NX 18-55 Mount ring

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Mar 4, 2013

Has anyone been able to get the mount ring for the NX 18-55, it must be the most fragile of plastic lens mounts.. I tried Samsung UK on the phone but no luck

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In reply to AdamT, Mar 4, 2013

Have you tested the service center in uk?

The service center for pentax(kameraservice) in sweden sell spare parts and they are also the official service center for samsung so it's maybe worth a shot. If they do it will probably be expensive to send it to the uk.

Here are the e-mail to kameraservice:  info@kameraservice.se

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AdamT wrote:

Has anyone been able to get the mount ring for the NX 18-55, it must be the most fragile of plastic lens mounts.. I tried Samsung UK on the phone but no luck

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Scary, it seems to be a recurring issue with that one.  Was it dropped or anything?  The newer lens at least has a metal mount on it.  Some plastics are very durable, that one appears not to be.

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In reply to viking79, Mar 4, 2013

Scary, it seems to be a recurring issue with that one. Was it dropped or anything? The newer lens at least has a metal mount on it. Some plastics are very durable, that one appears not to be.

the lens is mint showing no signs of droppage at all, the camera is completely mint too , it was said that the mount lugs broke when someone "overenthusiastically" removed the lens without pressing the release button fully, I found this hard to believe but after seeing how thin and brittle the plastic is as well as how mint both the cam and lens are , I DO believe it. canon plastic lens mounts (both body and lens) can withstand amazing pressures .

Samsung Put a Metal mount on Mk2 and 3 versions of the 18-55...... the 20-50 remains plastic but then there`s no way you could exert the same pressure on the tiny 20-50 .

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Thanks a lot .. Wil give them a go

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In reply to AdamT, Mar 4, 2013

I have brand-new 18-55mm zoom and 20mm pancake and both have metal mount rings, thankfully!

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In reply to AdamT, Mar 4, 2013

Try Camtronics at Letchworth....

Tel: 01462 485947                                         Fax: 01462 685622
                                        Enquiries:                                         info@camtronics.co.uk
                                        Customer Service:                     service@camtronics.co.uk

http://www.camtronics.co.uk/contactus.aspx

They are a Samsung camera repair agent, and helped me out recently when looking for a part for my nx10. Give them a ring and ask...

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the metal mount 18-55 came in a while ago , Maybe as early as the NX11 , the 20mm has always been metal like the 30 and 16

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Sorted, thanks Bob
In reply to AdamT, Mar 5, 2013

Sorted - £15 to the door - they do the metal version too for anyone who is likely to be using the lens in anger but that`s £15 + Vat + postage..

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In reply to AdamT, Mar 20, 2013

I never had any lens with plastic mount (stayed clear of kitlenses) but can clearly see that it might be a problem if it breaks too easy and that is almost certainly why the MK2 and 3 got metal mount instead.

How does the 18-55 compare to the 20-50 in terms of optical performance do you think?

The NX1000 and the 20mm pancake might be tempting enough for me as I look for something small with good image quality. Know that it is not as good as the 20-50mm but probably not badly enough. Shame that raw is so needed for most of the Samsungs NX cameras. And no NR Off in the NX1000 according to the manual.

I'll also  keep an eye on Coolpix A reviews and the Ricoh GRD5 which is expected to use aps-c sensor.

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