IAH777
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Anyone Shooting A Fujifilm S5 Yet?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:06 am

Some of you may be aware Fujifilm recently released the S5 to market. Priced in the vicinity of US$1900, the S5 is basically a D200 with Fuji's own 12.2 MP (6.1 + 6.1) sensor. Portrait and wedding photogs are mostly singing the S5's praises for accurate skin tones, but I don't shoot people. Unless those people happen to be standing next to an airplane. Even then, skin tones aren't a priority for me. Just when I thought I'd decided on a replacement for my D70, Fuji releases the S5.

If anyone picked one up, how is it for aviation photography? Is it worth the extra scratch for the additional 2 MP over the D80 or D200?
 
VICE911
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RE: Anyone Shooting A Fujifilm S5 Yet?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:13 am

Hi,
From what i've heard it is still pretty slow, especially writting speed to the CF card.
Thanks for looking. Yuan Le
Back in China now. Camera used: Nikon D70 D50 D200 D40 FUJI S3 PRO Canon 400D. Now with Nikon D7000.
 
EK20
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RE: Anyone Shooting A Fujifilm S5 Yet?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:16 am

I read about it last week in Amateur Photographer but they hadn't reviewed it yet. Not till the next issue.




There's a review of a pre-production model here:
http://www.thinkcamera.com/news/article.asp?UAN=366&v=1

[Edited 2007-03-16 20:25:25]
 
IAH777
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RE: Anyone Shooting A Fujifilm S5 Yet?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:18 am

I've read several reviews, but none dealing specifically with the type of shooting we do here.

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