Wow! The Big Zoom Appears
Another visit to The Dam yielded unexpected results. A lady appeared with her super large zoom camera. I was green with envy!
I approached her and asked about her very large Nikon camera. Soon several other photographers joined us and we discussed the merits of having a “real” zoom camera and the benefits of shooting in RAW against jpeg. My small Nikon L820 only shoots in jpeg. Anyway we final decided to take some shots and compare results. Suddenly they were amazed by my little David against their big Goliath cameras.
Following is one comparison…….
Approximate Simulation Of the 500 Zoom Lens
Actual 30X Zoom of My Camera
Similar results were achieved when we photographed other subjects including a small bird.
So once again I was shocked and grateful with what my simple inexpensive camera could achieve.
……..and we all agreed how wonderful photography can be regardless of your equipment.
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Here is an image I took with a new camera. A Sony DSCWX7 Cyber-shot Digital Camera. Bought a demo model for $150 at a local electrical store with 3 years unconditional warranty $175. I had been looking around and was impressed by several others including the new Sony DSC WX150 model. When this was offered at a very good price I grabbed it. Specs look impressive and it even has 3D though I don’t think I will ever need that. Compact cameras have come a long way in the last few years.
I took this photo to see how blurred a fast descending diver on TV would look. No attention to settings or any idea of what the camera needed for this shot. The flash did not go off and it was a quick hand held spontaneous photo.
My old camera would have shown the diver and surrounds as a complete blur. Now that can be good too but not if you want to capture the image. I think with a few settings adjustments and maybe a tripod to support the camera it would be brilliant.
However I do like it as it is. How about you?
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