Introduction to the basic concepts of photography

There are several basic concepts of photography that are essential to know before you start shooting your own photos. Without knowing the terms and definitions you can’t get the best out of your camera. You won’t need to know them to shoot photos in a full automatic  mode (Samsung: “SMART”), but it is useful to understand them in case you want to use the more flexible modes like Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), manual mode (M).

This introduction will introduce the terms focal length, exposure, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and exposure value (compensation).

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Samsung 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS Review


In this review I would like to share my experiences with this lens I had when using the Samsung 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS (Samsung L18200MB) on my journey to Brazil. This is not a technical test and don’t expect something scientific, it is just my personal experience on several important aspects. I don’t own this lens anymore. I replaced it with the 12-24mm, 20-50mm and 50-200mm lenses as I was not pleased with the overall image quality, but more on this decision follows.

This lens is a long zoom lens which is, according to Samsung, optimised for recording videos. It is actually nearly as heavy as both the 18-55mm and the 50-200mm lenses and it is a bit bigger than the 50-200mm lens. The initial price was set to 799€. You can find the most important aspects of this lenses specification in the NX lens overview or in the official technical specifications.

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