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Bill Carcot Oct 30, 2002 2:59 AM

Fuji 3800 vs Minolta Dimage F100
 
I am considering the Fuji 3800, very seriously but some posters have said the 6x zoom is worthless because pictures blurr. Is that the case. I am also considering the Minolta Dimage F100 4 megapixel camera. Anyone have any comments, suggestions? Thanks, in advance.

Jimsd Nov 8, 2002 2:01 PM

Well if the zoom did not work Fuji would not put it on the cam?
As I understand; the way to take a pic is to hold the cam still when you shoot the pic?

I have ordered my 3800, should be here today!
Oh, found 128mb xD card for 59+5 shipping.. Not to bad.

I will post what I find with the (if it arives today) Fuji Finepix 3800, by sunday.

Alfisti Nov 9, 2002 2:45 PM

At 230mm the pics should not blur. Anthing up to 280mm should be fine unloess you're a nervous wreck.

Alfisti Nov 9, 2002 2:46 PM

[quote="Jimsd"]Oh, found 128mb xD card for 59+5 shipping.. Not to bad.
quote]

Where???

Jimsd Nov 9, 2002 6:43 PM

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/jandr/lxr-xd128-231.html

This is the place, I called them and they were nice and no pressure.
Also had them instock.

8)

hbob Nov 10, 2002 9:42 PM

I have the 3800. It is a great camera for the money. Pictures have been sharp without modification. The zoom has not caused any pictures to blur.

lotus999 Nov 23, 2002 1:48 PM

I have used the 3800 for a couple of weeks now and I've taken more than 200 pictures.
I also have the 2X tele-converter and the 0.5X wide angle converter lenses, and I've experimented with them both. No problems with telephoto or macro photography.
This camera is absolutely fantastic. The photos are "eye boggling".
If you have, and are good with, Photoshop (plus some plug-ins) you can get excellent jobs done. Things that were unthinkable a year ago with cameras in this price range.
By the way, any camera will produce blurred images if you don't hold it steady while taking the shots.

Alfisti Nov 25, 2002 7:16 AM

I agree.

I got mine yesterday and have been snapping like mad ahhahaha. Fantastic little camera, really is amazing.

The idiots i bought it off sent me the wrong tele and wide angle lenses dammit!! Need to get them back. What brand are you using for those lenses??????

Oh .. and the lens cap seems fine???

OK ... so what do i need to do to print a 6x4 photo????

MentorRon Nov 25, 2002 11:50 AM

Per one of my posts in a FinePix 2800 forum, my camera (FinePix 2800Z) seems to select a higher shutter speed (if possible under the lighting conditions) when you zoom toward tele. It seems to try to get shutter speed up to at least 1/400 sec under normal daylight conditions. When zooming back toward wide angle, it seems to reduce shutter speed slightly and pick a smaller aperture. I'm not sure if they kept the same principle in the 3800's electronics.

4cs Nov 25, 2002 3:02 PM

Looking for specs on # of pics 128 xD card will hold
 
Like the site, Steve.

Does anyone know where I can find a good chart showing me just how many pics (at different res) I can hold on an xD card?

MentorRon Nov 26, 2002 2:32 PM

4cs:

see the other thread titled:

how many pics can a 128 xd card hold?

FrankLiu Dec 12, 2002 7:16 PM

What additional lense do you use for 3800?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lotus999
I have used the 3800 for a couple of weeks now and I've taken more than 200 pictures.
I also have the 2X tele-converter and the 0.5X wide angle converter lenses, and I've experimented with them both.

Hi Lotus,

I need a wide-angle lense for my 3800. Fuji provides WL-FX9 which has a conversion rate of 0.79x. However, I'm looking for some 0.5x to 0.7x lenses, and hopefully cheaper than the WL-FX9.

What lenses do you use? How much are they? Do you need an additional adapter ring for the lense?

Thanks a lot!

Frank

trialpha Dec 12, 2002 11:44 PM

I kinda new to this myself, but regarding blur at full telephoto, a tripod is always wise for tele shots. I have a Fuji S602 which I believe uses virtually the same lens and have had no problems with blurred pictures as a result of the zoom. However, because of the way the lens system adjusts the elements while zooming it does have a rather annoying habit of going blurry while you're zooming, but that clears up when you stop the zoom and half-press the shutter release.

Also, I read a rule of thumb somewhere that the slowest shutter speed you should use for handheld shots is equal to the recriprocal of the focal length. So at full wide angle you have a focal length of 35mm and should be able to hold a 1/30 or so shutter speed without risk of normal camera shake ruining your shot. However at full telephoto (210 mm) you should use at least 1/200 (1/250 next higher standard) if lighting permits, for handheld shots.

Well, that's my two cents :)


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