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Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS
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Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS review: specs and price

Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS
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Why is Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS better than the average?

  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs21.76f
  • Minimum focus distance
    0.28mvs0.39m
  • Weight
    111gvs293.48g
  • Minimum focal length
    16mmvs28.18mm
  • Maximum angle of view
    82.1°vs61.26°
  • Minimum angle of view
    31.06°vs36.67°
  • Magnification
    0.24xvs0.22x
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    22fvs21.47f

General info

1.weight

111g

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31g

2.Has a metal mount
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

3.minimum focal length

16mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

0.25mm

4.Is a telephoto lens
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

5.maximum focal length

50mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

300mm

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.maximum angle of view

82.1°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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180°

3.minimum angle of view

31.06°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

4.magnification

0.24x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

5.optical zoom

3.1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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11x

Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

f/1.4

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

1.4f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

40f

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.aperture blades

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

11

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

Focus

1.minimum focus distance

0.28m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

2.Can focus to infinity
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

3.Has focus motor
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

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