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Customer Reviews for 30mm NX Pancake Lens (Black)

30mm NX Pancake Lens (Black)

Samsung’s compact 30mm pancake lens is the brightest in its class. With its 30mm fixed focal length and maximum aperture of F/2, you can capture exceptionally bright images — even in low-light situations such as shady forest paths and indoor weddings. You can also create striking, images with shallow depth of field in a variety of settings. And since it’s incredibly slim and lightweight, you can take it with you everywhere.
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4 out of 4(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 30mm NX Pancake Lens (Black)
Review 1 for 30mm NX Pancake Lens (Black)
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I like it

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ByWHOwaa
onApril 1, 2012
from Houston, TX
I like it, very nice addition to the samsung system. Can't wait for the new lenses to come out
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for 30mm NX Pancake Lens (Black)
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My first NX lens -- best decision I've made

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Byjosephisaac
onAugust 1, 2011
from California
I have used this product for:2-5 years
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, discreet, excellent in low light, portable
Cons: focus wheel not "rangefinder" style, focus motor should be faster
About two years ago I decided to upgrade from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR-level camera. At that time the new interchangeable lens cameras came out. After much deliberation and online researching, I decided to buy the Samsung NX with the 30mm pancake prime.
I couldn't have made a better decision. Samsung has delivered on that and provided a high quality design, made mostly of metal that has lasted my use and abuse over the past years. With most prime lenses, image quality is superb, and the 30mm NX is no exception. Famous photography blogs reaffirm that the lens is, for all practical uses, aberration and distortion free, with great sharpness throughout the frame across the aperture range.
On technical grounds, the lens is virtually flawless.
Although I am a novice photographer, the 30mm lens has frequently provided me with exceptional pictures that I share with friends and family. (once my skill improves, I plan on submitting to contents as well)
With this lens' compact size, I can easily carry my NX around my shoulders all day, barely noticing the weight. Whenever I see an opportunity to shoot, my NX is always within reach. Portability is another quality of the 30mm
At F2, this lens is very useful when it comes to photographing in low light. Although it is not perfect for shooting in the dim light (then again, what lenses are?) It's large aperture allows me to capture moments that I would never have been able to capture at all.
Because of this lens' quality, I will definitely invest in the upcoming 85mm and 16mm NX lenses (if they are in my price range)
All in all, if you own an NX camera, this is a must have lens. And if you are thinking about getting an NX camera, this should be your first lens (and maybe a zoom on the side ;)
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for 30mm NX Pancake Lens (Black)
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"Must have" NX lens

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Byhappyshooter
onMay 13, 2011
from New York, NY
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, indoor use
I think this is a "must have" lens for any NX camera. The portability and quality of the lens really complements the NX10. Super sharp, and produces lovely portraits.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
Product(s) I Recommend
NX10 14.6 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
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Review 4 for 30mm NX Pancake Lens (Black)
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ByAnonymous
onNovember 30, 2010
from Minnesota
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: sharp pictures, very small, excellent handling, standard filter size
Cons: no i-function button, lens hood extra
Outstanding performance: nearly zero distortion and razor sharp. This lens is so small the NX100 becomes almost pocketable when it is attached. I only wish it included a lens hood in the box and had an i-Function button.
Highly recommended and much loved.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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