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VisualFX

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on Apr 24, 2010

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On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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tiberiousgracchus: Is that Steve Huff in the last photo ?? aha he is raving about this camera although his sample photos were not much to go by. . apart from the look of this camera not impressed by much else.

A lot of so-called "photographers" in Austin should just go work for the local camera store, Precision Camera. This would be better in the long term.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:30 UTC
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Padaung: As a long term user of Aperture and now Lightroom for the past year (and from before both of those, Photoshop) I have found Exposure X has filled a gap in my needs for a photo editor (this is in response to a post asking if another image editing application was required).

For me, the need was speed. To be able to navigate directly to a folder containing images (raw or jpg) and be able to instantly make adjustments without having to progress through importing and rendering of previews is incredible and really useful. Editing is then a breeze and exporting of images is really quick too. I've not done any timed comparisons but it certainly 'feels' faster than Lightroom at exporting files.

The program has its limits in functionality and its image rendering does not match the quality of Lightroom and C1Pro but the speed is incredible.

So, for anyone needing to do quick and simple edits (crop, exposure tweaks, etc.) where speed is of the essence I can recommend Exposure X.

The problem with making adjustments directly in Exposure X, is there is no histogram! Major oversight! How can you tell if you clip highlights or crush blacks in Exposure?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
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wishiwereaskibum: What's the likely timing to hear any official news on this subject? I Realize that no one can predict the future, but what are all your thoughts?

Jan 6th can't come soon enough. Unbelievable that Samsung doesn't announce something before the holidays.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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plasnu: Very welcome.Too many lens mount choice.

What? You talk about your MF lenses in another post and how you like mirrorless. There are never too many lens mount choices. At least it gives you a choice for your MF lenses, right?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
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Timmbits: At these prices (and size), would you purchase a NX1 or a full-frame Sony?

For me, the answer is obvious.

If Samsung had made this a Full-Frame, they might not be at this point right now.

I would purchase the NX1. Even now if they are pulling out of the camera market, I would still take a NX1 over the FF Sony. FF is over-rated. There are pros/cons to aps-c and other size sensors too. Not everyone wants to lug around a large lenses dedicated to a FF sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 05:31 UTC
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Gesture: If Samsung retreats from APS-C, who stands to gain? Sony? Fuji? ??

Fuji will gain. I'll be going back to Fuji XF. They seem only ones dedicated to APS-C size sensors at this point.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 15:05 UTC
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nfarrar: Ome site is reporting Samsung to announce the NX2 at CES! We can only hope!

http://thenewcamera.com/samsung-nx2-coming-rumor/

Poor people that jumped ship for nothing and couldn't wait for CES 2016, like everyone else said to wait.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
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RooksTemplar: Nothing really new yet , mirrorless rumors posted another teaser:
"THere is little doubt now that Samsungs camera business is fading out. And a couple of long time Samsung sources told me the Korean company will make a major statement at the CES event in early January. I have also been told to expect one major surprise!"

That quote has been posted for some time already. Nothing new.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 01:59 UTC
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Sdaniella: if Samsung made an Android WiFi Galaxy DCI 4k FF (FX1?) version of its odd Android APSC 28mp NX1 (proprietary lens mount only), except with a Canon EOS EF/PL compatible mount, it would sell much faster than SONY's current A7-series FF mirrorless dcams ...

if they use similar (not exactly same) pixel size as NX1, the FX1 would be ...
say:

9,936×6,624
=65,816,064 (65.8mp) ... which is deep into medium format (not everyone wants)

so, if one were to opt for much larger pixels, and have fewer megapixels,
say:
28mp ... FF, that would be a nice start (for improved low light hi-ISO shooting than APSC 28mp)

or split:
go a bit higher: 32, 40, or 48 mp (can have a progression of mp choices)

they can concentrate on making more (Android WiFi) cameras
less on native lenses

Samsung uses it's own Tizen OS, not Android in these new cameras. Proprietary? Canon and Nikon have their own proprietary mounts. Everyone does. How about Canon support NX mount instead of Canon's proprietary mount?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 18:50 UTC
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Peter62: Last year on Photokina in Cologne the NX1 was presented with huge effort - and now it's discontinued??

Come on, Samsung, that's ridiculous!

There is no official word that it has been discontinued. Samsung is pulling out of markets where they are not making money. EU, AUS, Canada.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 01:56 UTC
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Mike FL: Samsung should know better that the camera market is all about dog eats dog.

Soon after NX1 was released, SONY reduced A7's price to $899 while Samsung had no reaction but still set NX1's street price 50% of higher than A7.

Now what? Basically, SONY eats Samsung alive.

SONY is a killer while Samsung is too weak to fight.

Are you serious? Sony A7 has nothing over the NX1. No 4K video, slower FPS, etc. The NX1 is still the better overall camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 01:50 UTC
On article Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 (350 comments in total)

Excellent camera. I've been using it now for a month, and now have six NX lenses (non-S). Camera produces very sharp beautiful images. Plan to keep using it, even if Samsung quits photography business. 4K video very nice even if cropped. Cropped 4K comes in handy sometimes when you need to zoom in on something.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 15:06 UTC as 1st comment
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Stokis: I was ready to buy NX500 when they announced that it will have 4k video, but later when NX500 tests were taken it was revealed that it can handle 4k only in crop mode. So i bought Panasonic LX100.
But if NX500 would be able to shoot 4k with whole sensor it would be a blast.

Sounds like you want something without paying extra. The NX500 has a lower spec processor in it, so it's not going to be able to use the whole sensor for video. The NX500 is now on sale for $500. Excellent price for such a feature-rich camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 15:29 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (512 comments in total)

This camera should have got gold award and much higher rating than D-Preview gave it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 16:20 UTC as 12th comment
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (512 comments in total)
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Kawika Nui: Limited lens selection compared to cameras at similar price point, no EVF or flash-- which raises cost, adds bulk and hassle for anyone who uses EVF or flash--not weather sealed...
So we have a nice retro look but lack of basic options.
No thanks.

So which lens do you need?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 04:23 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (512 comments in total)
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Kawika Nui: Limited lens selection compared to cameras at similar price point, no EVF or flash-- which raises cost, adds bulk and hassle for anyone who uses EVF or flash--not weather sealed...
So we have a nice retro look but lack of basic options.
No thanks.

It comes with hotshoe flash. Lens selection is more than what most people need. Excellent 4K H.265 video, and high quality photos. Mine works great, even outdoors, LCD is good to see.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 05:26 UTC
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smallLebowski: I'm just waiting for nx500 to drop down to $400 - then I'll buy it as a cheap second body, otherwise it's too expensive for what it is.

You can keep wishing for awhile, unless you get a used one on Ebay. Nx500 is top aps-c compact EVF-less right now. I wouldn't dare sell mine for that little change.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
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newe: Where are the fire sale prices? If I can get one for $100 I'll take it!

You may be lucky to get an NX500 for that, but never an NX1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
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Horshack: It's been over 24 hours and still no official word from Samsung dispelling the rumor? It's not a good sign when the most popular camera review site asks you if you're exiting the camera business and you don't answer back after a full business day.

Yep, bring on a new NX500 and NX1 models!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 15:55 UTC

NX500 now showing on DPReview most popular searched cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 05:08 UTC as 296th comment
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