Archive 15. November 2014


Just putting the SX1 through the paces… a bit of model train macro is a good excercise!


The Neighbourhood Watch

I’m not sure if that look is disapproval or just general cat-ness :-).

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Balcony Flowers #552

Yet another Zinnia.

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Autumn 2014 #9

This is what I will call the first presentable test photo from the Canon Powershot SX1 – and because it was so colourless today outside, I decided to go all the way and make it a HDR to bring the autumn colours out a bit more. This is the crisp, sharp look that I was really missing with the S5!

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Winter Migration 2014 #6

More strange shapes in the sky – maybe they want to say something? :-)

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Balcony Flowers #551

I know, too many Zinnias :-).

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Camera Upgrade – Hello Canon Powershot SX1

I have been occasionally mentioning that I was not entirely happy with the Canon Powershot S5 I’ve been using since April 2013 because of some strange sharpness issues with the lens, so I decided to hunt for a new camera as soon as I had saved a bit up for it. After several unsuccessful attempts to get a somewhat newer model on eBay I was finally lucky last weekend and got a very nice, almost as good as new Powershot SX1 for a very decent price of a little over €80.

It may not be the newest and most powerful camera, but it’s still a big step up from the S5 – a slightly larger 16:9 display, 10 instead of 8 Megapixels, 20x zoom instead of 12 with an 35mm equivalent of 560mm, HD video capability and a fast CMOS sensor with the DigicIV image processor are certainly good enough for me! I have only been able to test the camera a little bit but so far I’m really happy with it and it does everything the S5 is able to do –  including running the CHDK firmware addon. The different lens and controls will take a bit getting used to, but nothing has been so radically changed that it would be a huge problem for me – quite the contrary, I already like the new buttons and the lens is certainly going to be a lot of fun!

Photo posting will go on as usual with the summer stash, but I will try to take some more daylight shots with the new camera tomorrow and maybe post a short series of SX1 photos!

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