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May 12th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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i bought the canon powershot s1 camera for upcoming trip to botswana. comes with 10 X optical zoom. some options at ebay are the 2x hi res telephoto and .45 hi res wide angle lenses. are these neccessary or worth it? thanks for your help
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May 13th, 2005, 08:37 AM
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With a 10x optical zoom, you will get some great shots. We have an Olympus with a 10x and it's amazing how close you can get to things. We decided against getting the additional telephoto. Although one reason we decided against that is that our camera ahs a "super zoom" that extends the optical zoom on one of the programmable settings (it drops the resolution a bit, but not enough to make a difference). The one thing I have found with the hight powered zoom is that it is more difficult to handhold and I would worry that and extension would make it that much more difficult. Don't know if the canon has the option of getting a polarizing filter. If it does, in my experience that would be more beneficial. I got some GREAT shots in Brazil on hot sunny days with the polarizer and was able to use it with the telephoto. If I had both, I would have to choose. Hope this helps a little.
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May 13th, 2005, 08:39 AM
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I speak from a video camera background, but have found 20x to be very useful. That is standard on my old analog camcorder, this year I bouht a two times which gave me great close ups, but did require a steady hand. So I would definitely consider the 2x
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