After the shocking rumors of the last weeks, where various Websites and Blogs reported about the upcoming end of Samsungs NX System, it seems like if there has been an official statement by Samsung denying this facts by saying:
“Withdrawing from the camera business is not true and there is no official plan to stop production of cameras and lenses. Samsung continuously analyzes the varying needs and requirements of consumers in each market and region very carefully. However, we do not officially comment on rumors or speculation.”
According to mirrorslessrumors.com referencing different sources, Samsung is about to shutdown its mirrorless camera segment.
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….
Thanks to systemkamera-forum.de I had the chance to testing a NX1 in combination with the new 16-50 mm F/2.0 – 2.8 lens as a counterpart to my NX30 with various KIT lenses. I wrote quite a long report in German language, but I’d like to conclude my impressions as a short summary.
Some days ago, I had an amazing experience. Riding my mountainbike down the trails from Kloster Andechs I was always expecting trees or stones in my way. What I finally had to break for was this little fellow. Calm and releaxed, he was sitting straight on the way, eating, and ignoring everything around. A good loot for my camera, I would say.
I have never been to London but last Sunday I finally had the Chance to visit London for one day. Before boarding the plane, I fetched a small travelguide provided by the ADAC and tried to get an overview of the city and marked interesting sights sorted by indoor and outdoor. Everyone knows, that the weather in London can be quite unpredictable and I wanted to always have an alternative as soon as the rain starts. Quite fast I realized, that London is far bigger then expected and that the network of underground trains and buses is frightening big though you can easily reach nearly every location, as long as you enter the correct vehicle.
Arrived at the Airport, I headed into the city using the Heathrow Express which is definitely the fastet but also a quite expensive way of 21 Pounds. As I arrived in the city, I went to the next underground station in order to get an overview of how you can travel and what the prices are. I was really surprised about how easy the underground network finally was and even the price is fair, if you by a ticket for one day and use it. I never took the wrong train and it always took me a few seconds only to find out which train it actually was to jump on.
From then on I started ‘flowing’ through the city, visiting sights, watching people and admiring the old buildings. When it rained, it rained. When it did not, it did not. Nobody cares in London.
The same thing applies on the prices you have to pay for things. As a visitor of other countries and cities it is really a shock, if you have to pay 20 GBP in order to enter a church. Well, as I already said, nobody cares and so should you, if you want to visit London for one day.
In the End it did not take long, until Londons magic got me, and I finished the day with a warm and happy feeling and with an empty purse on the top deck of a typical london bus.
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.
It has been quite a while now since my last Post, which were always quite Samsung NX weighted. The System convinced me from the Start, but the latest changes like releases of NX1xxx, NX2xxxx, NX3xxx, NX2xx and NX3xx cameras in a perceived rhythm of 2 Month made it quite boring of comparing news and updates.
Up to now, Samsung presents 4 different Standard-Zoom lenses for the Range in between 16mm and 55mm focal length. In this comparison I just want to create a light feeling of the strengths by comparing 3 of the lenses.