Monday, December 31, 2012

First days with the SX50

Why the SX50? Well I had a great time with my SX10 before it gave up the ghost and I wasn't happy with the SX30 as a replacement so that got sent back. The DSLR has been fine but the lens has developed some play and will have to be sent for repair. I miss the zoom range and excellent macro of the SX10 so thought I'd try out the latest Canon bridge which has been getting good write ups.

Not really had chance to do much with it yet and the weather has been largely against us but here are a few snaps. The 50x optical zoom certainly makes quite a difference but so far I feel there is a quite a lot of noise in the shots. These were all taken in JPEG mode and I think the default sharpening is quite aggressive. I'll be trying some RAW tests tomorrow with luck.

The Dunnock was taken in very dull difficult conditions and the Pied Wagtail is a fairly heavy crop of a rather distant bird.

Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Jackdaw Corvus monedula

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii


Roy Norris said...

Unless you are trying to win a photographic competition Brian, then these shots are pretty good already and the camera will be great for macro Butterflies, Moths, etc.

Brian said...

Thanks Roy. As I say, just first impressions for now. Let's see how I get on in the few days.