Originally Posted by Jaen_Paul
I just have a question. Why would you consider a Fuji? Is it beacuase you have Nikon Lenses? Because that is the only reason I could ever think of, and that's not even a good reason. I 've had personal experience with the S3 over 6 months now and the Fuji Rep brought by an S5 a week ago and I tryed it out for a few days. I have to say both are poor choices for me. Slow burst rate, SUPER SUPER slow capture rate, the interface is wreched and I honestly cant think of anything good about them. Ya they both captures in wide dynamic range and oh ya, the S5 has more white balance options than the S3. But still, there's a reason more than 50% of our members use Canon. I rather use my Canon Rebel XT, only 8mp but you can't tell the difference unless your going 16x20 print, in my experience. Canon offers a better interface, faster caputre rate I could go on and on and on. I'd buy a Nikon before I'd buy a fuji, Mine were free and I still don't like them. If anyone has a different opinion on fuji I would love to read it. I use their film though.
What you don't understand is that most product/glamour/fashion photographers for Vogue, Chanel, LV, Prada, Porsche, you name it use medium format bodies.
I can tell you that after using a 4x5 and a Hasselblad, using an s3 let alone a s5 is fast. Both Fujifilm bodies are fast enough for 80% of what photographers whom I know do. Better flash sync would be nice but 1/250 is only 1 stop from the Blad.
More relevantly is the purpose why I and others choose to use a Fujifilm body. I actually mostly use great FujiFILM in my MF and LF machines, and also in a 35mm format.
But when it comes to sensor technology, Fujifilm have adopted a completely different philosophy to the other major sensor manufacturers.
I still regard the FujiFilm sensors as the best if you want to reproduce a film like look or accurate skin tone colour. The fact is that many professionals now are using the GX680 with the Fujifilm DBP
If you have 22K spare, I would recommend one.
If you don't, or can't afford to drop it, then buy an S2, S3 or S5. Thats what I and others do.
Really, the difference between Nikkor glass and Canon glass is so minor that it's not worth arguing over, unless you have eyes like Superman. What I want in a body is a GOOD SENSOR or place to put GOOD FILM. Also, a place to mount GOOD GLASS and reasonably good FLASH SYNC. I get that with the S Pro series.
I don't need the metering, the AF, and the other doodads that come with any SLR built after 1980, but I do occasionally use them. In fact, shooting any Canon or Nikon or Fuji or other small format after shooting Hasselblad is a dissapointing although faster experience.
I suppose I prefer quality over speed.
By the way there is nothing wrong with using a Pentax, Olympus or other camera, why so aggressive against Fuji? Because they have better sensors than Canon?