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Old 11-14-2012, 05:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by eric1514 View Post
That Fuji is nice and I like the way the zoom works, but it is half the power (624mm vs. 1200mm) of the Canon that the OP is considering. It is quite a bit faster, though.
Anybody planning to shot at 1200mm equivalent of anything better invest in a decent tripod.

You can barely get away with 600mm equivalent, handheld, with modern image-stabilization sensors. Keep in mind that 1/focal length is a reasonable guideline for shutter speed to avoid blur from the motion of your hand.
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