Zoom is a marketing ploy, aimed at casual consumers:
If a lens goes from 10mm to 100mm, it is a 10X zoom. A lens that goes from 1mm to 100mm would be 100X zoom, despite having the exact same magnification power as the 10X zoom. A lens that went from 400mm to 800mm would only be a 2X zoom, but would be 8 times more powerful than either of the others.
I bet you’d reach for the 100X zoom though, wouldn’t you?
What really matters is the focal length. This is stated to be 2000mm, which is both impressive and excessive. At that focal length, you need a lot of light to get good results (to keep the ISO low, and the shutter speed high), and this thing is stuck at f/6.5, which is really bad for anything beyond 200mm.
Still an impressive feat, yes. But this is mostly a marketing ploy, and it’s working well. You will get a lot of crappy shots at 2000mm, even just from air diffraction, never mind lighting issues, shutter speed, ISO noise, and shake.
I would pit my 600mm f/4 against this 2000mm joke any day!
She will be on the $10 or $20 bill, she is worthy of replacing an "old d3ad white guy".
go fund me page.
 June 27, 2015 at 8:34am
People these days… social media obsessed attention ****** and professional victims. Hashtag warriors battling nonexistent problems in the most petty, laughable ways.
Good job, lady. You climbed a small pole and took down a piece of cloth. You are a true warrior. What a struggle you are enduring. Post it on your FB wall, bask in the glory of one-click likes that are instantly forgotten. I hope your life is filled with blue thumbs. You truly deserve them for your great sacrifices.
June 27, 2015 at 12:47am
All government employees are “public property” so all of their work should be recorded and broadcast live 24/7
June 26, 2015 at 6:02pm
June 26, 2015 at 5:47pm
Yep. Once the bigot generation dies off, actual conservatism can make a comeback.
If you can, please define "conservative". Methinks it does not mean what you think it means.
June 26, 2015 at 4:54pm
You sound about as creepy and intrusive as the federal government.
 June 25, 2015 at 6:35pm
Will be fun when the kid grows up, and reads these news stories… yes, you were a disappointment before you were even born.
 June 23, 2015 at 8:24pm
I’m with Hill-Dog on this one.
June 20, 2015 at 5:53pm
Everyone is reporting that he was shot in the back of the head, but I have yet to see a witness stating so. They all just say they heard gunshots.
What’s the deal? Is everyone basing this on the wound shown in the video?
[-1] June 20, 2015 at 5:51pm
Moral of every story: Never become a cop. Thankless, underpaid job with high risk of being shot, or going to prison for making a mistake in a high pressure situation. Everyone is your enemy… even yourself.
If you want average pay with less risk, just take a trade.
 June 19, 2015 at 11:41pm
Two black friends, three black coworkers. We all get along. I really don’t see any relevance. It’s not like we sought each other out or anything.
I can tell you one thing for sure: I know a heck of a lot more white people I dislike than black people. Yes, that is just because I know more white people than black.
My entire comment feels pretty empty and pointless… not sure why I bothered. Race is a dumb topic.