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    FUJIFILM FINEPIX S2 PRO DSLR



    found this, a $5000.00 pro-grade digital camera, at my local GOODWILL for a whopping $10.00.

    scare up some memory cards for it, find that, being based upon elements of NIKON design,
    using lots of off the shelf NIKON parts, and employing NIKON's F-MOUNT lens mounting system,
    it is fully compatible with my existing NIKON D5000's lenses.

    four AA alkaline and 2 CR123A lithium later, it works, damn well indeed for a 2002 DigiCam.

    here are comparison shots, my 2009 D5000 vs this 2002 S2 Pro.
    the S2 has a VERY bright built-in flash, and i haven't figured out how to adjust it yet;

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    -S2 PRO-







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    That's quite a find!

    And I can recall seeing an old episode of the $ale Of The Century game show where the lady had an opportunity to buy a Hasselblad in the bonus round...wow, the 80s!
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    Really, really nice find!
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    i figured out how to adjust the flash brightness way down.
    even so, i have to pull WAY back from my subject when employing the flash, something i DO NOT have to do with the D5000.

    any way, this S2 is mighty impressive for a DSLR the better part of two decades old.
    even so, the 2009 mid-level D5000 is the clear winner, providing far more natural images
    without hardly any of the tweaking that the TOTL PRO S2 requires to get even close;

    NIKON D5000



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    Nice camera, I have several Fuji's myself
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    I like my D5200, but that is a fun find! What's Ebay prices on those?

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    Errm... Ey Vatos!!!!
    Very nice find and stupendous pics from it, John! I really have to dust off my Rebel T5 and get shooting...
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    I either turn the flash off at close distances or partially cover the sensor with my finger. Works, sorta.

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    -S2 PRO-



    -D5000-

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    now THIS... is really starting to look damn good... especially for a 15+ year old DigiCam...


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