Reviews and Problems with Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS
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stormhike, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: Really good lens. So far this is the first lens from Samsung with the S logo, and I'm ecstatic that it shows how good my camera is (NX30). The sharpness is amazing and the colour fidelity is superb and I can't believe how well it does in low light. It's the lens the NX series has been waiting for.The zoom is really smooth compared to the 18-55 kit lens. Automatic focus is so fast I hardly notice it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Summary: For what it is (specs,size, price) the lens is a milestone. One has to be reasonable, do not expect the sharpness of the best Olympus Zuiko F2.0 zooms or MTF primes Olympus 75mm F1.8 and Panasonic 42.5mm F1.2 lenses out of it. Wide open it does provide a good background with separation with good to very good sharpness. Tested on the NX-30 with the latest firmware in M-mode. In many cases after going out of sleep mode (single shot mode) the lens refuses to focus.
Summary: I have been shooting for Associated Press and Getty images for the past 10 years out of NYC. The Samsung NX300, NX 30, and even the NX Mini are super cameras, great in many different scenarios, but they have been lacking that one, great, sharp, weather-sealed, pro-quality zoom that is the bread and butter for all pros, no matter what field you work in. I can now say that the wait is over. The 16-50mm Premium S Lens is a super lens in many different ways.