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Old Sep 18, 2005, 8:46 AM   #11
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Hello ?guy,

I think you need not agonise over whether you have done the right thing ordering your Fuji 9000. I have used top level SLRs for over 50 years now, including Leica, Contax, Nikon, etc. I used a Fuji 6900 for three years (until a few months ago, when I "upgraded" for a Canon Digital EOS SLR). In the 3 years of Fuji use I took more GOODPHOTOGRAPHS than I did previously with all my SLRs put together over my lifetime. Bearing in mind that this camera is 2 generations back from the S9000, I am certain you will be both amazed and thrilled with the results you can get.

By comparison, I findmy new (much vaunted) Canon poor by comparison. It is not as reliable and the pictures it takes, whilstof good technical quality, have something missing in them. They do not have the "wow" factor the Fuji CCD chipproduces. Technically, of course, (speaking as an electronics engineer) CCD chips have always been superior to CMOS, but I would never have believed the difference to be so great.

Hope this reassures you.

Regards, Alan Sickling, Sheffield.
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 11:20 PM   #12
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Alan,

It's great to hear such testimony as yours about Fuji products. I am not an engineer, but I do like quality engineering and I appreciate the tid-bit on the CCD vs CMOS. I was also considering the Canon EOS Rebel 350, or the 20D, but was informed about some possible post processing headaches and then discovered the dust on the image sensor problems with all dslr's.That lead me toward the prosumer line. The S9000had also beenrecomended to me by "the hun" earlier in this forum, and after lookingat all the options,it just seemed like the right choice for me. I don't have too much digital camera experience, I've used a couple of friends digicams a couple of times, but I have shot a fair amount of film in my life and while I still don't know half of what I should I do pretty well. I'm sure this camera will do all that I will want it to and more. I just hope I can make use of it's full potential. Now I just have to sit and wait.



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Old Sep 18, 2005, 11:38 PM   #13
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Has anybody looked at the specs for the new Sony DSC-R1??
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Old Sep 19, 2005, 11:31 AM   #14
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Yes, I have looked at the specs and I was also surprised to see that they are now discussing a Novemeber introduction. I guess they want to get it out for the huge "Christmas Market."

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Old Sep 19, 2005, 10:46 PM   #15
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Just so Everyone Knows-

I have cancelled my order for the Fuji S-9000, and I am going to wait for the Sony R-1 which is supposed to be introduced in November. I like high ISO photos and the lure of ISO 3200 on the Sony R-1 cannot be ignored.

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