I wanted a canon 5d mark II, in fact I even got on Calumet’s waiting list but then I found resources getting slim so I opted out. This was pretty stupid considering I probably could have sold it for more that the 2,699.00 dollars i was going to pay for it. In the mean time my partner needed a camera right now so we bought the Fuji FinePix S2000HD. It’s got a big zoom and can take the lower quality HD video but that’s not to exciting. The only really nice thing I’ve found is the ability to take some interesting looking macro HDR shots (It doesn’t really work in the non macro mode).
I take a lot of HDR images and the results from the FUJI really popped right out. I use Photomatix to combine the exposures into HDR images and then proccess them using the incuded tonemapping feature. Taking the photos is a lot easier since all you have to do is push the shutter buttion once to get the camera to take 3 exposures. I usually take 3 sets of three and combine them. This is much easier than having to hold the shutter button down the whole time as I must do with my Olympus 410. It’s easier to get all your shots without any movement which is really important In HDR photography. Since it doesn’t take raw photos everything goes faster in the proccessing.