Camera Envy….

If it’s possible to fall in love with a non digital SLR camera, the Canon Powershot G10 would be the object of my heart’s desire. I would normally not consider a non-DSLR, but I’m heading out on a business trip this week, and didn’t want to lug my heavy DSLRs along, so I coerced a friend into letting me borrow his G10 for the week.  I’ve had a chance to play with it a little before the trip and I’ve now informed my friend that we may need to have a serious conversation about whether he gets this little gem back when I return…
Another good friend of mine provided me a 1/4″ x 24 sq in. piece of frosted acrylic to try some underlighting lighting ideas I’ve been mulling around, and I thought it might be a fun opportunity to try off camera lighting with the G10…just to see how it performs.
Anyway, here’s a couple of shots from today, both with the G10, 3-SB-800s (key light w/shoot thru umbrella above camera right, underlight bounced off white foamcore, and backlight through white ripstop backdrop) triggered by PocketWizards.  Actually, only the key light was triggered directly with the PW.  The other two lights were in SU-4 optical slave mode, and triggered off the firing of the key light). Shot in manual exposure mode, 80 ISO, 1/160s @ f/8.0.
Here’s the beastie with the PW trigger in the captain’s chair:
And here’s the setup – 24” square x 1/4” frosted acrylic supported between a pair of sawhorses, foamcore reflector underneath, white ripstop backdrop, keylight in shoot-thru umbrella at camera right:
So, the G10 looks a little top heavy with the PW in the hotshoe, but works like a champ.
I’m seriously going to be looking into this camera for myself…
J

If it’s possible to fall in love with a point and shoot digital camera, the Canon Powershot G10 would be the object of my affection. I’ve never really considered a non-DSLR since I almost always have my Nikon DSLRs with me. But I’m heading out on a business trip this week, and didn’t want to lug my heavy DSLRs along, so I coerced a friend into letting me borrow his G10 for the week.  I’ve had a chance to play with it a little before the trip and I’ve now informed my friend that we may need to have a serious conversation about whether he gets this little gem back when I return…

Another good friend of mine recently provided me a 1/4″ x 24 sq in. piece of frosted acrylic to experiment with some underlighting lighting ideas I’ve been mulling around, and I thought it might be a fun opportunity to try off-camera lighting with the G10…just to see how it performs.

Anyway, here’s a couple of shots from today. Both were shot with the G10, using 3-SB800s (key light w/shoot thru umbrella above camera right, underlight bounced off white foamcore, and backlight through white ripstop backdrop) triggered by PocketWizards.  Actually, only the key light was triggered directly with the PW.  The other two spreedlights were in SU-4 optical slave mode, and triggered off the firing of the key light). Shot with the camera in manual exposure mode, 80 ISO, 1/160s @ f/8.0.

And here’s the setup – 24” square x 1/4” frosted acrylic supported between a pair of sawhorses, foamcore reflector underneath, white ripstop backdrop, keylight in shoot-thru umbrella at camera right:

I’m seriously going to be looking into this camera for myself…

J

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  • Jon: I’ve got the G9. (Previous model to the G10. Love it! It has been a great camera and I have taken some great shots in macro mode. I use a little tripod and have captured some beauties of flowers and insects. As to it’s point and shoot capabilities, it goes everywhere with me and it’s light enough to be very portable. I had the G5 before my G9 and both have been great. The manual settings make it more like an SLR. I may see you in class in the fall.
    Maryann Larkin

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