2011 Samsung NX mount lenses roadmap

I believe this is also Photokina material that somehow slipped through the cracks - Samsung NX mount lenses for 2011  :

Lenses planned to be released in 2011:

  • Wide Pancake: 16mm F2.8 iFn
  • Macro: 60mm OIS F2.8 iFn
  • Movie Pro: 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OIS iFn
  • Movie Home: 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 OIS iFn
  • Portrait: 85mm F1.4 iFn

Via Radiantlite

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  • I don’t get it. Why is everyone bringing 85mm portrait lenses for CROP-FORMAT cameras? And why are there no fast 24s and 33s (except of course the Samsung 30/2) to bring the classical 35mm and 50mm field-of-views to crop-format users? Is there any logic behind this?

    • although i know what you mean, 85mm -> 127mm is still a good focal length for portrait, especially head and shoulder.

      • 85mm when used with standard 35mm frame can be a good portrait lens but it is on the short side, I would say 135mm is a more standard lens. any thing from 50 – 300mm can be used with great results on portraits.

        I dont think the lens length maters as much as people make it out. a wide, normal and telephoto are important to be able to photograph any thing but wildlife. so for the nx system the 16mm 20mm 30mm 85mm is perfect. (a 10 – 14mm prime might be the only pancake lens that could work in this system that is not on the road map already.)

  • Din

    Samsung will bring more Premium high-performance lenses for 2012, they already has 20mm f/2.8 (30mm), 30mm f/2 (45mm) and soon a 16mm f/2.8 (24mm).
    The Premium lenses will cover the classical 35mm focal lenses, I would expect a fast 24, 35 and 50mm lenses later.

  • Mistral75

    I believe this is also Photokina material that somehow slipped through the cracks “.

    Not exactly, it was reported and published by Foto Actualidad even before Photokina, on 16 September:


  • El Aura

    Yes, 135 mm was used on FX but 85 and 105 were more popular. And for me personally 135 mm (or 85 mm on DX) was always too long indoors. On film I used 85 mm exclusively (well the 85 mm f/1.8 was cheaper than the 105 mm f/2, that is why I used it) on full-frame digital I am using 105 mm exclusively (not least because the Nikon 105 mm f/2 has more character than the 85 mm f/1.8, which I still own).
    85 mm is sold for crop sensors because it (a) already exists and does not need development and (b) the same lens can be sold for FX cameras as well.
    A 70 mm f/1.4 lens would be really great for crop cameras (as it would offer the same DOF as 105 mm f/2 on FX).

    • Interesting how different poeple prefer different focal lengths – but now I can see why 85mm on APS-C isn’t such a bad idea after all. Me, personally, though, I like the ~ 85mm for portraiture most.

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