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Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake (EX-S30NB)
9.4 out of 10

Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake (EX-S30NB)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake (EX-S30NB)

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Overall 8

Samsung 30mm NX Pancake Lens

PC Magazine
21 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Though some distortion is noticeable when shooting Raw images, Samsung's 30mm NX Pancake Lens is very compact and extremely sharp at all apertures.
  • Pros: Compact. Sharp. Fast aperture. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: No iFn control. Hood not included. Noticeable distortion in Raw images.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

DP Review
16 January 2012
  • Summary: The NX10 proves it's possible to offer an APS-C sensor and interchangeable lenses without the mirror, prism, and general bulk of a DSLR design. It's a small, likeable camera that is readily capable of matching the image quality of its peers, but a few minor failings prevent it from standing out in a...
  • Pros: Smallest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, Good image quality, Very reliable metering and white balance in most shooting situations, Excellent build quality, Generally well-thought-through interface and ergonomics, High specification for the price, Fast (DSLR speed) autofocus and ...
  • Cons: Auto ISO will all too readily result in shaky photos, Steep tone curve gives harsh transition to blown-out, white areas (as seen in Panasonic G series), Noise reduction in JPEGS can be destructive (especially in Smart Range mode), Several functions, including playback, unavailable for several sec...
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Overall 8

Samsung 30mm f/2 NX Pancake Lens Review

4 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This compact pancake lens sports an unusually fast f/2 maximum aperture and can be picked up for around £230. On an NX system camera, this lens provides an angle of view similar to a 45mm lens on a 35mm camera, making this an ideal choice as a standard lens.
  • Pros: Very good sharpness in the centre, Good build quality, Lightweight and compact, Almost zero distortion, Low CA
  • Cons: Lower sharpness towards edges of the frame, Occasional issues with autofocus locking onto a subject.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Overall quality 7
Build quality 8

Samsung NX 30mm f/2 ( S30NB ) - Review / Lens Test

13 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The Samsung NX 30mm f/2 is a highly attractive pancake lens. It's very usable at f/2 and f/2.8 and very sharp across the image frame at medium aperture settings. Distortions as well as lateral CAs are minimal and not relevant from a real life perspective.
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