Monday, September 24, 2012

Photo: Super telephoto shot

This photo was taken from the same spot as the photo of the last two days.  Compare this photo with the photos from the past two days.  The cupola of the Hotel Laguna is barely visible in the first photo, yet it dominates the frame of this zoomed shot.  The new little cameral that we bought is a Nikon Coolpix P510.  It is a compact digital camera, less than one pound, fitting in the palm of one's hand.

The most remarkable thing about the camera is that it has a 42 times zoom lens.  It is the equivalent of a 24 mm - 1,000 mm zoom lens on a DSLR camera.  This camera does not match the features or quality of the lenses of our Nikon D7000 or D90 DSLR cameras, but it is an amazingly versatile and convenient to use.  The quality is surprisingly good for a small camera.  This photo was taken, hand held, from a long distance, as you can see in the comparison to the photo posted two days ago.

Dave bought this camera because of the series of photos that Cathy posted on St. Petersburg, Florida Daily Photo. She posted several photos, also taken on the beach, to demonstrate her new camera, which is a similar model, although hers has a 28 times zoom.

The beaches of Southern California are popular with Arizonans because the weather is perfect, and in Phoenix/Scottsdale during this past week we have just had our 101st day this year with more than 100 degrees F (38 C).

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week I am showing some photos of the colors of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

That's pretty spectacular. Thanks for sharing with us!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is an amazing lens. A DSLR would need a huge lens, too big to carry around, to duplicate that magnification.

Sharon said...

that is one amazing telephoto lens! I want one.

Judy said...

I can hardly wait to see your next full moon shot! We should be almost able to see the flag up there!

Thérèse said...

It sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun.

Rob Mandy said...

A 1000 mm lens on a normal DSLR would probably cost you both arms, both legs and most of the rest, I suppose. It actually seems quite incredible to have such quality for a good price. Amazing what they do nowadays.

Jack said...

That is quite a lens, Julie. It is amazing what can be accomplished these days with a moderately priced camera.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

1000 mm zoom, wow ! very nice results !

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