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New Samsung NX30 and lenses

Discussion in 'Samsung NX Forum' started by stratokaster, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
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    NX30 looks good. Essentially it's NX300 with tilting 2.36M dots EVF, external mic input, fully articulated touch-sensitive screen which is supposedly 70% brighter than that of NX20, wireless flash sync and HSS (or FP sync in Olympus parlance).

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    Samsung also announced NX 16-50 f/2.0-2.8 (!!!) lens with OIS and new 'ultra-precise' focusing motor. Which suddenly makes NX series one of the more interesting mirrorless systems on the market...

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I love that tilting eyepiece as well.
     
  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    It's good on the GX7 and I'm sure it'll be great here.
     
  4. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Now that's a kit lens! Way to go Samsung!
     
  5. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    I just noticed that the new lens is weather-sealed while the new camera is not. I think it's a not-so-subtle hint that we can reasonably expect a weather-proof Samsung NX body in the future.
     
  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    yowza, that lens is a dream lens for me! 16/2 on APSC should give some proper shallow DOF despite the wide angle, and weather sealing is great to have on a travel camera. Bring on the weather sealed body!

    The lens does look fairly huge though, I wouldn't mind if they lopped off everything from 17mm onwards and just made it a 16/2 prime:wink:but I gotta admit, at that focal length / aperture range, it's a very strong statement about Samsung's intentions!
     
  7. Brian style

    Brian style SC Regular

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    Jan 3, 2014
    I'm glad to see the swivel screen on the body. I gotta admit, the 16-50 f2-2.8 lens is going to open some eyes, especially if it is optically great.
     
  8. MotoJB

    MotoJB New to SC

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    Jan 13, 2014
    Bay Area, California
    I'll be waiting for the first real reviews on that "S" lens...and assuming they are good, it will be on my NX20 soon. Glad I held off on the 12-24mm.