+ 缅怀S2 Pro
I'm selling a self-owned Fujifilm S2 Pro digital SLR camera. I have bought it for two years, and have been cherishing it like a baby. It's condition is 8.5-9 out of 10, as you can see from my very large pictures (the dust on camera does not look in fact as evident as shown in the pictures, which might be caused by strong lighting on the camera when I took pictures of it).
Included are a usb cable and a power cable. Also, if you need, I can send you a copy (a CD copy of mine, I want to keep the original) of the Fuji RAW processing program, Fuji Hyper Utilities, HS-V2, which cost more than $100.
Although I have tried my hands on a Canon D30, a Nikon D100, and a D50, the S2 Pro is so far my most favorite camera because of its outstanding performance in rendering very nice colors just from jpg photos (the other cameras, especially my D30, need RAW files to get closer quality pictures, which take me much more time in post processing). I have also compared the S2 Pro with Fuji's earlier S1 Pro, the later S2 won over S1 with faster speed, much wider tone dynamics (in strong sunshine, the darker side of people's face appears to be too dark in S1), better colors, and better feel of handling.
I decided to part with the S2 Pro, because the battery system is not as good as Nikon's, say, D50. Fuji's S2 uses two sets of batteries: four AAs and two CR123As. It's ok with me. However, a month ago, my S2 Pro started to have an issue. It could no longer use four AAs only to power the camera (it could before that). It won't work unless I put both 4 AAs and 2 CR123a in. And it appeared that the camera now mostly uses the power of the CR123a, because when they were out, the AAs still looked strong when I took them out and measure the volts with a meter. Also, if you keep a pair of un-finished CR123a in the camera, the CR123a will drain overnight, while AAs are alright. I guess some contacts or its complex mechanical system between the two sets of batteries might be wrong.
With the problem all said, however, the camera does work perfectly in all other aspects if you put in fresh CR123a batteries. I've just took a lot of pictures with it over the weekend during my graduation ceremony, the pictures are beautiful like Fuji is known for.
I have tried several times to make a decision selling the S2 Pro on ebay. But each time after I took some pictures with it again, I just couldn't bear parting with the camera that always produce such beautiful pictures. Anyway, I've at last made my decision, because I'm shifting to photojournalism, I must use Nikon's latest DSLRs which are faster and whose power last longer , even though that means I have to sacrifice the picture quality.
I didn't bother to send the camera to Fuji USA for repair, thinking I'll probably get a faster and better S5 Pro soon. The battery issue might be a small problem, and you may fix it yourself or have Fuji to repair it.
Since I've honestly stated all good and bad of my camera, please bid after you know what a camera you are buying. I'll accept no return after the transaction is done. Thanks for your interest.