Satisfying

Started May 27, 2013 | User reviews
Michael Barker Senior Member • Posts: 1,966
Satisfying
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"Curious" on Flickr (link)

The NX200 has a flaky mode dial and a flaky aperture ring on the back, and my experiences with Samsung service have been not exemplary but rather barely sufficient to keep me using their products.  That said, on to the good stuff:

I haggled for a good deal on Kijiji Toronto for the 60mm NX macro, and put a couple of other lenses up for sale to get it.  I am pretty sure I agree with reviews I've seen that say that the plane of focus isn't perfectly flat, the OIS is very good but doesn't necessarily save you at macro distance, it has lovely bokeh for portrait and macro, nice portrait rendering, and beautiful colours.  The sharpness is very high and gives you a chance to use all of your 20 megapixels either for scenes bustling with detail or for generous cropping.

So now I shoot with the 30mm and the 60mm on the NX200, and I would highly recommend this kit, but for one caveat, which is the mediocre service/reliability that goes along with the affordable prices.

Samsung NX 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA
Telephoto macro prime lens • Samsung NX • EX-M60SB/US
Announced: Feb 21, 2011
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Samsung NX 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Samsung NX200
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OP Michael Barker Senior Member • Posts: 1,966
Re: Satisfying

Here is the link to Flickr, which dpreview seems to hack improperly in the caption.

tecnoworld
tecnoworld Veteran Member • Posts: 7,232
Re: Satisfying

Very nice pic, I love this lens.

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OP Michael Barker Senior Member • Posts: 1,966
Re: Satisfying

This is a huge improvement over using a DSLR with an OVF.  It is so much easier to do macro when you can hold the camera at arm's length instead of having to do contortions to get your head to intersect with the camera.

I have used closeup filters in the past and so far, it seems to me there is a big difference in convenience and in the final quality of the image.

Here's another shot, at medium range.  I like the compression of this focal length.

"Trees On A Creek" on Flickr - see below for link

tecnoworld
tecnoworld Veteran Member • Posts: 7,232
Re: Satisfying

And on nx300, with focus peaking, fine adjustments are easy to make!

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