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Old Tuesday 25th September 2018, 13:57   #676
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More photos from my vacation:

On the two osprey photos I was using my external flash (Canon Speedlite 430EX II) without the flash extender/better beamer. The overcast conditions were so dark it was not possible to get the range and also not get excessive motion blue without it. The bird didn't seem to mind.

Honestly, my experience so far has been the birds dislike the camera slap from my girlfriend's D700 far more than me using the flash (in daytime conditions). There have been a couple exceptions, and I watch for those.
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Old Tuesday 25th September 2018, 19:16   #677
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Apart from higher frame rate and 20.3 mp sensor it doesn’t look like much of an upgrade. The evf has a improved count though.
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Apart from higher frame rate and 20.3 mp sensor it doesn’t look like much of an upgrade. The evf has a improved count though.
Given that the SX60 is still noisy under a wide range of conditions if you dare take it above 400 ISO (which is why I lock mine from even trying), not sure if the extra megapixels is a good thing. Would be better to have better, larger photosites. Sometimes 12–16mp is a better sweet spot on small sensors...more actually useful, clear pixels rather than more pixels of dubious value (and a point I will give the SX50 credit for over the SX60...the SX60 would have been better at 12mp).

More pixels in the EVF is always a plus and makes it easier to spot birds in flight. My RX100 has 1.4m pixel EVF, which is great. The SX60 has just under a 1m EVF which is passable (and one reason I got the SX60 over a used SX50). The 2.36m EVF on the SX70 aught to be truly lovely.

Also looks like the eyecup on the SX70 is nicer, which is not to be underestimated.

Looking forward to some head-to-heads from the review sites. I mean, even if it is crazy better, I'm a couple years from getting one but...it's nice to know what you're saving for.

I just spent my camera funds for a bit on an RX100 Mk. III; a worthwhile purchase.
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Old Wednesday 26th September 2018, 07:36   #679
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Agreed. The shots from my sx40 were less noisy maybe due to the lower pixels 12mp.
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Old Thursday 4th October 2018, 15:02   #680
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Portability is a big plus in my opinion for the SX range. Was driving along a country road today when this little beauty dropped in. Had the SX60 in the car and fired off a couple of snaps.
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Old Thursday 29th November 2018, 13:56   #681
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A Western Osprey at over 140m (likely between 140 and 155m):

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sh.../ppuser/119570

I'm not entirely sure how I captured this clear a photo at this range, but I did double-check and no digital zoom was used and I used my semi-usual 33% resize, plus some effort to get rid of the camera noise (it was far worse). Good Photoshop plugins are not to be underestimated, I guess. Shout out to Topaz Labs, for what it's worth.

Helps too that ospreys are fairly large birds? I've shot harriers at that distance and they aren't much to look at.

There are other Osprey photos in my gallery you might also want to look at as well.
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Old Thursday 29th November 2018, 13:57   #682
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Was driving along a country road today when this little beauty dropped in.
Oh, that is a nice one Clark.
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Old Friday 30th November 2018, 15:34   #683
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Oh, that is a nice one Clark.
Thanks Kevin. Nice capture of the Osprey as well btw

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Old Wednesday 12th December 2018, 12:41   #684
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Still loving my SX50
Picture taking in Svalbard, fulmar "riding down the hill".
Shot in Sports mode, only slightly cropped.
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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 09:49   #685
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4 Years of Photos with a SX60

On Monday (Dec. 17) I upgraded my SX60 to a SX60, but over the past four years I took 1000's of bird photographs with my SX60. I know some folks question the image quality, but I found the camera a good device. I have a detailed review on my blog on my experiences with the SX60.

https://www.365daysofbirds.com/2016/...ng-canon-sx60/
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Old Monday 24th December 2018, 00:05   #686
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the current price of the sx60 is dearer than when I bought mine in 1014 ?im leaning towards the sx 70 now my sx 60 is playing up, loved this thread lots of usefull info
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Old Monday 24th December 2018, 07:02   #687
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Still loving my SX50
Picture taking in Svalbard, fulmar "riding down the hill".
Shot in Sports mode, only slightly cropped.
Lovely shot of one of my favourite birds to watch Lasse.

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Old Saturday 1st June 2019, 19:48   #688
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A couple of different Garganey taken over the last week.
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My 8 year old loves the camera. Something I hadn’t considered is how easy it is to use. These are all his from over the last few weeks.
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Old Sunday 2nd June 2019, 23:22   #690
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A couple of different Garganey taken over the last week.
Very nice!
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experiencing a lot of hit or miss with my ageing sx60
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My SX50 is still going strong. Max optical and 2x teleconverter. Looking up my sloped driveway.
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Both nice shots
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here's a couple of pics i took with my recently aquired sx50,i bought it as my first camera to see if bird photography was for me,now i want a p900/p1000

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Very nice paddyluke. I was in Carmarthen Cameras this week and they had a p1000. I've seen some very good results from it. The thing that caught my eye was how seriously massive it was. I mean, it looked like it had it's own gravitational pull I guess that's the trade off for the huge zoom.

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Very nice paddyluke. I was in Carmarthen Cameras this week and they had a p1000. I've seen some very good results from it. The thing that caught my eye was how seriously massive it was. I mean, it looked like it had it's own gravitational pull I guess that's the trade off for the huge zoom.

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Suggest he uses shutter priority and speed of 1/1000. Will surprise him with the quality of the pics at any range :) and don't forget the oh so simple Manual focus.

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Some from yesterday in Pembrokeshire. I've put some shots my son took in the Gallery.
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And another example of the zooms on these little cameras. It won't win any competitions but this Peregrine was miles away at the end of the cliffs.
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And another example of the zooms on these little cameras. It won't win any competitions but this Peregrine was miles away at the end of the cliffs.
An example I can give is I have used the SX60 to photograph a Harrier Hawk hovering out near 100m and a Black Vulture soaring at nearly 120m—with only optical zoom (to be clear, that's BiF, albeit not faster movers). Photos I actually was happy enough to put in my gallery after a little work post.

Delving into the digital teledapter or digital zoom degrades the image to a point where I only use them for ID'ing purposes. So while I sometimes try that, I very rarely end-up considering them keepers for my gallery. But to be fair: I have I think two or three in my gallery where circumstances worked out with the digital teledapter, so it is possible.
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