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Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake

Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
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Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake review: specs and price

Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake

Why is Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake better than the average?

  • Weight
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    85gvs329.18g
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/2.0 vsf/3.0
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    2fvs3.7f
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.25mvs0.39m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs21.68f
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.37f

Price comparison

General info

1.weight

85g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a metal mount
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
3.has or is a prime lens
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
4.maximum focal length

30mm

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.
5.minimum focal length

30mm

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.
6.Front element doesn't rotate
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
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.

Optics

1.maximum angle of view

50.2°

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).
2.magnification

0.16x

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.
3.minimum angle of view

50.2°

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).
4.optical zoom

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.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.0

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.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2f

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.
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.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
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.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.
6.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.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
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.
2.Has focus motor
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.minimum focus distance

0.25m

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.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
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.

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