Canon SX50HS, any one have one?

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john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 19, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
I saw some of the pics on the birds thread that dee de took with this camera. They say it has a zoom capability to 1200mm.

Any one else here have one, I am thinking of getting one and would trust some reviews from the ST.
Wondering if the range , 24mm to 1200mm might take away from the sharpness and focus.



Maybe get that Half Dome shot from the vally
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
Wondering if the range , 24mm to 1200mm might take away from the sharpness and focus

Well, there ain't no free lunch, eh? But Dee ee's shots look pretty darn
good. Maybe not BrassNuts' quality but for a fraction of the investment
pretty darn good.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 19, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
I just got one! So far it seems pretty awesome. The attached pic is from 5 miles away on a tripod at it's max zoom including digital zoom. Disclaimer; this was the sharpest from about 10 attempts - the slightest vibration can trow things off at that Mag. Should be able to see nose hairs on El Cap. I saw that Riley Wyna said looking at the screen made him dizzy. I find that I target things more easily using the viewfinder.
Credit: McHale's Navy

This is from this morning. I think it may be a juvenile Heron.
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Super distance; The Olympics from Greenlake in Seattle - looking across Phinney Ridge district.
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McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Bump for Da Moon at 50x,100x,and 150x with the SX50 on a tripod with 2 sec timer. Hand helds were as good at higher ISO. These are ISO 400,1/400@F6.5 Click photos.
Credit: McHale's Navy
at 100x ?
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150x
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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Gee, thanks! I need another camera like Jimmy Carter needs more liver pills.

Those look great.

The first thing I did with my Nikon P-500 was to point it at the moon.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
That is a remarkable moon shot - maybe better than I got digiscoping through my 2000 dollar Zeiss scope 10 year ago. Cool to me because it is the exact same shot - that mountain range and that large crater were major land marks for the moon landing - can't remember any names though.
Absolutely remarkable technology - ya sold me!

""I find that I target things more easily using the viewfinder.
Credit: McHale's Navy""

Ya - that and and tripod i figured!

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
Here's one from earlier in the evening that is hand held at 1600 ISO. You can see more noise but it's amazing it can do it. I probably could have hand held at much lower ISO since there's so much light.
Credit: McHale's Navy
Dimes

Social climber
Retired and thinking about a comeback?
Jan 20, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Shot with the SX50 HS at 600mm hand held.

Credit: Dimes
Dimes

Social climber
Retired and thinking about a comeback?
Jan 20, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Shot with SX50 HS at 1200mm braced on top of day pack.

Credit: Dimes

For an inexpensive point and shoot style camera the SX50 HS takes a pretty incredible image! Highly recommend it for backcountry use where weight is a consideration.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 20, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Credit: Riley Wyna

Here is the one I took with the Ziess scope from a park in the middle of Orange County. It took many tries to get one this nice.
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Man those are really good shots. This thing is looking pretty sweet..

I would like to hear from Slater, I think his bird pics first made me aware of this rig.

It cool that it has all the settings for speed and apeture and ISO




Dimes,,

How far away were you on that last shot of the sheep?

Great shot!








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Does any one have a photo taken at 24mm with this camera?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Here you go. This is dialed all the way down to 24mm I think. It's just a snap I took when I first got it at Xmas. OOPS! The 24mm is the 2nd shot below.
Credit: McHale's Navy
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It's Shilshole Marina looking across Puget Sound to the Olympics, and then from the same day lower down at the marina;
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The Space Needle from 5 miles away - semihandheld w night scene mode.
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john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
Can you put polarizing lenses and stuff on the lens? Or are those built in.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
This was easy to find; http://www.digitaltoyshop.com/CIRCULAR_POLARIZER_FILTER_Canon_Powershot_SX50_HS_t2944_5406_1
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Where did you shoot the space needle with fireworks from?

I ask because I had pretty much that view from my yard on New Year's Eve. I live a little over 5 miles from the Needle, but all I had that night were my eyes, and they don't really have the optical zoom feature.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
That's funny. It was from a bedroom window up above the north end of Greenlake - 5 miles away. Camera has a fireworks mode but I was not familiar. I have not even tried the Miniature effects yet.
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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
180 degrees. So it's a good thing all those fireworks were lighting things up, because otherwise you'd have been shooting straight into my window.

No sh#t. If I draw a line from my place (in West Seattle), through the space needle, it carries on right through the north end of Green Lake.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 20, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
See what....a ghost? :>)
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Just one more try , hoping Slater, or some one else who owns one will see this .
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Hey Mc Hale's Navy,

Are you using a tripod, or any of the anti-shake functions?
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