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Attention Fuji S2 users please.
Old 08-20-2003, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a new Fuji S2, and am trying to learn its quirks. Any and all tips and hints would be very welcome on or off line. web page tom@tandlphoto.com
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Read up on how to properly white balance your camera. That's the most important step. After shooting on aperture priority for a while(what I loved on my Nikon N90S), I found the camera's meter wasn't very good. Now I shoot everything manual and get beautiful images. Also, take some shots...when they look correctly exposed on your camera's LCD screen, load them onto your computer and see if they match. My LCD screen is actually a little lighter than what the image is when I load it into the computer. Once you learn your camera's quirks, you're good to go. That's just my experience, others, I'm sure have had different experiences.

Overall, the camera rocks. I shoot mostly studio/indoor location so it's perfect. Buy a 1 gig card. You'll get about 211 of the highest res .jpgs before you have to download/swich cards. The largest image I had make was a 4'x6' duratrans. Used Genuine fractals to increase the size, it looked amazing. I'm sure you're going to have many good shoots with it. Lastly, use good glass. Nothing worse than using lesser lenses, as you'll never see the true potential of the camera. Good luck.

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Old 08-22-2003, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. I already had to adjust the LCD down to match what I see on the computer. Was shooting with Nikon camera and lenses, one of the factors for getting the S2. It does seem to under expose outdoors in bright light. Still working on white balance for my studio lights, getting closer though. web page tom@tandlphoto.com
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Yea, I've done a few outdoor shoots and had a very hard time with exposing hightlights correctly. It doesn't have the range of a film camera, but is beautiful for studio work. Another unrelated point, I hear the medium format digital backs have increased the range beyond film's capability, just wish it didn't cost so much). Studio is mainly what I use it for, but it's disconcerting that I can't seem to get the same shots as with my film camera outdoor. Yes, the choice was either D100 or Fuji S2. I love Nikon gear, I've always been a Nikon guy. That was a major factor in my purchase. Although I see the Fuji S2 as not perfect, there's always a next generation, and I'm getting a LOT out of this generation. Good luck tweaking your S2. You'll be happy when it's done. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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