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  1. #1
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    The Fuji's good but...

    ...the 1D II still earns its keep.





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  2. #2
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    These are great Don. 70-200 @2.8 I reckon?
    I'm in New York and had a chance to test out the Fuji F40. I have to say my sister loves it, but I'm a bit underwhelmed. My biggest gripe is that it is applying NR even at ISO 100 and the effects of the NR are clearly visible to me. I can barely stand ISO200 on the thing and ISO400 or above is a joke to me. (I put it in manual mode to select ISO100 all the time, but then flash seems under powered for indoor shots so I may go to ISO 200.)

    But... I'm a pixel peeper and my sister is not. I'm also used to viewing files from my 40D so it's really not a fair comparison. On the plus side the video mode is actually pretty good(though you can't zoom while using it) and the AF seems pretty good for a P&S dandy.

    Like I said, she's happy, so I'm happy. $129 well spent.
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    This is the kind of fill flash I'm looking to achieve. Any specifics/pointers you can give me on what flash/how to use it?
    I have a camera. It takes pictures.

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    Yeah I used the 70-200 for these. He'd run me over if I tried using the 24-70.

    I don't pixel-peep the Fuji much. If I did, I probably wouldn't be happy with it either. I also don't consider it to be a dSLR replacement. Putting it in perspective, it's a great little camera. I like the video mode too...but wish zooming wasn't disabled. It's neither a dSLR nor a camcorder killer. It's a nice little pocketable quick-snap camera though. Besides, prints from it look great.
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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by griptape View Post
    This is the kind of fill flash I'm looking to achieve. Any specifics/pointers you can give me on what flash/how to use it?
    I was lazy today. Evaluative metering mode, Av exposure mode, EC between 0 and +2/3, FEC = 0. Fire away!
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    Here's a mix of Fuji and 1D II images from today. Random flower shot got mixed in there too somehow but I don't really feel like removing it.
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    The Fuji is good but...

    Is there any sense comparing to the 1D II?
    Great shots of the boy CDI. Personally, I'd use the DSLR unless it's not practical, like on a family day out; that's when my Fuji shines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim11 View Post
    Is there any sense comparing to the 1D II?
    Of course not!
    Quote Originally Posted by tim11 View Post
    Great shots of the boy CDI. Personally, I'd use the DSLR unless it's not practical, like on a family day out; that's when my Fuji shines.
    Thanks. I tend to use which is handier these days. Since the Fuji fits in my pocket and is pretty much always there, it's handy. No sense carrying a big arse camera around when the images from it aren't any better than those from the Fuji for a given purpose. Not only that but I can (and have) create(d) videos on a whim with the Fuji. Can't do that with the dSLR.
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    Great shots Don; I think I need to use to learn fill flash a little more.
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    Thanks Michael. It's really not that difficult. Here are a couple more from a few minutes ago. More dynamic lighting this time.



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