Quick Review: NX 60mm/f2.8 OIS Macro Lens from a Beta Tester

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Quick Review: NX 60mm/f2.8 OIS Macro Lens from a Beta Tester
May 23, 2011

A beta tester of NX 60mm/f2.8 Macro lens posted quick review with some pictures.

http://www.slrclub.com/bbs/vx2.php?id=newproduct_samsung&no=2737

I translated it in English.

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It is beta version lens, thus its design/performance are not finalized/perfect. I feel the performance is about 90% from the target.

Its design or performance could be changed.

NX 60mm Macro and Nikon 60mm Macro Exterior and Size Comparison

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Focal Length : 60mm (35mm Eqiv. 92.4mm)
Lens Construction : 9 groups 12 elements (1 ED lens)
Angle of view: 26.4°
Aperture : F2.8 (Max : F22) (Testing Lens: F32)
Number of diaphragm blades : 7, (rounded)
Mount Type : Samsung NX Mount
OIS
Minimum focus : 0.184m
Maximum magnification : Approx. 1X
i-Scene mode
Lens Hood included
Filter thread : 52mm
Dimension: diameter 73mm, length 84mm
Weight: about 450g

NX5 / NX100 with 60mm/f2.8 Macro

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  • Quick Review

First impression is that it is heavy and robust.

I cannot post sample shot for now, but it shows surprising sharpness in center and border area. i-Function is very helpful for macro shots.

The lens max aperture is always f2.8 (Max. aperture doesn't change from focus distance.) and inner focus, so the lens doesn't pop out like Nikon 60mm Macro. It looks good for portrait shots as well.

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