Fuji FinePix 9000 owners.

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Denny B, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    Are there any Fuji FinePix 9000 owners willing to
    share information about this digital camera.
    Does it live up to its performance as advertised?
    What are the pros and cons to watch out for?
    Does it perform as advertised in low light?
    Any other information you care to volunteer
    will be kindly appreciated.

    I am quite interested in purchasing this digital camera.

    Thanks in advance
    Denny B
     
    Denny B, Jan 19, 2006
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  2. Denny B

    Sel Guest

    Not a point and shoot. Needs learning.
    I find it very usable at iso800.
    Hi Denny

    You need to be here
    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1012
    to ask those questions and do some reading.
    Friendly lot.
    Yes I do have a s9xxx and I love it to bits. Check my photo link below.

    Sel ........ :)
     
    Sel, Jan 20, 2006
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  3. I have bought Fuji FinePix 9000. I love it. I use a freeware s7raw
    http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-PaloAlto/9919/s7raw.html
    to process the raw file from the camera. It is interesting that this program
    is not made by Fuji, but it can process Fuji raw files a whole lot better
    than the Fuji program that comes with the camera. This program processes my
    9 mega pixel Fuji raw file into 18 mega pixel TIFF. It is possible because
    the pixels in Fuji image sensor are arranged diagonally.

    The only thing about this camera that I can complain about is the relatively
    small LCD panel in the back, and there is no image stabilizer.

    I use Photoshop Elements 4, which still hasn't got the plug-in to work with
    the raw file from FinePix 9000. I always use s7raw to process the raw file
    into TIFF and then use Photoshop Elements 4 to do the rest.

    The ISO is from 80 to 1600. There is almost no noise in 80 and a lot of
    noise in 1600 (I think that is natural). I use a program called Neat Image
    http://www.neatimage.com/
    to eliminate the noise with very good result.

    The zoom is manual (not motorized) from 0.8 to 10.7 times (28-300mm
    equivalent) and the aperture changes from f2.8 to f4.9 correspondingly
    within that range.

    Personally I am satisfied with the camera (especially the 18 mega pixel I
    can get out of it).

    Any specific question you want to ask about the camera?



    Best Regards,

    Wannabe
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    WannabeSomeone, Jan 20, 2006
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  4. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    Sel, thank you for your reply. I find those pictures
    outstanding and I am not looking for any better. After
    30+ years with three 35mm film bodies and 7 lenses
    I am not going to spend years going through the
    which digital camera is "BEST" nonsense.

    I want to spend the time taking pictures.

    I went to Future Shop here in Canada yesterday and had a
    look at the Fuji S9000. I spent about ten minutes
    with the camera, I like the camera. I did not spend longer
    because the store alarm that the camera was attached to
    kept on going off and they had to keep on getting the store
    manager to come and switch the alarm off, so after a few
    more times I left.

    I will go back and check this camera out again.

    Sel one question I have. Can one get used to the
    electronic view finder? It was the first time I looked
    through an EVF on a still camera and it seemed strange
    after all the years with a 35mm film OVF. I would
    appreciate your opinion here.

    Thanks in advance
    Denny B
     
    Denny B, Jan 20, 2006
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  5. Denny B

    Sel Guest

    Thanks for the kind comments.
    I am blown away by the results I get from this camera. The prints from
    it are better than anything I ever got out of my good 35mm gear and
    darkroom and I don't need a bag of lenses etc. You do have to resize to
    screen resolution and resharpen for screen display. Not a fault of the
    camera more a case of the low resolution dpi of monitors.
    I feel the same way.
    Thats a pain !!
    I like the way it lays in your hands asking to be used :)
    No problem. I had a s7000 before the s9500/9000. It took one good
    shooting session to get used to it. It has advantages like it brightens
    the display automaticly as the light level drops. It has a live
    hystogram and all the other info always available, plus a grid for
    framing. All can be switched on and off as you view.

    When you go back for another look try pressing the Disp/Back button on
    the back as you view, also the Info button on the side.

    If you are keen on printing, take a look at Qimage.
    http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/
    Wonderful program. Best there is IMO.

    Regards,

    Sel ...... :)
     
    Sel, Jan 20, 2006
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  6. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    This is what I immediately noticed about the camera.
    It just feels right in your hand.


    I find the above features you mention great just what is needed.
    Hystogram......great.
    I can rest my Gossen and Minolta incident meters.
    Also my Pentax and Minolta spot meters.

    I am looking foreward to checking these.

    I like having an inclusive camera, everything
    there. Just getting used to a camera with all
    the basics there.
    Sel I will look into this program.

    Thanks kindly for the good info.

    Regards
    Denny B
     
    Denny B, Jan 21, 2006
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  7. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    and check this camera out again.


    Stewy, thank you for your reply.
    ..
    LOL in regards the above, so true.

    Denny B
     
    Denny B, Jan 25, 2006
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  8. Denny B

    RobG Guest

    I have one. I use it. I like it - a lot. However... unless you're serious
    about photography and are willing to put in some serious time to learn how
    this camera works, I wouldn't recommend it. Look for something simpler.

    Think seriously about your purchase - this IS NOT a dSLR, despite the way
    it looks. It is also NOT a simple point and shoot camera - it is somewhere
    in the middle, neither fish nor fowl. Those who have come to grips wih it,
    love it. Those who haven't, don't. That's the way life is.

    You'll get all sorts of negative "Don't buy Fuji crap" type comments here.
    Some of them will be true - most will be from the weak-minded who just bash
    whatever is in the frame at the moment; use some discretion, and make sure
    you enable your BS filter when you read replies to your post - including
    mine.


    If you are serious about image making, then go and have a play with one,
    for as long as the store will let you. If you buy one, read the manual
    before you do anything else. Then sit down with the manual and the camera
    and learn how it works. Then, go and shoot lots of pix, until the camera
    becomes an extention of yourself. Then you'll like it a lot too.

    And don't let the lack of image stablisation put you off, either -
    photographers were using long lenses long before electronic wizardry was
    put into cameras - you don't need it (but I will admit that it could be
    useful - sometimes).

    Rob
    http://braveulysses.deviantart.com/gallery/
     
    RobG, Jan 26, 2006
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