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Old Jan 4, 2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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Hello All,

With my S9000 in for repair, I had a good time with my D60 and an extention tube.

The optical view finder was a pleasure, BUT, I kept wanting to look in the 'EVF' to see the shot magnified.

Being forced to use my DSLR, I really miss my Prosumer.

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Old Jan 5, 2006, 4:55 AM   #2
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Those D60 shots look pretty sharp Nick. Well done.

I have decided to keep with my third S9500 and have managed to work around many of the issues associated with this camera and its user. It does feel great in the hands and have managed to take some really pleasing shots.

Since your dial fell off, I, like I'm sure many other owners who read your postings on this site and others, had a good check of the command dial just to make sure it wasn't loose or dodgy looking. Thankfully mine looks fine but it is a slight worry. This camera actually seems so sturderly built. I must admit I had a giggle when I read a post on another site in which a new owner said he was worried about turning his camera off incase the dial fell off.

So Nick, what actually happened?

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What actually happened when the command dial broke? Was it just being turned or did it get a slight inadvertent knock?
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Hi ISoS,

Actually I was trying to adjust my exposure compensation, turning the command dial and got no response. I thought I was turning the wrong dial for a moment.

The dial was still in place and I did not know what the problem was. So I naturally pressed down the dial and turned it to see if it works, thinking it may need some light pressure for some reason.I then thought maybe the battery was low ( I was feeling desparate), when I turned the camera upside down to remove the batteries I heard that plasticky noise of plastic hitting my table. I looked down and thought 'Aw s....'.

That is the moment by moment detail of what happened with my dial.

For the dial to be in place while I took my camera out of my camera bag, I assume it was still attached but hanging on by a thread. This would point to a manufacturing flaw I believe.

Others can read the repair status on my original 'Broken Dial' post.

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Old Jan 5, 2006, 10:18 AM   #4
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Hi Nicholas,

It seems that your command dial wasn't working before it fell off.

"The dial was still in place and I did not know what the problem was."

Inasmuch as you say you were trying to adjust the exposure and it wasn't doing what it should.

I hope that you don't get it come back with a new command dial that's firmly fixed on properly this time, but not working as it should.


I am just worried that it seems like there was a fault with it before;

"So I naturally pressed down the dial and turned it to see if it works, thinking it may need some light pressure for some reason."

. . . and fell off when you turned the camera upside down to change the batteries.

I can understand that a bit of pressure may have helped it along some, but I'm more concerned about the fact that it wasn't working before this happened.

It may be worth explaining this to Fuji, so as they check that it is doing what it should, and not just send it back with a new dial.

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Nick some important news for you!

Somebody else is experiencing a Command Dial problem with their 9500 -

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=16579481

You might like tolet him/her know about your experience.

Just by the by, I notice that Canon EOS owners are having exactly the same problem.
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 6:20 AM   #6
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Yes Steve,

I read your post about another user having the same problem on the my 'Broken Dial' thread.
Please follow the issue for updates on that thread.

Thanks again. Nicholas

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