"First Light" in astronomy is the official fist observation or image made through a new telescope. In my case I decided to try out my new Canon PowerShot G11 compact camera during my morning commute to work. Results from this "first light" experience are very impressive! Details are sharp (see 100% view below), shadows are open, and color is excellent with the camera set for ISO 200, and "Program;" images recorded as Fine JPG. The only trouble I had was with a quick macro flower shot I tried –it didn't focus– but it's likely I simply need to "Read the Freakin' Manual" to fix that. This is gonna be fun!
I’ve had the g11 for just under a year and absolutely love it.
Carry it around everywhere and its inspired me to create a blog about it.
I used to carry a Fuji FinePix around daily but, even though not as heavy as my DSLR, it was bulky for a “just-in-case” camera. The G11 has been wonderful and I enjoy it thoroughly. I carry it almost all the time (when not out with the “big guns”) and get great shots with it. I’ll be following your blog… good stuff there! — JG