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Fuji Finepix 2800 Help Needed!  
User currently offlineMELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2372 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?

Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2351 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.

Here are two that I used the Fuji 2800 on:

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All my others I used the Olympus C-700UZ.

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.

Good luck.

Jeff Miller

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2322 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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User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2328 times:


Go to http://www.dpreview.com

Look for the new 3800 Fuji, it is 3.1 MP about the same price as the 2800


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

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.


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