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Old Aug 18, 2005, 2:20 AM   #61
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http://members.lycos.nl/freddievtb/ahoy1.jpg

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http://members.lycos.nl/freddievtb/keulen1.jpg

These are3 of many imagesthat were made by me this year with a compact digital camera at concerts from QUEEN with guestsinger Paul Rodgers.

I used the HP735, a 3.2mp camera and iso400 to make the pix without flash.

Looking at the specs of the S9000, it would be a GREAT camera for such occasions!

What I missed at those concerts was speed (a slow AF and slow cam are very annoying with bandmembers moving all around the stage!). More sensitivity, a large zoom and less noise. All these things can be found on the S9000, and much more. some of my photo's are great to print out on postersize, but 3mp is unfortunately not enough and 9mpis much better.So I'm very interested in this camera But getting such a camera into a large concert as Queen would be the next problem :-)

Now I made 1000+ photo's during 4 concerts and only a handfull had that 'WOW' factor. Also 3x zoom was not enough for 2 of the concerts because they took place in stadiums with a larger stage. So less chance to get a great close-up shot.






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Old Aug 18, 2005, 4:42 AM   #62
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Very nice shots. It is tough to point a camera when people are paid to make sure you don't.

I took one of your images and made some adjustments;

I hope you don't mind.

My purpose was to show that your current camera can take good images in bad enviornments,until we get to see the S9000.

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 4:45 AM   #63
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Hello,

I have been attracted to this forum as I was looking to upgrade my Canon EOS 500 N (2 Canon lenses 28-80 & 75-300mm) to the digital era.

I initially planned to re-use my lenses and go for something like the Canon Rebel (350 D) or Canon 20D but have seen the Fujifilm FinePix S9000 (S9500) zoom since...

Apparently the other new camera that could bridge the gap between compacts and dSLRs is the Panasonic Lumix FX30 ( http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/lumix/fz30/).

But the fact it starts at 35mm and not 28mm like the Fuji is a big issue for me. Wide angle is one of the reason why I don't want to have only my Canon Powershot S30 for a digital camera...

Information on Fujifilm FinePix S9000 (S9500) Zoom:

http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/digital/ca...eras/range.php

http://www.digital-fotofusion.co.uk/...hive/fujifilm/




I won't divert this post from its original subject, the Fujifilm FinePix S9000 (S9500) Zoom. I have posted a thread regarding my query for a quality digital camera in the main forum:

http://stevesforums.com/forums/view_...mp;forum_id=87

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 7:47 AM   #64
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nickphoto123, that looks a lot better indeed! What did you do? Use a sharpen filter?
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 9:44 AM   #65
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It's always the way, all of you are still waiting for it to come out so you can buy it, it's out in the UK but i need to money to get it, some one give me the money to get it and i'll give a review of it. :idea:

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/st...clickfrom=name

Ho-hum, looks like i'll just have to save my pennies up.

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 9:57 AM   #66
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On your link, if you click on 'Buy or Reserve', it says:

- Sorry, this item is currently out of stock for home delivery


- Sorry, this item cannot be reserved for store pick up

In the UK, cheapest price is £450 @ http://www.mx2.co.uk/default.asp?part=S9500


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Old Aug 18, 2005, 10:13 AM   #67
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gaul wrote:
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On your link, if you click on 'Buy or Reserve', it says:

- Sorry, this item is currently out of stock for home delivery


- Sorry, this item cannot be reserved for store pick up
Ah well,I might have noticed that hadI actually had the money to buy one, so you never know,I might be able to get one when it comes out.

I'll just carry on dreaming for now.

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 10:18 AM   #68
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I am holding my breath and my purse as I want to see what reviewers have to say for the lack of image stabilization, which is the only serious shortcoming of this apparently exceptional camera.

If the lack of image stabilization had to be an issue, would it be only between 200 and 300mm?
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 11:32 AM   #69
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I just created another thread under: Digital Cameras>Panasonic for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ30, which is for some of us the main competitor of the Fuji S9000.

Hope this will help!



3 main differentiators Fuji S9000 vs Panasonic FZ30:

Wide vs Long Range:
Personal requirements there...

Fuji S9000 better wide range (28 vs 35 mm)

Panasonic FZ30 better long range (420 vs 300 mm)

Max ISO: Potential issue for low-lights scenes on FZ30?

Fuji S9000 handles 1600 ISO vs 400 for FZ30


Image Stabilization (only on FZ30): Gimmick or true differentiator???




http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/e....php?id=361269


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Old Aug 18, 2005, 11:45 AM   #70
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I keep getting an error when I click on the link that you provided. I navigated to the Panasonic forum and found it. This may not be a concern to many of you. But I have been studying and shooting a few RAW images. The more I learn the more I am inclined to shoot in the RAW format. The Panasonic camera does not have the option to shoot in RAW format.
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