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Swap g1 for g2

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davy

I have a g1 and a g2 wich i both love. I bought the g1 new , the g2 used. I've been to India with the g1 and 35/90 and brought back amazing photos. Never had a problem with this little camera. I was not planning on upgrading since the small size of the g1 was an attribute over g2.Walked in my trusted camera store yesterday and they had mint,mint g2,28/45 (i already have the 21) with a very good price on the kit with my g1 in xchange. Should i upgrade to a full g2 kit or just stick with a g1& g2 .Must mention that the g2 ,contrary to the g1 experienced a shutter release problem wich disapeared by itself but made me lose a bit of confidence in myg2....

This is my first and ever post on any forum and i wish to thank you for your answers and advice.
 

tomasjpn

Well-Known Member
[I know the feeling, Philippe. About 8 months ago, I sold my G1 and bought a used G2 body for a pretty decent price, then a few days ago I was back in the same used camera shop and saw a few used G1 bodies, mint shape, for around 25,000-30,000 yen (much cheaper than what I sold mine for) with warrranties! To make matters worse, they had a mint used G2 body for 49,000 yen. This is about 420,00 USD, the G1 about 250 USD. I am considering picking up a G1 body, but the G2 is hard to pass up, as you point out. I really liked my G1 mainly for it's size, but honestly, the G2's quieter focusing mechanism, quieter and faster auto-winder, and for me, noticeably better focusing in general. With my G1, in spite of a tremendous amount of care and time (usually!) when composing a shot, it was just a little too often for my taste that a shot would be slightly out of focus, or more than slightly. But I loved the size of the camera. Have fun deciding...

Mark Edwards ]
 

nicolas2

Member
Mark, Philippe,

I own both G1 & G2. I choose the G1 as a second body but if I could have wait for saving enough money I would have bought a second G2. I own first the G2 and the size, coming from a M6, was the rigth size for me and I bought it with a kit 21/35/90 for a good price (They gave you the 21 for free) I love the G1 but it is not as fast as the G2. But with the prices that Mark gave (420 USD !) I would save enough money to buy some G2 which certainly will finish to become some pieces for collectors! Where are you located ?

Nicolas, Paris
 
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davy

>[..Bonjour Nicolas, merci pour votre opinion.Je suis a Montreal ,Quebec au >Canada. J'assume que vous parlez francais, sinon je suis désolé. On m'offre >la g2 a 1125$ can., la 28 a 400$ can. et la 45 a 225$ can.,et je recoit >300$ pour la g1. Avant ce mini dilemne j'ai également faillit echanger une >autre piece d'equipement contre une m6 ttl.85 noir mais je crois que la g2, >avec son automation, sa qualité optique époustoufflante me sert encore trop >bien pour changer de systeme.Comment s'est fait la transition entre m6 et >g2...? Merci et a bientot...

Philippe ]
 
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davy

Mark, I think what you point out confirms what i was thinking when this used g2 came up . The technical advantages of the g2 and the quit operation that you mention tip the scale towards a g2 swap. But i still think the g1 is a light, robust and strong picture taking machine. Thanks for your input and good weekend to you all.

Philippe, Montreal
 

nicolas2

Member
Bonsoir Philippe,

Le passage du M6 (35, 50, 90 mmm et après le M2 (a very nice camera)) au G2 a été assez difficile. Mais je voulais étendre la gamme des objectifs. Le plus difficile a été de se familiariser avec le viseur. Beaucoup plus petit que sur le M6. Mais je dois dire qu'après quelques mois d'utilisation, le G2 et G1 (que j'ai acheté 270 USD sur Ebay) m'ont réellement séduit. Les possibilités d'expression, paradoxalement, sont plus naturelles avec les G, la mise au point avec l'autofocus est de toute façon plus facile qu'avec le M6 dans la plupart des situations. Si l'on a un mur blanc avec le M6 ...ce n'est pas évident. La priorité à l'ouverture me convient tout à fait et me rappelle le premier Minox que j'adorais pour sa faciité.
En résumé je trouve ces petites machines très attachantes et très efficaces. Appareil différent et rendu des optiques très différent entre Contax et Leica.

Je vote pour le G même s'il faut toujours appuyé sur le bouton de mise au point ce qui me semblait assez stressant mais j'ai finalement changé de technique: je cadre et je finis par la mise au point. Rapide et efficace.

Sorry for the French for the others .

Nicolas
 
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barkington

> Bonjour Phillipe. Je crois qu'on doit garder la G1. . J'ai les deux: =20=

> la G2 pour couleur, and la G1 pour mon et ca suffit. Je n'ai jamais =20=

> eu un M6, mais je suis content ;-). =20
 
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