An outstanding composition and a majestic elk! I'm deeply impressed!
I remember that image! Thanks to your outstanding skill, the SX50 raised to the competition level with the "big boys"! Congratulations!
karlchwe: So.... What's the best camera?
Not at all, it's under $600 and weights 900g with the battery in it! I'd suggest to give it a try :)
Nikon P900 - did you ever have an eq. 135 2000mm reach and usable handheld images too ?!
kodakrome: Yes, all cameras these days are great. But that's one reason why people complain about reviews. No matter what camera you buy, no matter how happy you are with it, no matter how good your pictures are - you'll spend the rest of your life being told that other cameras are better and maybe you should have made a different choice.
That's only if you prefer to read reviews instead of enjoying your images :) BTW, I'm only a zoom addicted hobbyist (i.e. compacts only, no DSLRs), but I always buy cameras after seeing several user images and not by the reviewer opinions.
Outstanding shot! I knew it from your site!
Excellent image, congratulations! I think however it's not a dragonfly, but a cicada :)
Excellent shot, congratulations, but... how much time did you wait for bear to finish its inspection? I hope you haven't had anything edible inside lest get your backpack destroyed :)
WOW! Congratulations, Evan! Directly as I saw the challenge title, I remembered your wonderful wild horse images and the Pacing Mustang story and lo and behold, the winner of the challenge are YOU and no wonder, because it's a splendid image!
An outstanding image, congratulations! I'd call it however "River FROM Nowhere" :)
I'm just asking:1. The 2015 roundup shoudn't consider the cameras lauched in 2015 only?2. Why is missing the largely acclaimed Nikon P610?3. I don't think the 8X optical zoom could be considered a "long" zoom. A 25X or even 50X would have been much more realistic.
Thank you for reading.
vaughanB: I could get better shots than this with my super cheap Kodak AZ526, this is heavy bulky and not particularly versatile gear , you could get these shots with a £150 budget superzoom, I have just shot this at an effective focal length (35mm) of 1248mm (52x optical) PLUS some digital zoom, this was a tiny bird and you can view this at many many times the size of the original subject and it still stands up, unlike those shots of huge bears viewed at many many times less than their original size, the camera industry and this site seem to need to perpetuate this myth, but the truth is, most of the time you no longer need this outdated bulky and expensive kit to get good shots, ps the camera that took this shot cost £99.00!!, somebody recently replied to me on this forum saying "your photos are not actually as good as they look"
You're dead right. BTW, check that SOOC image of P900 out:
GEwart: I've just bought the SX60, I wasn't even tempted buy the P900 even if it was readily available despite it's amazing lens. The images I've seen are too smudged with in camera noise reduction. Now if the Nikon had the Canon sensor.... how often can one say that?
SX60 isn't a good superzoom, that's a fact. Get a cheap refurbished SX50 or better a P610.
electrophoto: Why such massive zooms?Like 1000+mm
I've seen a number of shots taken with these cameras at 800+mm and honestly none of these long-reach photos have much to offer, aside from the massive zoom-reach.
Just look at The P900 2000mm House-Photo here - the lines are all wobbly, jittery, details are completely smeared.it looks VERY artificial.
Even the "cat" at 1200mm, much closer up than the houses - details are oddly lacking, painted over look.
I completely get the appeal of say anything up to 400mm...I can fully understand a good 200mm in a "compact" camera...
but IS or not - beyond 200-400mm it just becomes a gimmick with rather bad photographic results... so why bother at all?
I mean there's bound to be a reason, why you'd need 12'0000$+ for that 600mm Nikkor F/4... and a massive tripod to actually make use of it.
Consider that at f/6.5 and it's tiny 1/2.3 sensor - it behaves like a f/36 lens on full frame... useless.
Please check that SOOC image out:
It's 2000mm handheld! It's a good image, but if you make an effort to visit the forum, you'll see there jaw-dropping images at full zoom. Now you understand what P900 are good for?
Congratulations! I was sure it's a DSLR image :)
Dave C 150: I don't see the point of posting the images on here. I'm sure they were much better than they appear on my screen. If that is how bad they really were I can't really see how it was the fault of the lens because I have seen superb images on Flickr with it. There just has to be a problem with DPR uploads. These look soft and lack contrast. I could get better shots of a bear with my mobile phone than that!
Definitely! Just take a Nikon P900 and you get a better image, even at 2000mm eq. 135 :) :)
Bobcats are very cool! So is your shot too :)
Wow! That's incredible! Congratulations!
Prima, congratulations! I visited that observatory three years ago, by a glorious weather:https://picasaweb.google.com/106913078899624028286/Munchen2012#5789964493052228994All the best, alles gute!