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tiger82

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SX50HS
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:43:51 AM »
I wanted a lightweight backup for either my 5D2 (landscape) and 7D (sports) since neither is a good backup for the other.   So I purchased the SX50HS with a 30 day money back guarantee and I just finished my first day with it.  The AF is pretty fast and image stabilization and auto frame assist works very well on the long end.  I've been shooting in auto mode to get a feel for handling the camera.  I've been shooting exclusively with DSLRs with grips since my 20D and BG-E2. The smaller, lighter feel and zooming via a lever takes some getting used to.  I'll get into the creative modes and settings next week when I pop into NYC.
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SX50HS
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:43:51 AM »

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Re: SX50HS
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 09:32:54 AM »
I've been looking at the same camera (the SX40HS, actually) for a little while as a P&S alternative.  How is the IQ?
 
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Re: SX50HS
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 10:05:19 AM »
In full auto, acceptable.  Giving up a little IQ is fair if it means getting the shot.  When I'm shooting my 24-70 on the 5D2, it's nice to have the extra reach plus I can bracket exposures.  When I'm shooting my 7D with my 70-200 or 200 f/2, it's nice to have the shorter focal length or to go up to 1200mm equivalent.  It will work more as a supplementary camera than a backup.
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Re: SX50HS
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 10:39:33 AM »
tiger82,
You mind post some images? 50x is a LONGGGGGG zooommmmm.
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Zoom: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: SX50HS
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 12:40:40 PM »
tried sx40 - too small for my gorilla hands...  ;D

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Re: SX50HS
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 11:47:15 PM »
Happy to hear about this one. Have some older gear to sell and consider buying this one to keep in the car ready for shooting anytime. Been looking around for some reviews but they are coming very slow. Would be nice to get some more of your experience/comments/pics. Thanks.

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Re: SX50HS
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 11:47:15 PM »