Event Well-Covered . . . With A Point-And-Shoot
Well, it's actually more than a point-and-shoot. It was my ageing Canon Powershot G7 that I chose to bring to our club's (Doha Pinoy Shooters Club) 2nd Anniversary Party. Much have been written and said about that so I will not tell the story again. Instead, I will concentrate on sharing the experience of photo-covering an event without my precious DSLR.
The G7's lens is not wide enough and therefore the general group shot to include all 80 attendees was not taken as it usually should be. I had to find another angle to take my shot (not the official group shot). I liked the result but I still wished I had a wider lens. Perhaps the later models - G10, G11 would be more suitable.
I'm not used to the shutter lag anymore. As a result, I had very little success in capturing rare moments.
Because it is basically still a digicam, with small sensor, photos tend to get noisy at ISO 400. I guess that part was my mistake. I should have stuck to ISO 200 and forgot about Auto ISO. Then I would have had more consistent results.
For some reason, my ST-E2 will not cooperate when the G7 is in manual mode.
And then the ST-E2 has been automatically set to channel 3 and refuses to be reset to channel 1.