Birding after 2 weeks (HS50)

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Birding after 2 weeks (HS50)
Apr 2, 2013

I've tried to collect as many bird shots as possible as soon as sunshine pops out in between clouds so here it goes.  EXIF is not displayed so go to my Flickr stream http://www.flickr.com/photos/joms_birding/ if you wanna see it. These are RAW-developed with some cropping and resized down for optimum display. Thanks for looking!

This may look underexpose in your screen so crank up the brightness a bit.

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Beautiful shots... The hs50exr is doing an amazing job

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Sure looking like a cam I want, ecellent!

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Beautiful shots... The hs50exr is doing an amazing job

With a little help from the photographer 

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In reply to jcmarfilph, Apr 2, 2013

well Joms,

you are now showing us images that are quite a bit better than your previous efforts with the hs30!!!

congratulations and keep up the good work.

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Nando Kenobi wrote:

Beautiful shots... The hs50exr is doing an amazing job

Thanks! Yes it does. I am sure with more sunshine, will be able to see much better results than these.

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Nice one Joms.  Up until the last week or so I hadn't seen any need to upgrade from the 30. First of all Kim with that Merlin shot, and now you - great bird shots with much more detail than the 30. Time to save the pennies and wait for the next good deal to come along methinks.  The close up of the Mockingbird is my fave.

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Sure looking like a cam I want, ecellent!

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Get it now! I think price went down already.

Thanks for the comment!

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nobbyball wrote:

Nice one Joms.  Up until the last week or so I hadn't seen any need to upgrade from the 30. First of all Kim with that Merlin shot, and now you - great bird shots with much more detail than the 30. Time to save the pennies and wait for the next good deal to come along methinks.  The close up of the Mockingbird is my fave.

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Hi Ian,

I thought you went to DSLR route already and abandoned the superzoom camera? Yes HS50 will deliver better picture because of the added reach, speed and slightly improved IQ. I appreciate your comment my friend.

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Nando Kenobi wrote:

Beautiful shots... The hs50exr is doing an amazing job

With a little help from the photographer 

I'd say 50/50

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nobbyball wrote:

Nice one Joms.  Up until the last week or so I hadn't seen any need to upgrade from the 30. First of all Kim with that Merlin shot, and now you - great bird shots with much more detail than the 30. Time to save the pennies and wait for the next good deal to come along methinks.  The close up of the Mockingbird is my fave.

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Hi Ian,

I thought you went to DSLR route already and abandoned the superzoom camera? Yes HS50 will deliver better picture because of the added reach, speed and slightly improved IQ. I appreciate your comment my friend.

Cheers,

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Not totally.  The Sony A37 is superb up to ISO 1600 and is really quick with the 18-250 lens.  This has been great for the winter birding I do.  As most know, as soon as the light is less than good, the superzoom struggles for detail and speed and this was frustrating me. But there is no way I am going to spend the big money on the big and heavy lenses for my Sony, so the reach of the superzoom is still great. The extra reach of the HS50 is really tempting now its being matched with better quality from you, Kim and the others.

Better light here now and the freezing cold winds have dropped so hopefully I'll get some good fuji shots to post soon.

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See Nobby this is why you shouldn't have upgraded from the HS20 to the HS30 I saw little or no image quality differences with the HS30, basically same lens and same sensor as the previous model- the HS50 is a completely different story and is a camera worth upgrading for.  I generally skip a generation between upgrades.

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See Nobby this is why you shouldn't have upgraded from the HS20 to the HS30 I saw little or no image quality differences with the HS30, basically same lens and same sensor as the previous model- the HS50 is a completely different story and is a camera worth upgrading for.  I generally skip a generation between upgrades.

That is true. IQ is just the same. I upgraded from HS10 to HS30 though which showed vast improvement in speed (STS, AF) and better EVF.

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Looking good Joms...it'll get better and better for sure...

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Yeah Joms, I think with the HS50 we will be all set until the HS70 will come out lol- here's to hoping it contains a 1/1.7" sensor 50x 24-1200mm lens max aperture f/4 throughout the zoom range!

Did you see my other post about B and H?

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alexisgreat wrote:

See Nobby this is why you shouldn't have upgraded from the HS20 to the HS30 I saw little or no image quality differences with the HS30, basically same lens and same sensor as the previous model- the HS50 is a completely different story and is a camera worth upgrading for.  I generally skip a generation between upgrades.

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The EVF and digital zoom option were the selling points of the 30 over the 20. I think back these last 12 months and I'm amazed how my attitudes, opinions and knowledge have changed towards cameras and using them - and certainly I'm far more cautious (patient) before spending the pennies. The hours (and hours) online and in stores testing the DSLR's in my budget range was so different to what I'd done in the past. I now totally understand why people have more than one camera of a different type. Needs must.

Thanks again to all who have led me towards financial shortages in the near future

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Yeah Joms, I think with the HS50 we will be all set until the HS70 will come out lol- here's to hoping it contains a 1/1.7" sensor 50x 24-1200mm lens max aperture f/4 throughout the zoom range!

Too ambitious but feasible considering Fuji was able to cram in 600mm with 2/3 sensor.

Did you see my other post about B and H?

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I figured lol, I'd settle for 1000mm on a 1/1.7 sensor lol.

The post was in the Mallard and Sparrow thread- I will repost it here:

Joms. etc- where did you guys buy your HS50 from? Im looking to get mine from B and H, just waiting for them to open their online store up again, it is 533 there right now plus taxes and shipping.

On the other hand I just might go to the store there this week and avoid all the nervous worry about shipping issues haha- their store is only 45 min from my house!

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I figured lol, I'd settle for 1000mm on a 1/1.7 sensor lol.

The post was in the Mallard and Sparrow thread- I will repost it here:

Joms. etc- where did you guys buy your HS50 from? Im looking to get mine from B and H, just waiting for them to open their online store up again, it is 533 there right now plus taxes and shipping.

On the other hand I just might go to the store there this week and avoid all the nervous worry about shipping issues haha- their store is only 45 min from my house!

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Ah you live near the NYC then? A friend of mine ordered the HS50 for me from one store in NYC too. I think it is cheaper in Amazon now.

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Yep, I live on western long island, about 4 miles southeast of JFK airport, I used to get some really nice pics of the Concorde in the mornings when it was still flying.

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