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Samsung 16 mm F2.4 Wide Pancake Lens

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  • The intuitive i-Function lens gives you quick and easy, one-touch access to all your camera’s manual settings.
  • Ultra-compact, ultra-light, and ultra-powerful
  • fast shutter speed lets you capture sharper images in low-light settings

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  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 6.2 x 6.2 cm ; 77 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 231 g
  • Item model number: EX-W16NB
  • ASIN: B00513EN0Y
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 July 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,515 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

16mm F2.4

Ultra Wide Pancake Lens - Lens for wide scenery

i-Function
i-Function

Perfect pictures at your fingertips

Taking professional-quality pictures is now as easy as smiling for one. The intuitive i-Function lens gives you quick and easy, one-touch access to all your camera's manual settings. Adjust shutter speed, aperture and more with just a twist of the lens while previewing the image in real-time. Now you can see how your settings affect the shot before you take it. Whether you're an enthusiast or an expert, the convenient i-Function lens truly revolves around your photographic needs.

Ultra-compact, ultra-light, and ultra-powerful
Ultra-compact, ultra-light, and ultra-powerful

A slim lens that delivers all the details

Ultra-compact, ultra-light, and ultra-powerful: the Samsung 16 mm lens preserves the slim profile of the NX series. In fact, its slim size makes it the perfect general-purpose lens for photo buffs who need flexibility and portability. Whether you're walking around downtown or out in the country, you can capture incredibly beautiful cityscapes or landscapes in a variety of conditions.

F/2.4 aperture
F/2.4 aperture

Fastest lens in its class

It's stylish and compact, but more than that, the Samsung 16mm pancake lens is one fast lens. Actually, it's the fastest of any ultra-wide compact system camera lens, thanks, in part, to its F/2.4 aperture. And its fast shutter speed lets you capture sharper images in low-light settings - even without a tripod. Ideal for wide landscapes, it also lets you create dramatic background blur effects for images that truly stand out.

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16MM F2.4 Wide Pancake Lens


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I recently acquired an NX20 with 18-55 kit lens and was very pleasantly surprised with its performance, far better than I had expected possible for the brand. It is certainly as good as far more established photographic brands. However, a one-lens kit is not what I would normally use and was looking to expand the outfit in both directions; shorter and longer focal lengths. I had also bought the 50-200mm zoom in the interim. As there is currently zero independent lens support for Samsung cameras, I was obliged to consider only those lenses that Samsung offer. Although the range is expanding, there are relatively few options at the wide end and even fewer at the longer. I have another camera system and have a couple of pancake lenses for it. Both are excellent performers and I was hoping to match that level of performance with whichever lens or lenses I would eventually choose.

I was sufficiently curious about this lens to request a very short-term loan (about 10 minutes) from a dealer in order to shoot a few test shots. They did not have the 16mm in stock as a unique product but did have one as part of a kit with one of the compact NX models. In fact, I was able to borrow all three pancakes in turn for a similar period, but one at a time. My kit zoom served as a deposit! When subsequently viewing the images, I quickly realised that the shorter the focal length the slightly less satisfactory each lens was.
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I purchased this lens for my NX1000 camera. The lens is very compact, well built, and fits nicely onto the NX1000 to make a very compact and coat pocketable travel camera. The lens is very sharp in the centre of the frame at all apertures, but is soft at the edges until around f/5.6. I do not find the soft edges a put-off because sharpness is much more critical towards the centre, and it delivers there. I find this lens great for parties and indoor shots because it is both wide and relatively fast, meaning I can shoot at lower ISO's with or without the flash. It is also a great landscape lens.

Tip: With Samsung NX cameras, shoot RAW+JPEG. The JPEG's can be used straight out of the camera if you just want quick and easy, but if you want to get the most detail out of your pictures process RAW's as follows. Convert the Samsung RAW .srw files to lossless ,dng using Adobe DNGConverter (free). Then use Adobe Lightroom, Elements or Photoshop (all available as free 30 day trials) to process the .dng images. This gives much better results that using Samsung's own Camera NX software.
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This is an initial review; I have been pleased with this lens as it is so inexpensive. I have used it in intelligent mode and it is easy to change settings on the camera, (NX100). In fact, the camera is so easy and exciting to use that I have made this purchase and also the 50-200mm zoom lens to make a good kit. I will edit this review after further use.
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Nice light low profile enables the Samsung NX300 to be slipped in a pocket. At full price it`s well expensive but worth buying as split from a kit. Good overall colour rendition, little barrel distortion but it`s to be expected at this size of lens.
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Verry expensive for what it does!! Yes you got more choice for picture size and quality, but i must to say convince of good mobile camera in your pocket, not big difference to this lens.
I thought i will fell in love with lens but just more enoid with it as its not that great. I strongly advise if you got good mobile phone, probably got got camera in it. Dont waste money
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great addition to my camera. I have to admit it took me a long time to make up my mind over purchase but having returned from holiday I am delighted with the experience added to my photo ability
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