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#1 photojazz

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:22 AM

Okay, I am sitting here working and relaxing after a 1 hour physical fitness trip and my photo store owner bud calls me and sneakinly suggests that he has a brand new Fuji S5 with 3yr warranty that he wants to sell for around 600 euro but for me he would let it go for 400 euro. :rolleyes: Most of you know that I have been lusting after one of these wonderful DR and IQ cameras for the past year. But I recently added a D200 and after the photo sessions this past weekend and last nite, I am in love with Da 200 and I don't know what I should do. :blink: Until I hear from my PN family, gonna do some web surfing to do some research on this camera thingie.:unsure: Okay let me have it.....be a lil brutal if u must..... :D

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:56 AM

I donīt see the benefit of a Fuji in general as the dynamic range extention (compared to older sensors like the D200) happens in the highlights where it is of not to much use in my opinion. Appart from that iīm pretty sure that with some post you can achive similar results with the D200. Compared to the most recent Nikon bodies there is definately no reason to even consider a Fuji or only in the case youīd like to have something exotic not often seen in the real world. just my 2-cents
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:08 AM

Virgil, thanks your comments are greatly appreciated. Awhile back I tested the S5 and was really impressed with the results. I still have and use my Fuji S7000 from time to time. and I love the images it produces. I am probably just dreaming again but next week, I will have a couple of days to play with it. We will see... :huh:

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:59 PM

Jazz, I've heard that the S5 is not a fast camera -- its card-write speed is pretty slow. You might want to give it a little more of a workout before you buy. Don
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:49 AM

Thanks Don. I have also read about the slow access speeds. I will have the S5 for two weeks and plan to do some heavy testing on it. :unsure:

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:42 AM

After very much research, I have decided not to pursue purchasing the Fuji S5. A really nice camera but my next year's purchase will be the D700. Thanks all for infomation on the S5. ;)

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