Reviews and Problems with Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS
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bad for video, ok for stills
nightshooter, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: Build quality: lens/body slack... On all 3 copies of the NX1/16-50 S I've worked with, there is play between the lens and NX1 body both up/down and side/side. Rotational play is more typical on lenses but even that was extremem enough on one copy that it shifted the field of view slightly when focusing and zooming. My much cheaper Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 and Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 mkII fit tightly and seamlessly on the NX1 (with adapter) and 60D bodies.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
Cons: Blurry Focus, Excessive Lens Slack, Focus Throw Too Long, Grainy Zoom Ring, Heavy, Lensbody Slack, not very sharp, Poor build quality, Poor value, Slack Between Lens Body, Slow Focus, Uneven Zoom Action, Weak Casing, Zoom Ring Slack
I'm really getting into video do I wanted something that could be amazing at both
22 March 2015
Summary: I converted from shooting canon L glass for ten years. I got this lens and the Samsung 85mm 1.4 for the nx1. I'm thrilled. I actually get giddy when I go to shoot! Lol. I'm really getting into video do I wanted something that could be amazing at both. Samsung has gone it. No regrets. Even if Canikon ever catches up they will charge 2x as much... No thanks. Samsung rules. This lens is super sharp and with is! Buy it. Sell your canon stuff.
Summary: I may never take this lens off the NX1. The lens is fast, quiet and produces stunning pictures straight or of the camera. The lens feels substantial in your hands and will elevate the quality of your photography. I've been shooting with the NX line for over a year and almost of the cameras are amazing.
Summary: Really surprised on the lack of reviews on this awesome lens, just had to stop by and make one myself. This lens while a little pricey is priced competitively with offerings from other manufacturers I think. With an effective 24-75mm (35mm) field of view, it makes a great 'normal' range zoom lens. It's definitely a strong choice if not a must for event photography and landscape too. I got this lens for the purpose of low light events.
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.