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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 14, 2013 08:08      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The new superzoom cameras are simply awesome.
Here's a picture I just took from my front porch, with my shiny new Canon SX50 and its amazing 24 - 1200mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens.
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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 14, 2013 11:26      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Kewl!

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Benjamin Franklin,

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Icon 11 posted August 14, 2013 13:19      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
holy fracking NICE!

/me checks out that camera, since he's looking for one.

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted August 15, 2013 17:56      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
whoa, nice!

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Icon 1 posted August 17, 2013 12:48      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So close I can almost taste it... camembert?

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Snaggy

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Icon 10 posted August 21, 2013 02:33      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ha! I went out and bought one too!

This is a quick shot on AUTO, I haven't learned to to set anything yet. [blush]

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2013 04:45      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Snaggy - first thing to learn is how to set the jpeg quality setting - it defaults to the lower quality, and in these days of cheap 32G SD cards there's no need to use anything but the highest quality.
See "Changing the Compression Ratio" in the manual.

Other than that, I find AUTO works pretty well for just about everything.

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Icon 3 posted August 21, 2013 05:19      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks Druid!

wow, can't believe they'd default to that. [crazy]

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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2013 08:21      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It appears that the mass marketeers think number of images is more important than quality.

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Benjamin Franklin,

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Amusing trivia: Since the moon's orientation to Earth is fairly constant and most people hold their cameras level in relation to the ground they're standing on, you can get some idea of Snaggy and TFD's latitude by comparing the orientation of the moon in their photos. TFD's is rotated clockwise about 135 degrees from Snaggy's.

And a tip: Carry a gray card in your wallet/purse. They cost less than $10 and it can really make a difference when the ambient lighting isn't ideal. If $10 is too much, carry a white business card with a blank back. The results aren't as good, but they're still better than nothing.

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Icon 3 posted August 21, 2013 13:49      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
imho, the Moon looks way better from the southern hemisphere. (upside-down) [Cool]

Moon was just rising, which added that golden glow.

That compression changing is harder to figure out than it should be. I don't seem to have have an option to change it to Superfine in AUTO, but do in other modes like Manual.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 22, 2013 01:54      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
That compression changing is harder to figure out than it should be. I don't seem to have have an option to change it to Superfine in AUTO, but do in other modes like Manual.

Yeah, that's one of the criticisms a lot of the reviewers make, the menu options available change depending on the mode setting, which makes it difficult to find what you're looking for.

It still trips me up a lot, but I expect I'll learn my way around the options I use eventually.

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Icon 1 posted August 23, 2013 10:54      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The Devil made me post this.


A Falcon nesting in a tree


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No I did not take this image.

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