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 Design Mark Features Series[a] Filter size
Max. Aperture E/G[b] Size[c] Weight Macro VCM[d] SSA[e] OIS[f] Pancake[g] iFn[h]
10mm Fisheye[5] 15.4mm 180° f/3.5 7E/5G 58.8 mm × 26.3 mm
(2.31 in × 1.04 in)
72 g
(2.5 oz)
No No No No Yes Yes Carry N/A
12-24mm[6] 18.5-37mm 99-60.7° f/4-5.6 10E/8G 63.5 mm × 65.5 mm
(2.50 in × 2.58 in)
208 g
(7.3 oz)
No No No No No Yes Omnia 58mm
16mm[7] 24.6mm 83° f/2.4 7E/6G (2A) 61.5 mm × 24 mm
(2.42 in × 0.94 in)
90 g
(3.2 oz)
No No No No Yes Yes Carry 43mm
16-50mm[8] 24.6-77mm 82.6-31.4° f/2–2.8 18E/12G 81 mm × 96.5 mm
(3.19 in × 3.80 in)
622 g
(21.9 oz)
No No Yes Yes No Yes Premium 72mm
16-50mm[9] 24.6-77mm 82.6-31.4° f/3.5–5.6 9E/8G 64.8 mm × 31 mm
(2.55 in × 1.22 in)
111 g
(3.9 oz)
No No No Yes Yes Yes Carry 43mm
16-80mm[i][10] 24.6-123mm 82.6-19.9° f/3.5–4.5 n/a n/a n/a No Yes No Yes No Yes n/a n/a
18-55mm[11] 27.7-84.6mm 75.9-28.7° f/3.5–5.6 12E/9G 63 mm × 65.1 mm
(2.48 in × 2.56 in)
204 g
(7.2 oz)
No No No Yes No No Optima 58mm
II/III No No No Yes No Yes
18-200mm[12] 27.7-308mm 76-8° f/3.5–6.3 18E/13G (3A, 2ED) 72 mm × 105.5 mm
(2.83 in × 4.15 in)
549 g
(19.4 oz)
No Yes No Yes No Yes Omnia 67mm
20mm[13] 30.8mm (35mm raw) 70° f/2.8 6E/4G (1A) 62.2 mm × 24.5 mm
(2.45 in × 0.96 in)
73 g
(2.6 oz)
No No No No Yes Yes Carry 43mm
20-50mm[14] 30.8-77mm 70-31° f/3.5-5.6 9E/8G 63.2 mm × 39.8 mm
(2.49 in × 1.57 in)
119 g
(4.2 oz)
No No No No No Yes Carry 40.5mm
II No No No No No Yes
30mm[15] 46.2mm (50mm raw) 50° f/2 5E/5G (1A) 61.5 mm × 21.5 mm
(2.42 in × 0.85 in)
85 g
(3.0 oz)
No No No No Yes No Carry 43mm
45mm[16][17] 69.2mm 34.7° f/1.8 7E/6G 62 mm × 44.5 mm
(2.44 in × 1.75 in)
115 g
(4.1 oz)
No No No No No Yes Premium 43mm
f/1.8 (2D)
f/3.5 (3D)
122 g
(4.3 oz)
2D/3D[j] No No No No No Yes
50-150mm[18] 77-231mm 31.7-10.8° f/2.8 20E/13G (4ED, 1XHR) 81 mm × 154 mm
(3.2 in × 6.1 in)
915 g
(32.3 oz)
No No Yes Yes No Yes Premium 72mm
50-200mm[19] 77-308mm 31-8° f/4–5.6 17E/13G 70 mm × 100.5 mm
(2.76 in × 3.96 in)
406 g
(14.3 oz)
No No No Yes No No Optima 52mm
II / III No No No Yes No Yes Optima 52mm
60mm[20] 92.4mm 26° f/2.8 12E/9G (1A, 1ED) 73.5 mm × 84 mm
(2.89 in × 3.31 in)
389 g
(13.7 oz)
Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Optima 52mm
85mm[21] 130.9mm 19° f/1.4 10E/8G (1ED) 79 mm × 92.2 mm
(3.11 in × 3.63 in)
699 g
(24.7 oz)
No No Yes No No Yes Premium 67mm
300mm [i][22] 462mm 5°20 f/2.8 n/a n/a n/a No No Yes Yes No Yes Premium n/a
Table Notes
  1. ^ Samsung has several lens classes, according to intended function and prospective consumer:[3]
    • Carry (compact)
    • Optima (mainstream)
    • Omnia (multipurpose)
    • Premium (enthusiast/professional)
  2. ^ Lens construction, consisting of:[4]
    • E: number of elements
    • G: number of cemented groups
    • A: number of aspherical elements
    • ED: number of "extra-low dispersion" elements
    • XHR: number of "extreme high refractive" elements
  3. ^ Listed as maximum diameter × length
  4. ^ "Voice Coil Motor" uses linear motion for focusing[4]
  5. ^ "Supersonic Actuator" focusing motor, enables full-time manual focus override[4]
  6. ^ "Optical Image Stabilizer" (moving-element type)
  7. ^ "Pancake" type compact lens
  8. ^ "iFunction", which allows various settings (such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance) to be previewed and controlled with a button and ring on the lens[4]
  9. ^ a b Announced but never released
  10. ^ The 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens has the same construction but features a switch to enable 2D or 3D mode, enabling the recording of 3D videos

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.[23]

Three manual focus lenses were announced by Samyang Optics in June, 2010,[24][25][26] 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.[27] Various adapters are also available from Kiwifotos.[28]

Compared with other mounts[edit]

Mount Flange focal distance, mm Ext. diameter, mm Frame size, mm
Samsung NX-mount 25.5 42 23.5×15.7[citation needed]
Pentax KAF2-mount 45.5 44 23.4×15.6
Panasonic/Olympus
μ4/3
20 38 17.3×13
Sony E-mount 18 46.1 35.9×24.0
Leica M-mount 27.8 44 36.0×24.0
Fujifilm X-mount 17.7 44 23.6×15.6
Canon EF-M-mount 18 47 22.3×14.9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung's hybrid NX Series camera: point-and-shoot with DSLR-like image sensor". March 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ Samsung @photokina 2010! http://www.samsungimaging.net
  3. ^ "Samsung Lens Buying Guide". Reviewed.com. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Lens Glossary". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "12-24mm f4-5.6 ED Wide Angle Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "16mm f2.4 Ultra Wide Angle Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "16-50mm f2-2.8 S ED OIS Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "16-50mm f3.5-5.6 ED OIS Power Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Samsung provides more detail on five forthcoming NX lenses". DPReview. Digital Photography Review. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS III Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS Super Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "20mm F2.8 Wide Prime Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "20-50mm f3.5-5.6 ED II Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "30mm f2.0 Prime Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "45mm f1.8 Prime Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "45mm f1.8 2D/3D Prime Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "50-150mm f2.8 S ED OIS Telephoto Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "50-200mm F4-5.6 ED OIS III Telephoto Zoom Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "60mm f2.8 Macro ED SSA OIS Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  21. ^ "85mm F1.4 ED SSA Telephoto Prime Lens". Samsung. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  22. ^ "Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report". DPReview. Digital Photography Review. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  23. ^ http://www.dpreview.com/news/1102/11022110samsungnxlenses.asp
  24. ^ 85mm /F1.4 Aspherical IF - Samyang
  25. ^ 14mm /F2.8 - Samyang
  26. ^ 8mm /F3.5 (Fish-eye lens) - Samyang
  27. ^ Adapter für das Samsung NX System
  28. ^ Kiwifotos - Product - Others