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I haven't yet developed my first roll from the G2, but I had a question for anyone else that has one and doesn't mind testing it for me...
I have always heard that the G2 parks the lens at infinity focus between shots (if one lets go of the focus lock) but mine... Mine moves the lens when focused at infinity. In other words, it seems to park the 45 "past" (lens moves in slightly closer) infinity, and moves it to the infinity position when I take a picture. I'm then curious- if the camera parks the lens at infinity, why does it have to move it to the "official infinity" position?
Anyone else notice that? I'm just curious- I'll know if I need to send it to Kyocera as soon as I get the first roll developed, but I'm curious if it's anything to worry about.
(Self-responding lack-o-taste excepted here)
I got an answer- camera is working as designed, with a good side effect, I became very interested in finding the EXACT AF spot on the camera.
I recommend the other G1/G2 owners do the same.
glad we could be of some assistance...:)
Hey, you folks are the BEST.
While figuring out exactly where the AF "line" is on my G2, I noticed that there was a difference in focusing distance based on whether or not the camera was tilted to any degree.
Last night I plopped it on a tripod, aimed at a wall a measured (from the film plane) 130cm away. I had a picture frame on the wall, to give the camera something on which to focus.
134-136cm were the consistant readings. Tilt the camera 45 degrees, and the readings dropped down to 130cm, correct. By 90 degrees, the camera was indicating 135cm or so.
I had a shoot at work, I've put about 6 rolls through it, and I'm hoping that DoF for at least some of them make up for focusing errors. I have no hope for the pictures of the cats shot wide open (and "focused" on their eyes)
Getting a camera is sort of like getting a motorcycle. Like the used motorcycles ALWAYS need a new chain and back tire, used cameras ALWAYS need to be CLA'd or adjusted.
Grrrr. Ah, well. $155 from Kyocera. I'll try to get it in the mail Monday pending the outcome of the 6 rolls of film I take in for C-41 development.
I (against some judgement) took 4 rolls of XP-2 of my work's "United Way" party on Friday. I got them back.
Yes, there are a few un-focused shots, but my biggest problem was motion blur. There are only a couple of completely blown out-of-focus shots, and I probably wasn't paying attention to the focusing indicator. This camera has a shallower-than-average learning curve! I was trying to mix reportage shots with close-ups, and the camera didn't disappoint.
The XP-2 is well exposed. The sharp shots are almost PAINFUL in their detail. I am completely satisfied with them, they are incredible. The head shots I took of folks wide open and full-frame close with the 90mm are sharp or motion blurred (my fault) or focused on the side of their face- again, my fault. I have to learn to put the focusing spot right on the eye. I took shots of my cats (darn squirmy things) and when I focused on their ears, the ears are sharp.
In portraiture, it's about the eyes. I know that. I'll practice.
I've got a G-1 with the 45mm F2. So far I've only used it once and got more out of focus shots than I bargained for. Shallow learning curve I guess. As for the shots that were in focus, I have never seen such sharpness and detail from a 35mm. camera. Reminded me of a 4x5 field camera.
Just got off the phone with Kyocera in NJ. The camera should be done (sent last Thursday) "early next week" (I'm thinking "middle of next week" for the holiday) and I should have it back "maybe by the end of the week," meaning Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week FOLLOWING.
If my experiences lately with camera repair shops has any bearing.
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