Reviews and Problems with Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake (EX-S30NB)
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The Mad Shopper "emfroggy", Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Prior to this lens, my only experience with prime lenses was with an old Pentax DSLR I had. Compartively speaking, this lens exceeded all of my expectations. In fact, I havent use the kit lens I received with my nx300 since i bought this. Its incredibly sharp and has fast autofocus (compared to some other NX lenses I've used). Most importantly, though, is the fact that nearly every pic I take with it looks great. If you have an NX camera - this is a must own.
Summary: Bought this with my new NX300 and it is an amazing lens. It makes the camera pocket sized and takes wonderfull photos of my two year old. It's fast with great bokah. This is my everyday lens and I can't recommend it enough.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for dark indoors pics on vacation's etc. It is small enough that the camera can travel in my pocket with not much trouble. But, I was amazed at the "good" light picture quality! The Bokeh is fantastic and the color rendering top notch. Great investment!
Summary: Great lens for indoor lighting shots. However when I received the lens there was a small dent near the focus ring of the lens. Samsung should be applauded for a nice lens but should really improve the build quality and at least give lenses that come out the box looking new .
Summary: Very impressive lens. Compact and sharp enough wide open. I'm not a pixel peeper, I don't shoot wall charts and examine them at 100%. In real world use it is a lot of fun to use. A really nice focal length for general use (45mm in FF/35mm equivalent). F2 allows for a good amount of light in. It produces very nice out of focus blur. Samsung is impressive in their efforts with the NX system. They have a very nice lineup of lenses available, and they are producing more.
Excerpt: I'm not a very advanced photographer, and wanted this lens for three main reasons: reduce my camera bulk, get a narrow DOF, and shoot my kids indoors.<br /><br />The lens is thin... not thin enough to make an NX300 fit in my pocket though. The DOF is nice and narrow at f/2, though I sometimes feel like the bokeh in the background is a bit busy. The circles can be pretty sharply defined in high-contrast situations like sunlit trees.
Summary: On my 30mm, after only a couple of weeks, with moderate use, the black ring on the front of the lens just fell off. You could see that it was cheaply glued on, with sloppy hand-applied glue. Samsung's service center repaired it. But just used the same cheap adhesive glue as before. After I got the lens back, after a couple of weeks it fell off again. Now it is back to Samsung again for servicing.