Marco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4109 times:
Does anyone shoot with Fugifilm FinePix S2 Pro? Would S2 Pro users care to share and post a couple of their photos on here? Really intersted to see some of the image samples. How do you like the camera and its handling? Thanks for sharing.
Marco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
Wow!!! The color dynamic of Fugifilm SCCD definately blows my mind. The image is very clean with great color rendition. I am wondering if you have to do a lot of post processing or apply few touch-up right out of the S2 Pro? Do you forsee any upgrade to S3 in the near future when it is released this summer?
You seems to be doing a might fine job with your S1. Are you looking to move to S2 or S3 Pro? I continue to keep my eyes out for you photos with S# Pro in the future.
Redfox From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4005 times:
Thanks for the compliment. I do little post image processing, change brightness/contrast resize and sharpen. The S2-pro does produce a clean low noise image so I can afford to use high ISO's. Some of my earlier submissions are fairly noisey but this was down to my post processing technique using the wrong sharpening settings is USM. I always shoot in JPEG as there seems to be little benefit when quality/number of shots per card is considered (of course RAW is best but highest JPEG is a good compromise).
when the news of S3-pro broke I thought must have... now I feel the S2-pro is good enough S3-pro wont make anyone a better photographer, experience will. I am excited with the wider dynamic range of S3-pro so I may consider if any faults or dead/hot pixels creep in over time. There are no deal/hot pixels in my S2 camera and coming from a CCTV (closed circuit television) background where every camera will have 10's of not 100's of dead/hot pixels and they are only 500 x 500ish pixels!!! not 3000 x 2000ish.
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 376 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3950 times:
I have had an S2 since August 02 and before that the S1 not thinking of moving to the S3 in a rush. Feature wise its not as big an improvement as the 2 was to 1 and were wait and see how well the sensor works....
DB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3916 times:
I've had the S2 since July 2002 and have taken about 11,000 photos with it. The vast majority haven't been processed yet due to lack of time but someday.... if I ever stop taking more photos to add to the backlog. I've added about 600 S2 photos to airliners.net and more to a competing site.
Like Paul, I'm in no rush to buy the S3 but if the price is right then maybe I'll consider it as my S2 warranty (double warranty with the AMEX card) will run out in July. I've been very happy with the S2, particularly with the larger images that it produces in comparison to the D100 and D60/10D.
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