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    MarcTGFG reacted to ricardo_sousa11 in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    I just found an a7SII for 1300$, not risking though.
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    MarcTGFG got a reaction from ricardo_sousa11 in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Amazing how you guys have improved on the original firmware. That made me buy a used NX1 with 16-50 PZ lens through Amazon market place today for 460 €. Too good to be true? I am a little bit anxious whether this is a scam or I got really lucky...

    Keep up the good work and thank you for putting so much energy in this project!!!
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    MarcTGFG got a reaction from Pavel MaÅ¡ek in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Amazing how you guys have improved on the original firmware. That made me buy a used NX1 with 16-50 PZ lens through Amazon market place today for 460 €. Too good to be true? I am a little bit anxious whether this is a scam or I got really lucky...

    Keep up the good work and thank you for putting so much energy in this project!!!
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    MarcTGFG got a reaction from tokhee in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Amazing how you guys have improved on the original firmware. That made me buy a used NX1 with 16-50 PZ lens through Amazon market place today for 460 €. Too good to be true? I am a little bit anxious whether this is a scam or I got really lucky...

    Keep up the good work and thank you for putting so much energy in this project!!!
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Nikkor in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    Very interesting tugela. 
    Now let's come back to reality. When using a speedbooster you are in the case where you have a lens that has an image circle larger than the one needed to fill the sensor. The speedbooster "takes that circle and compresses it", this means the aberrations will also be scaled and you end up with more resolution. It will not be as good as using a bigger sensor, but it will be sharper than using the lens without the speedbooster.
    http://www.metabones.com/assets/a/stories/Speed Booster White Paper.pdf
    check fig 21 for a real world sample
    You don't have to thank me, just say something coherent.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to tupp in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    A speed booster in front of an APS-C sensor allows the sensor to utilize almost the entire image circle of full frame lens -- that means you are getting the full resolving power from that lens, plus you are getting shallow DOF on wider views, plus you are gaining about one stop in exposure!  If you use full frame lenses on smaller sensors without some kind of speed booster or focal reducer, you are just throwing away resolving power of the lens.
     
    Also, as many have stated in different ways, shallower mounts on the camera allow a lot more versatility.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to tupp in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    Yes.  That's right!  Professionals never use speedboosters/focal-reducers!
     
    Likewise, professionals would not care to have a mount that takes tilt-swing/tilt-shift adapters nor adapters that allow behind-the-lens filtration.
     
    Furthermore, a professional would never want a camera that can be adapted to Canon EF, Nikkor and PL (and almost anything else).  I mean, think of all the pros who own Canon and/or Nikkor glass -- why would such pros ever want to be able to go to a rental house to use high-end PL lenses?   .../s
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    MarcTGFG got a reaction from tupp in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    mercer, so you disagree with the facts?

    Nikon can include the adapter in the basic package, not asking for extra money. Basically treat it as part of the camera and have it preinstalled and exchangeable for NX lens owners.

     
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    MarcTGFG got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    They wouldnt "drop" anything by using NX mount with an included smart adapter for their Nikon lenses. Thats the point you don't seem to get. Repeating again and again that they would "drop" or "disappoint" their user base is simply not based on facts and logic.

     
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    MarcTGFG got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    mercer, so you disagree with the facts?

    Nikon can include the adapter in the basic package, not asking for extra money. Basically treat it as part of the camera and have it preinstalled and exchangeable for NX lens owners.

     
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Danas_Anis in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    Well, if the rumor is true, at least it is not Canon. Nothing too bad with Canon, except that Canon sign on the camera cost too much and Canon tends to sleep a lot, their latest developments were really not exciting in my opinion, not to mention they would kill video features cause they have C500 and the likes to protect. 
     
    Nikon on the other hand, I really hope they will keep the menus from the NX1 cause as far as I have tried Nikon cameras, they have terrible controls, one could break fingers while trying to set up something on the camera (again that is my personal opinion confirmed by many other friends who use Canon, Pentax and other cameras). Can't comment on the high class Nikons, only  had a chance to deal with few lower end models (for beginning pros etc.).
    I hope they will keep the NX mount if the rumor is true cause,  I still like the NX1 very much and would like to get it one day. Knowing that current NX lenses could  later on  be used on Nikon NX cam would give confidence. 

    Well, now there is only official announcement to be witnessed. And if the thing is true, then the only hopes are that for the NX1 under Nikon new name we won;t have to pay twice as much as we would have had while it was Samsung and that Nikon (if it took over) will continue to develop as exciting cameras as NX1 is. In my opinion NX1 is the only exciting APC-S camera this year, who ever gets NX1 technology I hope will continue making it exciting. The good news to me are that if it is really NIkon, I will finally have chances to buy it in a local store as we have Nikons and Canons on every corner. 
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Marco Tecno in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    Ok so for you it's better a thicker, possibly heavier camera, able to take ONLY F lenses? Where are most of the advantages of being mirrorless then? ;-) 
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Marco Tecno in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    I wrote this several times but many ppl seem to ignore that... Nx to F is possible, vice versa isn't. So no problem with compatibility with F lenses if using nx mount. Plus...with F you use only F lenses. With NX you use a lot of legacy lenses. Including F.
    Just pros no cons. Smaller bodies, small lenses already available at launch, lots of bigger Nikkor lenses via intelligent adapters, loads of legacy lebses via manual adapters.
     
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Marco Tecno in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    Again, it would NOT abandon anything, by going with nx mount. Nx to F dumb adapters already exist, and if they join forces they could easily build intelligent ones.
     
    I see several reasons for going nx mount. First, as already said, more versatility due to shorter flange (a lot of legacy lenses could be adapted, something impossible with F). Second, arriving on the market with a nice lineup of lenses designed for a mirrorless system. Third, the nice i-Function. Fourth, the size of cameras. Fifth, the possibility of having pancake designs.
     
    They could just rebrand the existing lenses, perhaps releasing a faster focusing 30mm pancake.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Marco Tecno in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    Keeping the nx mount would be the wisest move. Compatibility with great s lenses (small for what they are) and small pancakes, with many mf legacy lenses, thin body. So a big range of existing and great native and legacy lenses.
     
    A nx to F intelligent adapter would make things just perfect. A huge range of bigger but good lenses.
     
    The best of both worlds.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Jimmy in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    Speed to market, an instant range of well rated, fast lenses with a good AF system (compared to their current mirrorless lens range, which is dreadful). They would also have the benefit of being instantly popular with anyone invested in the NX system.
    I guess it depends on whether Nikon have any interest in FF mirrorless?
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Pavel MaÅ¡ek in Nikon bought Samsung NX mirrorless tech. End of Samsung NX (?)   
    http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-rumor-nikon-bought-samsung-nx-mirrorless-tech/
    I just hope they will keep NX mount, but to be honest - why would Nikon do that (?)
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Geoff CB in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    http://photorumors.com/2015/12/01/korean-news-website-reports-about-a-new-samsung-camera-being-announced-at-2016-ces/
    CES news is going to be fun
    My guess/hope? Samsung went nuts and bought the Nikon brand. Keeps the DSLR line and keeps making mirrorless under the Nikon label.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Marco Tecno in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    Jimmy, I agree with you. In that sense, NX1 could have been a showcase for what a mirrorless and video oriented D300 could have been.
     
    But still, I hope they'll keep the NX mount alive and introduce a NX to Nikkor intelligent adapter.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Jimmy in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    Surely Nikon would be keen to get away from Sony, as they are direct rivals (and may also be hindering them from creating more video orientated products)?... Changing to Samsung, especially with a caveat that Samsung don't compete in their market, would be an amazing move and could see Nikon become a far more relevant player in the video industry.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to The Chris in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    ^^^ funniest thing I've seen all day. Oprah is the GIF that keeps on giving.
    That rumor is a rumor about nothing. Literally. I wouldn't pin my hopes to that one.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Cinegain in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    Yeah, I saw...
    ~ http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/samsung-major-announcement-at-ces/
    What would be a good surprise... hum... 'we're quitting, but we've got so much stock left that...'

    ... YOU GET ONE! AND YOU GET ONE!
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    MarcTGFG reacted to teddoman in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    The slow dribble of European announcements is making it seem worse. Instead of one quick and painful "all of Europe" press release, which we would then get over, rather we're getting hit with individual announcements from each EU country. The aggregate pessimism from all these press releases will end up much higher than that generated by a single European press release would have been.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Michael Ma in EOSHD Gear Sale   
    Just for fun, I'm gonna guess he's keeping the:
    A7S II because it's the hottest camera right now and it is the leader in low light capabilities.
    GH4 because of its reliability and how it has become a standard in the industry.
    NX1 because you never know what update may come that changes the game
    5D3 because of Canon lenses and EOSHD heritage.
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    MarcTGFG reacted to Marco Tecno in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    Another thing that I'd like to see implemented in NX1, is the 4k crop mode from nx500 as an alternative to full sensor readout. That would work as a digital zoom for video and would come really handy with the 16-50S lens.
     
    The code is there, buried somewhere in the NX500 fw, and the hw is very similar among the two cameras, so...it should be VERY possible. 
     
    This, coupled with higher bitrate for all the 4K modes, would already make the nx1 a killer video camera. If also the 4:2:2 video compression could be implemented for internal recording, then many would not need another video camera for years to come, I guess...
     
    So, summing up:
    - higher bitrate for all the 4k modes (100 and 200Mbit/sec would be fantastic)
    - cropped 4K mode
    - 4:2:2 internal recording
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