Canon EOS D10 vs. Fuji S2: Opinions?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by David Sleeter, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Hi Folks:

    In April of 2003 I bought a Fuji Finepix S2 camera body, and 2 autofocus
    Tamron lenses. I've been a "Canon person" for many years, but I bought the
    Fuji (with its Nikon body) because it was the only affordable 6.1 megapixel
    camera available at the time, and I needed that resolution for my publishing

    Since Canon came out with their Eos D10, though it's priced substantially
    below the Fuji, I've consistently heard that it's a slightly better camera
    in terms of hardware and firmware engineering. It uses a new CMOS-type chip,
    and it also has a "bulb" shutter setting that the Fuji lacks.

    I'm seriously considering the idea of selling my Fuji equipment, and
    replacing it with a brand new Eos D10 body and the same Tamron lenses, but
    with the Canon mounts.

    In the current market, the sale of my used Fuji equipment would bring almost
    enough to pay for the new Canon equipment. But before I do this, I want to
    get some expert opinions. My questions are as follows.

    1. In general photographic use, is the Canon body really better than the
    Fuji body? For example, are things like brightness/contrast and color
    balance better? I shoot a lot of black & white, and with my Fuji exposures,
    I DO spend some time readjusting the brightness and contrast in Photoshop.

    2. How does the Canon's CMOS chip compare in terms of noise? I have a
    Celestron Nexstar 11 GPS, and I'm considering using the camera/telescope
    combo for astrophotoraphy.

    3. And I have another application too. I have a scanning electron microscope
    in my shop, and for photography I use a 35mm. film camera. It takes the
    scope about 60 seconds to scan an image onto the film. I'd like to use a
    digital camera, but my Fuji is limited to a 30 second exposure. With the
    Eos's bulb setting, I could do the 60 second exposure. But I'm wondering if
    the image would look good, or would it contain a lot of noise?

    Canon vs. Fuji. I'm in need of some good advice. My thanks in advance for
    any helpful opinions or suggestions.

    David Sleeter
    David Sleeter, Jul 22, 2004
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  2. David Sleeter

    Zebedee Guest

    I can't help your specific questions but... you can buy an adaptor to put
    Nikon lenses onto a Canon, made by Novoflex and sold by SRB Film Service for
    £100 approx.

    I have been a lifelong Nikon man but what with the fact Nikon refuses to
    allow anybody to use Manual Focus lenses with all but the D2, I can save
    myself a bundle by buying a Canon D300 and a Novoflex adaptor.

    This Nikon man's going Canon due to Nikon's blatant profiteering.



    (Claiming asylum in an attempt
    to escape paying his debts to
    Dougal and Florence)
    Zebedee, Jul 22, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    Check to see if you local camera store(s) have a 10D to rent. The one close
    to me does. Try it and a lens that you have an equivalent for out and
    compare with your Fuji.
    Skip M, Jul 23, 2004
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