Slanted Line Tests on the Canon SX30

Started Nov 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Stephen Barrett Contributing Member • Posts: 683
Re: Slanted Line Tests on the Canon SX30

Thanks for the comments, Dale and OpticsEngineer,

SLR lenses rarely have a zoom range of more than 10x in order to maintain lens quality. The SX50's zoom goes from 24 mm to 1200 mm effective focal length. I would like to split the SX50 into two fixed-lens cameras:

1st camera: 5x: 24 mm - 120 mm equivalent (already exists)
OR 5x: 28 mm - 140 mm equivalent (already exists)
2nd camera: 10x: 120 mm - 1200 mm equivalent

Or maybe an equal split:

1st camera: 7x: 25-175 mm
2nd camera: 7x: 175-1225 mm

I know that some people carry around two cameras and I think that I wouldn't mind doing that, rather than carry an SLR with a variety of expensive lenses. Canon could market the cameras in pairs and make it attractive by pricing the pair a little cheaper than the normal price of two cameras.

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