MELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
I was just wanting to know if anybody here was using the Fuji Finepix 2800 for aviation photography and if so, could you point me in the direction of any of your shots here on a.net. I am looking for a digital but dont yet want to part with the AUD$2000 - $2500 for something with higher megapixels and a larger optical zoom. Is the zoom in this camera any good?
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
I have one that I use for around the house stuff and it is a great little camera. But, I have had limited success using it around the airfield. You cannot set the shutter speed, so you must be very steady or lucky. Or, just use it in the cockpit, or out on the ramp. The zoom allows for some good composition, but lacks the extra length to really make it a winner.
I really like using it around the house, and it works with a standard first flash slave, so you can add some extra light if you need it. A lot of digitals won't fire a slave properly as they have a pre-flash for metering, thus tripping the slave before the "actual" exposure flash.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
I just got a Finepix 2800 as well, and recently took my first aviation shots with it...I love the camera, and I'll be submitting those shots today, Ill let you know how they go...out of curiosity, how much did you pay for it? I paid US $380 for mine (about AUD $750 or so I guess?)
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DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
DO NOT BUY THE FUJI FINEPIX 3800 (OR S304.)
I went to my local shop and the focus is awful.
I wanted it for Christmas and I was so glad I went with my parents to look at it. It is terrible!
I'm now getting the Olympus C-720.