ChuckTa

ChuckTa

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On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (336 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Canon's EOS-M3 is "Gun shy" to come to the USA market while Samsung NX1 (and possibly this NX500) is "Gun shy" to come to the two of Asian's largest market, namely Japan and China.

Meanwhile, Leica is very happy the growth in the USA and Japan especially in China.

Interesting.

I think at that price, it is probably a used camera putted in a new box. Did you tried looking in the Samsung phone section? I am seeing more Chinese tourist using Samsung cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 13:28 UTC
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princecody: I should have entered. My butterfly photo would have won. What do you think? https://www.flickr.com/photos/princecody/14751875029/

Just a nice sharp photo, need to have some composition or special angle of view to standout

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 04:25 UTC

Some of them are really nice, some I don't get.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 04:23 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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steveTQP: As for "advantages of mirrorless systems", are we forgetting a big one, IMHO...The lack of AF Adjustment (or AF Fine-Tune, as some call it)! In other words, since the mirrorless systems focus right off the sensor itself (no reflex mirrorbox like in a DSLR), assuming the system and lens are not faulty, the Focus is always spot-on....There can be no "back-focus" or "front-focus" issues, again, assuming the system and lens are not faulty. That, to my 57-year-old eyes, is of critical importance, if "Sharpness" is a criterion of one's photography. Thank you.

Unfortunately, even for mirrorless, its the camera that picks the focus point (even for spot focus) which may or maybe not be what you want, so front/back focus still exist, but unless DSLR, there will be at least one part of the image be in focus. Nevertheless, the in focus rate is probably higher than DLSR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 03:22 UTC

I looked at the full size photo of the Japanese man in outdoor and I see a greenish outline to the right side of the face down to the neck and suit. Is that CA but green colored?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 08:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (336 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Canon's EOS-M3 is "Gun shy" to come to the USA market while Samsung NX1 (and possibly this NX500) is "Gun shy" to come to the two of Asian's largest market, namely Japan and China.

Meanwhile, Leica is very happy the growth in the USA and Japan especially in China.

Interesting.

Ops, I don't really go to Amazon.cn to check as its sales is much lower than Taobao (around 1/6th of Taobao). But it seems I was wrong, even in the US, the Samsung NX300 is doing pretty well, I see 190 reviews vs Sony A6000 246 reviews.
And NX1 is available in both sites.
I have the NX Mini, which my wife is happily snapping away over a thousand photos in a recent trip to Japan. Maybe I can convert her into a photographer yet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1319 comments in total)

I don't know any trees that stay perfectly still for 8 second, how does the new 40mp function work in that scenario?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 23:38 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (336 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Canon's EOS-M3 is "Gun shy" to come to the USA market while Samsung NX1 (and possibly this NX500) is "Gun shy" to come to the two of Asian's largest market, namely Japan and China.

Meanwhile, Leica is very happy the growth in the USA and Japan especially in China.

Interesting.

For the China market, that is incorrect information. Do a search in Toabao and one will find the number of shops selling Samsung NX300 is almost same as Sony A6000. And you can also find the NX1 too. Samsung is relatively popular when compare to other parts of the world, probably the reason why Samsung is still making cameras.
As for Japan, national pride kicks in, not much point investing to marketing the camera there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 23:22 UTC
On Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor article (138 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: In all seriousness, there's just one thing wrong with this camera:

It's a Samsung.

That's true, but slowly I do see quite a bit more Samsung NX camera around tourist area. And I think people are under estimating the NX300 stylish leather look, I was using the NX300 the other day and my friend took a look at it and say wow, I want that camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1432 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=samsung_nx1&attr13_1=canon_eos6d&attr13_2=nikon_d750&attr13_3=sony_a7&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=3200&attr16_1=3200&attr16_2=3200&attr16_3=3200&normalization=print&widget=1&x=-0.1243552982680071&y=-0.3822317877945327

Comparison with ff. Not so much worse. Perhaps the d750 is the only camera standing out a bit at iso 3200.

Yes, I find it strange that DPR say they zoom at the extreme end is better than the 60mm or the 45mm. Maybe they just checked the center and not the edges. If true, maybe they should zoom back a bit and test it at 45mm or 40mm, it is rare to have a wide zoom to be sharpest at the tele end. Or use the 50-150mm f2.8 at the 85mm range, not at 50mm.
The review here shows the 45mm to be pretty sharp at the edges.
http://www.slrclub.com/bbs/vx2.php?id=slr_review&no=317
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/samsung-45mm-f-1-8-nx-i-function-lens-review-21690

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1432 comments in total)
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quezra: Seems like another great mirrorless offering. The million dollar is: Is it enough to make people switch out of their system? Picking off upgraders and others not invested in a system isn't a large enough market, they need to convince people to switch. Sony APS-C diehards could be convinced, but they like MFT users, prefer crop because of lower cost and smaller size, neither of which the NX1 offers (yet). And Fuji, Sony FF, or DSLR users?

It will be enough if people wants to shot high quality 4K video (just look at the price of Sony FS7 or Canon 1DC), or those who want a 3x zoom that starts at f2, or need 15fps, or 28mp or ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Papi61: It probably cost Canon $1k to make, so they have lots of room to deflate the price. Personally, I wouldn't buy it if they sold it for $2k. And it's not because I'm a Nikon shooter, but because the Samsung NX1 is so much better at 4k filming.

I was actually referring to camera size 4K recorder, but yeah if you are comfortable taking the $8k 2kg beast out on any lengthy trip to shot 4K and stills.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 09:54 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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tom1234567: £2000 and they may sell not any better than the NX1
Tom G

I have also heard that a Korean production is using the NX1 for TV dramas, and the Koreans are very very serious about their TV dramas.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 03:11 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Papi61: It probably cost Canon $1k to make, so they have lots of room to deflate the price. Personally, I wouldn't buy it if they sold it for $2k. And it's not because I'm a Nikon shooter, but because the Samsung NX1 is so much better at 4k filming.

Currently there are no Sony camera that record 4k internally.
There is no reason to use Canon lens as the Samsung lens AF is much much faster and can rival the Canon 7Dmk2. For MF, there are tons of adapters that can be used by Samsung NX.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)

Surprise that DPR didn't mention the Samsung NX1 for 4K video.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 62nd comment | 17 replies
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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DStudio: The camera looks fine. Perhaps still not getting as much out of their own sensors as Nikon and Pentax do, but good enough. Especially considering almost any lens can be mounted with image stabilization.

It's the lenses I'm not convinced about. I'm not sure these FE-mount lenses match up to their excellent A-mount counterparts - the 16-35 and 70-200/2.8 lenses. I realize these lenses cost a little less, but they're still expensive enough. And at f/4, they'd better cost less! But they should still come close in image quality, and I'm afraid they don't. This is unacceptable in my view, considering how great many of Sony's other lenses are.

It seems like they release an updated body about every six weeks. Perhaps it's time to let us know how serious they are about the FE mount by concentrating on producing lenses people will still want in 2020.

In DXO test, the Zeiss 16-35mm gets a 16mpix sharpness, exactly same as the FE 28-70 kit!! I am not sure why Zeiss allow Sony put their label on that lens, I am not saying that lens is bad, but I don' think it reaches the Zeiss name for quality.
I am also very surprised to learn Sony did not fix the 11 bit raw problem, I was so eager to get Sony 2nd generation FF, but now I am not so sure.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 04:44 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Will it properly focus now ? In the DPR review of the NX1, the tracking ability is only superficially tested in good light while TheCameraStore TV guys found it difficult to achieve perfect focus even in stills ..

I like to see some shots from Canon 7Dmk2 focusing on dripping water in a dark corner using a 85/1.4 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (159 comments in total)
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mosc: You made a new 16-50 and it ISN'T a powerzoom pancake? You do realize the A2 is a compact body, right Fuji? Sigh.

I just compare the 2 images from ephotozine on the same object, NX3000 and Sony A5000 both having 20mp sensor.
Both uses a "pancake" zoom
http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/NX3000-5523/highres/Samsung-NX3000-Macro-SAM_0019_1405950295.jpg

http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Alpha-A5000-5387/highres/Sony-Alpha-A5000-Macro-DSC01197_1394470546.jpg

I don't think one can conclude the Olympus 12-24 is a better lens yet, DXO shows on EM1 it has sharpness of 9mp, not exactly very high as even the Samsung 18-55 kit is just one lower at 8mp.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (159 comments in total)
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mosc: You made a new 16-50 and it ISN'T a powerzoom pancake? You do realize the A2 is a compact body, right Fuji? Sigh.

Well, Samsung NX does offer a better quality 16-50mm power zoom while similar size as Sony's.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
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chocobanana: No OIS + 77mm filter thread make the purchase of this lens hard to justify at the offering price unless ultimate optical quality is what you want, and I'm pretty sure this Fujinon will deliver that.

I wouldn't be surprised if a 3rd party lens manufacturer would come up pretty soon with a more affordable lens with similar focal length and speed + WR + OIS + 72mm filter thread for the X mount. Now that would be interesting to see, a real complement for the 10-24 and the 50-140 lens!

Currently there is a NX 12-24mm f4-5.6 lens which is very good and sharp.
Rumors there will be a S grade lens 11-24mm f2.8 OIS coming this year for the NX line.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 05:44 UTC
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