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SX50 and Obama
« on: April 29, 2013, 04:28:29 PM »
Just in Washington DC for a few days to attend the National Academy of Sciences meeting, and I slung the SX50 into my bag, just in case. Then, this morning a surprise visit by the man himself. I was in a better position than the press with their big white lenses. Sorry the images are so small but the BA lounge has very slow internet.
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SX50 and Obama
« on: April 29, 2013, 04:28:29 PM »

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Re: SX50 and Obama
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 04:32:38 PM »
I ended up returning my SX50.  The camera was fine, but I have a loss of feeling in my hands, and my hands are large, so I just could not operate it reliably, and I was afraid I'd drop it.
I'd recommend it for someone who can use a smaller camera, but, for me, even a Digital Rebel seems pretty small.


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Re: SX50 and Obama
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 11:48:05 PM »
Nice ones. I have had the SX50 for a couple days and am impressed so far. Far cry from my old G2 3X zoom.
I told myself that I would just use this camera for 2 weeks straight, leave my DSLR home and see what it can do.

@1200mm it is nothing short of astonishing. Assuming you have good light and not 3 cups of joe. The detail at the long end is pretty darn remarkable. Macro has sweet spot of distance and a little zoom enabling very close pics.
If this could take great pics of moving objects, I may never need much else.   :P
All @ iso 100

Herring gull @1200mm shutter 800
Egret @1200mm shutter 400
Osprey Nest@~600mm shutter 640
Gall @~100mm shutter 80

What a fun camera to use.

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Re: SX50 and Obama
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 10:18:49 PM »
Nice Obama pics. Looks just like him!!
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Re: SX50 and Obama
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 11:51:57 PM »
These are great shots.  I have to get one of these cameras.
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Re: SX50 and Obama
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 11:51:57 PM »