Hmmm... let's not be too hasty to pull the curtain down on this one My first post on this (or any other Photography Forum) and as a soon-to-be owner of an S6500FD, I would be keen to keep this going as I will need some help from the experts that I have seen operating in this thread.
I currently own two Fujis, an S3000 purchased in 2003 (I think) and a S1500 purchased last year (2010) and have enjoyed both. As my understanding of the operation of these two improved, my expectations of my results increased but I soon hit the limitations and started looking for something a bit more advanced in the manual modes and higher IQ output. After much research I settled on the S6000/6500 as a suitable step up (and this thread only reinforced my desire). After months of hunting around, I finally managed to obtain one, second hand, through the local auction site at a reasonable price - Boy! These things are hard to find and they sure command a good price, so the owners certainly know a good camera when they see one I expect to see it arrive tomorrow or the next day and am looking forward to using it.
Finally, many thanks to all those who have contributed photos and tips to this thread - it has been very instructive and informative.
Great photos guys! I'm glad I stumbled upon this threat because I have been considering by the S6k for myself as an upgrade and these just made me more confident about the decision! Soon as I get it purchased I will post some amazing pictures!
Well everyone it's been a while. Good to see the thread alive and well. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for my much loved S6k. The internal battery died on it around June and finally I started getting card errors in Sept. and by halloween it wouldn't even power up
I'm not sure of the total pictures taken but I was on pace for around 10k a year so somewhere in the ballpark of 60k pictures shot, many of which I have shared here with you fine folks.
Not bad in today's world of '6 month tech.'
Appropriately enough this shot is from the final batch of pictures taken.
before everyone gets too bummed out for me, here is a shot from my new HS20
Fuji S6000fd - R.I.P.
Fuji HS20 EXR - Current