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Old Oct 21, 2005, 7:21 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am mainly interested in taking close up pics that are far away(outdoor - wildlife, sport etc...) and also shots of landscapes, sunsets etc hence the interest in wide angle. I mention prosumer cause i would like the extra controls that come with it although a camera that has some good auto features is useful when you havent time to set it up. I have looked at the fz20, a200,a2. The fz20 is nice cause it has that extra zoom but does lack the wide-angle. Have heard that the new fuji 9500 has both the wide and tele i am looking for but havent heard much in the way of reviews yet. Does anyone know how it fairs against the a2 or a200.
Was looking to spend around £300-£400 Uk.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 7:51 PM   #2
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Both the KM A-200 and the Fuji S-9000/s-9500 fill the bill on your request.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 8:27 PM   #3
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I've heard the images can be abit soft (a200). The 9500 doesnt have IS which is useful (mostly handheld shots)
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 10:58 PM   #4
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I was impressed by the photo samples that I have seen from the Fuji S-9000.

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 3:04 PM   #5
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Have a look at this summary of uz cams and feel free to comment in an objective way

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 7:40 PM   #6
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Avery gentle hint: Nobody really appreciates you "horning in" on everybody else's thread. Now you have been warned. I hope that I did not offend anyone?

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Who did he horn in on? I had no idea this was a private thread. If it was meant to be then it should have been dome in PM's.
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I certainly was NOT inferring that it is a "private" thread. All I was attemping to do was to keep on the same topic.

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Old Oct 23, 2005, 7:25 AM   #9
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I am an A200 user.

Most comments from A2/A200 users are that the Ax seriesis 'not oversharpened' rather than soft. The lens is pretty good and I found it better than the lens on a fuji 7000 I owned (which did over sharpen and over compress in my opinion). The default sharpening gives a softer more dSLR feel, but this can be turned up in camera. The camera has a lot of controls in this area. Certainly on prints I find it fine striaght out of camera as my printer software sharpens anyway. On screen I generally sharpen a bit.

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Old Oct 23, 2005, 11:31 AM   #10
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You're quite correct. A lot of A-200 users like the option to add sharpness, rather than having sharpening a part of the firmware. The A-200 and the Fuji-9000 are really the only two cameras that nicely fill the "wide angle to real telephoto" billing.

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