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Fujifilm S9500

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Roversrobin, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Roversrobin

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    Hi there.

    Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the new Fuji S9500. It seems that its not on general release here in the UK yet as a only a few specialist shops seem to stock it in the UK at the moment.

    I'm quite intrigued by the idea that it is "where compacts and DSLR meet" (yes i know its a sales line and I don't usually fall for them!) and it seems to be the sort of thing I'm looking for.

    Does anyone have any comments about similar Fuji cameras such as the S7000.

    All help is appreciated! Cheers
     
  2. Overlord69

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    Hi I've got a S7000 and I think it's great. You really get that "Fujifilm" colour. You can get it for a good price now. I've included a link to a in-depth review of the S7000, and another to some sample pictures:-

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms7000/ (Review)
    http://www.dpreview.com/gallery/?gallery=fujis7000_samples/ (Sample pictures)

    And a few very good digital camera review sites:-

    http://www.dpreview.com/ 5 star site
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/ 5 star site
    http://www.dcviews.com/
    http://www.dcresource.com/
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/
     
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    Hi all, would first like to say how impressed I am with the site.
    I have a couple of questions im sure you good people can help me with.
    1) Im into Wedding photography and am debating over two cameras to buy. The first is the Canon EOS 350D with both the 18-55 and 28-200 lenses.

    The second is the FinePix S9500 with the integrated 28-300 lens.

    My question is, which in your opinion would be best suited to wedding photography.
     
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    350D...no contest.. :D

    However, if you plan to charge people, you really should consider a substantial upgrade in your choice of lenses for much higher quality results.

    Obvious first to look at L series zooms and primes, which will cost rather more than the camera itself.
    Your gonna need a proper flash too, 550 or 580EX.....

    Our resident wedding expert will be along shortly.... :D

    Welcome to the forums..... :hiya:
     
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    :hiya: Thanks mate, I know wot im buying now.
     
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    Sorry to be a pest but, wot L lenses would you recommend
    for good quality Wedding photos.
     
  8. RobertP

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    I don't think L's are essential. There are plenty of good lenses that will do the job without breaking the bank completely.

    This is a Canon only forum where you can search on 'wedding' and see what others use.

    I think our regular 'tomson' is a paid wedding shooter so expect some good advice when he next visits. This is not a big photo forum so replies may be slow - but it is helpful.
     
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    First, you really want a shortish prime...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, or the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is better.

    Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM will give you a bit more reach in the church, and work well in low light.

    Add a zoom or two for extra flexability....

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

    Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM


    Dont forget a battery grip so you don't have to worry about changing so often, at least 4 batteries, a good tripod, Giottos Rocket Blower for Dust Bunnies, Remote release, filters to protect all your lenses, some artistic filters maybe, 550 or 580EX flashgun and a couple of sets of rechargeable 2300mah batterys, several 2 or 4gb cards as you'll be shooting in RAW, nice big camera bag.... :devil: :devil: :devil:

    If you manage all that, your gonna spend some SERIOUS money, but hey...everyone here will be everso jealous... :rotfl:
     
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    I tried an S9500 out at Mathers in Bolton. I wasn't impressed and ended walking out with a dslr. I could not live with the evf which I found grainy and difficult to determine focus on even in magnified mode. The AF was a bit slow in low light and added to this was the thought that the dslr images were a lot lower in noise at high iso, the S9500 was the same size as the dslr + kit lens (albeit slightly lighter) and there was no is/as for the long lens.
     
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