samsung 300mm f2.8

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AndrewIsUsingTheNX1000
AndrewIsUsingTheNX1000 Junior Member • Posts: 44
samsung 300mm f2.8

ive hard of the 300 f2.8 ois made by samsung once at photokina. does it exist?

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otto k Senior Member • Posts: 2,076
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Only as a batch of prototypes not for sale.

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well thats bad...

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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.

But as we all know, we were coned.

I saw a Samsung product the other day that I actually once would easily have considered buying. Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead.

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markyboy81 Senior Member • Posts: 1,859
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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.

But as we all know, we were coned.

I saw a Samsung product the other day that I actually once would easily have considered buying. Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead.

I've bought loads of Samsung products since finding out the NX line was discontinued. As frustrated as I was, I still like a lot of samsung products and I'm not going to cut off my nose to spite my face.

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otto k Senior Member • Posts: 2,076
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I've come to appreciate how weirdly similar to hack very different Samsung products are

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markyboy81 Senior Member • Posts: 1,859
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otto k wrote:

I've come to appreciate how weirdly similar to hack very different Samsung products are

Is it because of tizen?

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markyboy81 wrote:

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.

But as we all know, we were coned.

I saw a Samsung product the other day that I actually once would easily have considered buying. Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead.

I've bought loads of Samsung products since finding out the NX line was discontinued. As frustrated as I was, I still like a lot of samsung products and I'm not going to cut off my nose to spite my face.

Do you really sometimes consider cutting off your nose, or should your reply be reconsidered. I choose my words carefully and I repeat: "Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead." If Samsung made a definitive better product, I may consider it. Part of the problem is, as competition and processes tighten among OEMs, Samsung doesn't make very many definitive better products these days. So for the majority of products, there is no reason to consider them, and my face will be just fine. You of course can do as you please.

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markyboy81 Senior Member • Posts: 1,859
Re: samsung 300mm f2.8

VisionLight wrote:

markyboy81 wrote:

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.

But as we all know, we were coned.

I saw a Samsung product the other day that I actually once would easily have considered buying. Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead.

I've bought loads of Samsung products since finding out the NX line was discontinued. As frustrated as I was, I still like a lot of samsung products and I'm not going to cut off my nose to spite my face.

Do you really sometimes consider cutting off your nose, or should your reply be reconsidered. I choose my words carefully and I repeat: "Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead." If Samsung made a definitive better product, I may consider it. Part of the problem is, as competition and processes tighten among OEMs, Samsung doesn't make very many definitive better products these days. So for the majority of products, there is no reason to consider them, and my face will be just fine. You of course can do as you please.

It's just a turn of phrase, not to be taken literally, which it seems sadly you have done.

In the cases where I have bought Samsung, I haven't done so because of the brand but because they've offered something unique, or better, or cheaper. If everything was equal I may still choose them as generally they make solid products.

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markyboy81 wrote:

VisionLight wrote:

markyboy81 wrote:

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.

But as we all know, we were coned.

I saw a Samsung product the other day that I actually once would easily have considered buying. Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead.

I've bought loads of Samsung products since finding out the NX line was discontinued. As frustrated as I was, I still like a lot of samsung products and I'm not going to cut off my nose to spite my face.

Do you really sometimes consider cutting off your nose, or should your reply be reconsidered. I choose my words carefully and I repeat: "Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead." If Samsung made a definitive better product, I may consider it. Part of the problem is, as competition and processes tighten among OEMs, Samsung doesn't make very many definitive better products these days. So for the majority of products, there is no reason to consider them, and my face will be just fine. You of course can do as you please.

It's just a turn of phrase, not to be taken literally, which it seems sadly you have done.

Not really, you just didn't get it. The irony continues further along in my reply. But enough of that, so I will once again repeat myself, "You of course can do as you please."

Peace.

In the cases where I have bought Samsung, I haven't done so because of the brand but because they've offered something unique, or better, or cheaper. If everything was equal I may still choose them as generally they make solid products.

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markyboy81 Senior Member • Posts: 1,859
Re: samsung 300mm f2.8

VisionLight wrote:

markyboy81 wrote:

VisionLight wrote:

markyboy81 wrote:

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.

But as we all know, we were coned.

I saw a Samsung product the other day that I actually once would easily have considered buying. Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead.

I've bought loads of Samsung products since finding out the NX line was discontinued. As frustrated as I was, I still like a lot of samsung products and I'm not going to cut off my nose to spite my face.

Do you really sometimes consider cutting off your nose, or should your reply be reconsidered. I choose my words carefully and I repeat: "Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead." If Samsung made a definitive better product, I may consider it. Part of the problem is, as competition and processes tighten among OEMs, Samsung doesn't make very many definitive better products these days. So for the majority of products, there is no reason to consider them, and my face will be just fine. You of course can do as you please.

It's just a turn of phrase, not to be taken literally, which it seems sadly you have done.

Not really, you just didn't get it. The irony continues further along in my reply. But enough of that, so I will once again repeat myself, "You of course can do as you please."

Peace.

In the cases where I have bought Samsung, I haven't done so because of the brand but because they've offered something unique, or better, or cheaper. If everything was equal I may still choose them as generally they make solid products.

Whatever, I still don't think you got that it wasn't to be taken literally. Anyway, if you read it carefully you'd see that I was referring to myself and my own choices, and that I would still consider Samsung in cases where they offer something either better, cheaper or unique, which has been the case on numerous occasions.

If you want to rule them out because of their decision to withdraw from the camera market then that's of course ok, but personally I wouldn't want to limit my options. Out of interest though, do you still use any NX equipment or is there another reason you still come on to this forum?

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Re: samsung 300mm f2.8

markyboy81 wrote:

VisionLight wrote:

markyboy81 wrote:

VisionLight wrote:

markyboy81 wrote:

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.

But as we all know, we were coned.

I saw a Samsung product the other day that I actually once would easily have considered buying. Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead.

so,the big tele lens was the advertise of the samsung nx, showing the vision of the nx series afterwads,although they dumped the series to the trash can a year later?
i wish the rumor about nikon trying to buy samsung nx was true then :/

I've bought loads of Samsung products since finding out the NX line was discontinued. As frustrated as I was, I still like a lot of samsung products and I'm not going to cut off my nose to spite my face.

Do you really sometimes consider cutting off your nose, or should your reply be reconsidered. I choose my words carefully and I repeat: "Basically equal quality and price, I bought their competitor's product instead." If Samsung made a definitive better product, I may consider it. Part of the problem is, as competition and processes tighten among OEMs, Samsung doesn't make very many definitive better products these days. So for the majority of products, there is no reason to consider them, and my face will be just fine. You of course can do as you please.

It's just a turn of phrase, not to be taken literally, which it seems sadly you have done.

Not really, you just didn't get it. The irony continues further along in my reply. But enough of that, so I will once again repeat myself, "You of course can do as you please."

Peace.

In the cases where I have bought Samsung, I haven't done so because of the brand but because they've offered something unique, or better, or cheaper. If everything was equal I may still choose them as generally they make solid products.

Whatever, I still don't think you got that it wasn't to be taken literally. Anyway, if you read it carefully you'd see that I was referring to myself and my own choices, and that I would still consider Samsung in cases where they offer something either better, cheaper or unique, which has been the case on numerous occasions.

If you want to rule them out because of their decision to withdraw from the camera market then that's of course ok, but personally I wouldn't want to limit my options. Out of interest though, do you still use any NX equipment or is there another reason you still come on to this forum?

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thatfour Junior Member • Posts: 36
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Time to stop this fanboyism and move on to other sustainable camera system. I'm still keeping my NX safe in the dry cabinet waiting for the damn Samsung to man up honoring NX users with better life support

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thatfour wrote:

Time to stop this fanboyism and move on to other sustainable camera system. I'm still keeping my NX safe in the dry cabinet waiting for the damn Samsung to man up honoring NX users with better life support

I don't think it's fanboyism. I think it would be foolish for me to spend money on a new system when this one works perfectly well. Having said that, at the moment prices aren't too bad for used nx equipment but I can't think of anything I'd want to switch to right now.

I can't see the sense of holding onto the camera and not using it though. It'll just depreciate rapidly, best sell it now while you can get a good price.

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TuVuVu Regular Member • Posts: 156
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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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TuVuVu wrote:

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

Hi Tu Vu,

What I could have done with that 300mm f/2.8, both by itself and with what I hopefully expected, a matched 2x TC. The Samsung engineers from the secret development group didn't go into great detail when talking about it, but it was apparent they were proud of their accomplishment. Now that I have 600mm in my Canon kit (966mm equiv. reach on Canon APS-C), I have an idea of what the possibilities would have been with the Samsung lens. That NX lens would have been fun and we'd be comparing results.

One thing I've been meaning to do is pair up my new long lens to my NX-1 with my EF-NX adaptor (924mm equiv. reach). Yes, it will be all manual, but we're both used to that with our FD lenses. When I do, I'll post some examples here on the forum.

Always good to hear from you,

Ed

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