Samsung NX-mount

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The Samsung NX-mount is the lens mount used on NX series mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras by Samsung. The mount was first implemented in the Samsung NX10, and Samsung initially referred to the NX line as 'hybrid digital cameras', citing their combination of attributes of both DSLR and compact cameras.[1]

The mount is designed for APS-C image sensors, with a 1.54x crop factor. Optical image stabilization is featured on some of the lenses, indicated by an "OIS" marking. Automatic focusing on NX lenses is handled by a dedicated electric motor built into the lens.

Samsung NX lenses (with some early exceptions) include i-Function (iFn), which allows control of various camera settings via a ring and button on the lens.[2] NX5 and NX10 cameras support iFn since firmware 1.10 and 1.20 respectively, while all subsequent models support iFn natively.

NX lenses[edit]

Samsung NX lenses are listed in the following sortable table.

Focal length 35mm EFL Angle of view Aperture range Mark Macro VCM SSA OIS Pancake iFn Series Filter size
10mm Fisheye 15.4mm 180° f/3.5 No No No No Yes Yes Carry N/A
12-24mm 18.5-37mm 99-60.7° f/4-5.6 No No No No No Yes Omnia 58mm
16mm 24.6mm 83° f/2.4 No No No No Yes Yes Carry 43mm
16-50mm 24.6-77mm 82.6-31.4° f/2–2.8 No No Yes Yes No Yes Premium 72mm
16-50mm 24.6-77mm 82.6-31.4° f/3.5–5.6 No No No Yes Yes Yes Carry 43mm
18-55mm 27.7-84.7mm 76-29° f/3.5–5.6 No No No Yes No No Optima 58mm
II No No No Yes No Yes Optima 58mm
18-200mm 27.7-308mm 76-8° f/3.5–6.3 No Yes No Yes No Yes Omnia 67mm
20mm 30.8mm (35mm raw) 70° f/2.8 No No No No Yes Yes Carry 43mm
20-50mm 30.8-77mm 70-31° f/3.5-5.6 No No No No No Yes Carry 40.5mm
30mm 46.2mm (50mm raw) 50° f/2 No No No No Yes No Carry 43mm
45mm 69.2mm 34.7° f/1.8 No No No No No Yes Premium 43mm
50-150mm 77-231mm 31.7-10.8° f/2.8 No No Yes Yes No Yes Premium 72mm
50-200mm 77-308mm 31-8° f/4–5.6 No No No Yes No No Optima 52mm
II / III No No No Yes No Yes Optima 52mm
60mm 92.4mm 26° f/2.8 Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Optima 52mm
85mm 130.9mm 19° f/1.4 No No Yes No No Yes Premium 67mm
300mm (prototype) 462mm 5°20 f/2.8 No No Yes Yes No Yes Premium  ??mm

Samyang Optics (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex) lenses for NX-mount include:

Lenses Roadmap[edit]

Samsung announced plans to launch a 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 OIS VCM (Movie Home) in December 2011.[3]

Three manual focus lenses were announced by Samyang Optics in June, 2010,[4][5][6] 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye; 14mm f/2.8 and the 85mm f/1.4. At photokina 2010 event (September 2010), Samyang Optics announced the new 35mm f/1.4 available for NX-mount.

Lensbaby announced the availability of its Composer Pro for NX mount with different optics.

Adaptation to non-NX lenses[edit]

An adapter for the K-mount lenses has been announced (ED-MA9NXK) by Samsung, and various adapters are produced by Novoflex to adapt lenses made for Nikon F-mount, Canon FD lens mount, Minolta SR mount, Minolta AF, Sony A-mount, Leica R bayonet, Pentax K-mount, Olympus OM system, M42 lens mount, and T2 mount.[7] Various adapters are also available from Kiwifotos.[8]

Compared with other mounts[edit]

Flange focal distance, mm
Ext. diameter, mm
Frame size, mm
Samsung NX-mount
23.5×15.7[citation needed]
Pentax KAF2-mount
Sony E-mount
Leica M-mount
Fujifilm X-mount
Canon EF-M-mount

See also[edit]