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03-13-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
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Samsung NX will have K-mount adapter...

...according to the just-published interview with Samsung officials on DPReview.

It'll be very difficult to implement a screw-drive autofocus, so I expect we will see support for manual lenses and SDM only?

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So it's a new mount, smaller. Will it be compatible with the K mount used on your current DLSRs?

As far as I understand it will be, using an adaptor. That's part of the plan.



http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09031301_samsunginterview.asp
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The lenses, sensor, processor, display - everything comes from Samsung
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Makes sense...it has a shorter lens to body distance, so an adapter is possible. That's why Canon users can mount Pentax lenses, but we can't mount Canon lenses. All these other adapters are MF only AFAIK...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stringmike Quote
...according to the just-published interview with Samsung officials on DPReview.

It'll be very difficult to implement a screw-drive autofocus, so I expect we will see support for manual lenses and SDM only?

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Besides the possibility of no AF on screw drive lenses. There seems to be the possibility of no mechanical aperture coupling (at least if Samsung is smart, mechanical coupling is archaic though good for backward compatability) Any non-aperture ringless lenses will probably not work at anything but wide open (BASELESS SPECULATION)
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They will open door to all lens manufacturers. For NX system.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
The lenses, sensor, processor, display - everything comes from Samsung
(naughty mode: On)
Well, if Samsung says so, I can safely assume the lenses are made by Pentax, the sensor is Sony (as well as the display) and the processor... I don't know, NuCore?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
(naughty mode: On)
Well, if Samsung says so, I can safely assume the lenses are made by Pentax, the sensor is Sony (as well as the display) and the processor... I don't know, NuCore?
Samsung can make lenses. Schneider can help. Samsung makes sensors without any Sony. Samsung has in GX10 and GX20 own processor.
It's the huge company, bigger than Sony, and can make everything.
Even weapon.

Pentax said that has no any relations with Samsung in NX project.

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I was joking - my Pentax has a Samsung sensor, you know?
You know, I don't trust them much - they try to convince us about "their" Pentax-made K-mount lenses
Btw, if you can take a look at the insides of a GX20, do it. Guess what name it's written on the "Samsung own processor" And I'm not joking here.

Anyway... sharing technology between those cameras and the K-mount ones make sense. The sensor, electronics in general... we'll see.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
I was joking - my Pentax has a Samsung sensor, you know?
You know, I don't trust them much - they try to convince us about "their" Pentax-made K-mount lenses
Btw, if you can take a look at the insides of a GX20, do it. Guess what name it's written on the "Samsung own processor" And I'm not joking here.

Anyway... sharing technology between those cameras and the K-mount ones make sense. The sensor, electronics in general... we'll see.
I see Sorry.
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I think that Pentax can make lenses for NX later.
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I thought I'd read somewhere that Toshiba made the Prime processor?
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I thought I'd read somewhere that Toshiba made the Prime processor?
PRIME is good processor. Really.
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PRIME is good processor. Really.
Yes and very likely Toshiba.. About the only "known" samsung component is 1)Sensor in k20. 2)DDR (?) RAM.
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Well, I can't see the reason why having an adaptor with an built-in motor cannot be done...
Afterall, this mount will have power coupling.

OK, you'll have to convert the PK lenses specific AF information to NX equivalent, but the adaptor can take care of this...
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