HS50 focus woes

Started May 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
DickyAus
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Re: HS50 focus woes
In reply to cantanima, May 7, 2013

Thanks for the encouragement, I will persevere. I don't mind problems when I can see them in the viewfinder or in replay. In this shot the camera can only focus on the background even though the focus point is in the blurred object.

Switch to macro and:

Subject and background at a similar distance and it will find focus without macro

A bigger subject is not a problem

I know the camera can deliver what I want, especially if the subject cooperates:

My, Granny! What sharp toenails you've got.

Point and shoot though gives mixed results.

Exactly what I wanted

Zoom in on the fountain and:

Out of focus

Similar shots with my HS20 a couple of years ago. Ok different time of day and mid-winter.

Of the 100+ shots I took that day none were throw away. Point my HS20 ant anything and it seemed to cope:

I naturally expected the latest and greatest in the HS series to be easier and better in all respects. It is of course quite obvious that when I or the HS50 gets it right the images are far superior to the HS20.

Dicky.

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