01-05-2014 05:22 PM
I am thinking of buying this camera especially after all the rave reviews and videos about it.
I will need a memory card.
What's the difference with the speed that is listed on various cards...i.e. 400X vs 200X speed?
Any problems with getting the largest GB card I can find?
I realize there are multiple ways to manipulate the camera but with the 'scene selection' icons, is there one for museums where flashes aren't allowed and the lighting is fairly low?
Any idea how long battery last during shooting?
I'm open to tips and suggestions.
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01-05-2014 06:24 PM
I don't have a SX50 but I'lll bet all of your questions can be answered by downloading and reading the user manual:
01-05-2014 06:32 PM
01-05-2014 11:14 PM
Seems as though I will just need to practice here in my house while getting familiar with iso, asa, and whatever those other things are....I don't know much yet but am not apprehensive about figuring it out.
Twenty-three years ago as the guy in the computer shop helped me load my first PC in to my car he told me: "Go ahead and play with it. That's the best way to learn what it does. Rember, you can screw it up but you can't break it."
Same with photography. Take lots of pictures using different settings and look for the ones that please you. Remember what you did to achieve those results. With digital photography each picture costs you nothing so take lots of them.
01-06-2014 05:39 AM
Cards: I have been successfully using SanDisk 32gb and 16gb EXTREME. These have a 45mb/sec rating and I haven't dropped a frame in either Video nor stills. Maybe somebody could feedback their use of the multiple frame shoot with large RAW or JPG to get their feedback?
Museum Lighting: Don't forget that the lighting will already be good for the human eye, but in certain circumstances for "protected" exhibits there'll be a need for some form of elegant light mix, so watch out for WEB settings.
Early Experiments: Good idea!
Noting Settings: Most, if not all, are available as EXIF info on each and every shot. I don;t rely on my memory! But DO build on your experiences and remember to VIEW the info - lol.... I've come to learn the value of "bracketing" for both exposure and focus. Achieving this skill is an easy pathway to improvement.
This SX50 is a Wizard camera. It has tricks and spells that will have going . .Ahah! on many many occasions.
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01-07-2014 05:10 PM
Longer answer? That kit is for the Canon G11 G12 LA-DC58K, and you're getting the SX50hs.
Even longer answer? Well, the 2x tele, if it was at all mountable onto the sx50, would give you some much vignetting that it would be unworkable, plus the reducing in light coming onto an already small chip would . . . no, stop. And the WIDE end of the SX50 is great already. Maybe a bit wider . . . . Just get the camera and start to experiment with what it can do already.
Having said all that, I have added:-
1] Circular Polariser. This is kept on the camera at all times.
2] Filter adaptor ring.
3] Extra batteries
4] Variable ND filter
5] A Mic Muff (cute) : http://www.willhutchinson.co.uk/micromuff/micromuff-skinny.html
6] A Hufa Lens cap holder thin - permanently strung to the camera strap : http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/9359/Hufa-S-Black-Slim-Lens-Cap-Holder.html
7] A decent Bag: http://www.ephotocraft.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=023554029143
8] 3 stage Rubber Lens Hood. Marvelous! : http://srb-photographic.co.uk/67mm-rubber-lens-hood-2910-p.asp
01-07-2014 05:38 PM