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Old Sep 15, 2005, 2:28 AM   #231
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Hello Sarah-----So! you've been along a simlar route as I. Once I found the 9500 was the camera for which I had been waiting since the advent of digital, I immediately sold my 300d outfit along with those heavy lenses. One thing about the 9500, I'm firmly convinced, once owners begin to delve into all its do-ibles they'll become better photographers........Carlton
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 2:50 AM   #232
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one think I also like about the S9500 is the fact that it has cable-release!

On my "old" 3mp compact I had to use shutter-delay to shoot without touching the camera which meant pressing a few times on buttons and waiting 10 seconds each time (never changed it to a shorter time, I'm a lazy basterd yeah.... :G).

I have a cable already , got it from my dad when I went out years ago to shoot at night with my old SLR. Still got that cable, would be great if I can use it again :-)

Night pix are something I'm really looking forward to making.
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 5:00 AM   #233
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Is anyone aware of a standard waterproof housing for the s9000 or would I have to have one especially made?

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 5:24 AM   #234
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Found a link to sample pics of the S9000/9500 - on a Thai site.

Warning! Loading of the pics takes virtually forever - plus: I don't know what to make of it. Feel free to comment ...

Btw, here it is. Scroll down ...
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 5:49 AM   #235
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Thanks Shadow, I appreciate your assistance. I'm really notqualified to comment on the quality of the shot as I am very much a newbie(albeit a very enthusiastic one)to photography. The image of the bee does not appear quite as precise as I would have expected - but the macro does seem quite powerful. I've been spending a lot of time with my 5100 taking macro shots and have learnt a lot, butgetting a precisemanual focuswith the 5100 iseluding me -because of my inexperience -although it is improvingbit bybit (if you'll forgive the pun),with each session!

Trying to understand the mechanics of manual focus ring on the 9000 as you've described it. I'm assuming the extent of the fine focus occurs then within the perameter of one 360 degree (or less) rotation of the ring. Rotating beyond 360 degrees presumably puts you back to square one? Perhaps somebody more knowledgeable on the subject of lenses can comment on this please - Come in, Ira or JP!

Stock has started arriving in South Africa and I am hopeful that I will be getting my hands on one soon! I'm really pleased thatmajority opinion both on this forum and others, seems to be pointing to the 9000being a great cameragiven its price and target market. Can't wait to have my own from all that I've read.

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 8:15 AM   #236
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No problems Steve.

I forgot to add to my original post though is that I cropped that photo and fiddled with the filters to warm up the pic. I did that due to the partial shade effects.

In regards to the focus, you are correct. but there is a prompt to tell you which way to turn the focus ring. (sometimes). As I said in my original post that I have never taken pics of insects before so with practise I am sure that the image sharpness would improve. I just need to get quicker at focusing and quicker on the trigger to capture the shot.

If I can help any further just let me know. I will be offline as of tommorrow night as I make the final preparations to get married.
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 9:07 AM   #237
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Hi Shadow,

You poor bugger - are you sure you're doing the right thing?Then again why should you be happy - you can join the rest of us poor sodswho unwittingly, andmostly unknowingly, have surrendered all.I jest- I've been married 26 years and its a great institution,as long as you retain yoursense of humour at all times - butgiven the recent performance of your rugby & cricket sides you're probably a bit lowon that (not thatwe've got room to speak on the subject!).Seriously a great performance by both sides in the Ashes which we really enjoyed here,but I think the poms are nowoverdoing it a bit.

On more important issues - have you experienced any irritationwith the evf/lcd refresh rate, as reported in other posts. I'm thinking its a case of 'much ado about nothing'- my 5100 has a slight delay occasionally but then only under certain settingsand most especially with flash which, as an amateur who's in it for the fun, really doesn't bug me. Also what memory card are you using - any issues on compatibility?

Thanks for your help and congrats. Steve


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Old Sep 15, 2005, 9:53 AM   #238
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Marsha7/Bob-

Bob, many thanks for the kind introduction to the group. Please pardon the fact that I need to divert for a paragraph or so to give you some essential personal background. I would like to make it clear that nobody needs to temper their prose on my account. While it is true that I am a 70 year old mother of six children, I have certainly not been the atypical suburban housewife. I spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy (1960's & 1970's) where I was a pilot and Air Intelligence Specialist, and 32 years flying for Trans World Airlines from which I retired as a Boeing 747 Captain flying international routes some nine years ago. If you are attempting to add up the numbers, I will give you some help. I finished my Navy career in the Reserve, so a good portion of both Navy and TWA was done simultaneously. I sold my first photo at age 12 and have free lanced ever since, doing weddings, industrial photography, photo journalism, and travel photography.

As my husband, a retired Clinical Psychologistloves tells people at cocktail parties, I probably understand men better than some men because in both the Navy and at TWA I was usually the lone woman always working closely with and amongmen. I was the one of the first women trained to be a pilot by the military after WW II and the second woman hired by TWA. So no need to hold back on my account, gentlemen. I have heard it all. And finally least you think that because of my background that I might look a bit like Popeye, I have attached my photo to this post. For the last six years my husband and I have conducted Digital Camera Workshops on cruise ships, with myself as the primary lecturer. So there is my background.

My main focus within this fine group is to learn as many of the intricacies of the Fuji S-9000/S-9500 as possible and to combine that with my own self exploration of the S-9000 digital camera. So many thanks for allowing me to join the group, I will do my share as a contributor.

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 10:47 AM   #239
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Carlton et al

I hope I did not give the impression that digital allows you to indiscriminately snap away in hopes of getting a good picture, what I meant is that I now experiment with pictures that I skipped over with film because of the cost in dollars (and storage space). I have shoe boxes filled with awful prints, slides and negatives, now I can just turf the bad files (or even leave some of them on CD as a reminder of what not to do). I have gotten into the habit of using a monopod to improve the sharpness of my images, and I use a lightweight Slik tripod whenever it is not too big a bother (I use it for all posed portraits and most landscapes) so I agree that any photography cannot be haphazard.

I have been asked to do a two hour session on digital photography for classroom teachers next month, I am hoping that I will get lots of helpful advice from the more experienced members of this forum. I welcome any suggestions. (Please pm me with any suggestions)

As for this particular thread, I must repeat what I have said before, cameras like the S9X00 represent liberation from heavy camera bags. Unless you plan on becoming a multifaceted professional, or your interests are very specialized, such as indoor active sports or astrophotography, you probably don't really need a DSLR. As a car fan I must admit that what we want must also play a part in our decisions, I have been through the stage of watching peoples reaction as I opened my (very full) camera bag and now I would just as soon go unnoticed. I only ask that DSLR owners not make the assumption that because they have a top level camera they are somehow better. Some of us have chosen not to carry around all that gear anymore.

Ira

For anyone who is interested I have just started a general Fuji EVF camera discussion at http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=16 in order to get this thread bacon track. I don't think any single camera has caused this much discussion in ages.


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Old Sep 15, 2005, 5:33 PM   #240
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Just discovered something which I did not know yet. Don't know if other cams which can hold diff. types of cards have the same function, but the S9X00 can hold XD and CF at the same time and you can switch between cards and shoot both cards full.

I found out though that XD cards are quite slow! And only go up to 1Gb. A fast CF is 3 to 4 times faster! (3MB write speed against 10 to 12MB) And goes up to 8Gb storage capacity (if you got so much cash for 8Gb, you'd problably would not have bought the S9500 I guess:-))
So... when I get my cam, I'll buy 1Gb fast CF and use 256mb XD as backup in the 2nd slot. Depending on how much pix I'll be making, I'll buy extra CF's later on.

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