Reviews and Problems with Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake (EX-S30NB)
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Amazing Little Lens
Celtic Mark, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
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.
Excerpt: I use this lens for most of my photos, it outshines the kit lens by a mile! I love the bokeh it produces, the sharpness of the focus subject and the quick focusing both manual and auto. Sometimes I wish it had a wider field of vision, this just makes me want to buy more lenses! I am no professional, but this lens adds a great level of professionalism right out of the box.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great low light, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh