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Old 11-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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But Nikon is better than Canon!
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #22
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Yes, a "polarized" filter. It takes out glare off of glaring surfaces allowing the camera to see true colors. I suffer the weight of DSLR equipment just because it allows me to use this filter. It's amazing to see how much it impoves a photograph. Because the filter is adjustable/turns you can add as much polarizing as you like...yes, it's possible to add too much.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #23
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But Nikon is better than Canon!
They are both good, it all depends on what the flavour of the day is. What it really comes down to is how good the person operating them is.

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #24
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Canon and Nikon play leap frog. One is better and then the other. One shouldn't forget the others in the business.
Photogs in the news biz used to put gaffer tape over the logo on their cameras so they wouldn't have to get into conversations about which camera is better.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #25
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Photogs in the news biz used to put gaffer tape over the logo on their cameras so they wouldn't have to get into conversations about which camera is better.
That's hilarious... Its kind of like car company arguments...

i really enjoy reading this site about taking better pictures http://www.kenrockwell.com/index.htm
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #26
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I purchased a Canon SX50 about 3 months ago. The thing is so much fun! Having a crazy long telephoto on the camera at all times makes it really handy for nature shots. A bird at 100 yards is no problem. Macro shots of insects is also easy and they fill the frame. Fun to shoot the sun and moon when they won't fit into the frame. The image stabilization really works for hand held shots. The drawback to all this convenience is that the lens is not very fast. I bought a polarizing filter not knowing that it would use a stop of light. I have not used it yet, but have doubts about the practicality of the combo. The filter cost $120.00 too, so may have been an expensive mistake. Love the camera.
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The filter will be nice under low light to make "silky" photos of moving water. Set the camera on aperture priority, choose a small stop (large # such as f: 16 or 22) and, using the filter and a tripod, you can take 2-3 second exposures. Good for moving water. A Neutral Density filter will also work.
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Russ - I would have bought the SX50 on features and reviews if it only had GPS. (typing is no fun right now as I had trigger finger surgery today and my typing hand looks like this)
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One of the managers at the newspaper I worked at bought a dozen Nikon GPS accessory units for our cameras because he wanted to add geotags on the paper's web site.
It was pointed out to him that we shoot pix at sensitive places from time to time ( like women's shelters, for instance ), and also that having this piece of stuff hanging off the camera strap wasn't particularly helpful.
Last I saw, he had a whole box of them in his office. Maybe he would sell you one?
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I like to capture motion. I bought a set of neutral density filters to extend exposures. Then something odd happened to some of the photographs. For the really long exposures the colors shifted. The pictures looked like they were taken in late fall instead of mid-May. Some even looked like they were taken using infrared film? Anyone know what's up with that?
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