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200x zoom on SX50
« on: February 08, 2014, 12:40:39 PM »
Don Haines's comments have inspired me to test the SX50 at 200x zoom - 50x optical plus 4x digital. I am on a brief trip to Jerusalem and, as usual, slung my SX50 into my case. Today had beautiful light. Here are some shots, ranging from 24-4800mm. The quality of the digital zoom really surprised me. All the shots were taken as jpegs, with no processing - straight out of the camera. To start with, the Church of the Dormition: 24; 200; 1200; and 4800mm equivalents.
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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 12:43:19 PM »
Dome of the rock: 24; 123; 4800; and 4800mm equivalents.
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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 12:46:20 PM »
Montefiore's windmill: 24; 182; 1200; and 4800mm.
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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 12:54:35 PM »
I could hardly see these cormorants with the naked eye off the coast at Jaffa. 50x zoom + 4x digital enables me to identify them. Beats digiscoping.

All the above are downsized from 4000x3000 to 800x600 for uploading and display.
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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 06:58:06 PM »
very interesting images... are those images handheld?

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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 07:04:53 PM »
Based on your images and the images of others if I had the chance to redo the hobby again I would go with this instead.

It would mean an easier out.
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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 09:07:43 PM »
Thanks for sharing...I'll bet your shoulder and neck thanked you for toting the SX50 instead of the 5DIII and assorted lenses!  Nice camera, one my wife and I would both enjoy, and a third the price of the new Tammy lens.  With the added bonus of the slow motion feature to play with.

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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 11:41:47 PM »
very interesting images... are those images handheld?

Hand held, and not resting the camera or my elbows on anything.
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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 02:10:13 AM »
That is some serious bang for the buck, Alan ... Can't believe a $359 camera does such a decent job ... I can only imagine the photos looking even better after post processing them ... thanks for sharing.
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Re: 200x zoom on SX50
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 02:10:13 AM »