Steve's Digicams Forums

Steve's Digicams Forums (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/)
-   Fujifilm (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/fujifilm-22/)
-   -   Buying a new HS10...What do I need?? (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/fujifilm-22/buying-new-hs10-what-do-i-need-171153/)

Arjan- May 20, 2010 2:58 PM

Buying a new HS10...What do I need??
 
2 Attachment(s)
Hey guys:)

In a few weeks I will have the results of my finals, and if I have passed my exams I will get the HS10 as a present. I'm, just like some other users here, a total newby as what it comes about camera's. I have used my old Kodak Easyshare V803 for years, but it is time to move on.

http://cdn2.overstock.com/images/products/P10824575.jpghttp://www.digifotopro.nl/uploads/images/hs10-side.jpg

You'll see, it is a big difference. I've made a list of things to order with the HS10, but I don't know if these are the right accessoire. What did you buy with your HS10, or what kinda extra stuff are you guys using???

Here my list:
Fujifilm Finepix HS10
Hama Star 61 (Stand)
Transcend SDHC Class 6 (4GB)
Case Logic TBC-306K (Bag)
58mm Tulip Lens Hood
Sanyo Langlader + 4x AA Eneloop (2000 mAh)
Eneloop 8x AA (2000 mAh)


Here two pics from my old but fine V803, just for fun;)

Attachment 155328

Attachment 155329

gjtoth May 20, 2010 3:09 PM

  • Amvona Heavy-duty studio tripod w/ball head
  • Amvona Light-weight field tripod 2/ball head
  • Mid-price monopod w/ball head
  • Samsonite tripod used for off-camera flash with umbrella reflector/diffuser
  • Flashes:
  • Sakar (Vivitar) 952AF
  • Vivatar 2800
  • Olympus FL36R
  • Cactus V2 Remote flash unit w/2 receivers
  • DIY "whale tail" type diffuser for the onboard flash
  • 1 1/2 yards of black velvet
  • Olympus TCON-17 Teleconverter

  • To be honest, I've been "collecting" this stuff for a while. But it all works with the HS-10 *and* my Olympus E-620.

    Insomniac68 May 20, 2010 3:44 PM

    I see your from holland as well. well dont know if my advice is worth anything...but i just bought a transcend sd card.8gb class10. previous card was a8gb class4.

    http://www.redcoon.nl/index.php/cmd/shop/a/ProductDetail/pid/B210727/cid/37001/Transcend_SDHC_Card_8GB_Class_10/

    I think if you have to buy a new card, you would be better of with a faster and bigger one.
    i noticed shooting raw requires a lot of space on my card.
    Dont even know which the minimum speed class the hs10 requires

    got the eneloops as well...so far so good.
    lookiing for a tripod as well.

    DonalDuc May 20, 2010 3:54 PM

    If class 10 has same price as class 6 - then buy it. Otherwise its "overkill", you do not need class 10.

    I have both - 8/16GB class6 and 8/16GB class10 (Transcend) - no remarkable difference.

    Do not believe if someone says you need a 2TB class64 SDHX

    shoturtle May 20, 2010 3:54 PM

    with the light weight to the HS10,

    All you need is a cullmann nanomax tripod. It also can be a ground tripod. About 45 dollars form Adorama. More the enough for the HS10, you do not need one that are meant for larger dslr camera. If you want a nice travel tripod, joby gorillapod slr. I have one that does a nice job with my epl-1 with the long 200mm zoom on it. Packs small, and will support the camera while wrapped around a pole or solid branch.

    http://www.adorama.com/CUN220.html
    http://www.adorama.com/TPGPSLR.html

    Both are easy to find in Europe. Cullmann is German and many stores carry them.

    You really do not want to get the hama, it looks like the same one the vivtar and couple of other company have just rebadge.

    DonalDuc May 20, 2010 3:59 PM

    Eyyyyy, he is from The Netherlands! Do not buy from adorama if you do not want pay taxes.

    http://geizhals.at/eu/a433324.html

    snow May 20, 2010 4:00 PM

    Hi Arjan- Nice photos.
    Coming from a Sony DSC-V3...Love it too, but as u said, time to move on...

    Hi all here! Got my HS10 last week, thanks to the help of people on this forum...So thank you all!
    Just had to forget the auto modes as I cant get anything even close to the photos posted here... Im very pleased with it, but its really not a "auto mode" camera. I'll learn the manual mode eventually... :)

    gjtoh: Im impressed with the results of the TCON-17+ HS10. But I think it is 55mm...Do you use some adaptor to attach it to HS10 ?


    "We are of peace. Always."

    shoturtle May 20, 2010 4:01 PM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DonalDuc (Post 1097005)
    Eyyyyy, he is from The Netherlands! Do not buy from adorama if you do not want pay taxes.

    http://geizhals.at/eu/a433324.html

    I caught that, I added that both cullmann and joby are easy to find in stores in Europe.

    gjtoth May 20, 2010 4:03 PM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snow (Post 1097006)

    gjtoh: Im impressed with the results of the TCON-17+ HS10. But I think it is 55mm...Do you use some adaptor to attach it to HS10 ?

    A 58-55mm step-down ring is required. They are available at any reputable camera store or eBay.

    Insomniac68 May 20, 2010 4:04 PM

    like i said Donalduc im a noob, but the price diffrence is 6 euro....so its worth considering....at least to me it was.

    second thought it uploads faster to your pc doesnt it?

    shoturtle May 20, 2010 4:07 PM

    Not by that much 450 photo on a class 6 card vs a class 10 card is about a minute.

    Insomniac68 May 20, 2010 4:12 PM

    i am curious , i do now have a 8gb class4 card......see what the class 10 brings when it arrives.

    anyways, do you consider that class 4 fast enough as well for the hs10?

    shoturtle May 20, 2010 4:15 PM

    who makes it, I have use class 4 with HD video and depending on the size of the buffer, it may work fine. I have a sandisk class 4, which almost meets class 6 specs. The HS10 might work just fine with a class 4.

    Insomniac68 May 20, 2010 4:20 PM

    the class 10 i ordered is a transcend .........
    .the class 4 i have a sandisk:dontknow:....so i might end up with 2 lovely cards lol:BANGHEAD2:

    shoturtle May 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    I have a bunch of cards for my 500D, the sandisk class 4 is very fast, I have the transcend 16gb class 10. It helps with my burst mode on my dslr. It always a good idea to have a backup card. You never know, also hd video will eat 3gb for a 10 min clip. So have more space is a good thing.

    snow May 20, 2010 8:09 PM

    @gjtoth: Thx for your help.

    I bought a Fujifilm 8GB SDHC Memory Card, its a class 6. Very cheap, great quality.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mory_Card.html
    Photos or HD videos, no delays till now.

    Arjan- May 21, 2010 1:57 AM

    Thanks for your quick responses:)

    About the tripod: I will check out my local camera store to see what tripods they have, and if I find one thats fits for me, I will buy it on a internetstore (it's cheaper).

    About the SHDC card: As I've heard the transcend 4gb class 6 fits fine, and I don't have plans to go on travel so 4gb should be enough. I can always buy another card;)

    About the batteries: I already have some Eneloops, and they are great batteries. There might be 2700mAh batteries, but the Eneloops wil live longer and they have a nice constant voltage.

    My neighbor has a TCON-17 lens, and he said it will work great with an HS10, but I think I should first improve my camera skillz, because, as I said before, it is an big step up from an V803 and my knowledge about photography is very limited.

    Thanks again for your reactions, i like this forom more and more:D

    Photo 5 May 21, 2010 8:10 AM

    You may find 270omha NiMH batteries to last longer when fully charged compared to the eneloopes.

    dave

    Arjan- May 21, 2010 9:34 AM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Photo 5 (Post 1097299)
    You may find 270omha NiMH batteries to last longer when fully charged compared to the eneloopes.

    dave

    ... you can buy 12 eneloop batteries for the same price as 8 2700mAh batteries.

    Photo 5 May 21, 2010 10:07 AM

    But if battery life is important to you and if you shoot live action where changing batteries is not something you want to have to do at peak of action then........ something to think about. When I bought my 2700mAh batteries last May they were very comparable in price. Try newegg.com and thomasdistributing for prices.

    dave

    DonalDuc May 21, 2010 11:04 AM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1097017)
    Not by that much 450 photo on a class 6 card vs a class 10 card is about a minute.

    Transcend class6 - write ~ 10-12 MBps, read ~ 18 MBps
    Transcend class10 - write ~ 14-16 MBps, read ~ 20 MBps
    no gigantic difference .. but how said ... if price difference is only few bukazoids ... take a class10, else a class6

    class2/class4 is suited for slow walking&thinking old men ;-)

    shoturtle May 21, 2010 4:52 PM

    It is about 15 dollars difference at the stores, one place that it is close is at newegg.com. ;)

    But the sandisk UltraII meets class 6 specs. Like the sandisk extreme the meet class 10 specs. That is why the just rebadge the extreme to class 10, and the really fast ones and expensive ones are extreme pro. ;) we tested them at work. Sandisk was very conservative on their ratings.

    gjtoth May 21, 2010 6:39 PM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Arjan- (Post 1097323)
    ... you can buy 12 eneloop batteries for the same price as 8 2700mAh batteries.

    Sometime less is more.

    Battleaxe May 28, 2010 3:40 PM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DonalDuc (Post 1096999)
    If class 10 has same price as class 6 - then buy it. Otherwise its "overkill", you do not need class 10.

    I have both - 8/16GB class6 and 8/16GB class10 (Transcend) - no remarkable difference.

    Do not believe if someone says you need a 2TB class64 SDHX

    Hi'
    I'm a retd. Air Force officer from New Delhi and know nothing about professional photography. I had used couple of cameras and presently having Kodak C533. My son recently showed lots of interest in photography. He's now in the final year of his graduation and wish I should buy him a Nikon D5000 DSLR. I've been doing lots of search over the net about some reasonably priced point & shoot cameras.
    I had earlier short listed Nikon P90 for him which is available online for Rs.14000/- as against normal price of Rs. 25000/- Then I saw this HS10. It yet to be launched in India - May be in the first week of June, with a price Tag of Rs. 31,500/-.
    Its a really hard earned pension and spending almost twice the amount of the pension on a camera like HS10 at this stage when I am not sure of his continuance with his newly aquired 'hobby', is a risky proposal. I need and request you to guide me about this purchase. I personally feel that he should go in for HS10 rather then going for D5000 costing around Rs.45,000/-at this stage, But then he tells me that he needs a camera which can give good results in low light (night) photography. He showed me a photo where car had passed but the head light trail on the road with a curve was visible (no sign of car). He then showed me a photo of a building by the side of a lake where the clear image was visible in the water alongwith the shining waves of water were also clearly visible.
    As a mater of fact I feel that what ever he's expecting could be obtained with HS10. But if not then I'll be in deep trouble as the DS10 cannot be returned or exchanged for D5000.
    Please Help.


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:13 PM.