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MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 - 4:06 PM

Hi...I'm looking to buy a bridge camera with a long zoom and wondered who uses one of these ultra zooms.
I would prefer one with a manual zoom and plenty of reach...I believe there is now a 50x.
having no experience with bridge camera's I would prefer to pay 200'ish to 500'ish but all options open.
...any reccomendations / advice appreciated....thanks...Mike

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:01 PM

I have a Panasonic FZ48 thats x24 and its good in decent light but struggles in low light . If i was you i would save my money and buy an entry DSLR with a zoom lens far superior image quality Wink

Rod

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:03 PM

**** just looked at your PF and you are an xperienced Nikon guy sorry for the crap advice

Rod

RogBrown
RogBrown  72997 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:26 PM


Quote: having no experience with bridge camera's

Not wishing to be pedantic but an apostrophe is NEVER used to denote a plural!

User_Removed
1 Nov 2012 - 8:44 PM


Quote: having no experience with bridge camera's
Not wishing to be pedantic but an apostrophe is NEVER used to denote a plural!

I don't know for how many years I have bitten my tongue on that one. Poor grammar, syntax and punctuation are hallmarks of ePz contributors.

I suppress my pedantry by telling myself that one does not need to have had a decent education to become a talented photographer.

Ewanneil
Ewanneil  41118 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:49 PM

I hate it when people don't dot their i's and cross their t's. WinkWink

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:00 PM

Give the guy a break , he is only wanting some advice and has still not received any on the subject in question just pedantary lol Tongue

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314957 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:54 PM

Looking at your price range and what you like shooting it would be this one MIke.

Great build, great lens (24mm - 624mm) great sensor (as compacts go and as used in the fuji x10) great macro (focuses as close as 1cm) weather sealing and lots more.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-fuji-x-s1-exr-black-digital-camera/p1528408

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 1 Nov 2012 - 9:59 PM
RogBrown
RogBrown  72997 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 10:33 PM


Quote: Give the guy a break

I know, I know. I bite my tongue most of the time but every now and again I have to let fly. Losing battle I suppose. My other pet hate is "a fungi", but I've not spotted one this year yet. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314957 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 11:00 PM

Try your local wood.

teepee
teepee  11639 forum posts England
1 Nov 2012 - 11:31 PM

panasonic fz150 or their latest offering with a 2.8 600mm lens

Last Modified By teepee at 1 Nov 2012 - 11:32 PM
MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 - 12:25 AM

....jeez...what a load of tossers...see no apostrophe

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314957 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:48 AM

Yeh I agree Mike, pointless.

Ewanneil
Ewanneil  41118 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:32 AM

Yeah! I'm sorry about the earlier nonsense. I just couldn't resist it.

On a more serious note I have owned a couple of Fujifilm bridge cameras and as Paul says, they have great build quality. They are very versatile with huge zoom capability and superb macros. I would certainly be happy to recommend them based upon my experience.

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:19 AM

now thats better aye Roger you do sound like a fungi Tongue.. sorry fungi'i .... sorry fungii get the pic lol well said Mike

Rod

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