it along on visits to pubs – there’s no getting away from the fact that, even though it is now so “out of date” in terms of digital camera technology, it remains a compact and handy camera. And, well, if it does the job, it does the job. Why “upgrade” to a more highly specified camera, when I already have something that does the job???