My Camera Upgrade

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by jason.nichols, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Hi Group,

    Just after a bit of advice from the group.
    For the past few years I have owned a fuji s5000, and whilst very happy
    with the results, i was often a bit upset whist taking what i would
    call "action" shots the shutter speed seemed too slow for waht i was
    after larger blow-ups seemed to pixelate etc.

    Anyway, some little grub decided to help themselves to it from my
    vaction hire-car a few weeks ago and Mr Insurance is going to settle my
    claim. Now seems a good time to invest in a new toy, I am liking the
    Fuji s3 and am after a bit of advice on this and a good general purpose
    lens, kids, bit of sport (fast bikes mainly) and good quality hoilday
    snaps.

    Thanks
    Jason
     
    jason.nichols, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. jason.nichols

    eawckyegcy Guest

    www.google.com: "fuji s3 review"; 862 hits

    What more do you need to know?
     
    eawckyegcy, Oct 17, 2005
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  3. I was hoping perhaps that somebody had used one and had some good / bad
    views, also I did ask about a lens for this camera.

    Thanks again
    J
     
    jason.nichols, Oct 17, 2005
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  4. jason.nichols

    eawckyegcy Guest

    Yes, people have used them and reported their experiences.

    We call these people "reviewers", and their comments are trivially
    discovered at google, since their articles usually have the word
    "review" and the name of the item under consideration in the title.

    Did you read any of them? Why not?

    I recommend you just short-circuit the process and go to a local camera
    store and try one. A point is rapidly reached when gathering _more_
    commentary is a waste of your time: why consider the the views of
    total strangers of unknown integrity when you can assess your own
    observations of the equipment in-hand?
     
    eawckyegcy, Oct 17, 2005
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  5. Thanks,
    Reading through this newsgroup sarcasm seems to be a trait, I wonder
    why?
    I have in fact read quite a few reviews and I, perhaps you do not, have
    to ask myself are these reviews bias in anyway (free merchandise,
    sponsorship etc).
    I am sorry to say that the local camera stores in my area seem to be
    more worried about the makes they have in stock, not one has given me a
    good review on a camera they do not have / do not stock.

    I hope someone else reads this post and just posts their thoughts, not
    their sarcasm, they may even think that they too were once on the verge
    of buying their first DSLR
     
    jason.nichols, Oct 17, 2005
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  6. jason.nichols

    G.T. Guest

    Maybe he did and is looking for a little dialog here. Not something he can
    really get by reading a review.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 17, 2005
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  7. I don't think of reviewers as camera "users", but as camera "testers".
    Whilst they might be able to highlight a defect or inconvenience, thay
    don't use all the cameras they review for a six month extended stretch.
    To request comments from the owners of cameras is not unreasonable, I
    think.

    I hope you find the comments you are seeking, Jason.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Oct 18, 2005
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  8. I agree. I would have responded to the OP if I had any experience with the
    model he was interested in. It's a shame that reasonable questions can
    garner so much vitriol here. If one can't answer, it would be nice if they
    would just NOT answer.
     
    Charles Schuler, Oct 19, 2005
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  9. jason.nichols

    eawckyegcy Guest

    Then why did you answer? You aren't filled with that "vitriol", are
    you? ("Let those without sin cast the first stone ...")

    Feh.

    Had there been nothing else on the net, your point would be sustained.
    But this is not the case. Not even close. Let's go to google again
    and see what we find:

    www.google.com: "fuji s3 review"

    First hit is:

    http://www.bythom.com/fujis3review.htm

    Please read this carefully and tell me, honestly, what _more_ you
    believe could be obtained via a query on USENET, versus, say, going to
    a camera store and actually holding the thing in your hand? And if you
    can't go to the store and hold it prior to purchase, just how much
    USENET traffic do you think it will take to convince an intelligent
    consumer to buy the thing, sight unseen?
     
    eawckyegcy, Oct 20, 2005
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  10. jason.nichols

    G.T. Guest

    Hypothetical and fictitious discussion:

    OP: I read that the feeling of the controls on the Fuji S3 are a little
    funky. Do you find that you get used to them or are they unuseable?

    Imaginary USENETizen: Oh, it took me about three days of using the S3 and
    they now feel natural.

    OP: Thanks for the opinion.

    Imaginary USENETizen: No problem, if you buy the S3 have fun and let me
    know what you think.

    Why the hell else do r.p.d.s-s., USENET, email, web forums, IRC, etc. exist?
    Discussion (and trolling).

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 20, 2005
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  11. Thanks for the considered replies.
    eawckyegcy or whatever your name is, you are a wankchop. I feel if I
    respond at this level i may be at your level. Do you not read the post?
    People's answers will not make me buy, just hopefully give me a honest
    direction if they have used it. READ WHAT I SAID ABOUT MY LOCAL CAMERA
    DEALERS.
    Are you one of these people who beleive all they read? No just know
    everything about everything.
     
    jason.nichols, Oct 22, 2005
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  12. jason.nichols

    eawckyegcy Guest

    babbles:
    As far as I can tell, only I posted information of use (ie, use
    google). Everyone else is just holding your hand. Do you think they
    will send you some money to help you buy your S3?
    You said your local camera store doesn't stock it, and wants to sell
    your something else. What else do you want me to know? May I suggest
    something of relevance? I note this because you appear to be unaware
    that I was responding to Mr. Schuler's blather, and not to yourself?
    I get the impression you are just upset that your troll didn't receive
    the attention you felt it should. Boohoo! You may wish to consider
    this "non response" another hint about the S3...
     
    eawckyegcy, Oct 23, 2005
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  13. jason.nichols

    eawckyegcy Guest

    "I've heard that green peas have an unusual texture when in the mouth,
    and strange taste. Do you think I'll like them anyways?"
    Facts, arguments, and opinions backed up by same. And
    counter-trolling.
     
    eawckyegcy, Oct 23, 2005
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  14. Now that is the "type" of response that I was looking for, you comment
    about the s3 here suggests that you do not think it is great.

    All I am after is REAL world comment.

    Thanks
     
    jason.nichols, Oct 26, 2005
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