NWA742
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Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:37 am

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!


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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:01 am

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.

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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:33 pm

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
 
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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:34 pm

whats with the strange stuff in the middle of my reply?
 
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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:48 pm

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.

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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:52 pm

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
 
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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:54 pm

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
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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:11 am

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!!!

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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:01 pm

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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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:07 am

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?



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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:31 am

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

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RE: Fuji Finepix S5000 Digital Camera

Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:20 pm

Try not to import from america as you will get skinned for import tax when its delivered.
 
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Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:16 pm

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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