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Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS review: specs and price

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

Why is Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS better than the average?

  • Weight
    198gvs296.47g
  • Minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.28mvs0.39m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.76f
  • Minimum focal length
    ?

    18mmvs27.8mm
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    22fvs21.49f

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED

31g

198g

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

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
3.Includes lens hood
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It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
4.minimum focal length
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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.

Best

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

0.25mm

18mm

5.Front element doesn't rotate
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The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
6.Is a normal lens
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A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
2.magnification
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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.

Best

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

14x

0.22x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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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

5.6f

2.widest aperture
?

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

f/1.40

f/3.50

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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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

Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

40f

22f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

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

22f

5.aperture blades
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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.

Best

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

11

7

6.Has rounded aperture blades
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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.

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

Focus

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

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
2.Has full-time manual focus
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With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
3.minimum focus distance
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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.

Best

Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

0.28m

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