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Old 01-26-2003, 01:16 PM
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Ok I used mainly Canon SLR gear in the 70-80's but then gravitated to large format such as Sinar and Linhof stuff. Years of hauling that type of gear up to 10 by 8 format have given me a great love of small cameras!!!
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Old 01-26-2003, 01:55 PM
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This is some information I got off the Canon website.

PowerShot 350 / 600 / A5 / A5 Zoom / A50 / G1 / G2 / Pro70 / Pro90 IS / S30 / S40 / EOS D30



PROBLEM:

WHICH SOFTWARE WILL READ CCD RAW IMAGES?

SOLUTION:

The CRW format is a Canon proprietary format which can only be accessed via the TWAIN driver.

No applications can read CCD RAW images.

Once the RAW image has been acquired through the driver Into a TWAIN application (i.e. PhotoImpact) the application will convert the image a JPEG file. It can then be saved in the format of the user's choice.
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Old 01-26-2003, 03:48 PM
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I wonder if the Zoombrowser software for V3(230) and G3 are one and the same?


Additional: Well I had a look at the V3 Zoombrowser suite and it has the .raw conversion facility so they must toss in the same suite for both.

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Old 01-27-2003, 09:16 AM
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I assume if you hook up the Canon while using XP it will show up as an extra drive the Olympus did on the rare occasions I downloaded directly.
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Old 01-28-2003, 06:16 AM
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First impressions of the Canon G2:

Bear in mind my old camera is a 3.2MP Kodak DC-3800. The Kodak has some rather serious low light-noise problems.

The G2 is quiet and starts up very quickly. The pictures I've taken so far are all high res jpg that are around 2 megs. Writing to the CF card is very fast. This unit even feels like a camera.

I did install the twain driver as the manual suggested. When I switch the camera to "read" and the USB cable is hooked to the computer a little window will pop up and ask what application I want to open. I select Photoshop-the program opens and I've got a little control panel full of thumbnails of all the pictures I've taken.

If Photoshop was already open, I could just import the images.

I have not taken any .raw images yet.

No problems so far that can't be solved by reading the manual.

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Old 01-28-2003, 02:22 PM
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Thanks for that outline of your first experience with the G2, theres a large difference in price between the G2 and3 over here roughly $170 so I'm still giving it serious thought!
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Old 01-28-2003, 02:55 PM
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First .raw image:

I took a picture of my foot.. It imported into Photoshop just like the .jpg did. It did go though a little conversion mode but this is about as easy as it can get.

I can only assume I must have a newer revision of the software that comes with the camera.
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Old 01-30-2003, 12:22 PM
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Well I was going to bite on a G2 but a generous offer on some old Pentax gear by a local dealer made me go for the G3 instead. The styling is a bit quirky but not bothered if the results are OK. Can't offer much else at the moment as the camera battery is charging . Nice to see a decent sized manual supplied that doesn't need a microscope to read it.
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Old 01-30-2003, 12:48 PM
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Well Chris the G3 is supposed to be better. All the reviewers think so anyway...

My G2 manual is very readable too.
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Old 01-30-2003, 01:19 PM
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Ok I ran from the shop before the dealer changed his mind the Pentax gear was worn out and looked it. G3 came with a lot of gear, the supplied AC adaptor being a nice touch and a continental plug adaptor, power sockets differ between the UK and Europe.

I was going to buy an extra battery but the dealer said the supplied one lasts a long time.
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