Denver Federal Court Building. Camera: Samsung NX 300 with kit zoom.
When I wasn't in front of the cameras yakking or getting instruction about my content and delivery from my producer I was walking around downtown Denver with my little Samsung NX 300 shooting random shots. These (the courthouse stuff) are from early on Friday morning, before my first call. I love stacking pillars like this. The camera and kit lens generate really nice Jpeg files and the built in lens profiles seem to go a long way toward ensuring some geometric sanity to the images.
The long end of the zoom.
I am coming to grips with not having an EVF (though I would prefer one). I took the Samsung NX 300 along with me because it's small and light and the system I have is self-limited. I only have two batteries and two lenses so I wouldn't be able (when packing) to capitulate to my own weakness for gear and pack all the lenses and bodies I could stuff into one bag. As it is, after 675 images, I am still on the initial battery charge...with three of four bars still showing. I guess I just don't chimp much anymore. One look to make sure we're on target and then blaze away...
The camera performed really well on this trip. I've gotten used to the operation to the point that making changes is now transparent. The AF is amazingly accurate and the overall operation of the camera is much "crisper" than the operation of any other mirrorless camera I've tried. If the shutter were as beautiful sounding as the EP5....and I could get an optional EVF...I'm not sure I'd need to shoot with anything else.
Also, since the camera was given to me I have a very insouciant attitude to it and I'm not babying it. Thus far it laughs at any of the indignities I've tossed its way.
My goal now? To go to Korea and visit the plant where they design these cameras and do a project photographing and interviewing the prime movers in the camera division. I want to see what makes the camera designers tick..... My target date? How about a plant tour in early October?