Friday, 16 April 2021

Zooming brilliant.

Hello. Nice day for a walk, chance to try out the new camera. First a couple of snaps inside my house. Well it had to be Mayze, didn't it. 
This is the new three legged alien, also known as a mini tripod and selfie stick. The legs can be wrapped around something, like a tree, if you want to set the camera up in an awkward place. 
Off down the hill to the woods. 
Leaving the track, through the gate into a field. 
There is a gentle breeze, the wind turbine blades are moving ever so slowly. 
Let's have a closer look. Smashing zoom. 
Now I don't have to creep up on any birds or animals, I can snap them from a distance. That black line is a hose pipe. They are watering the turf. 
Pointing up into the pine trees.
I think I am going to enjoy playing with this new toy.
I'm off to Aldi shortly so I had better say Toodle pip.  Catch ya tomorrow.  ilona

8 comments:

  1. Thats a good zoom on the wind machines. What camera did you buy? I have one of those tri- pod thingies. I have taken some good pics of me and Vince together, by propping it up on a handy litter bin, haha.

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    1. Sorry, I should have replied to this last night. I went to Aldi instead. Please see the reply I gave to Sue in Suffolk, below.

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  2. Wow, Ilona these pics are so clear. Enjoy playing with and experimenting with your new toy. Sure do appreciate looking at your photos.

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  3. Great photos! Glad the new camera I working out and the learning curve isn’t too steep!

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    1. Still a lot to learn. I'll get there eventually.

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  4. Which camera did you decide on in the end - that zoom is amazingingly clear

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    1. I was going to go for a bridge camera, one that does everything, but they are big and bulky and heavy, and expensive. I decided on a Canon Powershot, SX740 HS, with 40x optical zoom. £350. It's slightly bigger and heavier than a compact, but one I can put in a pocket or pouch when I am out and about walking. Only downside is that I can't plug in an external microphone but I have been told a small piece of foam over the internal microphone will do the job of keeping out the wind noise.

      The screen at the back flips up so I can line it up to face me when I am talking to camera. I will see what is being filmed without having to guess or get up and go round the back of it.

      It will take a while to find my way around it. I probably won't be needing all the functions because once I upload to the computer the tweaking starts there.

      This is a hobby for me, I couldn't justify on spending any more on it. In fact it cost the same as my sewing machine, and that is a hobby also.

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