NX300 with 45mm f/1.8 (couple portraits)

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: NX300 with 45mm f/1.8 (couple portraits)

Raf007 wrote:

45mm is a bit an odd FL, I wonder why they didn't decide to make it 55mm instead.

Thanks for sharing,

Maybe because 55mm would be very close to 60mm? 45mm fits just between 30mm and 60mm. The samples look fabulous, seems the lenses perform even better than 30mm. Im going to get it as soon as see any good deal. Im spoiled by good prices of Samsung lenses in the past and Im a bit reluctant to pay RRP now

I think the 30 is technically sharper, but a little harsher too.  This lens is still very sharp over most of the range (I have run the numbers, just haven't posted yet), and fairly smooth too.  Less harsh than the 30.  I think it was designed that way, more for portraits, etc.

Sure, I would have liked a 55, but as you say, they don't want to compete with their own lens, and wanted to keep this lens nice and small.  A 55mm would probably physically be 10mm longer and depending on the aperture might lose the 43mm filter size of the pancakes.


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