Thursday, 15 January 2015

Samsung NX1

Photo by Gary K Mann

A lot of you have seen me around the Centre with a new camera these past couple of weeks... No, I have not given up on my beloved Nikon... But I have been asked by Samsung to be one of their 5 "Imageloggers" for their new NX1 camera. What this means is I get to test the camera and put it through its paces, sharing photos I take over social networking sites and uploading them for Samsung to use and in return I get to keep the camera... how lucky is that!

It didn't take me long to agree, especially with the great exposure it will get for the Centre, but at the end of the day, hey, it's a new toy to play with and who doesn't like to do that!


Photo by Gary K Mann

I will certainly in a position to be able to get them a decent amount of wildlife photos in a short period of time, and will happily put it through its paces to see how good this camera really is. You can see I have already got a bit down and dirty with it... but then the is is the conditions it needs to be able to cope in for a wildlife photographer. Incidentally, this lens is only on loan to me so if anyone from Samsung is reading this... don't worry, it will be cleaned and as good as new before I send it back :-)

Now I won't clog up the BWC blog with how I am getting on with this camera, the only thing you may notice is a disclaimer under a few photos over the next couple of months just to say it was taken with the Samsung NX1. However I have done this post as a lot of people have asked me to share photos taken with it and what I think of it. I know a lot of you are very keen photographers, so for those that are interested in the Samsung NX1... or just interested in seeing more photos that I take from around the BWC, then head over to my sister blog


Here is where I will post new photos taken with this camera, all from around the BWC, and my thoughts, opinions and eventual review. Head over now to see the initial announcement post.



I also know most of you come here from the link posted on our BWC Facebook page. As part of the deal with Samsung I have to share images on social network sites with people. So again, for those that use Facebook and want to see how I get on with this camera, and/or just want to see more photos of the animals here at the Centre, I have just created a new page. Click on this link and then click on the "Like" button.

This is all new to me, so bear with the page as I add photos to it and allow it to grow. 



Anyway, those interested can follow those links, but just to finish up here are a couple of photos that were taken with the Samsung NX1 over the last couple of weeks. Initial impressions, I am quite impressed.


"This content is created with the Samsung NX1, which has been provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd"


"This content is created with the Samsung NX1, which has been provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd"


"This content is created with the Samsung NX1, which has been provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd"


"This content is created with the Samsung NX1, which has been provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd"


"This content is created with the Samsung NX1, which has been provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd"




David Llyod is currently looking through the shortlisted entries for the BWC Photo competition, and so we should be able to start announcing the winners and runner-ups from next week sometime.

6 comments:

  1. Hi, Any more news on the competition? It's all gone quiet...!

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    1. HI Anonymous. Quiet? It was less than a week ago we last mentioned it :-) Pleased you are keen to see the winners though, and the first category winner has just been published. Next few coming in the next few days, which I think works out with the overall winner announced first week of February.

      Matt

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  2. Just looking forward to seeing the winners! I've seen the latest blog now. Excitement mounts! :-) - Sorry for the Anonymous - simply because I don't have any of the accounts mentioned in the drop down list! No Facebook or Twitter option :-(

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    1. No worries, didn't mean anything by the "anonymous", just habit of replying. :-)
      Keep your eyes peeled over next few days/weeks... I think David and I have picked some lovely images which will make a superb gallery in our coffee shop.

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  3. I've just spotted the article on the Daily Mail website. Wonderful publicity for the centre. But is there a clue in there as to who the winners might be?! Would they publish that without using the winning pics I wonder...? Going all sherlock here!

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    1. That article was published before David and I chose our winners/runner-ups. I can't remember which ones they used now, but any that are there and are or are not in our picks is purely coincidental. :-)

      On a tangent, when is the new series of Sherlock coming out... it's been too long BBC!!!

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