Have one in a case next door, since we picked up a D200 and D70 we haven't used it. Viewfinder had very inaccurate framing, 3 batteries, didn't like rechargable AAs, alkalines didn't last long, the button battery, can't even remember what it was for, never had to be replaced in the 3 years I used it. The camera did work well with a 120 Medical Nikkor, the D200 doesn't, we use a 105 Micro on that, it is a better lens anyway. With the Medical Nikkor the flash gave out and Nikon didn't have parts to repair it. S1 is still useable but their are better cameras, most certainly better bodies now.
Definately see more S3 cameras than S1. I think Ive only seen one. I wonder what closet all these cameras went??? There must be some still people using it. I could only assume current CF cards would work. I think they came out for 3500$$ One on ebay 600 bucks.
I have an S1 Pro. It was my first DSLR which I bought used on e-bay. I don't use it too much anymore since my favorite lenses are AF-S and they won't work on the S1. I did pick up a couple of primes in the past couple of months which would be great on the camera. It has excellent color - very good for portraits - does a wonderful job with skin tones. I only wished it had RAW capabilities which is the reason I got a D70 when they came out.
Thanks everybody for your answers. I have seen these camera for as low as $100...just unbelieveable! I love the Fuji colors and will get one of these versions as soon as I can find the right deal. I think the S-1 was ahead of it's time for sure. Washington Bob
>Thanks everybody for your answers. I have seen these camera >for as low as $100...just unbelieveable! I love the Fuji >colors and will get one of these versions as soon as I can >find the right deal. I think the S-1 was ahead of it's time >for sure. >Washington Bob
I have a S2 and I know that there are two problems the two share. *The auto focus is a bit slow and clumsy. *Camera needs two different types of batteries. CR123's for the body and 4AA's for the digital side. *Interpolation to get maximum resolutions causes less than perfect images with some artifacts. *Overall build quality feels a little plasticy. * S2 couldn't handle CF cards over 2gb due to it being FAT16 and not FAT32 like more modern cameras that can accept up to 4gb and up.
But with all that said. It's a really nice camera and I love some of the results I've gotten with it. But unless I shot RAW I never really got anything printable.
I don't have an S1 but I have an S2. The colors out of camera is simply stunning especially the skin tones. I prefer it's colors compared to my D70/D2H or D200 even when shooting in JPEG. It's really that good image wise. The body on the other hand well its showing it's age, it's really slow compared to the Nikon's.
I picked up one of these cheap on ebay last week. I have a D40 and I wanted a digital body that would autofocus with my older Nikon AF lenses. I shopped around for a S2 but the price on this S1 was too good to pass up. So far I really like it. The colors it produces are really awesome. It weighs a ton compared to my D40 (probably due to the 4 AA batteries, 2 lithium batteries, and 1 CR2025 battery it requires) but I think it will be fun to play with.
Tue 02-Sep-08 07:30 AM | edited Tue 02-Sep-08 07:31 AM by Lakota
I just got a S2Pro from my Local Camera Store, I really like this camera, so far. I only have one question, Why didn't I get one earlier? I will be giving it a workout in the next couple of weeks.
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Hi everyone! I,ve been shooting with fuji cameras for about 4 years. Most of my work is food photography,so speed isn,t an issue. I shoot with a S3 and have a S2 for backup. Never had any problems with either. The thing I like best is the ease of use,everything is within finger or thumb reach.With that said I'm looking for a D2xs just because I want one.
I had a S1 pro, but although I used it and was impressed, I also had a S2 Pro and D40 (my felabay buying stratergy has changed since then) so the S1 and D40 went while the S2 is still a great camera and faithful companion. There are cons to the S2, especially the low light focussing which I suspect is down to age more than anything else and buffer flush speed. To be honest after 2 years of use the 2 different batteries that everyone mentions are not a problem, I keep a spare set of both in my bag at all times, and even have a battery grip so you can run the system with 8AA batteries and no CR123a's. The build quality is fantastic, although feeling a little light mines HAS been dropped, been out in all waether conditions for prolonged periods and had chocolate sauce poured over it, it is still working exactly as it should, image quality is great on both JPEG and RAW, I shoot nearly 100% jpg as I can not be bothered to put 2000 RAW files through any kind of editing after a festival. I have had a 4GB CF card running properly in the S2 pro, I formatted it in a card reader using Win 7 and made it a FAT drive, the Fuji loves it and can store 1300 images on there. Although I have just managed to buy a used D2x the Fuji will be kept and used as its colour is second to non.
I had a chance to get one so I researched it quite a bit.I found that it was very closly compared to the nikon D-100.both are selling for about the same price.I ended up with a D-80 for $300.00 in very good shape from a fellow nikonian.much newer technology for just a little more $$$
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