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#1 photojazz

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:37 AM

I just received a second call from my Photostore bud asking me if I wanted to purchase a brand spanking new Fuji S5 pro for around $600 (euro conversion)? As most of you know I have the nifty D200 and Da 50 and yesterday I got some great shots from both at a Xmas market. Okay back to the S5: Read alot about it, lusted after it and then decided "Nah" in the past. So asking my brothers and sisters do u think this is a good Xmas present for the Jazzer?????? :unsure:

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:39 AM

At that price it's a steal. I'd do it, if I hadn't already sunk money into MF and Xmas presents for "She..." OD
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:41 AM

Od thanks for the quick reply. Yesterday, I was out being the photog for our Xmas maket and first I was using my D200. Later I changed to Da 50 and out of the camera, the D50 shots were reall nice. What will I get from the S5 in your opinon?

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:03 AM

The great Fuji Sensor and film simulations. 12 MP in raw and just a darned good deal at that price. B&H selling it for $900.00 body only. Very similar to D200 uses MB D200, however requires Fuji batteries. OD
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:24 AM

How are the images from the 12MP Raw? I have the Fuji S7000 with 12 MP interpolatee Raw processing and I a told the S5 has a newer concept of this. Thanks OD

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:33 AM

My S3 is a 12.3 I like the images that come from that. I don't know about the S5 but the S3 is a slower camera to use. Takes longer to process the image.

All of the pictures I took in Chicago were taken with the S3

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The S5 also has Face Detection built in. And a live view

http://www.fujifilm....es/page_05.html

Such a dilemna...A FAS attack. :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:51 AM

Nice pictures. I will meet with him on 24 Dec and try to work out a try-b4-buy test and do some Xmas and New Years party shots. Thanks agian Bro. :)

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:02 AM

Let me know how it works out. I'm still kinda on the fence myself for the next big attack of FAS or NAS. The D90 has caught my eye. OD
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:18 AM

Let me know how it works out. I'm still kinda on the fence myself for the next big attack of FAS or NAS. The D90 has caught my eye.

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Hmmm, haven't paid much atention the D90. Looking more at the D300 or D700 and Fuji S5.... :)

Good luck with whatever you purchase.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:37 PM

Not to knock the D90 it is great but now that I have gone back to a Pro body its hard to go to a slower model. Plus I have become addicted to a body that will meter with my MF lens. For me a D700 is my real goal but if a D300 at a low price cam along I might jump. As far as the S5 for 500$ jazz not sure you can beat that. It is based on the D200 body so the AF etc is going to match your D200 the only draw back is write speed but from what I have been told and seen the S5 is better than the S3 and with a fast card it is not much of a problem. I know several Wedding photogs who love the S5 and they say it is a great landscape camera. I would see if you can take it for a spin and see how you like it. $500 is crazy low for this camera since new it cost more than the D200. Jim

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:48 PM

Hmm... B&H has the MB-200 grip for the D200 for $159.00... hmm... NAS attack... NAS attackt! hehehe ;-)

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:54 PM

Hmm... B&H has the MB-200 grip for the D200 for $159.00... hmm... NAS attack... NAS attackt! hehehe ;-)





Dennis jump on it I love my MB-200 it really makes the D200 feel right plus it helps with the vertical shutter release and the second battery will let you shoot and shoot and shoot etc.



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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:10 PM

I had an S3 a couple of years ago but found it just too slow. Not just the write speed but little things like the time it took to view images on the rear screen etc. - I found I left it at home because the D50 was just so much quicker and better as a walkaround camera for attempting to capture things like flying birds. The S5 looked very interesting when it first came out but was a bit over budget. But a special offer price of 420 co-incided with my decision to return to Nikon as a long term system [after trying most of the others over the past couple of years!]. At that price for a semi-pro body with the advantage of extra DR and Fuji colours it seemed a bargain too good to miss. I can't compare it with the D200 performance wise as I have'nt used one. Setting 400% DR is the the way to really slow things down but it's still a lot better than the S3. Set the DR to 100% and it's pretty respectable if not ultra speedy. I'm still experimenting with the settings - for me it's a JPEG camera and can certainly produce nice results straight out of camera. Cropped a bit and re-sized to put on flickr - so quality has suffered a tad from the original :rolleyes: Attached File  22.11.08_451a.jpg   33.44KB   5 downloadsAttached File  2311c.jpg   33.69KB   6 downloads

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:50 AM

Thanks all for the information. Plan is to do a field test during the holidays if possible. :)

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