Choices, choices

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by stuart.cameron, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Hi,
    I hope to buy a digital SLR in the near future.
    I have a short list of cameras I am looking at and would be grateful for any
    views from current owners.

    In no particular order:-

    Fuji S2 pro ( I know the S3 will be out soon)
    Nikon D100
    Cannon 10D

    I would be grateful for any info.

    stuart.cameron, Jun 27, 2004
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  2. Hi Stuart,

    I have the Fuji S2 Pro. Overall I'd say it's a great camera. Plusses are
    that it is easy to just switch on and shoot. It has the full range of SLR
    options. Images print out quite nicely at around 100x100cm's. You can use 2
    types of memory cards. Auto bracketing. ISO 100-1600. I've had it around 2
    years, and I've been pretty happy with it.

    The negatives - CR123's are a bit of a pain. Frame rate of 2 fps for 8
    frames is poor for sports. Like any other DSLR you'll have the dust problem.

    I'm not a pro user, but I can say the camera will do most you'll want it to.
    I chose it over the D100 and D60 at the time and don't regret it - but I'd
    love to have 5fps for 40 frames.

    With the S2 you'll have a choice of Nikon or Sigma lenses. From my
    experience, try and stick with Nikon, the results and performance are worth
    the extra expense. Canon lenses seem to be even better, but my budget can't
    quite fit the range I'd like.

    My local camera store hires out an S2, maybe you can source a local dealer
    who'll hire you a DSLR for the day, so you can work out then whether it's
    the camera for you. Nothing beats hands on trial and error.

    Good luck!

    Surfworx Photography, Jun 28, 2004
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