16mm f/2.4 - anyone have it?

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16mm f/2.4 - anyone have it?
Nov 7, 2011

Hi there,

The reason I am posting this thread is to find out if any of you NX users have received the new 16mm f/2.4 pancake? I just received mine (from a shop in South Korea, I am in Canada) for a review I am about to write on this lens (on my blog and for another publication) and I am wondering how other people find its performance.

My copy has significant barrel distortion (I am a pro photographer and have used/tried hundreds of lenses of all makes and focal lengths) - I have never seen anything quite this bad. Also, the centre of the image is sharp, but the edges are soft, especially wide open.

So... I was wondering if I might have a bad copy? I don't want to write a review (or post photos) until I can verify what I see is common from this lens. If not, Samsung won't like what I have to say about the 16mm f/2.4 pancake (especially given how good their 30mm is).

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