Fuji F3 Pro (what niche?)

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by RichA, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    It's above the 20D canon (IMO) but below that $7000 thing
    from Canon. Is it "pro" or is it the high end of "prosumer?"
    RichA, Mar 22, 2005
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    andrew29 Guest

    Few consumers will buy it. Wedding photographers are sure to be a
    prime target, though.

    andrew29, Mar 22, 2005
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  3. The $7k from Canon 1DS gets you full-frame. Maybe the S3 is between the 20D
    and 1D mkII (it certainly is if you are comparing focal length
    Dave R knows who, Mar 22, 2005
  4. RichA

    McLeod Guest

    There is a lot more to image quality than megapixels. Remember that
    every digital image starts out as analog voltages on the CCD or CMOS
    and is converted by the camera manufacturers A/D convertor. This
    makes a lot more difference than most people seem to understand. If
    you don't believe me take a look at how many different cameras Sony
    puts their 6.1 MP CCD in and the differences between the image quality
    on the dpreview site.
    McLeod, Mar 22, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    McLeod wrote:

    This is one of those things that make me wonder if the ISO 200 bottom on
    the D70 isn't artificial to draw pros away from it and into the higher
    end Nikon cameras. Backfire ... they go to Kodak or Fujifilm.

    Pentax also hold out to an ISO 200 minimum, but K-M go to 100 with what
    is the same sensor (or a close variant). And the noise figures (on
    dpreview) for the K-M is somewhat better than both at most ISO settings.

    Alan Browne, Mar 23, 2005
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    JPS Guest

    In message <d1qi83$29s$>,
    Different CFAs, AA filters, and microlenses provide different levels of
    sensitivity. Average grey can be wherever the manufacturer wants in the
    RAW dynamic range. The % of well saturation level assigned to the
    highest RAW value at the lowest ISO can vary, etc, etc.

    The bottom line is this: if you take two cameras, and shoot a grey card
    with each, at the same aperture and shutter speed, at the lowest ISO,
    what is the headroom in the channels? One camera's "ISO 200" may have a
    stop more headroom than another's "ISO 100", and the difference is only
    one of logistics; the cameras may have the same sensitivity, just
    different reference points and numbers assigned.
    JPS, Mar 23, 2005
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