Sony SEL 16mm f2.8 vs Samsung NX 16mm f2.4

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8 Responses

  1. Corwin says:

    I wonder, does NX200 produce regulary such “washed out” photos or its just processing? Im used to see photos from previous NX generations which were really saturated (maybe bit over-saturated) and NX 200 looks quite different.

    Btw. some issues with DR in NX 200? I see that from those last three photos, NEX-5N seems to retain DR best, NEX-7 seems similar or slightly worse and NX 200 has highlights blown out (btw. thats order of last three photos .. NEX-5N, NEX-7, NX 200).

    Thanks for answer and ofc, nice photos. And I have enjoyed reading.

  2. wearyknight says:

    Thanks! It’s useful info for me.

  3. Lebowski says:

    To Corwin:
    NX200 seems to produce quite different colors then NEX.It is pretty much influenced by different AWB. Regarding DR, I think some serious studio testing is necessary, as the lighting conditions in which I took those shots were changing rapidly.
    There is also problem with the noise at base ISO in the middle gray areas. I will check that again, as it seems, that the amount of noise is linked to the 16mm lens. On the kit lens, there is much less. All this might have something to do with a strange SRW (RAW) camera handling. RAW files from NX200 has over 45MB and this is quite weird. Some people refers that using DxO or Capture One, delivers better results then LR, but I have no chance to test that, as I don’t want to buy those softwares, and my trial licenses expired.
    To wearyknight:
    Thanks for looking.

  4. wearyknight says:

    Lebowski said to Corwin:
    “There is also problem with the noise at base ISO in the middle gray areas. I will check that again, as it seems, that the amount of noise is linked to the 16mm lens. On the kit lens, there is much less.”
    The same problem with 30mm lens. And the noise is rather specific. Very small dots in the middle gray areas at even ISO 100 when 1:1 on screen. Fortunately that noise is easy removable with any noise reduction soft. For example that in LR raw converter.

  5. Corwin says:

    Well I runned NX 200 samples from photographyblog through Capture One and it works pretty good. Tho pretty much every RAW I used via Capture One does look good. 😀

    Im not sure I read somewhere that Samsung used Capture One as bundled SW for RAW developing for NX200. Maybe wrong info.

    RAW from NX200 is uncompressed. Not sure why Samsung made that choice. Most manufacturers are using basic ZIP compression, which is why 21 mpix 5DMK2 RAWs are not 50MB. 😀

    If noise is linked to one lens it means that either theres built-in vignetting correction (which automaticaly enhaces darkned parts of photo by applying software gain) or that theres simply interference between lens AF motor and sensor. Quite similar to when you put cellphone next to camera..

    Im not sure if you can test this, but is it possible to output LiveView from NX200 to external LCD? (via HDMI). That would be interesting if possible. 🙂

    Thank you for answer.

  6. Lebowski says:

    I also think Samsung is using Capture One software for RAW, but n a very basic form. However processing algorithm should be the same. I tried original bundled Samsung software first, but the results I got (that was a different NX200 body as well) were worse than LR3.6. (You can see some results in the very first post of this blog).
    I will try to connect external HDMI liliput monitor for checking focus, and will report. It does work with Sony NEX, except “peak” function.
    Will come back. Thanks.

  7. NicoleWOng says:

    Why does it say Samsung has a plastic body while CANON has a metal one??
    Isn’t it Sony? I’m confused

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