fujifilm s2pro CCD failed - fixed outside of warranty

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Scott Cadzow, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Scott Cadzow

    Scott Cadzow Guest

    Just got my s2pro camera back from Fujufilm Australia.

    The CCD suddenly failed after less than 6000 photos.
    My previous (consumer) digital camera lasted over 15000 pics.
    Looking at dpreview and google, this appears to be a known problem.

    They replaced my faulty CCD 5 months outside of warranty for free!
    They also cleaned, adjusted and replaced broken lugs for just AUS $90.

    Congrats to the fantastic bastards at Fujifilm Australia for their excellent
    customer service.

    I am now confident about purchasing the s3 as they look after their
    professional
    users (not that I'm professional) and this time with an extended warranty...

    Scott.
     
    Scott Cadzow, Jun 12, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Thats good but, wouldn't you have preferred that it did not fail? How long
    before the S3 fails and is in the repair shop for a month or two. I assume
    you have Nikon glass, have you considered one of the Nikons in the range or
    perhaps the D100 replacement (whatever, whenever that will be)?
     
    Pete D, Jun 12, 2005
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  3. Scott Cadzow

    Scott Cadzow Guest

    Yes, I'm invested in Nikon glass.

    Also looking at the D70 which appears to be popular. I've had a play with
    the s3 which is impressive. However, I wish fuji increased their flash sync
    speed for hand-held shots on a longer lens.

    My next camera is 18 months off so I may be looking at the s4 or D200.

    Scott
     
    Scott Cadzow, Jun 13, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Personally I find the D70 a disapointment in a couple of areas, the D70s is
    better as it now has a wired remote release but I think it still does not do
    mirror lock up. Still being a 6MP it may not be any improvement, the S2
    is/was very good if a bit on the heavy side.
     
    Pete D, Jun 13, 2005
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  5. How about the D2X?
     
    John Phillips, Jun 13, 2005
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  6. Scott Cadzow

    Scott Cadzow Guest

    [...]
    I don't mind the extra weight and size. The s3 is even heavier/bigger than
    the s2. I like the built-in verticle grip and the advertised extra CCD
    technology to help improve highlight detail. Don't know if it has mirror
    lock up.

    When I visited my local fuji office to fix my s2, the guy asked me if I
    wanted
    to see his s3. I said yes. He then went to the hot boot of his car to grab
    his
    camera that had been sitting there all morning (and possibly all week).
    Ouch.

    Scott
     
    Scott Cadzow, Jun 13, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    My only experience with the S2 was a ten day event last year, was not happy
    with auto settings but used manually I got some great results, this was all
    for publishing in a newspaper so was mostly B&Wbut did include concerts at
    night, etc.
     
    Pete D, Jun 13, 2005
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