Two new lenses in 2013 (16-80mm f3,5-4,5 & 16-50mm f2.8)

Started Aug 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
jonathanj
jonathanj Contributing Member • Posts: 911
Re: Two new lenses in 2013 (16-80mm f3,5-4,5 & 16-50mm f2.8)

Really? Personally, based on Samsung's track record, I'll believe it when I actually see either lens physically in a shop...

That said, if it were true, it would be excellent news for the NX line... although, I'm not sure how much I need either... I originally wanted the 16-80 and was extremely disappointed when it vanished from the roadmap, but I've learned to make do. The 16-50 f2.8 would be nice, but I already have the excellent 16mm and 30mm primes, and could get the 45mm if I really wanted to cover the range. The 12-24mm is my main "walkaround" zoom on the NX, so I don't mind having primes to cover the longer ranges.

So really, even if both show up, I'll wait and see what the in store price is (and if either has OIS) before I decide whether to buy.

(I'm aware that as someone who consistently posts on this forum that Samsung need to produce more and better lenses, I should really put my money where my mouth is and pre-order both  )

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