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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2006, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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A Fujifilm S9100 9MP DSLResque camera. Exy got me a lovely Zuiko 14-54mm lens for my Olympus DSLR, so I've decided to stick with Olympus for my DSLR needs, therefore this Fuji camera will serve as our secondary camera.
I haven't had alot of time to play with it yet; except for indoor Christmas family gathering shots which performed quite well. More sample photos and a fuller review will follow soon.
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Not too shabby for a backup camera
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Nice Tim! [8D]
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Very Nice!

Wonder how santa knew the exact model you wanted...



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I was originally gonna get the panasonic FZ7, but I decided to go with the S9100 instead. In the end, RAW shooting capability won out over the FZ, and the zoom on the S9100 starts at 28mm rather than the standard 36mm.
This one has a flip out screen too as well as a hotshoe for an external flash.
Takes both XD and Compact flash of which I already have, plus it has threading for 58mm filters at the end of the lens, of which I also already have.
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I was originally gonna get the panasonic FZ7, but I decided to go with the S9100 instead. In the end, RAW shooting capability won out over the FZ, and the zoom on the S9100 starts at 28mm rather than the standard 36mm.
This one has a flip out screen too as well as a hotshoe for an external flash.
Takes both XD and Compact flash of which I already have, plus it has threading for 58mm filters at the end of the lens, of which I also already have.
We will be expecting some awesome shots with your gear, awesome equipment !!

Regards,
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Look BG... Christmas isn't till today so dont think Santa is unaware of your self indulgence.

Very nice camera and I have to say, you will get a serious unfair advantage over your DSLR by having that flip out LCD display. I really miss this feature on my old point and shoot Canon G2 as my lack of shots taken with very cool angles is painfully obvious in the collection of pics I have since buying my 20D. Great choice on the lens too!
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You lucky dog Tim !
I got my C.T.Calendar tonight with your photo on the cover. I know we can expect great things from you in 2007. Looking forward to it as it keeps the rest of us sharpe.
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Great to see that you got the lens we were talking about, and a nice new camera to boot.
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I still have to wait an hour or twobut ive shacken every box and i don't feel no camera !! oh well great job, i'm sure we will all get to see your presents to us thru the year! and i'm looking forward
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Very nice, mister goat!!!

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Very nice camera and I have to say, you will get a serious unfair advantage over your DSLR by having that flip out LCD display. I really miss this feature on my old point and shoot Canon G2 as my lack of shots taken with very cool angles is painfully obvious in the collection of pics I have since buying my 20D. Great choice on the lens too!
I love the flip-out lcd on my Pro1, but the versatility of the 30D still wins out overall. To equal the unique angles you can get with the flip-out, I just have to be a little more creative. Still working on that.

Does your new baby combine the best of both worlds, BG?
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No K10D?!

Im sure the oly and fuji will serve you well... sticking with the oly on the dslr front im certain will lead to many great photos! Ive heard good things about the E-500? on the way...
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Yes Andrew no pentax route for me after all (although I figured between a 600.00 lens for my E-500 and a 700.00 S9100 I coulda pulled off another DSLR). Our snowshoe trip this weekend in Manning should give both new aquisitions a good little run. Based on the bit of shooting I've done so far with the 9100 and getting to know it's features, I'd say the 9100 is definitely worth the extra 200.00 over the S6500. I had thought about the E-330 DSLR with a very similar flip out live view screen, but I figured this was overall a better value, and Exy isn't quite up to the whole DSLR thing yet.
Woohoo a couple more Cokin filters came for Xmas too!
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