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SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

I am thinking of buying this camera especially after all the rave reviews and videos about it.

I will need a memory card. 

Any suggestions?

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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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

I don't have a SX50 but I'lll bet all of your questions can be answered by downloading and reading the user manual:

 

http://www.2cameraguys.com/pdf/Canon-PowerShot-SX50-HS-camera-manual.pdf

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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

I did read through it on the computer until my eyes bugged out.

There were pages and pages of icons for other settings but none were as clear as the 'Museum' icon on my Nikon.
I was looking for something such as that.

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.

Thanks for your reply.
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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?


@Naturesson wrote:

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.

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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

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.

 

Grazie

 

 

 

 

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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

What a coincedence. When I got my first computer 11 years ago, I gave myself the same advice...just go for it and see what happens. I learned a lot in a short amount of time.

I think I will purchase the camera today. All the feedback I have gotten has been positive.
Have you heard of a company called Adorama? They seem to have the cheapest price.

Thank you for your words of wisdom.
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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

Thank you for your advice.

I will probably purchase the camera either today or tomorrow. As I ask another contributor, have you heard of a company named Adorama? They have the cheapest price.

I am excited about getting the camera to play with.
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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

In doing my research I came across this kit....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opteka-2-2x-Telephoto-and-45x-Wide-Angle-Lens-Kit-for-Canon-G11-G12-LA-DC58K...

Would these lens work or make a big difference with my camera?
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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

No.

 

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

 

Cheers

 

Grazie

 

 

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Re: SX50 HS What about taking pix in museum. Is there an preset icon? Must it be done manually?

Thanks for the tips....have just purchased all the bits. Your suggestions were very helpful.

From ebay....camera with kit of 32g card, xtra battery, case, 4 smaller gig cards and USB mini card reader.....and an extended warranty of 3 years from SquareTrade.

I had a SquareTrade warranty on my Nikon. After a couple of years it just crapped out. Easy to work with SquareTrade. Had shipped in for repairs and returned within one week.
Sadly, the camera developed other worse problems. Upon contacting SquareTrade describing the 2nd set of problems, the agent, Peter, pronounced the camera kaput. Refunded the full purchase price in a very timely manner.
I couldn't be happier with their service.

From Amazon
Got a three filter package(lens hood, filter adapter ring, lens cap) I also purchased two more rechargeable batteries complete with 12v adapter.

I didn't buy the doubler or other lens extensions as I had reached a similar conclusion to what you said.

I will just start with the basic package to see if I really need anything else.

Thanks again for all your kind and informative words.

Salutations from Redwoods country.
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