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Superzoom bridge camera's


MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 4:06PM
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 2 406 2 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 8:01PM
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 2 406 2 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 8:03PM
**** just looked at your PF and you are an xperienced Nikon guy sorry for the crap advice

Rod
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
1 Nov 2012 8:26PM

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 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 8:44PM

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 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 8:49PM
I hate it when people don't dot their i's and cross their t's. WinkWink
widtink 2 406 2 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 9:00PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
1 Nov 2012 9:54PM
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
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
1 Nov 2012 10:33PM

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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
1 Nov 2012 11:00PM
Try your local wood.
teepee 11 745 England
1 Nov 2012 11:31PM
panasonic fz150 or their latest offering with a 2.8 600mm lens
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 12:25AM
....jeez...what a load of tossers...see no apostrophe
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 Nov 2012 12:48AM
Yeh I agree Mike, pointless.
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 7:32AM
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 2 406 2 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 8:19AM
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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