Should I buy a fujifilm silvi f2.8 black?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Mike Henley, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    I just got the fujifilm zoom date (silvi) f2.8, the ordinary silver
    one that's available in europe today, and i posted a little review of
    it in the other thread, i have not used it yet apart from putting the
    battery in so i can still either return it or put it on ebay.

    Now, there's a limited edition black version of it, that has exposure
    compensation in half stops up to 2 stops under/over exposure. One of
    my japanese connections managed to locate an item for me (there are
    only 5000 of those made, i think, and it'd make me one of the first
    people outside Japan to get one). It'd cost me $299 plus its shipping
    of $34, that'd total to £191. I need to act fast if i want it and i'm
    not sure if i should pay over a £100 to get that added feature
    (exposure compensation), the black colour, and the status of being a
    limited edition owner.

    Do you guys think the exposure compensation in half stops up to 2
    stops under/over exposure is useful?

    I found an online gallery with images, note that "walk in the park"
    album
    http://www012.upp.so-net.ne.jp/bluegrapher/others.htm
    here's another one http://reprovoke.sucre.ne.jp/blog/archives/silvisample.jpg

    What do you think of these images?

    there's a comment about its prints
    http://www.photodigital.net/lists/rec.photo.equipment.35mm/4/2329.html
    but the guy who had the camera sold it on ebay, so i'm not sure if
    that says something bad about it.

    Please advise.
     
    Mike Henley, Jun 10, 2004
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  2. (Mike Henley) wrote:

    Should I buy a fujifilm silvi f2.8 black?
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    I think so. I know I would use my Yashica T4 more if it had exposer
    comp. There are some areas here in Little Rock, Arkansas that you have
    to be careful about flashing an SLR, in some areas the crackhead thugs
    will rob you for your shoes, if you have a nice pair, to trade for
    crack. I don't think they would be interested in my steel toe boots,
    although I don't do photography much in bad areas these days.

    Cody Houston,

    http://community-2.webtv.net/AnOvercomer02/PhotographyLinks
     
    AnOvercomer02, Jun 10, 2004
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  3. Mike Henley

    Sabineellen Guest

    I think so. I know I would use my Yashica T4 more if it had exposer
    what situations/reasons would you use exposure compensation for?
     
    Sabineellen, Jun 10, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ski slopes, the beach, bright scenes, strong backlight (+1.5 .. +2)

    dark areas in woods, people wearing dark clothing (-1 .. -2)
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 10, 2004
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  5. (Sabineellen) wrote:
    what situations/reasons would you use exposure compensation for?
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    When there was backlight, when metering a white or black subject, when
    shooting sand or snow. There are lots of situations that will fool the
    camera's meter.

    Cody,

    http://community-2.webtv.net/AnOvercomer02/PhotographyLinks
     
    AnOvercomer02, Jun 10, 2004
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  6. Mike Henley

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    It's useful in hindsight, but unless you get very good at predicting
    how your camera will under- or over-expose, it's not tremendously useful
    in advance of seeing your results. Use print film for exposure latitude.
    With slide film, certain situations should be bracketed, so the Ja-Silvi
    would be useful if you like shooting slide film.
    This guy/gal doesn't know how to use a wide angle lens. This is perhaps
    why the Pentax 24EW starts in the middle (38mm?) not at wide angle!
    Assuming the non-horizontal was intended, framing is a problem.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Jun 10, 2004
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  7. Mike Henley

    Sabineellen Guest

    I found an online gallery with images, note that "walk in the park" > album
    regardless of the guy... what do you think of the camera part...
    optics/metering? (assuming the person didn't use exposure compensation)
     
    Sabineellen, Jun 10, 2004
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  8. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    Okay, I have asked my japanese connection to order a fujifilm silvi
    f2.8 black for me and I really look forward to it arriving. It could
    take a little while 'cos he'd order it then send it to me all the way
    from Japan.

    Just in case any of you guys is interested, I have put the silver one
    i got today on ebay. You'll find it there if you search.
     
    Mike Henley, Jun 11, 2004
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  9. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    Just arrived straight from japan :)
     
    Mike Henley, Jun 14, 2004
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