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Old Jan 26, 2007, 8:14 AM   #1
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Ok so you all can have agood laugh, here's my current camera; http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~ifex534/cameras/iqzoom.html (the only web add that had a pic of it). Which was bought in 1995. It still takes good pictures! It is limited though!!

I have placed my order for the Fuji 6000fd and I am anxiously awaiting its arrival. Now you see what I am throwing myself into. Lol, I probably am in way over my head! So....anyone with a camera of this type have any good advice for me? Please!? Any great advice for getting started with the new camera, :-)?

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 9:04 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new camera, RS! I've had the S6000fd for nearly a month now, and am enjoying it immensely. It is a very capable camera, and pretty easy to use, even for a novice like me.

I generally leave the camera in "Program" mode, and adjust the ISO as needed. I also keep the Ev at -1/3. I do sometimes adjust the other parameters as needed, or use a scene mode such as Portrait or Landscape. I've taken about 1600 shots so far.

I have a Smugmug gallery... http://catographer.smugmug.com if you care to take a gander. There only a small number of photos, and some taken with other cameras, but I do have quite a few S6000fd shots posted, most with a bit of post-processing.

I bet you are not in over your head! What types of photographs do you intend on taking?

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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Those shots are great! I like cat shots! I hope to get some cool ones of our cats! :G

My thought process is this. I eventually want to get a dslr, maybe in a year or so.What I was hoping was this camera will give me that ability to jump from. I figured this because of the manual controls. I hope I am right in my thinking. I will be taking a lot of photos indooors. They will be of my kids, pets and husband. I would also like to take up nature shooting and I am not sure where I will deviate from there.

I appreciate any advice, thanks! And yes I am nervous but very excited!

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 12:28 PM   #4
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RS, I think you are on the right track. I really like my S6000fd, and my only real lament in the lack of image stabilization. However, that is mitigated somewhat by the wonderfulhandling of the camera, as I can often get decently sharp images handheld with a shutter of 1/10s, and sometimes even 1/5s.

Even if/when I get a DSLR, I will probably hang onto my Fuji, justbecause of its versatility.

I hope you will post your experiences with the S6000fd, and maybe open up a Smugmug or Flickr gallery - especiallyof your cats!:|
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Old Feb 1, 2007, 6:55 AM   #5
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I had a camera similar to your current film camera. I have had my f6000 for about three weeks and am taking pictures almost every day. I read the manual, play around with one of the modes until I get good/decent pictures. It is so much fun to play with and learn.

Here are a couple of pictures taken inside:

One of my dogs



and a frog





Here is one of my other dogs outside (This was taken through the patio door with snow falling. The snow made it occassionally hard to focus :?. I need to work on that)





(I hope these show up.)
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http://www.steves-digicams.com/2007_...000fd_pg5.html

In case everyone missed it. Steve's review of the S6000 was out on Tuesday.


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My s6000fd came in Tuesday! Within two hours, I had it at the soccer field, and I've been playing with it since. This is my sweet little puppy, Portia, getting ready to go on patrol.
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 6:16 AM   #8
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You have great taste in cameras the S6000 is a nice piece of equipment, I am sure you will have a ball with it, you have been given some good tips already, good luck and have fun.

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