Questions About The Fuji S6000 Camera

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Rita G, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Rita G

    Rita G Guest

    Hi, I hope someone can offer some comments about my recent purchase.

    I was watching QVC shopping channel and got caught up in their
    presentation on the the Fuji S6000 camera. I ordered it and hope I made
    a wise choice. Normally I research all items before buying, but this was
    definitely an impulse buy.

    And let me add that I know almost nothing about cameras. This Fuji S6000
    will be a replacement for my Canon A620, which I'm unable to get good
    close ups with.

    What I need is a digital camera that will take good quality close up
    shots for old glassware and maybe some coins and jewelry, so I believe
    I'd need a camera with a good macro lens??.......Will this camera fit
    the bill?

    Also, can someone tell me if I need to buy some type of photo memory
    card to be able to take a picture, or does it come with one. I don't
    have the camera yet. It will arrive in a few days.
    Thanks for any help!....Rita
    Rita G, Jul 2, 2007
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  2. Rita G

    ASAAR Guest

    The Fuji S6000 is a very good camera, but as you know almost
    nothing about cameras, and I know absolutely nothing about you (<g>)
    let me ask you this. How close are the closeups you've had problems
    with, and what it the problem you had with them. Improper focus,
    poor depth of field, substandard or uneven illumination, something
    else, or a combination of these?

    No, you probably don't need a macro lens, although they're nice.
    They're usually quite good for focusing closely in a very flat
    plane, which helps to keep flat objects completely in the best
    focus, and that might be good for coins, but it wouldn't be a
    particular advantage for glassware or most jewelry.

    As acl mentioned, the most critical aspect to producing good
    closeup shots of those objects is lighting. You'll probably produce
    relatively poor shots if you use only the camera's built-in flash.
    There are many expensive lighting tools available, but the good news
    is that there's nothing magical about most of this equipment, and
    you could duplicate most of it for almost pennies by buying cheap
    equipment and materials at Home Depot, Sears, Lowes, etc.

    Check out Olympus's tutorials on lighting. You don't need to use
    Olympus cameras to benefit from them. Nor do you need to use all of
    the equipment that they suggest. Some is fairly expensive, some is
    cheap, and as I said, you can duplicate the expensive stuff for not
    much money. The important thing is to understand how they are used,
    and why you'd want to use them to produce different effects that are
    nearly impossible to duplicate using just a camera, with or without
    its built-in flash. Here are the titles of a few of the lessons :
    Even though they don't pertain to the closeup photography you're
    interested in, I found the first two lessons on Simple Vacation
    Portrait Tricks to be quite, uh, illuminating. :) And the
    principles that they illustrate really apply to all types of

    Last, the S6000 has one of the most sensitive sensors available in
    non-DSLR cameras, so that it's better equipped than most to be able
    to take advantage of available light. Also, get a good, stable
    tripod, and for your purposes, a fairly inexpensive, smaller model
    should be more than adequate. Photographers the trek into the
    countryside pay big premiums to get lightweight, rigid tripods
    because carrying around several extra pounds isn't much fun. Since
    you wouldn't need to carry the tripod more than a few feet, you can
    get away with using a much cheaper, although heavier tripod. A
    tripod that's too weak and flexible may force you to use the
    camera's timer delay instead of using just the normal shutter
    button, and that can be a real pain, as many cameras require that
    you use the camera's menu to set the timer delay for every shot.
    ASAAR, Jul 2, 2007
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  3. Rita G

    m II Guest

    It takes great pictures.

    m II, Jul 4, 2007
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