My Fuji HS50EXR Review

Started Apr 21, 2013 | User reviews thread
Orion12 Senior Member • Posts: 2,014
Re: My Fuji HS50EXR Review

Chronas Maganaas wrote:

Tried to view Speedy chart but your link gave me a blank page. I need F/4 or better at 300mm. Will the HS50 work for me?

Hi Chornas, 

Most High-Quality Full Sized DSLR 300mm Lenses have F/Stops HIGHER than F/4 !
Where did You Come Up with This Spec as a Requirement ?

In Aperture Priority Mode the HS50EXR can hold f/4 until ~ 100mm ( 135mm Equiv. )
It will Bump Up by 1/2 F/Stop Increments though it's full Zoom Range of 24mm-1000mm. . .
Up to ~ 300mm the HS50ERX can hold F/5
Above ~ 300mm to 1000mm you're looking at F/5.6

Now Do YOU Think that Using ONLY This Information is Sufficient to Make a Performance Decision ?

I can PROVE that it ISN'T !

Here's an Example PHOTOGRAPH ( The Bottom Line for ALL Photographic Proofs ). . .

This HS50EXR Image was Taken Under Unusually BAD Photographic Conditions. . .

1. Was in the Middle of a Heavy Smoke Forest Fire ( On the WarmSprings Indian Reservation Plateau )

2. Shot from inside a Vechicle moving at 65Mph

3. Very Low Light Levels + ISO 100 Film/Sensor/Speed + F/7.1

Now this is NOT the Most Pristine Photo on the Net BUT my HS50EXR DELIVERED a View-able Photograph in a Split Second under some Tough Shooting Conditions. . .

It Actually Surprised ME !

Hope this Helps to Sort Out Your Considerations.

Good Shooting & Cheers from Orion 

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