Questions tagged [superzoom]

a zoom lens with a large focal length range, for example an 18-200mm or 28-300mm; also, a point & shoot camera with such a lens built in.

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Is there any Superzoom Point&Shoot camera available which offers more telephoto zoom than Nikon Coolpix P1000?

I am planning to buy a Superzoom point and shoot camera and my goal is to get maximum telephoto zoom. I have ended up in Nikon Coolpix P1000. I went through this article : The 20 Best Superzoom ...
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How do I calculate the difference in lens reach between a superzoom compact and a DSLR zoom lens?

I know it's a beginner question, but I spent the last 3 days reading this forum and other resources on the Internet and I reached a breaking point. So decided to ask the question after all, as I ...
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White ring around my analog photos

Hey so I bought an used camera - olympus superzoom 800s - and this was the first time that I have used it. I noticed a white ring around most of the exposed film and I wonder what it is and what can I ...
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Canon Rebel T5 DSCR zoom lens recommendation [closed]

I am going on an Antartica cruise and want to take long distance photos from my balcony and want a zoom lens that won't kill my budget (can't afford those $2,000 lens'). Would appreciate any ...
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Is there a technical reason for low ISO settings to disappear?

Compact superzoom cameras, for obvious optical reasons, have stuck remarkably constantly at the 1/2.3" sensor size. CCD has been superceded by BSI CMOS but light gathering did not change all that ...
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Why does my superzoom lens sometimes miss focus?

I've got a Nikon D7500 with the AF-S DX 18-300mm zoom, a combination I love. I do a lot of outdoor photography and find myself switching between wide angle and telephoto repeatedly as different shots ...
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Nikon Coolpix 1000 - how to decide if it's a 'smarter' option than a good long lens?

I hope I can make this answerable & not purely opinion-based... Amongst the things I try to shoot, birds, squirrels & other small nervous wildlife crop up relatively frequently. I'm very ...
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Why am I able to set wider aperture than my lens technically allows? [duplicate]

I'm practicing with Sigma 28 - 300mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Macro lens. And the thing I've noticed is that at 300mm focal length my aperture can be set to as wide as f/5.6. And EXIF data confirms it: I'm ...
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Why do we not see super zoom lenses starting in wide angle?

While a common zoom lens might be 24-70mm and there are super zooms with ranges like 24-240mm I have yet to find a lens that starts in ultra wide angle and goes up to normal focal range. For example a ...
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Image quality of Tamron 16–300mm vs Nikon 18–55mm and 55–300mm lenses

I have a Nikon D5100 with the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR and Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55–300mm f/4.5–5.6G ED VR lenses. I find the sharpness of the 55–300mm lens is significantly better, ...
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Is super zoom lens the best option for travel photography? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner photographer — mostly interested in travel photography. Recently I've seen some posters advertising a Tamron 18-400mm lens, so I checked the reviews and it does not seem to be a bad ...
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Logan Paul camera?

Ok in today's vlog thats 23 August from India , He had posted a vlog about capturing Eclipse . Where he purchased a 14k dollars worth lens. But the lens didn't work with his camera ??? Why did ...
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At what distance will I start seeing atmospheric effects?

I've got a Panasonic Lumix FZ72: a 20-1200mm superzoom. It's pretty good, and has pretty decent image quality for the price. Unfortunately, I've noticed that if I take any pictures past roughly ...
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What else can I do with my superzoom point-and-shoot that would be tricky with a shorter focal length? [closed]

I have a Canon PowerShot SX60 with a massive 65x zoom range (21-1365 mm equivalent). There have been some compromises (small sensor, small aperture), but the main selling point is probably that zoom ...
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Is there any way to take stable Long exposure photos without using Tripod?

I have Sony DSC-H200 optical 26x zoom bridge camera. I wanted to take Long-exposure shots like Night life, Traffic lights, star trails etc., but I don't have any necessary tripod(I couldn't afford one)...
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Point-and-shoot with 50x zoom or DSLR with small zoom? [duplicate]

I am beginner in photography and want to buy a small and cheap camera for learning purposes. I am in a dilemma: should I purchase a point and shoot camera with high zoom (50X) or should I purchase a ...
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As an inexperienced user, how can I best take action photographs with a DSLR and consumer superzoom?

I have a Nikon D5100 with a Sigma lens 18-200mm. I need to take fast action pictures of my grandson playing baseball, in short stop plays; this is a very fast position. What would be the best setting ...
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More megapixels to compensate for small zoom (Or: How good is Sony's Smart Zoom?)

Short version of my question: How can I compare cameras with different optical zooms and different megapixels (more megapixels can allow cropping for a fake zoom effect) in order to tell which camera ...
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Is it possible to make a photo of a plane at cruise altitude with this zoom?

I came along to this photo of a plane flying at cruise altitude. I was really surprised by the level of detail and zoom this photo has. You can even see the tail number of the plane! Is it really ...
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Zoom conversion help? Superzoom vs Nikon 55-300 DX lens

I am going on a road trip over this summer and I'd like something that can handle being zoomed in a lot. I have a very capable Nikon D5200, and a 55-300mm telephoto lens that goes with it. However, ...
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What lens do I need to shoot this

I had an Olympus UltraZoom SP550 which has a 18x zoom (equivalent to 28-504mm from what i read), which was great until it died on my last trip... So, to replace it, I bought a Nikon D5200 kit that ...
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Is a superzoom bridge camera good for landscape and travel photography? [closed]

Does somebody know if the Canon Powershot SX60HS, a superzoom bridge camera, is a good camera (for travel)? Needs: We like making landscape pictures (stars, moon, river, mountains...) so the colors ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of zoom lenses with a wide range of focal lengths? [duplicate]

Are there some disadvantages of a zoom-lens with wide range focal length compare to a lens with narrow range both having the same max. aperture? For example, if we have two lenses: Sigma 18-55mm f4 ...
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Why are superzoom lenses small but giant telephoto lenses huge?

This week I've read two news stories about two different camera lenses that can magnify things that are very far away. The first is the Nikon Coolpix P900, which is a point-and-shoot camera that ...
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How can I compare 'super-zoom' lenses to make up my mind which one I should buy?

So I am currently looking to buy a 'super zoom' lens to be used along my 35mm for travelling. I have already compiled a number of different suitable lenses within my budget range and focal length. I ...
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Is the Gorillapod sturdy enough for super-zoom lens and long exposure?

I am interested in buying the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom to be used as a travel tripod. My camera is a D3300 together with a 35mm and a super zoom lens (still haven't decided which one to buy, but something ...
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Why do superzoom designs keep expanding on the telephoto rather than wide-angle end?

Why do bridge/semipro/superzoom camera manufacturers keep increasing the telephoto end rather than the wide-angle end? For example, the Nikon P900 has a 35 mm-equivalent focal length of 24 to 2000 mm....
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How much zoom does a lens need to have before we call it a superzoom lens?

I've read that superzoom lenses have poor image quality, but how much zoom does a lens need to have before we call it a superzoom lens? 3x is certainly not a superzoom, while 10x probably is. ...
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What is the impact of changes between the old and new Nikon 18-300mm lens?

The lenses I am considering are: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens (new) Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (old) As far as I can tell the only differences are: ...
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Why are large zoom ratio constant apertures lenses not generally available?

I know about 17-55 f2.8 and the likes of it, but I am talking about something say 18-135 f2.8. There exists 70-200mm f2.8 and the range (200-70 = 130mm) is much bigger than in 18-135. I am aware of ...
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Do I need other camera lenses if I have an 18-200mm or other super-zoom?

I wanted to ask that once you have purchased a lens of say 18-200mm, then is it required to purchase other lenses — say 24-70mm, 24-105mm, 18-105mm, 28-135mm,etc. Does 18-200mm lens satisfy all the ...
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Should I upgrade my Canon body or lens for upcoming travel?

Having trouble deciding what to do. I am about to go on my honeymoon to Borneo, with lots of jungle tours, and wildlife spotting. I have a Canon XS with a kit 18-55 and a 75-300 non IS. I don't use ...
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Why is the Canon SX510 HS so inexpensive?

Some VERY beginner questions here, I apologize! My knowledge of cameras is limited to say the least. To give you an idea, I know things like: SLRs are good. I can take a lot of pictures in a short ...
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Is the image stabilization of Fuji X-S1 enough to make photos with largest zoom from hand?

I've found Fuji X-S1 quite interesting but I haven't found answer to the question that is important to me: According to the specification the camera has build-in image stabilization. It has also ...
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Are superzoom cameras practical/useful when photographing nature?

I'm considering buying one of compact superzooms, like Canon Powershot SX50 or Fuji X-S1. However, I have doubts if such big zoom are really useful when taking pictures of plants or animals. On my ...
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What can I do about Pentax superzoom 18-270 autofocus problems?

I use a Pentax K200 and have been satisfied with the original Pentax 18-250 superzoom, for travelling, outdoors, family types of use. However the autofocus gradually failed, the motor going to and fro ...
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Are superzoom lenses really so bad?

I have read comments in multiple places, both on photo.SE and elsewhere, that superzoom lenses are not good and that most people will be better served by buying two zoom lenses, each spanning a ...
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What are the disadvantages of super-zoom cameras compared to binoculars?

Maybe it is clear from my question that I don't know much about lenses, both on binoculars and super-zoom cameras, for example I don't know how can I compare the light that enters a binocular with a ...
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Which Canon superzoom to select for clearer sports pictures? [closed]

Currently I am using an EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. But I feel this range is not sufficient for me, shooting events and sports. So I am considering an EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM. It has a bit ...
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Why are there no digital cameras with ultra-bright integrated lenses, like f1.0, f1.2 or even f1.4?

Why are there no digital cameras with ultra-bright integrated lenses, like f1.0, f1.2 or even f1.4? One would think that with smaller sensors vs. film, it would be much cheaper to build an ultra ...
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Why prefer the 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses vs 18-200mm?

There seems to be a preference for to have the 18 mm - 55 mm 55 mm - 250 mm lenses, but no mention of why they're better than a single 18-200mm. Could someone please explain why the two separate ...
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Nikon DSLR and optical Zooming [duplicate]

I want to buy a professional camera like Nikon D300. I googled a lot but did not overcome the following dubs. 1) I want a high optical zooming camera. In DSRL specification no zooming is specified. ...
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What is the benefit of a dedicated wide angle zoom vs a superzoom?

I am considering buying a Sigma 10-20 mm F3.5 wide angle lens for my canon 550D, but not sure what the benefit would be compared to using the wide angle end of my existing Sigma F3.5-6.3 18-250 mm ...
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Can I use a Fuji HS30 as a training camera before buying a real dslr camera?

I am thinking about buying a Fuji HS30 to my wife, so she can start shooting on full manual, before investing in a dslr and some lenses. Do focus ring and zoom ring in Fuji HS30 behave like a dslr ...
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Tamron 18-200 lens

I am looking for a budget telephoto lens. The Canon 55-250 and Tamron 18-200 are both within my budget. I am slightly inclined towards getting the 18-200 because of the range it has. I looked up for ...
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Why is the 18 - 200 mm lens so expensive compared to equivalent alternatives?

I have been looking at various lenses and I found that that the 18-200 mm lens is pretty expensive (be it Canon or Nikon) when compared to the combination of the lenses 18-55 & 55-200. Is there ...
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Super zoom vs. moderate zoom in compacts

My supposition is that at the same price (in the 150-250$ price range) a lens with 10x or more zoom has worst image quality than a 4-5x. Is it correct? Is usually quality of superzoom acceptable or ...
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What is a super-zoom lens for Sony NEX or Samsung NX?

I'm considering to buy a camera such as one in the Sony NEX or Samsung NX series. Do you know which of the 2 series has a lens that is equivalent to the Sony DSC HX200V's 30x optical zoom (Focal ...
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What is cheapest way to get a 10-20× zoom range on a Nikon D5100? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I decide on a camera/lens with high zoom range? There are a lot of relatively cheap ~ 300$ (with body) consumer cameras with mega-zoom features — i.e. lenses with a 10-...
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What does the HS mean for Canon SX40 HS?

What the difference between a Canon SX40HS and a Canon SX40? and also the what does 'HS' mean? Thank you.