Summary: I have not had a lot of time to play around with this lens. So far so good. Not blown away at this point. And I am not convinced it was something I needed but I really wanted something for when I took pictures of people , something that gives me the blurred background etc. that I did not have to mess around with the zoom a lot. I am not a professional, just a hobbyist.
Summary: The kit lens (20-50mm) works perfectly with face detection in Beauty Face Smart Mode. I purchased this lens and cannot get it to work with face detection. I can focus on a face, but after snapping the photo, the camera says 'no face detected.' Anyone else have this problem with this lens?
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!
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. 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: Pros: Fast focus Nice bokeh Crisp and clear picture quality Small Cons: Sometimes hit and miss focusing Not completely silent focusing motor Because of the way the NX300 mount is; the pancake lens sticks out a little more than usual Lack of iFn This is a fun and great lens to use. The pictures are clear and the bokeh are smooth compared to the kit lens.
Summary: This is a great all around lense. For fun on-the-go pictures of people, places, it delivers very good quality. This is the lense to keep on your NX cam. Unfortunately, it has no i-Function button. That's disappointing because i-Function is so cool and this lense seems to be the only one where its not available.