HowaboutRAW

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Peiasdf: Windows 10? No thanks. I am not a Mac user but recently I have been forced to get Windows 10 after I screw up my Windows 8 registry and Windows 10 is a POS. How is it acceptable Microsoft put ads in start menu? You pay $100 to $140 for the OS and it comes pre-loaded with sponsored contents and MS is also doing targeted ads base on programs you've installed/opened. Since when it is OK to charge money and force ads?

FLrucky:

Stalk, stalk, stalky you be, for all to see.

And all can see your ignorance of Windows 10's built in spyware.

Of course, stalkers like you would be into that kind of thing, creepy built in spyware that comes turned on with the system.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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Hinder: Three whole years?!!!! I have underwear older than that.

H:

Right, but getting it serviced by Samsung under warranty will likely be hard.

Also the point you ignored is that brand/model of underwear is still made new. This NX1 isn't.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
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Peiasdf: Windows 10? No thanks. I am not a Mac user but recently I have been forced to get Windows 10 after I screw up my Windows 8 registry and Windows 10 is a POS. How is it acceptable Microsoft put ads in start menu? You pay $100 to $140 for the OS and it comes pre-loaded with sponsored contents and MS is also doing targeted ads base on programs you've installed/opened. Since when it is OK to charge money and force ads?

rialcnis:

All you've done is demonstrate that you know little about Windows 10.

I'll spell it out fully, so you can follow better:

Microsoft includes large quantities of its own spyware within Windows 10. Removing, or turning off, that spyware will also kill auto-Windows OS updates. It's a really useful feature to be able to stop auto-updates.

Now, next time don't assume you know of what you write.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
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xoio: Hardly a throwback? - Slow Sunday more like.

FLrucky:

Stalk, stalk, stalk.

Likely wrong, you'll not be getting that still in a sealed boxed NX1 serviced under warranty, and that's part of it being new.

Also you may want to consult a dictionary: The adverb "probably" contradicts the assertion "wrong". So what you've posted besides being likely in error, for the aforementioned warranty reason, is also illiterate.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
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Peiasdf: Windows 10? No thanks. I am not a Mac user but recently I have been forced to get Windows 10 after I screw up my Windows 8 registry and Windows 10 is a POS. How is it acceptable Microsoft put ads in start menu? You pay $100 to $140 for the OS and it comes pre-loaded with sponsored contents and MS is also doing targeted ads base on programs you've installed/opened. Since when it is OK to charge money and force ads?

jwasturias:

Getting rid of all the spyware in Windows 10 will kill any auto WinOS updates.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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trac63: The big problem with Samsung's camera division was their pricing strategy. There was wide regional disparity in prices, and huge mark-ups on new models. The NX30 was priced well above the Nikon D5300, while the NX1 was double the street price of a Nikon D7100, and that was a huge problem. Almost all of their cameras were available at clearance price within a year of their introduction.

FLruckas:

Stalk, stalk, stalk,

Insult. And ageism directed at photos this time.

Still having problems with your Acer/Asus screen I see, or is it your colour vision.

You just don't know how to stop digging yourself into a hole further.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
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Hinder: Three whole years?!!!! I have underwear older than that.

So? You can still likely purchase the same model/brand of underwear new.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
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xoio: Hardly a throwback? - Slow Sunday more like.

The article posted on Thursday.

Can't buy a new NX1 any longer.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: F:

Still being stalky I see.

And not real familiar with the NX30 either.

FLrucky:

Stalk, stalk, stalk.

You can address the bolts fails to the DPR webmaster.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 13:45 UTC

F:

Still being stalky I see.

And not real familiar with the NX30 either.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 23:13 UTC as 9th comment

F:

Still being stalky I see.

And not real familiar with the NX30 either.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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DominicVII: Samsung made the best mirrorless cameras. Back in those days l was all set on pulling the trigger on the NX30, only to be told by a representative of my local camera store that Samsung would soon be disbanding their camera division. Those who wish to understand the nature of Korean corporatism and why Samsung might have abandoned the camera business will find clues in Bruce Cumings's study 'Korea's Place in the Sun'. Samsung and LG were always instruments of the Korean state and their primary aim is to intensify the flow of foreign exchange into Korea, i.e., only export-intensive products are to be manufactured; business projects that fail in this regard are put to death by the Korean state itself.

F:

Still being stalky I see.

And not real familiar with the NX30 either.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 22:50 UTC
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JordanAT: "designed to pass MIL-STD 810G"

Despite the old, weak GPU and unknown CPU options and horribly lackluster battery, being able to drop this tablet from 6' onto a concrete slab onto every corner, edge, and flat surface without damage is quite an achievement. Unless whatever Note 14 is (since the link to the actual specs is dead) something like "vibration PSD when mounted to a sound surface only; not for drop testing".

Edit: Oh, and that huge bezel real estate...but let's not bother to put the speakers there, that would make for decent sound.

dylan:

Wait until the HP website allows one to order/customize these machines.

You can look at the other so called "mobile workstations" for an idea of what the full range of GPU options will be.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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JordanAT: "designed to pass MIL-STD 810G"

Despite the old, weak GPU and unknown CPU options and horribly lackluster battery, being able to drop this tablet from 6' onto a concrete slab onto every corner, edge, and flat surface without damage is quite an achievement. Unless whatever Note 14 is (since the link to the actual specs is dead) something like "vibration PSD when mounted to a sound surface only; not for drop testing".

Edit: Oh, and that huge bezel real estate...but let's not bother to put the speakers there, that would make for decent sound.

dylanear:

"The graphics are older, lackluster compared to the best out there, but also, not a bad choice for imaging professionals, way better than integrated graphics. But it's no gaming machine."

I read the above as saying "this is set up to compete with gaming machines but it really doesn't; it's okay for other purposes".

Except that pro photo/rendering has requirements that gaming machines really can't meet.

So by bringing up gaming you made the unnecessary linkage.

HP has gaming computers, the Omen line. The desktops are even beginning to come with motherboards that have slots for Optane chips.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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trac63: The big problem with Samsung's camera division was their pricing strategy. There was wide regional disparity in prices, and huge mark-ups on new models. The NX30 was priced well above the Nikon D5300, while the NX1 was double the street price of a Nikon D7100, and that was a huge problem. Almost all of their cameras were available at clearance price within a year of their introduction.

FLruckas:

Well if it isn't Mr/Ms stalky.

And yeah, trac63 can only speak for him/herself with that jpeg only comment.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
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DominicVII: Samsung made the best mirrorless cameras. Back in those days l was all set on pulling the trigger on the NX30, only to be told by a representative of my local camera store that Samsung would soon be disbanding their camera division. Those who wish to understand the nature of Korean corporatism and why Samsung might have abandoned the camera business will find clues in Bruce Cumings's study 'Korea's Place in the Sun'. Samsung and LG were always instruments of the Korean state and their primary aim is to intensify the flow of foreign exchange into Korea, i.e., only export-intensive products are to be manufactured; business projects that fail in this regard are put to death by the Korean state itself.

Be that as it may, in the future the camera business could have increased foreign exchange for Samsung.

The fact remains that a Samsung management change preceded the closing of the camera division.

Anyhow, as I'm sure you know, Samsung and LG both make things in China.

Setting aside the NX1, it is a stretch to say Samsung made the best mirrorless cameras for the era. The NX30 was decent. Samsung had PDAF on the sensor in advance of Fuji I believe. But like Samsung, Fuji had a good native lens selection. Sony didn't. (Now Sony does, but more for full framed mirrorless cameras.)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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trac63: The big problem with Samsung's camera division was their pricing strategy. There was wide regional disparity in prices, and huge mark-ups on new models. The NX30 was priced well above the Nikon D5300, while the NX1 was double the street price of a Nikon D7100, and that was a huge problem. Almost all of their cameras were available at clearance price within a year of their introduction.

trac63:

"The RAW buffer on the D7100 is a non-issue, as most serious sports/action photographers shoot JPEG-only anyway."

No, you mean "it's not an issue for my purposes".

Now the D7200 solved the D7100 buffering issues, and I'm sure the D500 has better stills AF than the Samsung NX1.

Also: I'm not clear, do you, or did you, shoot with an NX500 or NX1?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
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ProfHankD: Did Samsung exit the market or did Samsung think there wouldn't be a continuing market...? I think it was more the second than the first, and the sales figures looked that way 3 years ago, but Samsung's been pleasantly wrong about this so far. I wouldn't be surprised if they re-entered at some point.

As for their 3-year-old camera still being essentially state of the art, well, Sony's A6000 is still very much a contender too. I think the key is that a lot of the high-end market has moved to FF, so the big emphasis has been on taking top sensor tech and using it to build FF sensors (which is MUCH harder), while APS-C sensor tech has been somewhat stuck for a few years.

ProfHank:

I think you're getting a little lost in the celebration of Sony's raw processing code.

True, I don't know that I could tell a 2005 APSC 14bit raw from an APSC 12 bit raw of the same era. But I can today, and have been able to for a few years now.

And back in 2005, if going for amazing colour subtly, I'd have used low ISO film.

I too think it too bad that Samsung dropped out.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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ProfHankD: Did Samsung exit the market or did Samsung think there wouldn't be a continuing market...? I think it was more the second than the first, and the sales figures looked that way 3 years ago, but Samsung's been pleasantly wrong about this so far. I wouldn't be surprised if they re-entered at some point.

As for their 3-year-old camera still being essentially state of the art, well, Sony's A6000 is still very much a contender too. I think the key is that a lot of the high-end market has moved to FF, so the big emphasis has been on taking top sensor tech and using it to build FF sensors (which is MUCH harder), while APS-C sensor tech has been somewhat stuck for a few years.

ProfH:

"Sony's use of 12-bit recording in sensor modes where competitors using the same Sony sensor capture 14-bit basically tells me that the remaining 2 bits are essentially noise in those modes."

Perhaps, but we've been reading similar claims for 40 years now.

Then:

"However, random noise can actually improve apparent IQ."

Right, this is known about--adding jitter if you will. However, I remain unconvinced that what I'm seeing is simply random, since then the results shouldn't be consistent, yet they are.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

RMGoodlight:

As I wrote above:

"Like fberns, it seems you're more in the category of someone who didn't like the particular focal lengths Samsung chose to release."

And here you've agreed with me:

"Nobody is saying Samsung did not offer excelent lenses that might be inovative compared to other systems. There is no 85mm F1.4 for APSC and no 30mm F2 pancake in any other system. And I'm still tempted by their 16-50mm F2 and the 30mm. But Samsung made some odd choices."

You didn't answer: What's not pro about the 85mm f/1.4?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
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