Was considering not keeping the HS50, then these shots changed my mind.

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Was considering not keeping the HS50, then these shots changed my mind.
9 months ago

I bought an HS50 for my wife last summer, when she expressed an interest in taking pictures of me windsurfing and paddle surfing, and wanted a long lens to do it with. I have other, higher end cameras for myself, but none had a lens long enough to suit her.

Of course she has not found time to go with me to the beach since she got the camera, until yesterday. She is not a photographer, so I set the HS50 on "Beach" in the custom settings menu, handed it to her and went surfing. It was late afternoon,  shooting into the setting sun, not easy conditions, even for someone more experienced. I did not have high expectations. Seeing the results, I was impressed.

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I shot these two myself, as we were about to leave the beach.

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I was seriously considering putting the camera on eBay before it got any older, but now I think I'll keep it.

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