Samsung 45mm f/1.8 Review (2d)

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Samsung 45mm f/1.8 Review (2d)

I posted my review for the 45mm f/1.8 IF 2d lens online.  Sorry about the terrible picture of the lens, selling off one of my other systems and realized I sold all my flash strobes that work with the NX  I will get a better one later when I have something setup.

It is a great lens, smooth bokeh, very high resolution, its main weak point is CA.  This can lead to some purple fringing at large apertures, etc.  I wouldn't say it is bad though, fairly typical for this class.  Performance wise it is actually a lot like the new Sony 50mm f/1.8 for NEX too.  This Samsung is definitely one of my favorite lenses for the system.  Along with the 12-24, 16, 30, 60 (specifically for macro or closer shots), and 85

Focus is fast for a 50mm class lens and the light weight is nice.  Even the price is fair for the lens. I paid full retail for mine and would do so again, but if you get a deal with yours that is even better.


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