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Old Mar 22, 2005, 6:13 AM   #1
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Hi,
Let me provide a little backround first. I was going to buy an S7000, but didn't have quite enough cash, so I settled for a Kodak DX6490. What a great camera, but the view finder goes black after you shoot, making rapid fire shots a guessing game. So, I thought about the S7000 again, when I decided to replace it but decided on the Nikon D70, and I haven't regretted it for a second. But now on to the main question of this post. Is it us, or does it take a long time for the S5000 to focus in on the subject? My wife was complaining that the focus wasn't very good, so I thought I would give it a try. I often shoot pictures of trains that are moving, and I noticed that it takes the S5000 a long time to focus in on a stationary object, so I tried a moving object and that was a joke, it just doesn't happen. Is it me or is there something I'm doing wrong in testing this camera? I have looked at the manual and really didn't see anything in there, I have had communication with the owner of a S7000, and she is having the same issue with that camera as well, which leads me to believe that it is a Fuji trait. When you can get a good picture out of it, they are very nice, but on our vacation to Yellowstone, out over 200 shots my wife was able to keep maybe 20. Again is it us or is this a POS camera? Thanks for your time and help it is truely appreciated.

After posting this I read an article about batteries and I'm wondering if the batteries are the cause regarless of the fact that they are brand new.
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 9:44 AM   #2
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Does that S5000 have an auto focus assist light?,,, I have an S5100, with an AF assist light, and have no trouble low light, or for that matter any light, focusing Atall!,,, Even at full 10x zoom handheldindoors at night, in low light. Daytime is even better, I just took a series of long distanceshots at full zoom on a bouncing bridge, that came out great! But, moving images are probably a different story, haven't done much of that. Anyway, I've heard the S7000 usually doesn't have much of a problem focusing either, maybe you have other issues?Here, check out my pics, especially the Highpoint monument 12miles away

http://photobucket.com/albums/v240/MikDee/
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 3:55 PM   #3
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hey, love your pics, btw, i noticed that vignetting problem too in your wide angle shots, mainly on the top left of the frame. I would be interested to know if you could try out my trick to avoid anymore vignetting coming from our AMAZING Fuji S5100. Please try it out and let me know of the results.

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luvin my Fuji S5500 more and more.
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 4:09 PM   #4
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I love my Fuji5100 even with the vignetting.In my time I have tried a whole lot of daft ideas,some of which have worked.I gave your tip a try and have to say that it works a TREAT.Thank you .I photograph jewellery for sale and was having to crop the vignette out of every shot.No more.Over on the Fuji forum at Dpreview they would be mighty glad to hear of this.I think a lot of us have been "in denial" about this problem because of our partisanship in regards to our Fujis.The simple solutions are always the best.Once again,Thanks ever so,Gerry.
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Old Mar 23, 2005, 1:50 PM   #5
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hi,

GREAT! please share this news to all the Fuji s5100 owners! Thanks for trying out the tip I gave.




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