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Canon G9 lenses

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Do Canon make different lenses for their PowerShot G9? If so, how good are they and how much do they cost?
4 years ago, July 7th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #78745  
I've just got back from Scotland, where I tried a bit of nature photography. I had to change my methods after a couple of years taking pictures of static objects in a city, but I really enjoyed it and would love to do more of it. One problem I had was getting close enough to the subjects - animals and birds - to ensure the photos were of good quality, and some of my pictures of far-away birds are grainy even after a bit of editing. I'm wondering if the G9 has a zoom lens?

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4 years ago, July 7th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #78755  
Jon,

There are add ons for point-and-shoot cameras but many of them only lower the quality of the picture. You have now run into the reason wildlife photographers use high speed DSLRs with enormous 600mm f/4 lenses. Its tough to get a good shot of wildlife with a point and shoot.

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4 years ago, July 7th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #78759  
Thanks Mike. I love my Canon G9, it's perfect for the type of photography that I normally do, but it let me down when I switched to moving subjects that were far away. I won't be in Scotland again 'til next year, so I guess I have some time to save up for a DSLR!

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4 years ago, July 7th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #78762  
This is how it happens...its like an addiction! :) Reply to this

4 years ago, July 9th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #78941  
How much does a zoom lens harm a picture's quality?

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4 years ago, July 16th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #79843  
It doesn't necessarily reduce the quality of the picture if its a good lens. In a lot of cases, its not actually the type (fixed focal length versus zoom) that makes a good lens, its the type of glass used. You can often pick out good lenses by the size of the front element but this isn't always the case. As an example, my 18-200mm lens has a 62mm piece of glass on the front of it. This is considered to be a "decent" lens but my 70-200mm lens has a 77mm (e.g. much larger and heavier) front element. This lens costs twice as much at the 18-200mm and is definitely a pro lens. I use this lens for all portrait work I do.

So, long story short, a zoom isn't a bad thing as long as its a good zoom! :)

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4 years ago, July 17th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #79932  
So what would be a decent lens to get for a Canon G9, to help me widen the range of photographs that I'm able to take?

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4 years ago, July 17th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #79977  
This is the best I could come up with:

The lens adapter: Canon Lens Adapter

The telephone lens attachment: Canon telephoto

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4 years ago, July 20th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #80225  

4 years ago, December 17th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #96675  
Does anyone have any more thoughts about lenses for a Canon Powershot G9? I'm thinking of getting one next week...

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