A couple of years ago I bought a little Canon SX50 camera as a smaller carry round camera instead of taking the DSLR and lenses. One of the attractions of this camera was the range of the lens on it. I put together a small selection of images at the time that demonstrated to friends the power of the lens. So here are some of the samples.

First up is a shot of this house just outside Bath seen from the A4 Bristol/Bath road


Next up is a series of four consecutive shots taken from the Observatory, Clifton, Bristol of the Suspension Bridge. The images were actually taken by zooming out, so in the reverse order to that which is displayed.

This shows the power of not being able to see the couple, to being able to read the logo on the guys shirt.

The final two images again show the flexibility, first up is a close up of a 5p coin to show how close focus can be achieved.

The final image is a photograph of a Redshank taken of it wading in the River Usk at low tide just by the Riverfront Theatre in Newport.

Hopefully these images will give you an idea of what can be achieved with a small bridge camera that has a decent range lens. The SX50 35mm equivalent for the top end is 1200mm. All the images in this article are straight out of the camera, i.e no processing or cropping



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