samsung 300mm f2.8

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TuVuVu Regular Member • Posts: 153
Re: samsung 300mm f2.8

VisionLight wrote:

otto k wrote:

Only as a batch of prototypes not for sale.

Those prototypes were a strong influence on me in buying into the NX system because of the strong possibilities for a professional APSc system they portended for the future.

Hello Ed,

Personally it was not a 'strong infuene', it was the definite decision. When NX1 was released late 2014,  thereafter Samsung consistently upgraded Firmware, their lens lineup was Nice and GREAT via Pro 16-50mm f2-2.8 S ED OIS, 50mm-150 2.8 S ED OIS, then NX500.

The moment Samsung showcased Proto Pro 300mm (and ALL mentioned prior), I brought exceptional priced kit: NX1, 16-50 f2-2.8 S ED OIS, Grip, extra battery, etc. Thereafter, I only bought new discounted Samsung lenses: great price for my 50mm-150 f2.8 S ED OIS.

Then rumors, then the inevitable. Sad Samsung bailed prior to Pro 300mm: personally needed for an important use-case (ouch!).

Thank you Ed for your many posts and replying to our private discussions regarding your Canon FD Glass from your Film days (which I image you still own, cherish).

Been enjoying my adapted Canon nFD 300mm f/2.8 L, with associated FD 1.4 teleconverter for many years. Ed's help BY FAR (and Ken Rockwell's in-depth Canon FD glass DB) was Instrumental.

Shooting 300mm 100% manually IS obviously challenging, however, it really improved my photography skills; the "Silver Lining" in the "Samsung Cloud".

Simply go to Ed's links below: nicely organized by gear and location. Then you'll know, he, "chooses his words carefully", which he unfortunately must defend in post further down.

Very Best Regards, Tu Vu Vu

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