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 Post subject: Nikon and Fujifilm
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:08 pm 
Whats the deal with them, I was looking at the older Fujifilm pro models and I noticed that bare the red line on the grip like older Nikon pro models. The new S5 Pro also has almost the exact same body as the D200 with a grey triangle on the grip instead of red. The fact that Fujifilm pro models use Nikon's lenses aswell, confuses me more.

My question hear is, does Nikon somehow own or co-own Fujifilm or what? I just don't understand it.

Another question would be, why not upgrade to the S5 Pro instead of the D200?

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Hi Nathan in the dark and distant past of the first DSLRs, most were based on existing bodies by Canon or Nikon. Check out soem older Kodak bodies for instance... The idea is to take an existing body and stick your electronics in there instead. Canon and Nikon seemed to be open to the idea back then, and Nikon continues to be today with Fujifilm. Nikon doens't own Fuji or vide versa - it's just a relationship which works for them.

And sure, the S5 Pro is an option to consider if you're looking at the D200. I've not tested it, but understand the Fuji sensor is better at capturing tonal detail, especially highlights, but isn't as quick at continuous shooting. It's proving popular with portrait and wedding photographers... If you're more into portraiture than action, it could be worth considering...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:50 pm 
Well actually I am thinking that if I were to spend the extra $200-$300 I might aswell go for the D300, I am really into portraiture but I also would like the faster continuos shooting. I will have to decide when I get the money of course but thanks for the help.

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