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Old Sep 23, 2005, 3:57 PM   #301
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Hi,

I haven't seen Monza 76 arround for some time.:?

Maby he went already for the pentax. :idea:

Please Monza, will you tell me what have you found out about the fuji s9500?

Is it ok? I'm a bit confussed right now :?after so manny different oppinion.



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Old Sep 23, 2005, 4:58 PM   #302
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The real cost of buying a DSLR comes later as you build a set of lenses, this camera allows those of us with old Pentax lenses a low cost step up to a quality DSLR.

And it offers continuous focus to...

Ira

BTW I was ready to buy a good EVF such as the excellent Fuji S9000 until this camera's pricing was released.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=80



Ira said that had he not had a set of Pentax lenses, he would go for the Fuji S9000.

But because he has a set of Pentax lenses, he would go for the Pentax *istDS2 .



I just think as a true passionate of photography, he wants both...



I think it's official, Ira has become our guru and we are like his disciples relaying the guru's philosophy :?:-)

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Old Sep 23, 2005, 5:25 PM   #303
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New2Fuji, aenhim, and gaul

Despite the post that gaul has linked to I must admit that I still haven't made up my mind.

I really don't know if I want to carry around a heavy camera bag any more. I have a Lowepro Nova 5 which is literally filled.My lenses are, all but one, manual focus lenses so I am back to an all MF kit and a fair bit of lens swapping to cover the focal length range I would normally use with th Fuji S7000.I am not that enthusiastic about cleaning sensors either.

(for those who missed itmy lensesinclude:
XR Rikenon 28mm f2.8 - great "normal" lens for dSLR
XR Rikenon 135 f2.8 - equivalent to a 200mm f2.8 in 35mm when used on a dSLR
Takumar A 28-80mm f3.5/4.5
SMC Pentax M 50mm f1.7 - great "portrait" lens for dSLR
SMC Pentax KAF J 28-80mm f3.5/5.6- my only AF lens
Sears (Samyang) K 80-200mm f4.0 (constant aperture) macro (better than it sounds)
Phoenix (Samyang) T-mount 500mm f8.0 mirror lens (no aperture adjustment)
Takumar A 2X teleconverter
These will cover the 35mm equivalent of 42mm to 1500mm on a *istDS2)


I still have the *istDS2 at the top of my list (especially when I review that list), along with the Fuji S9000 which offers most of the capabilities along with light weight and no lens swapping or sensor cleaning. The big plus of the Pentax is that it has the best viewfinder of any lower priced dSLR. So there you have it.

I am not planning to purchase for at least another three months, by then there may be even more cameras at the top of my list (the SONY DSC R1 was there briefly but it is not my cup of tea). When I do make a decision I will be sure to post my reasons for all who are interested, in the mean time I get dizzy spells just trying to decide.

In the end I may just buy the one I can get the best deal on.

Ira

Guys I don't think I am ready for guru status just yet.
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Old Sep 23, 2005, 5:36 PM   #304
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I must admit that I still haven't made up my mind.

Do you think we have made up ours:? :lol:
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Old Sep 23, 2005, 5:38 PM   #305
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Guys I don't think I am ready for guru status just yet.

Too late. What? We didn't tell you? :?

You have just been elected as a "guru" member.
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Old Sep 24, 2005, 3:49 AM   #306
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Gaul you forgot to mention the 20Gb removable mini drive (size of a current xD card), self re-generating ever lasting solar power cell, internet connection & GPS features that will come as standard features of the S10000. In the mean time, enjoy your review S9500 for the next 18 months!
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 10:03 AM   #307
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Thank you for reply.

I think I will go for fuji s9000. I don not have extra lens to become woried what to do with them. I am not a pro, just sometimes doing weddings and different events but for that I had good to excelent results with fuji s7000. When I needed badly to make some improvement in my pics I used my friendprofessional photoshop cs and other noise removal tools for my inside pics were affected by noise.

With s9000 and a good flash I think I would not experience half of the problems I did with the s7000. I would have liked a buffer internal memory but I go to far for quite a nice price.

The new photoshop cs2 is solving lens problems as purple fringing and distorsion. It is still to be used only in need if have a pro friend who has bought it because is way to expensive for me.



Can't wait to have it in my hand but still I will wait first review before buying one.


There are still few shops that sell the fuji s9000. Why?

PS: I enclosed here a s7000 photo I took this summer. It is just resized from 12mp fine soft setting to 6mp. and sharpened twice in irfan view, (verry primitive). In the end I cut off the bee and posted it here.

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Old Sep 26, 2005, 12:45 AM   #308
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This thread is well worth reading - quite a comprehensive & fair, I think, appraisal of the S9000 by someone who doesn't seem to have an axe to grind!

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=15175159
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Old Sep 26, 2005, 5:40 AM   #309
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Have you seen these pics?

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Old Sep 26, 2005, 7:20 AM   #310
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Have you seen these pics?
These are my pics and the better i know my cam, the better the pictures become.
Although i find the pictures good, i have to test it more to see if i get more unsharpen pictures. I have the idea that in 30% of the pictures, the autofocus on distand objects is not the best it can be. But on the other hand, that could also be me, moving.
In those cases, you miss the IS function.

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