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Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera  
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of picking up a Fuji Finepix S5000 digital camera. I'm an amateur photographer, looking to get some pics uploaded on airliners.net.

Anybody have one of these? What do you think of them?

I appreciate any input!


-NWA742

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

It will be fine for "walk around town" snapshots. I would not buy it for anything other then that, though you should be able to get a few in here with it.

-Jeff


User currently offlineBazzaldonbond From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT AND Bunbury (BUY / YBUN), Australia - Western Australia">BUY ONE I HAVE ONE AND ITS A WASTE OF MONEY FOR AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY

User currently offlineBazzaldonbond From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

whats with the strange stuff in the middle of my reply?

User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

I'm not sure Bazza; it's code. I've seen it before - there seem to be certain words or letters that trigger airport abbreviations.

It's a conspiracy, I tells ya  Laugh out loud



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineKFLLSpotter From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 104 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

I have the same model camera and it isn't too good for aviation photography. It has a time delay so you must hit the button and pan with the aircraft if your looking to get a landing shot,etc. It's also a 3 mega pixel cam, so getting a shot in here isn't easy. I'd say try and look for another cam. Best of luck finding something!  Smile

User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Save your money !!!!. Save up the extra cash and buy a S7000. If you want to see what you can do with the S7000 check out my photo's on A.Net. (search/photographer/simon curtis).

For what its worth i currently have 125 photo's on the site within 4 months of starting photography. So if anyone tells you "You must have a DSLR to get on A.Net" its complete RUBBISH !!!!!

My main piece of advise is get some good post process software like Adobe photoshop 7. If monies a problem get a lower version. If you want photo's on A.Net 99% of the time they will need the help of photoshop !! Also ask for help on this forum. Many people will help you in your goal (as they did with me at the start)

Good luck
Simon
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy





Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

I don't recommend you the S5000.

One month ago I was in the same situation.
I hesitate for the S5000, the minolta Z2 and finally the canon S1 IS.
for the S5000, I see many peoples talking about the high compression jpg. Really great look but bad compression and the mode for the 6 MP is horrible.
The look of the minolta Z2 is ugly. And . No more for me.

I decide to buy the Canon S1 IS for an extra 100$ difference of the S5000.
I have it for about 3 weeks now and I am so happy with it.
I finally enter the family of A.net this week with first 2 shots accepted...YES...
the image stabilizer is awesome... I buy the conversion lens adapter with and he look very nice....


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I hop that I help you!!!

Regard
YULtoPEI



PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon 30D and D60]
User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Don't buy the S5000, it is an utter piece of crap.
Luckily I found some fool who bought it from me 3 months later.
I still managed to get some pictures on a.net with it, but with extensive reworking :

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Will



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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Thanks for the input guys, I am reconsidering my choice.

So now, might I ask what digital camera would you guys recommend in the price range of $300-500?



-NWA742


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Whats the S7000 cost over there ????? If its in your price range i would go for that !!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineBazzaldonbond From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Try not to import from america as you will get skinned for import tax when its delivered.

User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Try not to import from america as you will get skinned for import tax when its delivered

Is Texas a seperate country now? Smile/happy/getting dizzy I can recommend the Olympus C765UZ, currently $425 from amazon.com. 10 x optical zoom, 4 megapixel. Downside is the measly 16mb xd card supplied with it, but flash memory is dropping in price at the moment.


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