Is it the end of Samsung NX?

According to mirrorslessrumors.com referencing different sources, Samsung is about to shutdown its mirrorless camera segment.

sadsung1

At this point, I’d like to remind on the words I wrote in my NX1 review:

The NX1 did something to the market: People start recognizing Samsung as a serious cameras manufacturer. Although this should have happened with NX20 and NX30, the NX1 offers so many new innovations that everbody is at least having a look at it. But if you are new to this, not willing to spend that amount of money, just go for the NX30 and decide about which lens to use.

Well, as it seems it was not fast enough for Samsung.
They where the first to start with mirrorless cameras, reached a level of manufacturing the best APS-C sensor on the market, some really outstanding premium lenses, lots of outstanding fixed focal length lenses and now decide to drop everything and leave people alone that decided to use their equipment? Shame on you. But well, possibly they sell everything and we will find the NX Bajonett on a different vendors camera soon? Think positive….

 

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/very-bad-news-samsung-will-really-kill-the-nx-camera-system/#comment-25927

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/norwegian-store-confirms-samsung-is-done/

 

 

Time passes by

Time passes by

 

Capturing a moment is what helps you never forget the time.

For this motto I created the picture above showing how photograpy can capture a moment. The picture was taken as is and only Lightroom was used for editing the picture. The clock you can see in the lens and in the viewfinder was an IPad displaying a watch directly in front of the nostalgic camera. The reflection was captured by using long time exposure and the body was enlightend by the use of one flash and a tube around it for  creating the spotlight.

 

LensFlare APP for iOS

I am one of these iPhone users, that love to play around with new apps especially if they are made for photography. One of my all-time favorites is Tadaa – a very powerful app just by the way.

Some days ago I received a notification that an app named LensFlare is available for free and I immediatly downloaded it for testing. And well, what should I say, this app does a great job.

It offers

  • Adding complex Lensflares to an image on multiple layers
  • Adding reflections like stars and lines on multiple layers
  • Adding sprinkles
  • Basic modification like gradients and vignetting
  • Modification of the coloring of each layer

Since it is quite hard to imagine, what this means I made a set of pictures, just to give you a feeling.

Un-edited picture