02-17-2019 04:20 PM
Hi, All, I think I goofed. I had a Canon Powershot but it had only a 50X optical zoom, and I needed something with greater magnification (but still simple to use) for bird photography.
So over Black Friday (November 2018), I took advantage of all the sales on the EOS Rebel with the 135 mm zoom telephoto lens. Now, it seems the old Powershot gives me more telephoto power than the new Rebel! To make matters worse, the Rebel T6 zoom lens does not have image stabilization which the old Powershot does have (and which I need).
Is a 50x optical zoom more powerful than a 135mm telephoto lens?
Is there any advantage to having the Rebel T6 in addition to the Powershot SX50? Should I just try to get my money back for the EOS? Thank you for any information you can provide!
02-17-2019 05:25 PM
I have both the SX50HS and a new T6i. I am still learning the T6i as it is a much more versatile and complex system for me which can produce better quality photos. A 50X zoom for the T6 would probably cost a Zillion dollars! lol Which is why my SX50 will always come along with me. I did want to learn more and do more with my photography, excluding post image processing which is a whole other topic, and I enjoy the learning aspect of the T6. It is not a point and shoot but it can do that also so you won't be stuck at home behind a manual trying to figure everything out...learning curve though for sure. I am happy with the T6 but will never kick my SX50 to the curb either. The long zooms for the T6 are very expensive and I mean VERY. So you will find yourself zooming more with your feet to get closer but you will never get close to the 50X range. The SX50 focal length for optical zoom alone is 24-1200mm. Using the digital zoom it goes up to 24-4800mm. Those are considered 35mm film equivalent specs. Like I said I like my T6i but will never travel without my SX50 either.
02-17-2019 08:02 PM
Which "135 telephoto" do you have?
If it is the 18-135 any recent one from Canon does have IS, and are very good lenses.
You need to compare "50 mm equivalent" focal lengths.
The SX 50 is 24mm to 1200mm.
A 135mm lens has a 216mm equivalent.
Obviously 1200 is much greater than 216.
The longest practical lens for an APS-C camera is the 150-600 mm telephoto from Sigma and Tamron. They have a 35 mm equiv. of 240 to 960 mm.
In every other way, the T6 is a better camera than the SX50HS.
02-17-2019 08:05 PM
LOL!! I did a search Amazon has a used lens cap for it for $500!! Found and Opteka 650-1300mm on Amazon for $179, 23 inches long at full zoom, 4.4lbs. Probably not the best quality but at least in my price range....added to my wishlist lol