No 45mm for me

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Zdman
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No 45mm for me
Mar 5, 2013

A Good thing though. Picked up a 85mm 1.4 for a steal (about $600 but with the price I usually have to pay to get Samsung lenses here it was actually like buying it for $400). I had to use all my 45 funds though so I won't be getting that this year. I'm not dissapointed though as this lens is amazing. I'll have to do further testing but so far this seems even better than my Leica-R 90 2.8 and thats a fantastic lens to begin with (and its 2 stops faster). Its also much better that the 60mm (unless you're doing macro) and actually quite a usuable focal length. When paired with the 30mm its making all my 50mm manual primes unecessary. Well worth considering if you're planning to stay Samsung.

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In reply to Zdman, Mar 5, 2013

Zdman wrote:

A Good thing though. Picked up a 85mm 1.4 for a steal (about $600 but with the price I usually have to pay to get Samsung lenses here it was actually like buying it for $400). I had to use all my 45 funds though so I won't be getting that this year. I'm not dissapointed though as this lens is amazing. I'll have to do further testing but so far this seems even better than my Leica-R 90 2.8 and thats a fantastic lens to begin with (and its 2 stops faster). Its also much better that the 60mm (unless you're doing macro) and actually quite a usuable focal length. When paired with the 30mm its making all my 50mm manual primes unecessary. Well worth considering if you're planning to stay Samsung.

I'm happy for you that you are now able to enjoy this lens. I saw two listing selling for $450 and $600. the cheaper one had no box (open box, probably a demo) and one with the complete package. I'm not sure if the 45mm would still appeal to you in the future especially that you now have the 85mm.

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In reply to Ariston, Mar 5, 2013

Ariston wrote:

Zdman wrote:

A Good thing though. Picked up a 85mm 1.4 for a steal (about $600 but with the price I usually have to pay to get Samsung lenses here it was actually like buying it for $400). I had to use all my 45 funds though so I won't be getting that this year. I'm not dissapointed though as this lens is amazing. I'll have to do further testing but so far this seems even better than my Leica-R 90 2.8 and thats a fantastic lens to begin with (and its 2 stops faster). Its also much better that the 60mm (unless you're doing macro) and actually quite a usuable focal length. When paired with the 30mm its making all my 50mm manual primes unecessary. Well worth considering if you're planning to stay Samsung.

I'm happy for you that you are now able to enjoy this lens. I saw two listing selling for $450 and $600. the cheaper one had no box (open box, probably a demo) and one with the complete package. I'm not sure if the 45mm would still appeal to you in the future especially that you now have the 85mm.

The 45mm is extremely light, easy to take along anytime, so I see plenty of appeal for that lens even if one has the 85mm Also, the 45mm makes for more intimate portraits and is very good for pet shots (you can keep an appropriate distance to cats and dogs, for example). I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA (and the Canon actually is *good* for it's price, even though many snobs do not appreciate it). And of course, another nice thing about the NX 45mm is, is that focus accuracy beats an ordinary DSLR + 50/1.8 lens (to which I'm used to).

I would love to get the 85/1.4 one day, too...

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Arn wrote:

The 45mm is extremely light, easy to take along anytime... I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA (and the Canon actually is *good* for it's price, even though many snobs do not appreciate it). And of course, another nice thing about the NX 45mm is, is that focus accuracy beats an ordinary DSLR + 50/1.8 lens (to which I'm used to).

I would love to get the 85/1.4 one day, too...

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In reply to Arn, Mar 6, 2013

Arn wrote:

Ariston wrote:

Zdman wrote:

A Good thing though. Picked up a 85mm 1.4 for a steal (about $600 but with the price I usually have to pay to get Samsung lenses here it was actually like buying it for $400). I had to use all my 45 funds though so I won't be getting that this year. I'm not dissapointed though as this lens is amazing. I'll have to do further testing but so far this seems even better than my Leica-R 90 2.8 and thats a fantastic lens to begin with (and its 2 stops faster). Its also much better that the 60mm (unless you're doing macro) and actually quite a usuable focal length. When paired with the 30mm its making all my 50mm manual primes unecessary. Well worth considering if you're planning to stay Samsung.

I'm happy for you that you are now able to enjoy this lens. I saw two listing selling for $450 and $600. the cheaper one had no box (open box, probably a demo) and one with the complete package. I'm not sure if the 45mm would still appeal to you in the future especially that you now have the 85mm.

The 45mm is extremely light, easy to take along anytime, so I see plenty of appeal for that lens even if one has the 85mm Also, the 45mm makes for more intimate portraits and is very good for pet shots (you can keep an appropriate distance to cats and dogs, for example). I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA (and the Canon actually is *good* for it's price, even though many snobs do not appreciate it). And of course, another nice thing about the NX 45mm is, is that focus accuracy beats an ordinary DSLR + 50/1.8 lens (to which I'm used to).

I would love to get the 85/1.4 one day, too...

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Actually have that Canon and love it so the 45mm sounds great (maybe Christmas). The 50mm focal lengths have been my favourite till now and I was worried about the 85mm would have me at odd distances but the more I use it the less strange it seems. The weight is also not really an issue and I actually find it helps me steady the shot. I was actually quite dissapointed with the 60mm (last Christmas present) as I found the lens lacked the sharpness of the 30mm and any of my manual focals, it also had more lateral abberations than I've ever seen on a macro but at least these corrected well in post. The size was also awkward (the 85 weight makes it better). I spent month deliberating between the 60 and 85 and eneded up choosing the 60 because it was cheaper and closer to 50mm. I wish I hadn't as unless you're specifically doing macro the 85 is the better choice. Just wish they had released the 45 last year when they were supposed to.

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In reply to Arn, Mar 6, 2013

I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA

Hey, where did you get it from? Doesn't seem very available yet.

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bourdieu_boy wrote:

I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA

Hey, where did you get it from? Doesn't seem very available yet.

not sure where he got it from but it is widely available in Central Europe (Germany/Austria) in stores shipping as well within EMEA

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In reply to Arn, Mar 6, 2013

Arn wrote:

Ariston wrote:

Zdman wrote:

A Good thing though. Picked up a 85mm 1.4 for a steal (about $600 but with the price I usually have to pay to get Samsung lenses here it was actually like buying it for $400). I had to use all my 45 funds though so I won't be getting that this year. I'm not dissapointed though as this lens is amazing. I'll have to do further testing but so far this seems even better than my Leica-R 90 2.8 and thats a fantastic lens to begin with (and its 2 stops faster). Its also much better that the 60mm (unless you're doing macro) and actually quite a usuable focal length. When paired with the 30mm its making all my 50mm manual primes unecessary. Well worth considering if you're planning to stay Samsung.

I'm happy for you that you are now able to enjoy this lens. I saw two listing selling for $450 and $600. the cheaper one had no box (open box, probably a demo) and one with the complete package. I'm not sure if the 45mm would still appeal to you in the future especially that you now have the 85mm.

The 45mm is extremely light, easy to take along anytime, so I see plenty of appeal for that lens even if one has the 85mm Also, the 45mm makes for more intimate portraits and is very good for pet shots (you can keep an appropriate distance to cats and dogs, for example). I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA (and the Canon actually is *good* for it's price, even though many snobs do not appreciate it). And of course, another nice thing about the NX 45mm is, is that focus accuracy beats an ordinary DSLR + 50/1.8 lens (to which I'm used to).

I would love to get the 85/1.4 one day, too...

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I'm sure the 45mm is a great lens basing from what I have seen. if I was to say it, it's the fuller version of the 30mm. now that analogy alone should be enough on what the 45mm is. but the 85mm is just unbeatable right now on all areas. the 45mm may come 2nd followed by both 16mm and 30mm tied for 3rd.

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In reply to Zdman, Mar 6, 2013

the 60mm came in just after I acquired the 85mm. was disappointed to see that the 85mm is better. I'm not saying that the 60mm is not great, except that the 85mm is exceptional which took away the 60mm's thunder. right now, the 60mm is more delegated towards macro work. it would get it's use this spring eventually.

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bourdieu_boy wrote:

I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA

Hey, where did you get it from? Doesn't seem very available yet.

Hi. I got it off the self from a store in Finland. I was actually a bit surprised to see it available and rushed to the store, when I saw it on their website.

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In reply to Ariston, Mar 6, 2013

Ariston wrote:

the 60mm came in just after I acquired the 85mm. was disappointed to see that the 85mm is better. I'm not saying that the 60mm is not great, except that the 85mm is exceptional which took away the 60mm's thunder. right now, the 60mm is more delegated towards macro work. it would get it's use this spring eventually.

i agree re the 85mm f1.4, i am so spoilt for choice for small lenses with the nx system, it rather seems an anachronism to have a massive lens like the 85mm in the range, but it is just such a good lens that its size and weight dont bother me at all, and it resides permanantly in my Event Messenger 100 along side the 16 and 30mm.

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