Canon SX50HS, any one have one?

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john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 19, 2013 - 03:49pm 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 - 06:31pm 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 - 07:35pm 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.
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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 - 09:47pm 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.
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at 100x ?
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150x
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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 20, 2013 - 10:03pm 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.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 20, 2013 - 10:21pm 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.
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Dimes

Social climber
Retired and thinking about a comeback?
Jan 20, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Shot with the SX50 HS at 600mm hand held.

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Dimes

Social climber
Retired and thinking about a comeback?
Jan 20, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
Shot with SX50 HS at 1200mm braced on top of day pack.

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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.
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 11:44pm 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 21, 2013 - 12:00am 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.
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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 21, 2013 - 12:15am 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 21, 2013 - 12:24am 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 21, 2013 - 12:37am 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 21, 2013 - 12:45am 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 21, 2013 - 12:59am 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 21, 2013 - 01:41am PT
See what....a ghost? :>)
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 11:09pm 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 22, 2013 - 01:15am PT
Hey Mc Hale's Navy,

Are you using a tripod, or any of the anti-shake functions?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:40am PT
I posted moon pics with and without tripod but tripod is good for lower ISO and more detail. Image stabilizer is in play for sure.
slayton

Trad climber
Here and There
Jan 22, 2013 - 04:18am PT
This looks like an awesome camera. Any of you using it know of it's capabilities in low light settings with slower shutter speeds? One application I would like to use it for would be photographing aurora.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 23, 2013 - 03:46am PT
Not sure if the sunset photo below counts for low light, or low enough. Here's a bird I got this morning w the SX50 handheld. Photo has not been modified.
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Olympics background
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Low light airliner
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matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:06am PT
Nice Shots Dan! Looks like a sweet little camera.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 2, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
From this morning with the SX50 - pretty low light dark day and zoomed over the 50x point and handheld.
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I'll call this one Time Laps
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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 3, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
Hand held. I like this camera.....with the broken shoulder.



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 3, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Poseur.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 3, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
I just bought a Yashica MAT 124G...
...slightly different I guess.
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Got mine in the mail last Friday. have tried a few shots. Like the reviews say the eyepiece is not good but the screen is. So far I like what I see, it may take a while to learn how to use it . The 1200 is stretching it a bit but 800 or so might be real good.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 4, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Riley, yes!

I'm having a hard time figuring out the manual focus, I just can't see it in the eyepiece or screen.
I'm starting to learn how to use a bunch of the other features though. This camera has a lot going on.





McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 4, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Nice! John, although the eyepiece is not as sharp as the screen, I find it easier to follow and find things with the eyepiece when things are rushed because it's more intuitive - but that's just me. Dee, I haven't even touched manual focus yet! I did take a movie of a Heron though, and the camera concentrated on the background - just need to set a different type auto-focus.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 1, 2013 - 12:49am PT
I was photographing 2 eagles when they decided to mate - or try to. This was in the Methow Valley, Washington this week. 1st shot was about 100x. Other 3 were with 50x hand held. I ended up missing some of the action while I fumbled with the camera. I threw in one of Goat Wall up in Mazama too. And then one with the upper headwall above the skier zoomed in on.

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