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Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:01:40 PM »
It's frequently asked what camera to take when visiting a European city. The content equivalent of Surapon's kitbag http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18013.0 is often mentioned, but on short trips I just throw my SX50 into my suitcase. Over the weekend I flew to Rome on the dreaded Ryanair, which allows only 10 kg of small suitcase as hand luggage or pay an an exorbitant fee for the hold. Here are samples of using it at 24mm, 100mm, 600mm and 1200mm, in order (all reduced to 1200 pixels width). OK, they are not particularly wonderful photos, but they are great for the memory. My favourite is the gull overlooking the city, with the round dome of the Pantheon just to its left. The tiny sensor with its 5.6x crop factor gives a great depth of field so the bird, which was quite close, to be sharp as well as the Pantheon in the very far distance.
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Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 01:19:39 PM »
I love the sunset, AlanF. Your experiences and photos are helpful as I'm thinking about getting the SX50 for times when I would want the extreme reach but not the extreme price or weight of comparable EF lenses.

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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 06:24:57 PM »
Nice photos Alan. I bought a SX50 in April and am still amazed at how well the SX50 produces long telephoto images in the 300 to 1200mm range. I now rarely feel like I'm missing out by not having a DSLR lens that reaches beyond 300mm. And decent videos to boot.

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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 07:03:37 PM »
I am going to get one of those I think . I go on solo canoe trips in the boundary waters and take a waterproof Sony tx5, it is pretty good for landscapes but I am missing out on the wildlife shots.

There's nowhere to plug in a charger in the bdubs, How is the battery life?

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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 07:05:06 PM »
What is the true focal length of that lens at 25 ft ;)

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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 07:58:20 PM »
I am going to get one of those I think . I go on solo canoe trips in the boundary waters and take a waterproof Sony tx5, it is pretty good for landscapes but I am missing out on the wildlife shots.

There's nowhere to plug in a charger in the bdubs, How is the battery life?

I'd say it's average for a point & shoot, but you'll most likely want a second battery. I'll be getting an extra at some point.

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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 07:28:46 AM »
What is the true focal length of that lens at 25 ft ;)

Too long!
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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 07:31:15 AM »
I am going to get one of those I think . I go on solo canoe trips in the boundary waters and take a waterproof Sony tx5, it is pretty good for landscapes but I am missing out on the wildlife shots.

There's nowhere to plug in a charger in the bdubs, How is the battery life?

I'd say it's average for a point & shoot, but you'll most likely want a second battery. I'll be getting an extra at some point.

I get a couple of hundred shots. You need a second battery, especially as it charges only slowly.
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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 10:40:48 AM »
It's frequently asked what camera to take when visiting a European city. The content equivalent of Surapon's kitbag http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18013.0 is often mentioned, but on short trips I just throw my SX50 into my suitcase. Over the weekend I flew to Rome on the dreaded Ryanair, which allows only 10 kg of small suitcase as hand luggage or pay an an exorbitant fee for the hold. Here are samples of using it at 24mm, 100mm, 600mm and 1200mm, in order (all reduced to 1200 pixels width). OK, they are not particularly wonderful photos, but they are great for the memory. My favourite is the gull overlooking the city, with the round dome of the Pantheon just to its left. The tiny sensor with its 5.6x crop factor gives a great depth of field so the bird, which was quite close, to be sharp as well as the Pantheon in the very far distance.

Dear Sir, Mr. AlanF.
"Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50"-----Yes, All of my Teachers are right on the target= " The Best Camera and The best Lens are the one  that in our hand---The Best Photos are created  by 80% from the Heart and the brain of the person who press the shutter, 15% from the good Lens and only 5% from the Camera"---And You Prove it too, Sir---You are the PRO.
Nice to see your beautiful pictures, and Plus Great Point of Views from the PRO like you.
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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 05:53:22 AM »
Yes, the best camera is the one which is available/in your hands.

I am going to visit Rome in February. Was there before two times.
With my 5dIII. Some lenses. One flash.
And my Sony RX100.

I want to make some big prints from the pictures I take there.
Therefore: nice pictures, but I am sacrifying some of my human power to carry my backpack.
(Comfortable ThinkTank Streetwalker HD, can only recommend it).

I love Italy!!

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Re: Touring Rome with a Powershot SX50
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 05:53:22 AM »