4. With Legacy lens
Given the paucity of NX lenses available (5 at the moment), the manual legacy lens (i.e. M42 mounts) opens up a whole world of fun. Some of these out-resolves modern lenses and can focus at a smaller mimimum focusing distance. NX mounts adapter are cheap and plentiful on ebay and given the same aperture range, these legacy lenses are much more affordable than modern lenses.
A confluence of the “advantages” of the NX10 using legacy lens are shown in this photo:
- close focusing distance using the Helios 44-2 58mm F2, an SGD 50 lens;
- using the AMOLED LCD to compose this photo allows me to shoot at nearly ground level;
- fast aperture at F2 allows the ISO to be kept at 100 and shutter at 1/60;
- shooting at RAW produces a 25mb file for maximum post processing and cropping space.
NX10 with Helios 44-2 58mm F2.
Another photo to show the resolving power of the sensor. The original RAW file is at 25mb, after conversion to jpeg, we get a 16.4mb jpeg file (left photo). A close crop (right photo) will show the amount of details captured by the sensor.
NX10 with Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 135mm F3.5.