Could somebody clarify new SX50's Lock feature

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Condor
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Re: Could somebody clarify new SX50's Lock feature
In reply to Rich Calsada, Oct 23, 2012

Rich,

Hi. Don't worry, if somebody has spread out your helicopter unLock-Lock comparative samples... that's me. But when we were at this thread....

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3287461

Somebody made the following comment even after I had shown your samples...

Steen Bay wrote:

Condor wrote:

About the Lock feature, maybe it is so new (well, in fact it is) that people do not really know or understand that at 1200mm they are almost obliged to use it... as they were obliged to acitivate IS with the previous superzoom units.  And it is as simple to use as IS, or maybe simpler, since it has a specific button for it. Another forum member (Rich) already showed the difference between no-Locked and Locked distant shots and his result is below... that's why I considered important to alert you to use it in your independent and objective comparative shots against FZ200 + Nikon TC ... as I said, that was all...

no-Locked to the left, Locked to the right

Would be nice if it did, but I don't find it likely that pressing the 'lock' button should improve the already excellent IS. The feature is called 'Framing assist - lock', and think that's all it does, gives a more steady EVF/LCD image when framing.

That's why I decided to ask for a clarification in this new thread, since I as a real independent and objective forum member, I believe in comparative images rather than comments.

By the way, could you post more comparative images of No-Lock vs Lock handheld full zoom shots (2x digital TC), since the only pair we have so far is that of the helicopter.  Wildlife subjects as the birds in your above samples would be great.  Some BIF attempts would also add a lot to our better understanding of this new camera limits.

Ed

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