Fujifilm

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Fujifilm began 1934 with the production of the first motion picture film materials in Japan. Since then the enterprise by consistent research and development developed to one the world-wide largest offerer in the information and communication industry. Today the success of the enterprise is based essentially on three core ranges: the recording, treatment and rendition of pictures. Approximately 75,600 humans work world-wide in the name of Fujifilm on the requirement to be complete offerers for all ranges of the modern image communication.

Technical maximum output:

6.6% of the conversion are invested year by year in research and development. On this basis regularly new systems and products develop - a process, which is communicated to Imaging and information in the Slogan „“, and which the enterprise the innovativsten offerer of the photo business made.

Fujifilm is market leader in the asiatic area and supplies itself since decades an embittered competition with the American competitor Kodak.

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products

acquaintance film marks are the Reala - and Superia - Farbnegativfilme, as well as the Sensia - dia. film. The professional Velvia - color slide film applies since its introduction in the late 80's year as one of the sharpest and colormost intensive color slide films at the market; further well-known products for professional photographers are pro via - and Astia - and the Velvia 100 the F Velvia - and the limit ores and only in Japan available Fortia - dia. film.

At present the successor of the Velvia 50 is introduced, the Velvia 100 is called. Fujifilm is also very strongly in the range of professional mini labs and laboratory equipments for color photo laboratories represented.

To the company world-wide 233 subsidiaries and 53 attached enterprises belong. To it the three Hauptwerke Fuji Tilburg, South Carolina in the USA and Ashigara in Japan, as well as further manufacturing plants belong in England, Belgium, Germany, in China and Indonesia.

1966 had been already established the Fuji photo film (Europe) GmbH in Duesseldorf. Here are also today the Germany and European center of the company.

Fujifilm develops and drives out also the Digicams of the Fuji Finepix series with super CCD sensor.

environment

as a member in the Environmental Health and Safety Committee Meeting arranges Fujifilm common with other enterprises of the industry of data sheets for photo products, standardized world-wide. On these customers can reconstruct all environment and safety-relevant data of the appropriate chemicals, materials or machines.

The quality of the environment is an important component of the product quality. Fujifilm takes over environmental responsibility for the entire product cycle of the development, over production up to the disposal. Apart from strict orientation at highest quality, most modern technologies and high user use the activities of Fujifilm are characterised also by an exemplary environmental behavior.

cameras

Fuji S2 pro

the Fuji S2 pro is, a digital mirror reflex camera manufactured by Fuji from the year 2002. It is the successor in the year 2000 of the Fuji S1 pro appeared. Since Fuji did not build own mirror reflex cameras at the time of the appearance, the S2 “was built” exactly like the S1 around a Nikon F-80 Body.

general

the S2 pro resembles outwardly the F-80 von Nikon. Only real change is the current supply of the camera, it contrary to many other DSLRs (digital mirror reflex camera) by commercial Mignon Akkus is operated.

Since these were efficient for the point of feature of the S2 however not yet enough, the S2 plans an additional CR2 battery, which is used mainly for the drive of the autofocus. In the emergency operation the S2 can be operated in addition, without the CR2 battery. With the meanwhile available strong Mignon Akkus beyond the 2200er mark can be operated the camera without restriction only with the Mignon Akkus; this has an enormous reduction of costs of the enterprise as consequence. The S2 possesses the Nikon f bayonet as type of connection, whereby a multiplicity of objectives of the companies Nikon, sigma and Tokina can be attached.

technical specifications

heart of the S2 is 6 megapixel a super CCD sensor of Fuji. By interpolating the special honeycomb structure of the sensor the camera can spend 12 megapixels large pictures, which is to correspond “genuine” 10 megapixels. Otherwise the S2 offers all usual functions of a DSLR: Program function, screen mechanism, automatic timer as well as a manual mode. On additional programs such as z. B. “Sport admission”, “Nachtportrait” etc. one did without, the program mode of the S2 serves primarily to provide sharp pictures without artistic aspect i.e. electronics of the camera stops exposure time and screen, in order to produce a balanced bright and sharp picture.

To that extent the S2 is not suitable for a riser those for the first time a camera in the hand holds. Something experience or learning patience should be bring along. But the S2 recompences its owner in addition, with outstanding results in the color representation, which are reached by otherwise nearly no digital camera.

As measuring system the S2 offers the usual Spot, center stressing and matrix measurement. In connection with a good TTL flash appartus (e.g. Nikon Sb-80DX) are obtained very good results. The inserted flash appartus with code number 12 is able to convince against it not quite and lowers the Akkulaufzeit drastically. Also the autofocus holds, which can be expected in this Preissegmet. Attitude possibilities are “exposure on the next object” as well as “object in the center of the Suchers” as well as memory function for the AF.

The S2 is not meanwhile any longer built and than new commodity sold, isolated can be found used copies with Ebay. Successor is the S3Pro, which possesses genuine 12 Mpixel now a chip as well as offers some improvements like an inserted portrait format trip. Additionally the S3Pro is only operated with Mignon batteries.

competitor

  • Kodak, the USA; Films, mini lab, cameras
  • Agfa, Germany; Films, mini lab

literature

  • Paul Read. A Short History OF Cinema film post office Production (1896 - 2006), in English, in: Joachim Polzer (editor). To the history of the film copying work. (On film lab History). World miracle of the cinematography. - Contributions to a culture history of the film technology. Volume 8.2006. April 2006. 336 pages. (available through amazon.de) -- ISBN 3-934535-26-7

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