Category Archives: super zoom

P&S4Landscape does the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Practicing Macro and Landscape In the two years since we last visited, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Maine has continued its steady development. The main campus and visitor center of the gardens first opened to the public in … Continue reading

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In Camera Processing! Nikon Coolpix P500

I have never been a fan of in camera processing, but I have to admit, if the Nikon Coolpix P500 is any indication, in camera processing has come a long way. There are two kinds of in camera processing. What … Continue reading

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Nikon Coolpix P500, Fuji HS20, vs. Canon SX20IS

This is only a vs. review in the sense that the Canon SX20IS was my current camera when I started looking for something new. I have been using superzoom bridge cameras for several years now…the Sony H9 and H50 in … Continue reading

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Rainy Day on Point Loma: learning.

My one free day in San Diego with a new camera to play with…or rather, a new camera to learn…turned out to be blessed with rain. Still, it was San Diego…I only get there once a year…and I have never … Continue reading

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Canon Powershot SX20IS: first thoughts

I have a new camera! After considerable research, I ordered a Canon Powershot SX20IS. A new camera is always fun. It is almost like getting new eyes…or learning to see all over again. Of course, you carry your photographic habits … Continue reading

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