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Re: Powershot SX60 HS Moon photos

Yes, trying to see if the Sigma 150-600mm is worth buying, or could I achieve the same results with the Powershot, since the 21-1365mm is optical, and not digital zoom. The Powershot has a smaller sensor, so I assume that would come into play, but if the differences are minimal, it is cheaper to get the Powershot....and a lot less lense to lug around.  However, if there would be significant difference in sharpness, then I will dig deep and buy the Sigma.  I mostly do potrait, both senior and family for income, but do enjoy nature shots, which would include eagles, snowy owls, sand hill cranes, etc...all of which are out of range of my current 250mm lens.  Yes, I am sure the Powershot would be a step up from the 250mm, but if it is just a waste of money, I'd rather save a little longer and get the Sigma, but if the differences would be minimal, then why waste the money?

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Re: Powershot SX60 HS Moon photos


@Michelle1 wrote:

Yes, trying to see if the Sigma 150-600mm is worth buying, or could I achieve the same results with the Powershot, since the 21-1365mm is optical, and not digital zoom. The Powershot has a smaller sensor, so I assume that would come into play, but if the differences are minimal, it is cheaper to get the Powershot....and a lot less lense to lug around.  However, if there would be significant difference in sharpness, then I will dig deep and buy the Sigma.  I mostly do potrait, both senior and family for income, but do enjoy nature shots, which would include eagles, snowy owls, sand hill cranes, etc...all of which are out of range of my current 250mm lens.  Yes, I am sure the Powershot would be a step up from the 250mm, but if it is just a waste of money, I'd rather save a little longer and get the Sigma, but if the differences would be minimal, then why waste the money?


I love the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary for almost everything I use if for.  I am disappointed by it when I dial in 600mm, where the focus seems to be soft.  I have to dial it back to 500mm for sharp focus.  Cropping makes this point entirely moot.

 

My other complaint with the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary is that focus seems soft at infinite focus.  My jury is still out on this issue, but I keep coming up with soft images at 600mm, and the same shots are sharper at 500mm.

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Re: Powershot SX60 HS Moon photos

Great, I will keep that in mind.  I also assume, since it is a 5-6.3 it does not fare well in low light, the Sigma that is?

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Re: Powershot SX60 HS Moon photos


@Michelle1 wrote:

Great, I will keep that in mind.  I also assume, since it is a 5-6.3 it does not fare well in low light, the Sigma that is?


I wouldn't quite put it that way.  Low light performance really depends more upon your camera body.

 

The lens can capture great photos of the Moon, which means shooting in low light.  The lens is designed for outdoor wildlife photography, sports photography, and other types of outdoor action.  The lens has a Minimum Focus Distance that's over 20 feet, which is a distance not often found indoors.  Can it be used indoors?  I'm sure it can in well lit arenas and gyms.

 

Also, shooting at f/6.3 requires a lot of light to shoot at ISO 100.  This is a given.  The lens does very well in a variety of reduced lighting conditions, most especially if your camera body can capture good images at much higher ISO settings. 

 

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This was shot just after sunset with a 6D, 403mm, 1/800, f6.3, ISO 1250

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Re: Powershot SX60 HS Moon photos

Super disappointed with the rodeo photographs. Will post another question about action shots on a cloudy day.

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Re: Powershot SX60 HS Moon photos

I just got my canon powershot SX60 HS, but i still can't handle it.
I want to have a blurd subject background in my pictures but i never get it.
Anyone pls tell me ho do setting with this camera to have a blurd background automatically with canon sx 60 hs?
Thanks
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Re: Powershot SX60 HS Moon photos

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