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Old Sunday 10th March 2013, 14:08   #26
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Thanks, earleybird, for the video. It answers my previous questions. Is the focus ring also stiff to use?

Steve

Hi Steve .
No the manual focus ring is as smooth as silk. Its incredibly smooth.

You just turn the mini switch from AF to MF on the side of the camera next to the AV and HDMi out sockets
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I'll love to see how it performs on the long end (1000mm), wide open at f/5.6, handheld and in poor light.
sorry could only take 2x pictures this morning as the battery ran out.
They were taken in very low light in overcast conditions with no visible sky .
(ie we have the lights on in the house)

The chair and fence was taken hand held at approx 90 feet at

1036 mm (full zoom) in A mode 1/100 f /5.6 ISO 400 6.6MB
Its as far as I can see from my back yard

I have done nothing to the image except upload it to Picasa and then Flickr.

The cropped image is an approximation of a 100% view of the original image to give you some idea of the image resolution
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Without double-glazing
image at end of thread on Flickr. Sorry its the best I could do as the battery went flat.

I intended to take several images at 100, 200, 400 and 800 ISO for a comparison but only managed one at 400 ISO

If you view it at the largest size it will give you some idea but bear in mind its dashed off quickly hand held in appalling light . i wouldn't normally attempt to photograph anything in this light
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If anyone is near a branch of LCE, it's worth giving them a ring & asking to try the camera.http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/

thanks for the link to the manual download site ,very useful for others to peruse.
good idea about the LCS . We have a local LCS at Taunton . For those that are seriously looking to purchase a camera why not buy from Amazon ? you can return it for full credit under the long distance selling regulations although I believe Amazon will accept a return within 14 or 28 days ,not sure which.
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searching flikr turned up member macfudge with the following hs50 shots
http://www.flickr.com/photos/macfudge/8543635668/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/macfudge/8540119890/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/macfudge/8542749826/

first is my favourite. I see another thread re cheap teleconverters on the HS20, and the OP has realised they are best used as paperweights, but the Raynox series seems to be reasonably well received, having a 1.85x wonder whether this combinatoin would be better than intelligent digital zoom

review of the 2025pro, giving 2.2x here http://www.safari-guide.co.uk/raynox...w/#prettyPhoto
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are you sure they were taken with a Fuji HS50 ? those pictures also appear in the HS10 and HS20 Flickr group I couldn't find any direct reference they were taken with a HS50 ?
It was too cold today to go out taking pictures . Snow ice and gale force winds from Siberia brrrrrrr

I tried a teleconverter on my HS10 once ....orrible thing. it was impossible to use at max zoom because of severe vignetting and you lost a couple of f stops as well. I threw mine in the cupboard where its stayed ever since.
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I checked the tags on all 3 shots & they state fuji hs50. I used "fuji hs50" as keyword search, and the only other picture to come up was taken by a German member & appeared to be taken with the HS30 . all 3 shots were taken around 8 March. The next on her photostream (the blackbird, again a nice shot) is tagged XS1, so I am assuming she used the camera as listed in the tags

the pics on Safari guide's page seem OK, the Raynox 2025pro seems to retail at about 150, so on the basis of you get what you pay for, I once tried one brought on that auction site as part of a bundle with a Fuji 5700, selling seperately for around 12, severe vignetting as well, only used once.
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David you miss the point The other poster didn't start this thread . I did !

The other poster shouldn't have hyjacked my thread anymore than you did. Its not net-etequette.

The other poster also has posted off topic since this is a FUJI forum

I'm not having a go at you I'm trying to keep my thread on topic ie Fujifilm HS50 before it degenerates into the usual brawl as it does on dpreview
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Apologies for my desperately poor net-etiquette and my blatant attempt to highjack your thread.

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Please ignore post 2.
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no worries Russ
Just trying to keep this thread a resource for those interested in the Fuji HS50. These threads can so easily end up with people arguing about non-Fuji cameras . Glad that you are interested , hope there is something of interest for you
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Old Monday 11th March 2013, 23:21   #35
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Hs50 Exr

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I am glad you liked the robin photo I posted taken with the HS50 EXR. My Flickr photos are taken with the cameras as tagged. I have just purchased the HS50 EXR but the weather hasn't been up to much to get out and about with it. I have just taken a few macro shot indoors and the few local bird photos I posted to Flickr. Yes I do own the X-S1 as well.

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searching flikr turned up member macfudge with the following hs50 shots
http://www.flickr.com/photos/macfudge/8543635668/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/macfudge/8540119890/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/macfudge/8542749826/

first is my favourite. I see another thread re cheap teleconverters on the HS20, and the OP has realised they are best used as paperweights, but the Raynox series seems to be reasonably well received, having a 1.85x wonder whether this combinatoin would be better than intelligent digital zoom

review of the 2025pro, giving 2.2x here http://www.safari-guide.co.uk/raynox...w/#prettyPhoto
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ah the famous 'Molly'

I was admiring your Flickr gallery today .

So you have an X-S1 and a HS50

I had to make a choice between the 2x cameras and it has been the hardest choice I've ever had to make I think.

Isn't the weather atrocious ! I tried to take a few pics around the garden this afternoon and had to give up after 5 minutes. It was like Siberia out there .

How do you like the fast AF and shutter speed ? its incredible eh !
Roll on some good light
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I am impressed with the autofocus it is faster than the X-S1. It is still early days I am waiting for some decent light and warmer weather to take the HS50 out and put it through it's paces.

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love your pictures ,I'll keep an eye on your Flickr groups . Please do post some images here for everyone to drool over ...
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I haven't worked out to post photos on this site yet. When I have taken a few more photos I will try to post them or I could post a link to my Flickr site photos.

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its going to be days possibly weeks before I get a chance to properly test all the various features and functions of the HS50 but there is one aspect of this camera that I needed to check immediately which is the auto focus speed and accuracy.

Its bloomin fantastic !

The HS50 AF (Auto Focus) is absolutely instantaneous.

A typical problem area for my HS10 was trying to get the camera to either focus on a bird in foliage or pre-focus on a small twig or bird feeder in order to capture some of my garden birds.

Typically at 500-720mm the HS10 AF would hunt all over the place , focussing on any adjacent surface or feature, at any distance . Sometimes it would be 15 seconds or more before I could focus on my subject .

The HS50 focuses instantly at 42x zoom (1000mm) even on a small twig 30mm dia at 10 feet distance focussing through db glazed windows .!
The background is some 50 metres behind the twig so the centre focus area is very tight indeed.

I managed to bang off 7x shots of a Pied Wagtail at 12 feet through db glazing as fast as my finger could trigger the shutter button . Thats without half press focusing , simply banging the button as fast as I could.

The images are all perfectly in focus and despite the overcast conditions and low level light today all the shots are crisp .You know how quickly Wagtails move, they are constantly twitching.

The autofocus speed and accuracy is simply amazing which is good news for all us birders

Please bear in mind that the wagtail image was one out of a sequence of 7x shots taken at 1000mm in poor light through double glazing taken as fast as I could hit the button
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Thank you for reporting this information. Now the doubt of slow AF on the long end zoom is gone and I am happy to see the Fuji delivered as promised on the speed and accuracy of the HS50. I am eagerly waiting for more samples from this camera so hopefully you'll get fine weather in the coming days. You sample bird shots considering the condition are really promising.

I do own HS30 and is very interested in replacing it with HS50. I need the speed and longer reach of HS50.

Here are my humble shots from HS30

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I haven't worked out to post photos on this site yet. When I have taken a few more photos I will try to post them or I could post a link to my Flickr site photos.

Molly
when you want to add pictures to a post choose the "go advanced" option, them scroll down and click on "manage attatchments" This will open another window, enabling you to browse for & upload your photos
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you're up early or haven't you been to bed yet ?

I think I can see some blue sky .....and the sun is definitely out and it isn't snowing. It promises to be a good day today so far.
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welcome to the thread Joms.

Nothing humble about your shots, very respectable indeed. Love the Heron

If you enjoyed the HS30 you'll love the HS50.Its so fast in every respect.

Take a look at my image of the Goldfinches on the feeder. That image was taken at 1036mm full zoom, ISO400 ! through double glazing in poor light.

What makes it all the more remarkable is that it was the 9th image in a sequence which was taken without pre-focus ! I just banged off 9x shots in 3 seconds, literally as fast as I could press and release the shutter release .

Then look at the cropped image which is an 800% crop, 100% pixel peep and look at the feather detail! astonishing detail under the circumstances.

I think this camera is going to be a sensation when orders finally get filled all over the World in the coming weeks.
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welcome to the thread Joms.

Nothing humble about your shots, very respectable indeed. Love the Heron

If you enjoyed the HS30 you'll love the HS50.Its so fast in every respect.

Take a look at my image of the Goldfinches on the feeder. That image was taken at 1036mm full zoom, ISO400 ! through double glazing in poor light.

What makes it all the more remarkable is that it was the 9th image in a sequence which was taken without pre-focus ! I just banged off 9x shots in 3 seconds, literally as fast as I could press and release the shutter release .

Then look at the cropped image which is an 800% crop, 100% pixel peep and look at the feather detail! astonishing detail under the circumstances.

I think this camera is going to be a sensation when orders finally get filled all over the World in the coming weeks.
Thanks for the welcome Court. I am fan of manual zoom camera because of its excellent handling and framing capabilities so one with fastest AF and STS and long reach like HS50 is truly a fantastic camera. We have an ongoing discussion about HS50 in DPR so I hope it is ok to link back your images in Flickr there. And yeah I saw that finch but I've wondered why 800% Did you use intelligent zoom to make it 2000mm then viewed it at 400%? Or did you upsize the 100% crop to 800%?
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you're up early or haven't you been to bed yet ?

I think I can see some blue sky .....and the sun is definitely out and it isn't snowing. It promises to be a good day today so far.
up early. Always like the switch to BST, you often see shyer birds (and wildlife) early morning, that once other people are about, they disappear.

weather sunny indeed, but wind has not really dropped

I also considered the Canon SX50, but prefer the manual zoom of the HS50, first came across this with the Fuji s9500/9600. quicker than motorised and saves battery charge
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Thanks for the welcome Court. And yeah I saw that finch but I've wondered why 800% Did you use intelligent zoom to make it 2000mm then viewed it at 400%? Or did you upsize the 100% crop to 800%?
no nothing so scientific as that.

I zoomed the original image to 100% in Picasa and noted the relative size of the cropped image compared to the original image. then i simply cropped the original image to that relative size .
i couldn't think of any other way to do it quickly .
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no nothing so scientific as that.

I zoomed the original image to 100% in Picasa and noted the relative size of the cropped image compared to the original image. then i simply cropped the original image to that relative size .
i couldn't think of any other way to do it quickly .
Well then it is only 100% crop since viewing the original at 100% will also show the finch the same size you are viewing the cropped picture at 100%. Viewing size differs on the DPI and resolution of the viewer's monitor though.
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Can't work this out at all and I couldn't find anything on the net to help.

what do I need to do to an image to show part of it at 100%? what is this 'pixel peeping' all about ?

What i wanted to show was part of the image at 100%.

What I did was to view the original image in Picasa at 'full size ' ie 100%

I then cropped the same relative size from the original image and posted that at the size as the original image so that you could see what I could see on my screen at 100%.
Obviously It's not practical to upload and host 6.5MP images on Flickr because they will only display a fraction of that unless you subscribe
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I am glad you liked the robin photo I posted taken with the HS50 EXR. My Flickr photos are taken with the cameras as tagged. I have just purchased the HS50 EXR but the weather hasn't been up to much to get out and about with it. I have just taken a few macro shot indoors and the few local bird photos I posted to Flickr. Yes I do own the X-S1 as well.

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I see that you have added male chaffinch and GSW to your Flikr photostream. both excellent shots
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Hello.
I'm new here. I'm a shipspotter from Germany and I would like to buy me a new camera this spring. Canon Powershot 50, Finepix HS50 or Sony DSC HX300 are possible cameras I have a look on. Here in Germany, the Finepix is not available yet. So I have to wait... :(

I would like to ask if someone can upload photos in original size to have a look at non resized photos ? Would be very nice to see the original.

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