Fuji S2 Pro reliability

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Juhani Vanhala, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. I just bought the Fuji S2 Pro camera from Ritz Camera. Dealer tried hard to
    sell me their extended coverage plan, which supposedly covers pretty much
    any damage I might be able to cause to the camera. I did not buy it, because
    the price was quite high - over $300/year.

    Those of you that have used Fuji S2 Pro for longer time, do you think S2 is
    so fragile that extended coverage would be worth the money? I still have 10
    days to reconsider the decision. I usually handle my camera fairly
    carefully, and so far I have not been able to break neither my Nikon F100
    not Sony DSC-S70 after several years of use.

    - Juhani
    Juhani Vanhala, Nov 23, 2003
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  2. Juhani Vanhala

    Mr3 Guest

    This is really an insurance plan, not a service plan.

    Depending on the plan, the Ritz salesman could be making more commission on
    the service plan than he did on the camera. Hence the hard close.

    Service plans are usually priced at 2x cost and the service is performed by
    a third party which could be the factory authorized refurb center, not the
    'real' factory service center.

    You have to decide whether you need this kind of insurance.


    Mr3, Nov 23, 2003
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  3. Juhani Vanhala

    Gavin Cato Guest

    You'll be fine. It's not a cheapo built camera like a canon 300d.

    It certainly not pro build quality (i.e. your f100 is built much better) but
    it's still pretty rugged.
    Gavin Cato, Nov 23, 2003
  4. I think the extended warranty isn't such a bad idea in an expensive,
    complicated and very expensive-to-repair electronic device.

    However, $300 is an unbelievable rip-off. Look at the Mack warranty, which
    is what most retailers carry (Ritz doesn't) http://tinyurl.com/nvvm . Mack
    is $80 for 3 years after the manufacturer's warranty . Do a google search on
    Mack warranties on the web and in these newsgroups, and ask the question on
    the Fuji digital SLR forum at DP Review http://tinyurl.com/w6hg . There are
    lots of opinions about the Mack warranty, both positive and negative, but I
    think EVERYONE will tell you $300/year is a ridiculous deal.

    Howard McCollister, Nov 23, 2003
  5. Juhani Vanhala

    Mike Guest

    may be marginally more expensive.
    Your household insurance may cover your gear for accidental damage and
    theft. Always read the small print on any agreement as a matter or course.
    Mike Sansom
    Mike, Nov 23, 2003
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