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Samsung adds two new lenses to NX system

Date posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Samsung has added two new lenses to their NX mirrorless camera system. First up is an F4.0-5.6, 12 - 24 mm zoom, which is equivalent to 18.5 - 37.0 mm on an NX camera. The other lens is an F1.8, 45 mm prime (equivalent to 69.3 mm), which is great for low light shooting and portraits. Both of these lenses support Samsung's i-Function feature, which lets you use the focus ring on the lens to adjust camera settings. Pricing and availability will be disclosed at a future date.


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Samsung NX Lens 12-24mm and 45mm

New ultra-wide zoom and mid-telephoto prime lenses allow professional quality imagery

The new lenses join the NX family, giving camera-lovers the chance to maximise their creative potential whilst keeping their system light and portable. The 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED ultra-wide zoom lens and 45mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens are amongst the lightest lenses on the market, coupling portability with smooth ease-of-use to allow for effortless creative expression.

The new lenses bring superior innovation to the award-winning NX camera series and are compatible with Samsung’s i-Function system, which allows the user to achieve professional results through a uniquely innovative control system. The new 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED (equivalent to 18.5-37mm in 35mm format) and 45mm F1.8 (equivalent to 69.3mm in 35mm format) lenses now means there are now eleven top of the range lenses available for the NX system.

Samsung NX Lens 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED: Thanks to its ultra-wide angle, this lens creates both dramatic landscapes and also facilitates shooting in confined interior spaces. At 208g, it also remains compact and light for easy portability and excellent usability for travel photography. The image quality is heightened by one extra low dispersion glass lens and two aspherical glass lenses that guarantee superb sharpness and low chromatic aberration.

Samsung NX Lens 45mm F1.8: This mid-telephoto prime lens delivers a pro-standard shallow depth of field with background blur, creating stunning portrait images or pictures of your favourite food, complete with beautiful bokeh. The bright F1.8 aperture allows for quick image taking that performs brilliantly for night-time or indoor shooting, with a stepping motor for a fast and super-quiet Auto Focus. Weighing 115g (without the hood), it combines lightweight portability with a solid metal body and metal mount for an ultra-professional look and feel.

Samsung NX Lens 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED Specifications

Focal Length

12 - 24mm (equivalent to 18.5-37mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups

10 elements in 8 groups (2 Aspherical lens, 1 Extra-low Dispersion lens)

Angle of View

99.0°- 60.7°

Aperture

F4 - 5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

OIS

No

Minimum Focus Distance

0.24m

Maximum Magnification

Approx.0.14X

i Scene

Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach&Snow, Night

Lens Hood

Yes (Included)

Filter Size

58mm

Mount Type

Samsung NX Mount

Dimension (DxL)

63.5 x 65.5mm

Weight

208g (without hood)

Samsung NX Lens 45mm F1.8 Specifications

Focal Length

45mm (equivalent to 69.3mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups

7 elements in 6 groups

Angle of View

34.7°

Aperture

F1.8 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 9 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

OIS

No

Minimum Focus Distance

0.45m

Maximum Magnification

Approx. 0.13X

i Scene

Night, Portrait, Beauty shot, Children, Backlight, Sports

Lens Hood

Yes (Included)

Filter Size

43mm

Mount Type

Samsung NX Mount

Dimension (DxL)

62.0 x 44.5mm

Weight

115g (without hood)