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Old Nov 21, 2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Old Nov 21, 2011, 1:46 PM   #2
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Very nice pic, Gary- I just got my HS-20 today- am very pleased with the build quality/fit/feel! It'll be a keeper.
Out of curiousity, why did you use the TCON?? Was it to be able to take the pic without having to extend the reach of the camera zoom itself??
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Very nice pic, Gary- I just got my HS-20 today- am very pleased with the build quality/fit/feel! It'll be a keeper.
Out of curiousity, why did you use the TCON?? Was it to be able to take the pic without having to extend the reach of the camera zoom itself??
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Thanks, Wes. To be honest, I was attempting to shoot something a pretty good distance. That opportunity vanished but the RWBB popped up so I reined in the zoom and took the shot.
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Hi, Gary-
That makes sense- Do you think that might have contributed to the image quality- shooting it at a reduced range?
Would be an interesting experiment... to shoot the same object/same distance with and without the TCON, framing for equivalent size image.
Have you ever tried anything like that?
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Hi, Gary-
That makes sense- Do you think that might have contributed to the image quality- shooting it at a reduced range?
Would be an interesting experiment... to shoot the same object/same distance with and without the TCON, framing for equivalent size image.
Have you ever tried anything like that?
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In fact, I have, Wes. When I first got my HS-10 AND when I got my HS-20. I tried finding the comparisons but... no luck. As I recall, there was a negligable difference in IQ. Not really worth mentioning. These are truly remarkable cameras and if you use QUALITY accessories, you'll get quality results. I tried a COUPLE of different el cheapo teleconverters from eBay and <shudder> the results were gruesome.
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... Like anything else el cheapo from eBay!!
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Was the bird shot handheld- or off a support/tripod? I shot some initial test shots with the HS-20 of a lighthouse about a half mile away, supported on an object (not a tripod), and zooming in on the individual bricks, the IQ was decent/within my expectations.
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Was the bird shot handheld- or off a support/tripod? I shot some initial test shots with the HS-20 of a lighthouse about a half mile away, supported on an object (not a tripod), and zooming in on the individual bricks, the IQ was decent/within my expectations.
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I did, indeed, use a tripod, Wes.
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It's easy for us beginners to assume that because a camera has Image Stabilization, you no longer need to worry about adequate support for the camera.
I'm learning that 'taint necessairly so!
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very nice pic Gary, what brand tcon did you use? J4c
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