Birding after 2 weeks (HS50)

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
alexisgreat
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Re: Birding after 2 weeks (HS50)
In reply to jcmarfilph, Apr 4, 2013

Joms these are wonderful! Would you say you got a lot more feather detail than you would have gotten with your HS30?

Also, wanted to ask you a question about macro.  Do you need to select the flower (macro) setting? Because I have been doing macro without selecting that and I am still able to focus at 3 inches at 150mm, the sweet spot for previous HS cameras.  (I set metering to spot and am now always using shutter priority, since that gives me more control over the ISO the camera picks and I have fairly steady hands so I dont need the faster shutter speeds the camera selects in aperture priority.) I use the same shutter priority / spot metering combo with TC attachments because it helps with the shallower DOF and also keeps the ISO lower.

I think I will keep the HS20 around as a backup to the HS50- it uses AA batteries, has that macro sweet spot and is a bit wider, and can go ultrawide with my wide angle converter.

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