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Canon SX60HS in Action (1 Viewer)

CalvinFold

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A Western Osprey at over 140m (likely between 140 and 155m):

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/614792/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. :t:

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.
 

Lasse58

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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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kawwauser

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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
 

ClarkWGriswold

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A couple of different Garganey taken over the last week.
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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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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crazyfingers

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My SX50 is still going strong. Max optical and 2x teleconverter. Looking up my sloped driveway.
 

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paddyluke

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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:t:


 

ClarkWGriswold

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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:eek!: I guess that's the trade off for the huge zoom.

Rich
 

paddyluke

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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:eek!: I guess that's the trade off for the huge zoom.

Rich

my mate just bit the bullet and bought a P1000,i'll wait to see his before i decide if i'm going to sell a kidney and buy one myself:eek!:
 

poledark

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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.

Den
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Some from yesterday in Pembrokeshire. I've put some shots my son took in the Gallery.
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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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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CalvinFold

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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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