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preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Klaus - 11-27-2011

Here're some (macro-) sample images taken with the 60/2.8.

[url="http://photozone.smugmug.com/Reviews/samsung60f28"]http://photozone.smugmug.com/Reviews/samsung60f28[/url]



Quite a monster of a lens on the NX200 ...



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preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Guest - 11-28-2011

[quote name='Klaus' timestamp='1322390414' post='13286']

Here're some (macro-) sample images taken with the 60/2.8.

[url="http://photozone.smugmug.com/Reviews/samsung60f28"]http://photozone.smugmug.com/Reviews/samsung60f28[/url]



Quite a monster of a lens on the NX200 ...



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Don't understand why they make it this big!


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Klaus - 11-29-2011

[quote name='james' timestamp='1322524718' post='13319']

Don't understand why they make it this big!

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The problem is ... it isn't even great ...


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Guest - 11-29-2011

[quote name='Klaus' timestamp='1322529032' post='13320']

The problem is ... it isn't even great ...

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When is the review coming for this and the 16mm?



Plus I also want to see 18-55 kit reviewed


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - soLong - 11-29-2011

[quote name='james' timestamp='1322524718' post='13319']

Don't understand why they make it this big!

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- had to fit the flowerpot turntable inside


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Klaus - 11-29-2011

[quote name='soLong' timestamp='1322551285' post='13322']

- had to fit the flowerpot turntable inside

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:-))



As mentioned - NX makes (currently) sense regarding their pancakes. As for the rest I'm not sure about the real differentiators compared to a small DSLR (and vs the competition). Mirrorless cameras are, of course, the future so from a long term perspective this is fine.



A basic problem is also the fact that tele lenses cannot be really smaller than their DSLR counterparts. See the NX 50-200mm or Sony E 55-210mm vs their Nikon DX, Canon EF-S or Sony Alpha counterparts. Without design trickery at least.


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Klaus - 11-29-2011

[quote name='Sathe Wild' timestamp='1322542865' post='13321']

When is the review coming for this and the 16mm?

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"It'll be ready when it's done" [sup]TM[/sup]



;-)


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Rover - 11-29-2011

[quote name='Klaus' timestamp='1322529032' post='13320']

The problem is ... it isn't even great ...

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You mentioned it's not apparently decentered but somehow unexpectedly below par. Maybe you should wait for another sample - I'm no expert but maybe a lens can be defective/damaged into being soft without obvious decentering?


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - Klaus - 11-29-2011

[quote name='Rover' timestamp='1322565056' post='13332']

You mentioned it's not apparently decentered but somehow unexpectedly below par. Maybe you should wait for another sample - I'm no expert but maybe a lens can be defective/damaged into being soft without obvious decentering?

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If it was decentered the performance should have improved drastically after stopping down. Yet it didn't. The center is fine at f/2.8 but the borders are clearly sub-average.

A potential cause could be the OIS. It was disabled for the tests, of course, but I'm still uneasy with this thing. Maybe it just doesn't/didn't lock completely which would be poisonous on a tripod.

I will publish the review but if someone provides a 2nd sample I will test it.


preview: Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 ED Macro SSA OIS - marschiert bunt - 11-29-2011

Hmm, now when you say Germany is the cheapest place to buy NX lenses, this would be a good reason to order one...



Just in case the performance stays the same - is 450€ still a good price/performance ratio?