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Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread postby mattmillielibby » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:45 pm

Hello, we have a Fujifilm Finepix HS 10, not the most snazzy camera but it does a very good job. Just wondered if anyone has any experience with it and what the best setting for the park would be?! Thanks!
November 2012 trip
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2 Nights Satara
2 Nights Bergendal
3 Nights Pretoriuskop
1 EXTRA night Skukuza

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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:03 pm

Yes, I bought one in Oct last year, and used it for the first time in December in Kruger and again in March in Kruger.
I was completely new to photography, so didn't think a DSLR would suit me, and I was right.

The Fuji HS10, is so easy to handle (I have arthritic wrists, so can't hold anything too heavy)

I must admit because I am a newbie, I have always left it on Auto, other than when I wanted to shoot a sunrise, and so changed the setting. :redface:

I am really pleased with it and have been told that some of my pics that I posted in my TR in March 2011 are quite good. The ones taken in December were just OK, but that was down to the photographer not the camera, as I was a real newbie then!! :redface:

It is a good compromise between a compact and a DSLR in my opinion.

The 30x zoom is excellent.

Hope you enjoy using yours.!! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread postby Son godin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:52 pm

MaryMattMillie,

My SO just bought a Fujifilm HS20EXR camera and testes it out on A (Aperture Priority AE) so that you can set your aperture on different F stop and the camera will automatically adjust the speed. Secondly the highlights are overexposed so he suggest to set the sensitivity to -1/3. (push the +/- button next to the shutter release and turn the setting dial so that the pointer on the screen goes 2 stops to the left) Rather shoot in Raw as well instead of JPEG so that you have more information to adjust when editing.

He is also new with this camera and wiil try it out tomorrow shooting birds at Marievale near Joburg

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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:36 pm

Son godin wrote:Rather shoot in Raw as well instead of JPEG so that you have more information to adjust when editing.

I don't know the camera at all, but indeed, if you can shoot in RAW, do so! You will never regret it.
Bit more work to get your photos right, but then they are right.....
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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread postby Son godin » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:20 am

Here is a photo of a black shoulderd kite taken in raw, problem you going to pick up a lot of grain , but can be removed in psp.

The start up time of the camara is slow so to get birds in flight you going to battle, but once you have it you will see it,s about the same as any mid order camara.

Animal photo,s and birds sitting still it,s going to work fine and the 30x zoom is realy great. If you not good in psp or never shot in raw then I suggest stay in auto as the conversion is quit tricky. Still playing will let you know if I find another way.

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Re: Fujifilm Advise?!

Unread postby mattmillielibby » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:31 pm

Thanks for all the advice guys, we have had it since december but have just used it for family outings etc never in Kruger so this advice will really help :)
November 2012 trip
3 Nights Olifants
2 Nights Satara
2 Nights Bergendal
3 Nights Pretoriuskop
1 EXTRA night Skukuza

3 nights sabie river bungalows


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