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To go with the last post, here's a look at our satellite using
Sony's amazing H1 camera.
Featuring 12x optical magnification, you can actually get a usable
picture of the moon with it. My Sony F717 only has a 5x zoom factor
so the resulting image is only about 42% as big.
And with the F717 a tripod is mandatory for sharpness.
This photo was taken handheld, my friends!
The H1, like most others of the new breed of superzoom
digicams, has an image stabilization device which is an
absolute must-have for handheld long telephoto work.