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Samsung NX 30 mm f/2.0 (EX-S30NB)

Samsung NX 30 mm f/2.0 (EX-S30NB)
alaAverage 4.4

81 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Samsung NX 30 mm f/2.0 (EX-S30NB). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and price are generally positive. The design and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

size, design, price, reliability

On average, users rate this product 93/100 and experts rate this product 84/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NX 30 mm f/2.0 (EX-S30NB)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung NX 30 mm f/2.0 (EX-S30NB) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and size are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the usability.

size, design, price, reliability

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NX 30mm F2.0 Pancake Lens

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung 30mm NX Pancake Lens

 

The Samsung 30mm NX Pancake Lens ($299 list) is a compact prime lens for Samsung NX cameras. Compatible with the APS-C NX camera system, the 30mm lens is the equivalent of a 45mm lens in classic 35mm photography, just slightly longer than a true...

Compact. Sharp. Fast aperture. Inexpensive

No iFn control. Hood not included. Noticeable distortion in Raw images

Though some distortion is noticeable when shooting Raw images, Samsung's 30mm NX Pancake Lens is very compact and extremely sharp at all apertures.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake

 

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...

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,...

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

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

 

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Samsung 30mm f/2 NX Pancake Lens Review

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the compact Samsung 30mm f/2 NX Pancake Lens for the Samsung NX system. Find out how it performs in our review.

Very good sharpness in the centre; Good build quality; Lightweight and compact; Almost zero distortion; Low CA

Occasional issues with autofocus locking onto a subject

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Samsung 30mm f/2 'Pancake' Lens

 

A fast, lightweight prime standard lens for the NX series of interchangeable-lens cameras.The 30mm f/2 'pancake' lens offered with the NX10 body is the only prime lens in the NX series so far. However, it's scheduled to be followed by a 20mm f/2.8...

The overall performance of review lens in Photo Review's Imatest tests was generally, although resolution was well below expectation at the widest aperture settings and only exceeded 2000 line widths/pixel height at f/3.2. The highest resolutions were...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Margaret Brown (photoreview.com.au)

Samsung 30mm f/2 ?Pancake? Lens

 

The 30mm f/2 ?pancake' lens offered with the NX10 body is the only prime lens in the NX series so far. However, it's scheduled to be followed by a 20mm f/2.8 ?pancake' later this year and a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens may be added some time during Q4 1020 or...

The overall performance of review lens in Photo Review's Imatest tests was generally, although resolution was well below expectation at the widest aperture settings and only exceeded 2000 line widths/pixel height at f/3.2. The highest resolutions were...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Samsung NX 30mm f/2

 
Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Samsung NX 30 mm f/2.0

 

The beginning of January 2010 brought us a very interesting launch. The Samsung company showed to the world its new photographic system, based on a small mirror-less camera, marked as NX10 and equipped with a 14.6 mega pixels CMOS sensor, manufactured...

very compact barrel and sensibly fast at the same time ; excellent image quality in the frame centre ; good image quality at the frame edge ; chromatic aberration very well corrected ; well-corrected astigmatism ; good work against bright light ;...

frame edges could have been a bit sharper at the maximum aperture ; noticeable vignetting

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: eyeam (bestbuy.com)

super lens

 

I recently purchased this lens to compliment the 20-50mm that came with my nx300. Let me just say that I do not want to take this lens off because it is so great. The pictures I can capture are amazing and with this lens it has elevated my camera to a...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: lol101 (slrgear.com)

Samsung 30mm f/2 NX review by lol101

 

THE lens to get with a NX!

High image quality, well built, very small and cheap

no iFn button

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:CSC LENS
Bayonet Compatibility:Pentax/Samsung / Samsung NX
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras
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