"Silly" rumor about "Samikon"...

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tecnoworld
tecnoworld Veteran Member • Posts: 7,232
"Silly" rumor about "Samikon"...

OK, now this is getting silly. Today at a local shop the owner was trying to sell a NX500 to a Nikon owner and told him that, in few months, there will be an adapter for Nikon lenses, allowing to use them on the NX mount. Hearing that, I said that's already possible with dumb adapters and he replied that they are about to release a fully electronical adapter.

I really, really think this is something not going to happen, but...would be really interesting if true.

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JimmyHBG
JimmyHBG Contributing Member • Posts: 510
Re: "Silly" rumor about "Samikon"...

Well, I really hope it's true, but I don't think it is, sadly

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JQuonDo Regular Member • Posts: 212
Re: "Silly" rumor about "Samikon"...
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tecnoworld wrote:

OK, now this is getting silly. Today at a local shop the owner was trying to sell a NX500 to a Nikon owner and told him that, in few months, there will be an adapter for Nikon lenses, allowing to use them on the NX mount. Hearing that, I said that's already possible with dumb adapters and he replied that they are about to release a fully electronical adapter.

I really, really think this is something not going to happen, but...would be really interesting if true.

Salesmen technique.  I feel bad for the average consumers who get taken advantage by salesmen.

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armin304 Contributing Member • Posts: 689
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I think he got the rumor wrong, because today the first working adapter for Nikon AF-S to Sony E is on sale or preorder.

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otto k Senior Member • Posts: 2,211
Re: "Silly" rumor about "Samikon"...

Oh, that. I thought you were taking about rumor that I heard around a year or two ago that samsung was to provide technology (sensors?) for Nikon and that they were working on some hush hush project together. When nx1 appeared everybody took it for granted that that was the project (let's face it, it looks like D400 would have looked) although originally it was to be Nikon's. Looking back, it might even make sense seeing how Sony bought Toshiba sensor division so now Nikon has to buy from Sony any high resolution aps-c and ff sensor and they might not like it.

But, it seemed somehow off back then, still seems a bit off, but stranger things have happened...

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ttbek Veteran Member • Posts: 4,869
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They told me an auto adapter was coming for K mount to NX back when I got my NX300, store salesmen these days don't just know nothing, they even lie through their teeth.

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ludwik123 Senior Member • Posts: 1,417
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ttbek wrote:

They told me an auto adapter was coming for K mount to NX back when I got my NX300, store salesmen these days don't just know nothing, they even lie through their teeth.

"These days" ?

Salesmen have always lied and will continue to do so!

Back in the 1990s I was looking at very cheap 35mm compacts when a salesman came over and started sprouting specifications including autofocus.   I knew for a fact that the camera I was holding only had manual focus by guesswork with symbols for one head, three heads and mountains.

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