woady
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Fuji S5500

Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:04 am

Hi guys!

Does anyone on here use a Fuji S5500 who also has photos in the gallery? I'm just after a bit of advice.

Woady
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mrk25
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RE: Fuji S5500

Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:47 am

Hi Woady, I have an S5500 and a shot on A.net
http://images.airliners.net/open.file?id=845586

Hopefully this link will open it. I did however have difficulty getting quality shots from it.
Mark
 
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RE: Fuji S5500

Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:50 am

Ahhh so It's not just me then! What sort of settings do you use in general?

Thanks for letting me know!

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RE: Fuji S5500

Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:16 am

Guess who took delivery of a S5500 today then!

It's a lovely camera, and I'm looking forward to getting to know how the various functions work to produce decent pics. I've only ever been a point-and-shoot photographer before now.

Bit disappointed at the pitiful XD card that comes supplied though. 16MB is a joke! I went straight out and bought something bigger.
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RE: Fuji S5500

Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:22 am

Hey,

They are fantastic, i've got a top of yesterday picture with it at the moment, so it can't be bad at all!

You're right about the memory card, i've got the original 16MB, a 128MB and a 256MB,

Cheers,

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RE: Fuji S5500

Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:13 pm

I have a local supplier who fixed me up with an Olympus branded XD 256MB card for twenty quid so I'm not grumbling, and the camera wasn't hellishly expensive either.

I don't think I will be a PhotoGod but it will be nice to have something which seems to be midway between a point-and-shoot and one of the monster cameras
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woady
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RE: Fuji S5500

Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:48 am

Must be mine then... to be honest I did drop it down an embankment  Sad

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RE: Fuji S5500

Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:44 am

Hello Woady...

I had a S5500 when I started photography, the cam is good, I can assure you that you will get some great pics...

I you are thinking to buy a camera and you are not really sure about the S5500 try the Kodak Z740... The one i have got, its a very good camera...  Smile

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RE: Fuji S5500

Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:37 am

Also have a look at the Panasonic DMC-FZ5, I have that Camera. 12x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilization (very, very useful) and 5 Mega-Pixels.

Search my name in an Airliners.net Photo Database search to see some of my Photos taken with the Camera  Smile

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RE: Fuji S5500

Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:13 am

I've got an immense amount of respect for the real enthusiasts here and the investment they put into their hobby, but I would be out of my depth with the kind of work they do. The S5500 seemed like a good compromise to me.

Anyway let's see what it does. It's compact enough to go in the glove compartment of the car. I intend buying some decent filters for it as well as they seem to be a necessary purchase.
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RE: Fuji S5500

Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:45 am

Hi  Smile,
Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 9):
I've got an immense amount of respect for the real enthusiasts here and the investment they put into their hobby, but I would be out of my depth with the kind of work they do. The S5500 seemed like a good compromise to me.

Anyway let's see what it does. It's compact enough to go in the glove compartment of the car. I intend buying some decent filters for it as well as they seem to be a necessary purchase.

WhiteHatter, the Panasonic DMC-FZ5 isn't a DSLR, it's a prosumer just like the S5500, it fits in your Coat Pocket and is about the same size. It costs slightly more than the S5500, but it was the Image Stabilization I wanted so I paid the extra. I think I may look into buying some filters, which ones are you looking at?

To find out more about the Panasonic DMC-FZ5, here is a nice summary/review  

Cheers, Ryan 

[Edited 2005-07-28 02:46:39]
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RE: Fuji S5500

Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:36 pm

Quoting AIHTOURS (Reply 10):
WhiteHatter, the Panasonic DMC-FZ5 isn't a DSLR, it's a prosumer just like the S5500, it fits in your Coat Pocket and is about the same size. It costs slightly more than the S5500, but it was the Image Stabilization I wanted so I paid the extra. I think I may look into buying some filters, which ones are you looking at?

That is a nice camera.

Leica is a very old and respected name in optics as well. As for filters, I found an EBay seller who does a set of them for the camera at reasonable money so I may have a punt. Whilst there are balancing options on the camera for the various light conditions, I would think filtering the light optically rather than electronically compensating may be the better way to go.

As I said, I'm a novice at anything more than point and shoot, but I'm just following the same logic which dictates optical zoom will always be better than digital. Having the 'right' image hitting the camera will always be better than compensating after the image is captured. I was looking at a set of 3 filters, polarising UV and F-DL flourescent lighting filters.
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RE: Fuji S5500

Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:27 am

Well I'm off...and learning huge amounts already!

I just invested in a genuine Fuji branded telephoto lens for it, and have submitted a few of the photos I've done so far to see what happens. I intend being all grown-up about it and to be honest I would be happy if all five in the queue got rejected as then I can learn from the reasons.

And whilst I remember...many thanks to Corey Robinson for his help sorting out where I was going wrong with trying to upload.
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