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Best prime lens for Samsung NX1000

by lebjohnson / June 5, 2013 4:54 AM PDT

I've recently bought a Samsung NX-1000 and have three lenses: the kit lens 20-50 mm, 18-55 mm IOS, and 55-200 mm OIS. I'd like to get a prime lens between 20-40 mm, but I'm confused as to which one would be the best buy for low light, fairly distortion-free use. Can anyone give me their experience and opinion with primes in this range?

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Samsung NX mount lenses
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 5, 2013 8:43 AM PDT

Here is the best organized information for Samsung NX lenses:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_NX-mount

You will find a list of all their lenses and it shows where to find a review of each lens.

The lens specifications of a lens includes the aperture rating.
This /f number tells you how bright/dark the lens is.
The smaller the number the brighter the lens.

When you get to the brightest lens it will be f/1.4 (85mm).
But you will also find that it cost $1,000.

Their 45mm lens is f/1.8 and cost $300
Their 60mm lens is f/2.8 and cost $600 (because it is an OIS lens)

Most people usually end up picking a lens based on price.

I suggest you look at the reviews of those 3 lenses for details about their quality.


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From memory the 40mm I use is "only" f2.8
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2013 8:56 AM PDT
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Nod to fixed lens.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2013 5:02 AM PDT
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40mm shot
by lebjohnson / June 5, 2013 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Nod to fixed lens.

Lovely photo! Quite a recommendation for the 40mm.

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