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Old Dec 31, 2008, 9:11 PM   #181
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Hi Jack-

Happy New Year to you as well. The Sony H-50 has become a great camera for me, as it can do just about everything, if you are willing to plan your shots in advance, and to take care of everything.

I am looking into the W-300 camera as well, as it would be a really great "take anywhere camera." I will keep you posted, Jack!

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 9:26 PM   #182
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OK, Jack-

I don't mean to be picky, but this is what I think of when we discuss butterfly photos. Is that expecting too much. This is a Sony H-5 photo, if I remember correctly. Bottomline this is what Sony cameras can really do.

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Old Jan 3, 2009, 2:43 AM   #183
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hi sarah
when i turn on my h50 and get it near my ear i heard a sound like " gerrrrrrrrrrr gerrrrrrrrrr " like a littel machin is working can you test this with your cam and tell me the result it disterbs me mo
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Old Jan 3, 2009, 5:34 PM   #184
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When you first power up the H-50, you can hear the gyro in the Super Steady Shot mechanism starting and coming upn to speed. Also if you have the focus set to constant focus, naturally you H-50 will also try to focus on anything that is visible to the camera. It saves battery power to not have the focus set to constant focus.

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Old Jan 5, 2009, 2:08 AM   #185
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Hi, new to the forum. Read through most of this string. I'm interested in your opinion of the Sony DSC-F717 compared to the Sony H-50. I loved the 707 I had for 5 years until it had a problem recognizing the memory cards (tried everything and even sent it in when under the extended warrenty). But it worked great for over 3 years. Or if anything else you would recommend. I can get the 717 used, so that's why I ask. Thanks, Ken
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Hi Ken-

Welcome to the folder. I used to shoot with the 717 and I loved it. However, it too developed problems as it went into maturity. If the 717 is fairly new it could be a very good deal. Do keep in mind that there is a little less zoom capability on the 717, as opposed to the H-50.

Both Jack, who began this thread and I are still using our H-50's but we have also moved on to DSLR cameras. So you might also think about a DSLR camera as well.

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Old Jan 7, 2009, 12:41 AM   #187
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Thanks for the reply. I decided the deal on the 717 was too good ($150). So I'll use that for a while longer. The DSLR is definitely the next step...maybe next year I'll read back through, but any favorites for DSLRs? Here's a nice photo (one of many) I took w/ my poor old 707 (rip).
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Old Jan 7, 2009, 12:14 PM   #188
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Hi Ken-

It sounds like you got a very good deal. I think I would have made the very same move. Have fun with your new camera. As far a DSLR cameras go, bith Jack and I use the Olympus E-510 camera, with great success.

Your Sony 707 photo is excellent. Here is an E-510 photo.

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Hello,

Its Vanpet, I finally made the local news with one of my pics taking wth my H50 and I wanted to post my pic.

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That's a great shot Vanpet-

I can see why the local newspaper picked it up. The icicles really add to the season. You also got some nice sharpness as well.

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