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Old Tuesday 28th January 2014, 15:56   #651
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Errr, did you read my post? I'm not asking about any other camera. My post was a specific request for information about the Fuji HS50, posted right here in the Fuji HS50 thread. That hardly seems off-topic.


Well, performance and features are right at the crux of my decision-making regarding a new camera, but obviously in common with almost everyone else on the planet it's got to be within a certain budget. As I mentioned, Amazon are selling it for 300 at the moment and Pricebuster has them as the cheapest so if you do know of a 200 deal I'd certainly be grateful for a link.
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I am sorry that I have been unable to help you Paul.

I have spent over half an hour today trying ....and I am currently in mourning too!

I hope you find what you are looking for.

ps the cheapest that I can find the HS50 available for new currently is 222.00 free post
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Old Tuesday 28th January 2014, 16:22   #652
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I took these through 2x dirty double-glazed doors in bad light yesterday pm
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Old Tuesday 28th January 2014, 16:41   #653
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wow they are cracking shots Jane. What a privilege to witness.
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Here is the video - worth turning up the setting to HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgqCs...ature=youtu.be
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excellent thank you for posting.
I managed to take a similar video last year but at a further distance balancing on one leg as I tried to prevent the cats going out the catflap with the other foot lol
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Old Tuesday 28th January 2014, 19:05   #656
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ps the cheapest that I can find the HS50 available for new currently is 222.00 free post
Great :-), but where please?
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Hi 30something

for static bird shots the standard camera mode is always always A Aperture because for this subject you want to control the DOF (depth of field) so that everything in front and behind your subject is out of focus (bokeh) .

I never use EXR its a waste of time . Sorry to be so blunt but its true.

if you use any sort of auto mode setting the camera does not know if you wish to take a picture of a tiny bird at some distance in low light or a landscape or a fast moving sports shot etc. The camera therefore defaults to landscape mode settings which is probably not what you want.

by using the manual modes you can tell your camera precisely what you want it to do .

If I'm taking a bird shot for example at near max zoom and say at 12 feet in low light I set the mode to A Aperture and probably set the F/stop to f/5.6 to reduce the DOF to a minimum that will emphasize my subject and eliminate unwanted background and foreground.
naturally if its a context shot you adjust the f/stop accordingly.

Next I'll try a spot metering pre-focus on my subject and see what sort of shutter speed I have . If its a hand held shot I'll need at least 1/250 to freeze any movement and preferably a shutter speed equal to the focal length ie at 500mm the shutter speed should be 1/500 ideally so that the camera software doesn't soften the image to compensate for camera shake.

if I cannot get the speed high enough I adjust the ISO higher until I can get the speed I want. I'm happy to use 1/800 even 1/1600 to get a decent shutter speed .
In low light , if the speed is still too low and I'm not happy to have a grainy image at higher ISO I abandon the shot .

The trouble with EXR and Auto modes is that the camera sets the settings for you and most of the time they are completely unsuitable for the subject you are taking. The sooner you practice the manual modes the sooner you'll start getting some excellent image quality in your shots and less fuzzy softened images trust me.
Heres one I took last year which has been cropped but no PP
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Thank you very much for the advise/help much appreciated!!!!
I finally got out on Sunday for an hour or so (with some nice sunlight), and I played around with the aperture setting. Obviously a lot of era but a couple of nice shots. This Blue Tit was easily my favourite!
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185mm (1000mm)
ISO 400
f 5.6
1/240s

Hoopoe. Light was fading so higher ISO and accidental underexposure caused plenty of noise which
I had to remove using noise ninja, thus losing plenty of feather detail.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9...0e4b577c_o.jpg
Hello Micloi
The three shots you posted above look great. I have been wrangling over some of the settings and I'd be very interested to hear how you are set up.

I've seen an informative post on Digital Photo Review that suggests:
Colour +2
Tone -2
Sharpness +2
NR -2 (low)
Dynamic Range - 200% (or 100%?)
EV -0.33
ISO Auto 400
Photometry - Spot (or average?)
Image stabilisation - Continuous Motion
Film simulation Velvia

If you or anyone else has any thoughts on these I'd be grateful.
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Greetings, I can attest that the HS50 is an awesome package in your hands, as I just received this one in the mail.

Yesterday I headed out from the house over to Bigfork area, for those that don't know the community of Bigfork, it is approx 23 miles from Kalispell, MT here in the Flathead Valley.

Well yesterday I drove up to a farm house, and got permission to come back time and time again for just what I love... photography.

Here are two images shot hand held, as I was driving up to the highway to leave. In the first image just beyond the barn in the trees is a black dot taken at 24mm, and in the second image is that black dot at 1000mm.

Granted I should have used a tripod for this, and thought after to reshoot the hawk. Well after grabbing my tripod, I looked and well as it happens, it had flown away.
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Old Sunday 18th May 2014, 20:25   #661
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Hello Micloi
The three shots you posted above look great. I have been wrangling over some of the settings and I'd be very interested to hear how you are set up.

I've seen an informative post on Digital Photo Review that suggests:
Colour +2 -> 0
Tone -2 -> 0
Sharpness +2 -> 0
NR -2 (low)
Dynamic Range - 200% (or 100%?) - DRAuto
EV -0.33
ISO Auto 400
Photometry - Spot (or average?) -> Spot
Image stabilisation - Continuous Motion
Film simulation Velvia

Shoot in 8fps for JPEG or 6fps RAW
Shoot in LSize

If you or anyone else has any thoughts on these I'd be grateful.
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The setting you have found is harsh for wildlife especially for fine feather details so I applied my go to settings for birding.
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I have had my HS50exr since June of this year. I also have a Nikon D5000. I have used the HS50 to take a number of bird photos, with excellent results.
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