Fujifilm FinePix S100 Question by Jeffrey Dach

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Jeffrey Dach, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Jeffrey Dach

    Jeffrey Dach Guest

    The Fujifilm FinePix S100FS digital camera is appealing because of a
    number of things. One, it has tremendous low light capability with ASA
    up to 10,000. Number two, it can emulate different Fuji films. I
    used to love the prints made from Fuji Velvia slide film of sunsets
    with my old Nikon on a tripod with a shutter release. Using a 50mm
    fixed manual lens stopped down to F16 or F22, I bracketed with three
    or four exposures and usually got at least one shot that was
    superlative. I used a shutter release for 10-20 second exposure
    times. I wonder how the S100 would under the same conditions? To
    me, another attractive feature is the dedicated lens which has wide
    angle and telephoto capability. No more switching the lens in the
    field. Another feature is the proprietary high speed CCD chip. I have
    an old Fuji V10 which has served me well over the years. I liked the
    fact it could fit into the pocket and take it anywhere. So much so
    that I have considered upgrading it to the FD50. I also have an old
    Nikon D70 with a dedicated digital lens which I like very much, but is
    somewhat bulky and I am afraid to take it on trips because I worry
    about breaking it. The S100 seems a bit pricey, 800 bucks at B&H. Is
    it really the best in its class, or is there another competitive
    digital camera that's considered better?

    In terms of printing, lately I have actually drifted away from making
    prints. However, I used to use an Epson with archival ink that gave
    very large prints. Any suggestions on a replacement for it?

    Jeffrey Dach
    Jeffrey Dach, Apr 7, 2008
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  2. Jeffrey Dach

    Jufi Guest

    Just because if it can shoot at ISO 10K doesn't mean you'll get useful
    results. Don't worry about those so-called "film" modes. You can post
    process to your heart's content with any decent editing software and achieve
    whatever look you want. If you're willing to carry something the size of
    that Fuji, take a look at the lower priced SLRs, like the Nikon D60 and the
    Canon Rebel Xsi. Either one will allow you to shoot at higher ISOs and
    produce nice results, much better than the Fuji.
    Take a look at the R1800...
    Jufi, Apr 7, 2008
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  3. Jeffrey Dach

    Jeffrey Dach Guest


    I checked it out and the R1800 has been replaced by the R1900 which
    looks good. Thanks for the tip.

    BTW what do you think of the Fuji FD50?

    Jeffrey Dach
    Jeffrey Dach, Apr 8, 2008
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