Samsung NX3000, NX300, NX500 Camera Settings to use Vintage Manual 35mm Lenses

These are the most basic settings for your Samsung NX camera, to use vintage Manual 35mm lenses.
The menu used here is from the NX3000, the menu of the NX300 and NX500 may slightly differ from this one.
Also, the same settings can be used for any other brand of camera, but the menu or details of settings may differ from the one here used.

  • Setting Picture Quality to RAW ( what else ? ), Goto : menu -> camera icon -> Quality -> RAW

1) Setting picture quality to RAW

  • Setting ISO, Goto : Menu -> Camera icon -> ISO

2) Setting ISO

  • Setting ISO to Auto, Goto : ISO -> choose Auto, or any other prefered setting

3) Setting ISO to Auto

  • Customizing Auto ISO, Goto : User icon -> customizing ISO

4) Customizing Auto ISO

  • Customizing ISO setting, Goto : User icon -> ISO Customizing -> Auto ISO Range

5) Customizing ISO setting

  • Customizing ISO setting range, Goto : Auto ISO Range -> set any desired value

6) Customizing ISO setting range

  • Setting Manual Focus Assist, Goto : Menu -> Camera icon -> MF Assist

7) Setting Manual Focus Assist

  • Setting Manual Focus Assist to x8, Goto: MF Assist -> choose prefered enlarge factor

8) Setting Manual Focus Assist to x8

  • Set Program Dial to Manual (M)
    1) Set aperture by turning aperure ring on lens
    2) Set shutter speed by shuttle on camera ( NX3000 )
    NX300 : wheel on top of camera
    NX500 : wheel on back of camera

9) Set Program Dial to Manual (M)

  • or : Set Program Dial to Aperture (A)
    When dial is set to A, and ISO is set to Auto,
    shutter speed and/or ISO will change by turning the aperture ring on the lens.
    When ISO not set to auto : your EV meter ( below center ) will act as lightmeter, turn aperture ring to level the EV meter to zero – possibly you will need to change Shutter speed and/or ISO

10) or : Set Program Dial to Aperture (A)

  • or, set Program Dial to Shutter (S)
    When dial is set to S, and ISO is set to Auto,
    shutter speed will change by turning the shuttle on the camera.
    ISO will change depending on Aperture and Shutter speed
    When ISO not set to auto : your EV meter ( below center ) will act as lightmeter, turn shuttle to change shutter speed, to level the EV meter to “0” – possibly you will need to change Aperture and/or ISO

11) or, set Program Dial to Shutter (S)

Note : some cameras allow you to set a minimum shutter speed, linked to ISO and/or Auto ISO

Although these settings are far from all the possibilities your camera can use, they hopefully give you an idea or the basics to start shooting manually.

 

 

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