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Any Fuji S3 Users Out There?
Old 01-07-2005, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am about to get an S3 from Fuji to test. I tried the S1 and was impressed with the image quality at the time, but never got a chance to shoot the S2.

My impression is that portrait and wedding photographers really like the S1 & S2; are any of you using the S3 and how do you like it?

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Re: Any Fuji S3 Users Out There?
Old 01-07-2005, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have the S3 but I do have an S2. If the S3 does better than the S2 it should be a great camera. My only concern with the Fuji products is how long will they last. I have been reading a bunch of posts on the sensors going bad after a year or so (just outside of warranty). The new sensor design of the S3 may not have the same issues. It also appears that Fuji has stepped up to some of the earlier concerns of the owners of the S2 and fixed them in the S3 (i.e. CR123 Batteries, focus, etc.)

After you test it post some photos... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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S2 vs S3
Old 01-07-2005, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Mark:

Thanks for the input; I should get the camera today. I have a car shoot on Sunday but we have had lost of snow and our location may be buried. I will post some images as soon as I can shoot something interesting.

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S3 ... just waiting
Old 01-07-2005, 10:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am an S2 shooter, happy with the S2 its all good but I can see improvement in the S3, just having a little difficulty justifying to myself I need it at the moment considering my shoots are few and far between.

But this is some quick things that an S2 shooter like myself would like in the S3.

Vertical Grip

123 Batteries gone, AA only now.

Dual sensors, one for highs one for lows. Essentially Dynamic Range increased and less noise. For a wedding shooter it will take care of washed out wedding dresses and noise in the blacks.

Back to the grind.

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Re: Any Fuji S3 Users Out There?
Old 01-07-2005, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Definitely a beginner but I just wanted to let you know that your shot of the snow & ice covered landscape is an awesome shot, at least to me...
 
 
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an Infrared shot

I agree. That is a very nice shot

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So this will definitely show my level here but what exactly is an "infrared shot"? Is it an adjustment via PS or off the camera? Thanks for any info...
 
 
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JT:

You are correct sir; it was a warm sunny day when I made that shot that appeared on the cover of eDigitalPhoto that illustrated a story I wrote on IR photography with the Fuji S20 Pro. Today, that scene is snow and ice.

Joe

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wow... georgious image Joe... What specific brand of IR film was this? Where you using a regular red filter or an 800 or 920 NM filter? TIA

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IR light is invisible to the human eye, but by using a special filter you can let only the infrared light hit the camera sensor. Not all digital cameras are IR sensitive, but the Fuji S20 Pro and some others are.

The image was made with the camera on a Tripod and a Hoya R72 filter held in front of it. The camera was also set in black and white mode. The filter is so dark that long expsoures are required.

You can read all about how I did it at: http://edigitalphoto.com/contents1104/
and there is a story on doing it using Photoshop also on-line in that same November 2004 issue of eDigitalPhoto magazine.

Joe

(This is another IR image from that same story. It was later selected as Photo of the Month by the Black & White Forum)
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