Is the SX50 only good for photographing birds in trees?

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Re: Is the SX50 only good for photographing birds in trees?
In reply to Ron Somerville, Feb 28, 2013

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I'm going to show you some photos taken with an SX40, but I know can be produced easily on the SX50. Normally, I wouldn't show these, but they illustrate what can be done on the spare of the moment with these cameras. These are a bird in fight crossing in front of our boat. The boat is moving 30-40 mph. The camera is panned in burst mode and 5 shots in 2 seconds in AUTO.

Bird in Flight 1

Bird in Flight 2

Bird in Flight 3

Bird in Flight 4

Bird in Flight 5

That's pretty good action.

You are making my decision easier Ron!  Thanks!!!

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Re: Is the SX50 only good for photographing birds in trees?
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saycheese wrote:

wacka2007 wrote:

saycheese wrote:

It is starting to look that way, birds and the moon. What else can it do?

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what a strange comment .

Its like saying , "that sports car ..is going fast all its good for , bet it cant go slowly "

Not sure what you are actually trying to infer .

Go to flickr and look at the SX 50 groups and see how many photos are NOT birds or the moon .

Or maybe look right here and see how many photos are NOT birds and the moon .

Are you saying this forum hasn't morphed into a twitchers paradise? If SX50 appears in the title and there is a photo icon, 9.9 times out of 10 you can expect pictures of birds. Surely people are shooting other stuff. Also, I am trying to infer nothing, I meant exactly what I said.

And... in answer to what would I like to see? Anything but birds for a while, it is fascinating seeing what people are shooting but the forum is starting to resemble an observers book of birds. Go over to Nikon or Olympus for example and there are hardly any ornithological posts, is this a Canon thing. I hadn't realised.

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I understood what you were asking although I wanted to know for different reasoning. There is mostly bird shots with the sx50....True fact. I am glad to see some other photos.

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Re: Is the SX50 only good for photographing birds in trees?
In reply to saycheese, Feb 28, 2013

I had some more till you caught me, like squirrels in a tree.

Here we are after playing golf and just leaving the restaurant on the bayou. Boat moving at 20 mph is the only action. We often wonder what the working people are doing.

I'm the one on the other end of the boat.

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Sorry, I didn't mean to get horsey with you :0)  My wife drags out decesions also!!

Most of my aquarium shots were blurry, OOF, grainy -- you name it I saw it that day.  Glad I went on $5 Tuesday since my results were not good.  But I enjoyed the day and the time with my wife as always and the great Cajun seafood lunch.  I guess fish never stop swimming until you eat them.

I think Vision's idea to create a spreadsheet of EXIF data and see what f/stop, shutter speed. ISO, etc. you have used in the past is great idea (wish I had thought of it) to see what your potential needs for a p&s camera really are.  Good luck and be sure to let us all know what you get.

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In reply to saycheese, Feb 28, 2013

Shooting cruising airliners:



or a cat in its basket:



or some macro views:



or beaches and landscapes or even sport actions. Lot of people here provided very good reviews about the versatility of SX50.

Why do you think it's only good for birds? It is as good as YOU can make it by shooting !

All the best,

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In reply to saycheese, Feb 28, 2013

The new Fuji HS50exr is on sale you could try that, selling at Argos here in the u.k for £419

same at Amazone here

HS50exr

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saycheese wrote:

It is starting to look that way, birds and the moon. What else can it do?

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Dog taken in the house during the day with fill flash...

Dog taken outside on a very dark snowy day...

and just for fun (love these kind of shots) dog taken inside by bright window...no flash..

Right now with snow on the ground I don't get out much except to let the dogs run around in the snow and try to get action shots (not working yet with the SX50) but hopefully this spring I can get out more and experiment more with this camera....

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wacka2007 wrote:

saycheese wrote:

It is starting to look that way, birds and the moon. What else can it do?

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what a strange comment .

Its like saying , "that sports car ..is going fast all its good for , bet it cant go slowly "

Not sure what you are actually trying to infer .

Go to flickr and look at the SX 50 groups and see how many photos are NOT birds or the moon .

Or maybe look right here and see how many photos are NOT birds and the moon .

Are you saying this forum hasn't morphed into a twitchers paradise? If SX50 appears in the title and there is a photo icon, 9.9 times out of 10 you can expect pictures of birds. Surely people are shooting other stuff. Also, I am trying to infer nothing, I meant exactly what I said.

And... in answer to what would I like to see? Anything but birds for a while, it is fascinating seeing what people are shooting but the forum is starting to resemble an observers book of birds. Go over to Nikon or Olympus for example and there are hardly any ornithological posts, is this a Canon thing. I hadn't realised.

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Sorry but the whole premise is ridiculous. THIS forum obviously has a good few bird enthusiast on it , but thats NOT what you are suggesting . To ask if the camera can ONLY take birds and the moon is  rather strange dont you think ?

Go take a look on flickr Canon SX50 group as someone has already suggested. COUNT how many photos are birds are there , and then COUNT how many are NOT birds or the moon . Let us know your findings.

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What a cute doggy ! Your shots are wonderful!

Thank you for sharing,

Augustin

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Dog gone good shots!!  Are you sure its not a BIRD dog? :0)

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Finally a Dog photo got in here

Now just for the Cat photo... so here's mine. Certainly not an action shot. She was sleeping.

1/60s f/5.0 at 18.5mm iso640

This camera can certainly take a lot more than bird photos but birding is one of those things the longer zoom is amazing for.

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Finally a Dog photo got in here

Now just for the Cat photo... so here's mine. Certainly not an action show. She was sleeping.

1/60s f/5.0 at 18.5mm iso640

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She's a real cutie. We love our pets too.

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I'm the one on the other end of the boat.

Did they try telling you to "step back" while taking that shot?

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One must realise that s 50X lens will attract a lot of birds.  However, with a 24mm wide angle, I doubt that birds in trees are its limit.  The lens could be brighter, but it is a quite capable camera for many purposes.

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No, but once they are used to taking group photos, I say, "Move back over there and I'll take a picture of you and the gator together." They hesitate before laughing.

Not quite a "pet" gator yet.

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Sorry but the whole premise is ridiculous. THIS forum obviously has a good few bird enthusiast on it , but thats NOT what you are suggesting . To ask if the camera can ONLY take birds and the moon is rather strange dont you think ?

Aw, lighten up maybe?

Go take a look on flickr Canon SX50 group as someone has already suggested. COUNT how many photos are birds are there , and then COUNT how many are NOT birds or the moon . Let us know your findings.

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saycheese wrote:

It is starting to look that way, birds and the moon. What else can it do?

Almost everything.  The limiting factor is not the camera, but your own skill.

Dont ask what the camera can do for you, but what you can do for the camera.

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wacka2007 moaned:

Sorry but the whole premise is ridiculous. THIS forum obviously has a good few bird enthusiast on it , but thats NOT what you are suggesting . To ask if the camera can ONLY take birds and the moon is rather strange dont you think ?

Aw, lighten up maybe?

Go take a look on flickr Canon SX50 group as someone has already suggested. COUNT how many photos are birds are there , and then COUNT how many are NOT birds or the moon . Let us know your findings.

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say cheese moaned " Is this camera only good for birds in trees ?

I took this quick macro shot , its NOT a bird and its NOT the moon . It answers your question conclusively  i think .

You post a moaning thread and I  should lighten up ?

Hilarious.

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MarioV wrote:

saycheese wrote:

It is starting to look that way, birds and the moon. What else can it do?

Almost everything. The limiting factor is not the camera, but your own skill.

Dont ask what the camera can do for you, but what you can do for the camera.

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cheese.......... served cold .

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Thank you MarioV, I wish I said that.

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