IQ, old F20/30 vs. XF1 (I a should have asked it this way before)

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Re: IQ, old F20/30 vs. XF1 (I a should have asked it this way before)
In reply to Joel Stern, Dec 23, 2012

Joel Stern wrote:

Eddaweaver wrote:

By the way, if you liked the F20 so much you might want to pick up a Fujifilm F40fd second hand as a secondary cam (was going cheap years ago so should be very, very cheap now). The F40fd aka F45fd was the successor model to the F20.

It'll take the dead F20's xD cards and battery and can also take SDHC cards after a firmware update.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/32420484

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/25417592

http://www.flickr.com/groups/339152@N25/pool/

I'd guess people would still be wanting alot more $ for the F31fd than the F40fd because of its reputation.

There was an F50fd model but its colour quality wasn't up to the F40fd's (that was improved over the F20/30/31) although it did add manual controls.

Thanks, something to consider, but I wonder if this would rival the XF1

The best cheap alternative to XF1 is used (or new old stock) F200EXR. In my opinion best F series Fuji ever, and I used or tried most all of them since F10. F40 is pretty good for its time, but 3x zoom seems limiting today compared to F200. F50 is very noisy at ISO 400 and above and best avoided. F200 also works with xD cards.

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