Fuji Fine Pix Vs Nikon D1

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by D.Yacovone, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. D.Yacovone

    D.Yacovone Guest

    How does the Fuji Fine Pix S2 compare to the Nikon D1 or Nikon D100 as far
    as durability and ease of use?.
    D.Yacovone, Jan 8, 2004
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    Crownfield Guest

    I love my S2!

    Very easy to use,
    with depth of extra features.
    Crownfield, Jan 8, 2004
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    MG Guest

    "> How does the Fuji Fine Pix S2 compare to the Nikon D1 or Nikon D100 as

    have the D1 and S2. First of all, it is hard to compare the ease of use
    since I used the D1 for quite some time before buying the S2. I tried the
    D100 also before choosing the Fuji.

    The D1 series is much more durable and that durability equates into weight.
    I like the weight and heft and ergonomics of the D1 and beside it, the Fuji
    seems very small and light. The Fuji and the D100 are quite similar with
    some differences. The Fuji is a little bit larger and heavier if you use
    the D100 without the optional grip. I believe the D100 meters in 1/3 stops
    and the S2 in 1/2 stops. Color is better in my opinion from the S2 but not
    a huge amount by any means. D100 takes the accessory grip without
    modification while the S2 will take the grip for the F80 with some shaving.
    Battery usage is superior with the D100 but I find that by buying batteries
    in bulk (CR123a 20for $25 and buying good rechargeable AA Nimh) the
    battery thing is a non-issue as far as I am concerned. My wife also shoots
    with an S2 and we came back from two weeks in Romania with over 1000 travel
    photos and we had to change batteries (AA) twice and recharged them with
    MAHAs 204 charger which is very small and lightweight and works on any
    current. We replaced the 123a batteries once each but still had fair life
    in them when we exchanged them.

    The S2 shines with being able to use the older and now much cheaper SB
    series of speedlights for TTL while the D100 needs the newest DX models
    (expensive) for true TTL shooting. My wife and I both have older SB25
    flashes along with SB20 and SB15 and they work great in TTL.

    Both the D100 and S2 will not meter with MF lenses, something the D1 series
    does well. A bad spot for the D1 seems to be the rubber covering of the
    camera and the CF flash card door. I have replaced the door rubber once and
    had to re-glue it one more time.

    My favorite is the D1 series for carrying and shooting with long lenses
    (over 300mm 2.8) while I like the S2 for general shooting. Images are more
    realistic from the S2 and can be enlarged bigger than the D1 but the down
    side of the S2 is the antiquated RAW converter you are given to convert the
    RAF files. If you have Photoshop CS, I think it converts RAF files. A few
    other's convert them also.

    I use both cameras a lot and like them a lot. My next one will be a Nikon
    D2x if and when it comes out.

    MG, Jan 8, 2004
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