I thought it might be of interest for me to upload some test images showing the zoom range on my Fujifilm HS50 'Bridge' Camera on a tripod with a remote shutter release. Though at a 1000mm you could see the wind vibration. The subject is approximately ten metres away.
1000mm equivalent of X42 Zoom
1000mm + Olympus B300 lens equivalent of about X70 Zoom
The bazooka itself with the Olympus B300 attached on its home-made support.