Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
6Mp Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR Has What It Takes
I was standing in Times Square,
the Fuji S2 Pro with 28-105mm f/2.8 lens in my hands, when I chanced to
glance over my shoulder and noticed someone peering at me. The quizzical
expression on my face was greeted by a European tourist giving me the
thumbs up and adding, "Nice camera!" This camera and I still
had a ways to go before I'd be ready to make the same proclamation.
With people or around town, the S2 Pro has proved itself to be a very capable camera. Yes, in a few instances, it displayed disappointing results and may have proved mildly cumbersome to operate initially. But, for the most part, this interchangeable lens digital SLR, with its 6Mp capture, was very impressive indeed. A 1GB IBM Microdrive added to the enjoyable adventure. (This camera would have made short shrift of even a 128MB SmartMedia card, an alternative for emergencies.)
There are a few other buttons
worthy of note. To the left of the lens mount you'll find the focus
selector. There was occasion when I shifted into full manual focus, particularly
at the lens' macro setting, with the zoom fully extended. Other
than that, I normally preferred autofocus set for single-shot/single-area
AF, which ensured that the camera would only fire when focus was locked
in on a specified target.
In A Flash
The window display, in shade, was infused with daylight, but most prominently lit with tungsten lights. So I set WB for auto, cloudy, and tungsten. In this case, I'm not sure there was a right or wrong, since the effect is more an esthetic choice instead of purely a technical one.
At A Glance
· 35mm-type interchangeable
lens digital SLR camera: Nikon body, Nikon mount
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