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Old Feb 10, 2012, 5:16 PM   #1
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Default Zoom gone MAD..!! :)

I see Nikon have just upped the ante with it's new P510- with a 42x 1000mm zoom...!!!
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...10-review.html

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Old Feb 10, 2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Now if was only a manual zoom like they have on the Fuji HS20.

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Old Feb 11, 2012, 2:44 PM   #3
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Gawd almighty - well it iz an almighty lenz .... !

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 1:38 PM   #4
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As they say in Newfoundland - Lardy Jazuz! And when I saw the price - no more than I paid for my used Nikon 8800 several years ago - I nearly went out to buy one, especially when I saw that the lens goes down to a 24mm equivalent - i.e. a wider angle than my 8800 has.

BUT - because I'm not keen on small sensors, especially ones with huge numbers of megapixels crammed on them, I checked that too.

The P510 sensor has 16.1 megapixels crammed onto a sensor that's only 6.17mm x4.55 mm. My 8800 on the other hand has 8 megapixels on an 8mm x 6.6mm sensor. That killed the idea. I'm staying with my 8800.
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Yeah - the ol' sensor issues again ...
Good on yer Herb - I tend to agree with your sentiments

but Simon - just imagine it :-) ..... 1000mm wow
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 6:57 PM   #6
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Phil - Yes that 42x zoom is pretty mouth-watering - but I guess a lot depends on how often it's going to be needed. I seldom use even my 8800's 10x zoom!

Still. it was just what I needed a few years ago when a Hummingbird nested in one of our apple trees -
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G'day Herb

Back in film camera days my arsenal of lenses went from 24 to 1000 [damn nice MTO] and my first Fuji gave me 14x [35-500] while the FZ35 with 18x gave me 24-440]

I've passed the FZ35 onto a beginner awaiting my purchase of something else - thinking of the X-s1 or an FZ150 ... I seriously miss lens reach over about 400mm and something out to 600 would be nice > but this lens at 1000 I suspect would lose too much IQ

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I guess we'll have to wait and see with regards results at the long end of the zoom.
Will it have fringing issues? Will it be sharp..? Distortion..? Effective stabiliser..?
We need a review...!
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