An affordable pancake option for the NX series, with excellent image quality

Product Overview

Overall rating:

87%

Samsung NX 30mm f/2

Overall score:87%
Image Quality:95%
Performance:90%
Value:85%
Design:85%
Features:80%

Pros:

  • Great MTF results

Cons:

  • MF selection on camera body only

Product:

Samsung NX 30mm f/2 Review

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Price as reviewed:

£200.00

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Verdict

Overall, this is a Jekyll-and-Hyde lens. If you like compact lenses then you'll love it but if not then its handling may annoy you. It's the most expensive of the current Samsung NX lenses yet it has the fewest features and isn't even supplied with a lens-hood, which the other two have. On the other hand, it returns some very strong MTF data, is virtually free from chromatic aberration and produces beautifully smooth images when wide apertures are used. It is therefore for individual purchasers to decide whether this lens is an unnecessary addition or perfect fast and compact alternative to the 18-55mm zoom.

Details

Minimum Aperture:f/22
Lens Mount:Samsung NX
Filter Thread:43mm
Image Stabilisation:No
Focus Method:AF
AF Motor Type:Micromotor
Maximum Magnification:0.16x
Minimum Focus:25cm
Number of Diaphragm Blades:7 (Rounded)
Lens Construction:5 elements in 5 groups
Maximum Aperture:f/2
Weight:85g (without hood)
Diagonal Angle of View:50.2°
Dimensions:61.5x21.5mm
Focal Length:30mm
Maximum Format Size:NX
Date Introduced:2010
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