Fuji S2 Pro Problems

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by IMKen, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. IMKen

    IMKen Guest

    I have heard that the Fuji S2 Pro has a serious problem with the Sensor
    dying or it's power supply dying shortly after the one year warranty
    expires. Repairing cost $1000 plus.

    Anybody know anything about this?

    Been thinking about the FUJI S3 Pro when it comes out but now having second
    thoughts. Hate to invest over $2000 in a camera designed to run for only 1
    year then require that you spend another $1000+ to keep it alive.

    Ken
     
    IMKen, Aug 17, 2004
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  2. IMKen

    Helge Olsen Guest

    Buy the camera with extended warranty from a reputable dealer. Several
    places on the net offer 3 year warranty for between 5 and 10 per cent of the
    purchase price.

    /Helge
     
    Helge Olsen, Aug 17, 2004
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  3. Since the previous reply was useless I did a little research (that you
    could/should have done yourself). www.dpreview.com has lots of information
    on these cameras and almost 100 messages by users in addition to the fuji
    slr forum. I see no mention of a recurring problem but you should read it
    for yourself. The S3 is at the top of my list for next camera. I can't wait
    to see the full review of a production copy. If it can give an extended
    range of tones then as an arts photographer I can really benefit from it.
     
    Gene Palmiter, Aug 17, 2004
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  4. Mine's going strong at 1.7 years or so. I've got an extended warranty
    on it, anyway.

    And I've never heard this claim before.
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Aug 17, 2004
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  5. IMKen

    [BnH] Guest

    I have a 11months old S2 Pro and 17 months old one here ... both do not
    exhibit that problem.
    Primarily used for studio and sometimes outdoor ppl shot.

    =bob=
     
    [BnH], Aug 18, 2004
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  6. IMKen

    Crownfield Guest

    2 years, no such problem.
     
    Crownfield, Aug 18, 2004
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  7. Whoever told you this - were they dragging their knuckles along on the
    ground at the same time?

    Arts
     
    Arty Phacting, Aug 18, 2004
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  8. IMKen

    IMKen Guest

    Well, Fuji said there have been a few cases but it is not anything major
    unless of course, it is your camera that dies. I wish I knew the definition
    of FEW. I will send them another email.

    I did the Dpreview forum first thing when I heard of the problem. I
    have a Professional friend ho has 3 Fuji's His S1 died and now one of his
    S2's has died from a black screen.

    So the problem is real. Just depends on how lucky we feel. Perhaps the
    problem is corrected with the S3 as Fuji is evidently aware of some
    failures.

    Me, I am strictly an amateur that appreciates good photographs. I do like
    to invest in products that last more than a year or so. I still have my 30
    year old Nikon F's that have never failed even though they have been drug
    all through the Pacific Atolls on diving/filming expeditions.

    Thanks for the inputs


    Ken
     
    IMKen, Aug 18, 2004
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