melflyer
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Fuji Finepix 2800 Help Needed!

Wed Oct 30, 2002 12:36 pm

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.

MELflyer
 
JeffM
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RE: Fuji Finepix 2800 Help Needed!

Wed Oct 30, 2002 1:29 pm

Brendan,
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.

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Jeff Miller
 
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RE: Fuji Finepix 2800 Help Needed!

Sat Nov 02, 2002 4:13 am

MEL,

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?)

Greg
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RE: Fuji Finepix 2800 Help Needed!

Sat Nov 02, 2002 4:36 am

MEL,

Go to http://www.dpreview.com

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

Steve
 
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RE: Fuji Finepix 2800 Help Needed!

Sat Nov 02, 2002 10:34 pm

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.

DC-10

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