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    sandro reacted to Marco Tecno in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    The price is totally fair, IMO. As already said, though, I won't be buying a dumb speedbooster (or a dumb adapter, btw).
     
    What I'd really want, and I'd be ready to spend 300-350€ on it (if well built and decently fast), is a SMART ADAPTER (non speedbooster) for canon glass, so to be able to use a 300-400mm lens for my NX1 and use it with af, aperture and ois.
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    sandro reacted to Pavel MaÅ¡ek in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    Luca, I am sorry but I wrote that "I completely understand that price". I meant that it is little pricy FOR ME considering it will works only for NX cameras (as there will be no other NX cameras in future). That is all... I really admire you for your great work.
    Please let me know what is crop factor of you speedbooster.
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    sandro reacted to Cassius McGowan in How to Kill Piracy by 2017   
    I don't want government having any type of power of anything someone can do on a website or software. They would be able to shut you down on anything (they) seem is illegal. They could shut down this site because gear is being sold and they're not getting taxes from it. I just know government shouldn't have to much power over anything plain and simple.
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    sandro reacted to Kisaha in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    Cojocaru: It is very simple really, it is an EF adapter, then you can adapt to other mounts with cheap dumb adapters (or more expensive ones of course, I just do not see the point buying expensive ones).
    One adapter to rule them all. You still need to buy the other mount adapter you need (e.g from ebay).
    You then can have the FF look, but still you won't have any electronic control and/or aperture control, which in my opinion (and needs) is more important than the FF look, which If I needed I would have bought from the begining (A7ii is not that bad in that sense, ofcourse NX1 is much better, but the Sony can be found for cheap used, and have all the active metabines/speedboosters).
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    sandro got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Try enabling half stop ISO and see if you see a jump from 2000 to 2500. I believe the jump is there exactly. Seems completely software though... It seems like the jump also affects exposure.
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    sandro reacted to IronFilm in Rokinon Cine DS 20mm T1.9 is coming at last!   
    Yessssssssss! Been eagerly waiting for them to fill in the gap between 16mm and 24mm, as that gap was just too darn big and was rather annoying (even worse if you needed full frame, was a leap from 14mm to 24mm!). Now I just need to save up the US$600ish the lens will cost.
    http://ironfilm.co.nz/rokinon-cine-ds-20mm-t1-9-is-coming-at-last/
     

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    sandro reacted to freeman in Lenses   
    Angenieux zoom time! I just got myself an angenieux 15-150 zoom (which is the zoom on the left in the photo) It is optically very simmilar to the 12-120 on the right however it is designed to cover super 16 film. I've done a lot of shooting with the 12-120 on the gh4 and will be using the 15-150 soon! Just have to get the current projects done and out the door.

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    sandro reacted to MountneerMan in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    I am really interested in this as well.
    How are you making them? Any pictures of the fabrication process would be nice to see as well
    Keep up the good work.
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    sandro reacted to lucabutera in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    This is the NXL SB "for all lenses".


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    sandro got a reaction from cisco150 in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Any hack supporting full time manual focus in video for Samsung lenses?
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    sandro got a reaction from iamoui in What would you like to see Nikon, Olympus, Fuji do to improve video?   
    Buy Samsung camera division and make the NX2
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    sandro got a reaction from iamoui in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Not on the kit lens (pancake) it's all electronic and there's no switch. Every time you stop recording it goes back to AF... that's why I asked. 
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    sandro reacted to Cinegain in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    I'm sure of it. What they have in common is that they've been around for ages, when film was still a thing and they've had some really remarkable things going on for them that put them in the spotlights for people to recognize them as camera brands to consider. Also, they're very consistent and deliver. And yes, I've seen tons of people using Olympus and Fujis. Which are especially popular with enthusiasts, hipsters and more so: Asian tourists (travelling a lot, built small, small hands). 'Muricans you'll more often find walking around with a 5DmkIII, because in the land of the free you go big or go home; good workout too. Plus, Leica is exclusive, it's like a Lamborghini. You don't see a lot of them, because not everyone owns one. The less sold, the more exclusive the group of people that own one. So... they jack up the price. I mean, they've even rebranded cameras like the LX7 and LX100, removed the fluff like a grip and threw a red dot on there, selling it at a whopping premium.
    Samsung... new guy to the table, building a system from scratch. No real imaging history, no reputation, no lenses, no third party accessories availlable yet, really. They had to build from the ground up, so that was a mediocre start at best, not very interesting stuff, not very effective marketing. That was until they came out with the NX1 and NX500 and worked out the kinks, but I think they were expecting too much in too little time and threw in the towel too soon. This was supposed to set them back on the map and redefine their course, making them recognized as a camera brand. But they hit it and quit it. No time to build a solid reputation on that one generation cameras. I also think, because Samsung wasn't really recognized as a camera brand, they didn't manage to get as much people paying the hefty (although justified) price of the NX1-range and S-lenses. In the end, I think only the select few that really realized the forward thinking and 4K that was going on went for it. People who just don't know and don't care just walk into a store and let the sales guy pitch them a T6i/750D. Maybe they should've bought the rights of the Kodak brand and bring cameras out under that name or something. Neways. Gotta be honest, maybe I saw someone using a NX300 in the wild once, but never stumbled upon someone actually shooting the NX500/NX1 or any other. But hey, Samsung felt the love was gone, so they broke up. Tough luck. Best to get on with it.
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    sandro got a reaction from Geoff CB in What would you like to see Nikon, Olympus, Fuji do to improve video?   
    Buy Samsung camera division and make the NX2
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    sandro got a reaction from IronFilm in What would you like to see Nikon, Olympus, Fuji do to improve video?   
    Buy Samsung camera division and make the NX2
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    sandro reacted to lucabutera in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    First fast test.
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    sandro reacted to lucabutera in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    Updates NXL NX / EF:
    Hi, I worked on this adapter for a few consecutive days, the biggest difficulty was finding the right point of distance between the lens and sensor.
    A tenth lower and slamming into the sensor, a tenth farther and slammed into the lens.
    Find the right setting to infinity focus it seemed impossible, and some moments I was throwing in the towel with canon EF mount to return to Nikon.
    All this for 0.05 of a millimeter (Canon EF mount is definitely the final flange focal distance limit).
    Now fortunately, the system works perfectly and soon will publish the first tests with Nx1 camera.
    See you soon.
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    sandro got a reaction from cisco150 in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    I just realized that if an electronic adapter could be made this will open the NX mount to all lenses made for Canon and Niknon with AF as well (maybe even OIS?). 
    For video a speed booster is more exciting though. 
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    sandro got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    I just realized that if an electronic adapter could be made this will open the NX mount to all lenses made for Canon and Niknon with AF as well (maybe even OIS?). 
    For video a speed booster is more exciting though. 
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    sandro reacted to lucabutera in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    After much work and many sleepless nights, I have almost finished my work and I think I have brought the lens NXL to the point of being sold to the public.
    I thought if the test this week will be positive to produce it with Canon EF mount dumb to which you can add a Nikon adapter with iris aperture control.
    At this stage it allows to mount all Nikon and Canon lenses, in the future I will continue to work to enable the electronic control of the lenses.
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    sandro reacted to lucabutera in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    Samsung nx100 + NX/EF SB + CANON 50MM 1.8 II
    I CAN DO IT!
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    sandro reacted to ttbek in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Could you show an equivalent sample later on a tripod/set down on something solid?  Much appreciated.  It's looking pretty good. 
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    sandro reacted to lucabutera in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    This is the focal test:
    1 picture, NX1 + NXL adapter + 50mm Nikkor Nikon 1.4 AF (aperture F8, Focal 50mm);
    2 picture, NX1 + 16-50 OIS (aperture F8, Focal 38mm);
    3 picture, NX1 + 16-50 OIS ( aperture F8, Focal 50mm).
    (All picture it's taken freehand).
     
    Are welcome your comments!



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    sandro reacted to Daniel Galli in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    yee me too, i will put m42 lens anyways
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    sandro got a reaction from NX1user in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    I'm fine with a dumb speedbooster for now. +1 stop of light and 35mm DOF!
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