First shots with my new HS50, a camera that a week ago I hadn't even heard about.

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Sorry, here is the post.

My wife had been bugging me to get a long telephoto for my DSLR so she could take close-up pictures of me, windsurfing and stand up paddling. I was flattered, but I explained that to get a lens significantly longer than the 200mm (300mm equivalent on my D7000) that we already had, would cost an astonishing amount of money, be huge and unmanageable for her, would require a heavy tripod at all times and just didn't make sense. She persisted, and I got the idea that a new superzoom camera would be the answer to her request. Thus the new HS50EXR. I love my X-PRO1, and the reviews led me to choose the HS50, sight unseen.

So far my impressions are that, if you understand the limitations of the small sensor, it delivers. I am having fun playing with it. I never had a particular interest in long telephoto style photography (then again I have never gone on safari) but I can see that this is a good way to experiment with

SOOC JPEG

SOOC JPEG

Everyone seems to do a moon shot with these cameras, so here is mine, the night I got the camera, an actual blue moon.

RAW developed in Silkypix

SOOC JPEG, hand held.

This is from the same spot as previous wide angle, just zoomed all the way

RAW, developed in Silkypix, hand held.

SOOC JPEG

SOOC JPEG with forced flash

it. And it works as an all around point & shoot, although its overkill for that.

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Hi regos,

A very nice series - it looks like you are really going to enjoy your HS50. Thanks for sharing.

Dicky.

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SOOC JPEG

An embarrassment to dogs everywhere.

Nice shots, otherwise.

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... Congratulations on your new camera.

Settings I am using which you may wish to try out - HS50 Settings

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Cheers, Dave

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RAW developed in Silkypix

Appears to be a shot of Mt. Hood (in Oregon) from across the Columbia River (in Washington).  Where were you when you took it?

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Thanks for the kind comments. Yes, that is Mt. Hood and the Gorge. The picture was taken from my back deck in Underwood, WA.

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The dog and the squirrel together in peace is a fantastic shot. The way the dog looks.....

Have fun with the camera.

Peter

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I like the dog and the squirrel shot too.

Hope you grab even more interesting shots with it.

Thanks for sharing.

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Fantastic series. Congrats on your HS50. Keep em coming!

I also like the dog with the squirrel. Great capture!

-=[ Joms ]=-

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regos wrote:

Yes, that is Mt. Hood and the Gorge. The picture was taken from my back deck in Underwood, WA.

I had seen your references to Falls Creek Falls before, but did not realize that you are a "local."  We go to Mt. Adams a half dozen times a year, and pass by Underwood every time, going and coming.  Have you been up to the Grassy Knoll trail (#146) north of Mill A and Willard?  There are some excellent vistas from that trail, but we have not hiked it since going digital, so I have no images to share.

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regos wrote:

Yes, that is Mt. Hood and the Gorge. The picture was taken from my back deck in Underwood, WA.

I had seen your references to Falls Creek Falls before, but did not realize that you are a "local." We go to Mt. Adams a half dozen times a year, and pass by Underwood every time, going and coming. Have you been up to the Grassy Knoll trail (#146) north of Mill A and Willard? There are some excellent vistas from that trail, but we have not hiked it since going digital, so I have no images to share.

I don't know that trail. Where is the trailhead? I know about some of the campgrounds above Willard but would be happy to learn of a scenic trail so close to the house. I have some friends who spend most of their time hiking, so I will ask about this.

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prime wrote:

Have you been up to the Grassy Knoll trail (#146) north of Mill A and Willard? There are some excellent vistas from that trail, but we have not hiked it since going digital, so I have no images to share.

I don't know that trail. Where is the trailhead? I know about some of the campgrounds above Willard but would be happy to learn of a scenic trail so close to the house. I have some friends who spend most of their time hiking, so I will ask about this.

It is off NF Road 68. Here is the Northwest Hiker's description (with some photos) of the trail: (NWhiker.com) We have only been there in the autumn, so have not seen the wildflowers. There are some huckleberry patches along the trail that should be coming in about now, but there are better sites if huckleberry picking is your only interest. (These days, we're lazy and mostly buy our huckleberries pre-picked at Riggleman's Fruit Stand on Highway 141 Alternate just below its intersection with 141.)

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Great shot with your new HS50

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Here are a few more taken today. They are all SOOC JPEGs, with no post processing.

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Couple more:

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Here are a few more taken today. They are all SOOC JPEGs, with no post processing.

Outstanding Grapes & KittyBear. . .

Cheers from Orion:-D

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Thanks for that. I have since processed some of these shots in different RAW processors, (I started a different thread about that) and some of them are improved over the JPEGs, for example:

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regos wrote:

Thanks for that. I have since processed some of these shots in different RAW processors, (I started a different thread about that) and some of them are improved over the JPEGs, for example:

The landscape holds all the colors very well..excellent with good detail. Kitty is sharp with very good colors and tones. You nailed these.

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