Samsung has been making interesting moves in the in the photography world recently. Their NX cameras have all been really well designed and innovative so far. Along with these cameras, Samsung has also introduced some unusual but clever lenses. The 20mm f2.8 pancake lens is one of them: a small and simple wide-angle lens with an uncommon equivalent angle-of-view of 30mm. Read our review to find out how it fares in everyday use.
Samsung’s NX300 was an excellent camera, and it already seems to have received a refresh. The NX300M, which seemingly is a slight update to the camera, has basically the same specifications as the original. But what’s changed is that the LCD screen now flips to a 180 degree angle. Otherwise, it has the same specs that you can see in our full review of the NX300.
This is an interesting choice for the company, and we’re not totally sure how it might do if it went worldwide.
When we were in our briefing with Olympus on the EP5, they said that it was the same sensor as the OMD, and they didn’t state that there were ISO performance changes.
We’ve got the camera in for review right now, and we’re really liking it. Though in the end, we should really state and reiterate that it’s all still about what you can do with the camera–no lab test in the world simulates the real life experience of trying to shoot in a dark bar with a camera.
More of the findings and comparisons are after the jump.
Adobe has announced a brand new update to their older version of Lightroom–which is still a favorite of many photographers. Update 4.4.1 brings the following updates:
Correction that prevents artifacts from being introduced to Process Version 2003/2010 photos that have Fill Light adjustments applied.
Correction for raw image support for the Samsung NX300 camera. It is recommended that Samsung NX300 customers clear the Camera Raw cache (Lightroom-> Preferences -> File Handling -> Purge Cache) and rebuild their previews.
You can download the update for either Mac or Windows. Be sure to check out our review of both the Samsung NX300 and Lightroom 5–which brings a significantly faster workflow and load time.
The Samsung NX300 (see our review here) hasn’t been out for very long, but the company already provides the first serious firmware update for the camera. With firmware 1.2 installed, the NX300 gets a number of improvements, chiefly concerning its autofocus capabilities. In addition to that, Samsung also added some general enhancements and bugfixes that should make using the camera more enjoyable. For a full breakdown of what fw 1.2 brings to the NX300, head past the break.
Fisheye lenses can seriously be loads of fun; and today Samsung is announcing a 10mm f3.5 fisheye lens for their NX camera system. The lens is a tiny little pancake optic with an even more itty bitty manual focusing ring. Then there is the trademark Samsung Fn button on the side for control of aperture, ISO, and loads of other exposure settings.
There isn’t much information on the lens yet, but it’ll sell for 499 Euro–no word yet on when it’ll hit the states or American pricing.