Samsung 16mm f/2.4

Last Updated (14 March’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photozone

Samsung 16mm f/2.4 is a Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens that equivalent to 24.6mm in 35mm format. It has 82.6° of angle of view, 7.28″ (18.49 cm) of minimun focus distance, and 0.12x of magnification ratio. The lens construction consist of 7 elements in 6 groups with 7 diaphragm blades and 43 mm of filter thread. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) 2.42 x 0.94″ (6.15 x 2.39 cm) and weight 2.64 oz (75 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

Expert Reviews

Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Reviews

Photozone reviews the Samsung 16mm f/2.4 and writes;
“The center portion of the image field is extremely sharp even at max. aperture but the corner and border quality leaves something to be desired till reaching very good results between f/4-f/8.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ephotozine reviews the Samsung 16mm f/2.4 and writes;
“Distortion is very well controlled, with 0.471% pincushion distortion being present, which is only very slight and should pose very few issues in real world images. What little distortion is present is uniform across the frame, so should be relatively easy to correct in image editing software afterwards.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Lenstip reviews the Samsung 16mm f/2.4 and writes;
“The Samsung NX 16 mm f/2.4 is a very interesting lens, worth our attention, not only as a part of the NX system but also from the perspective of other mirrorless systems. Compared to the Sony E 16 mm f/2.8 it is better in practically all categories: it is faster, its optics and its build quality are superior as well.”
rating: N/A

PCMAG reviews the Samsung 16mm f/2.4 and writes;
“I also used Imatest to check the sharpness of the lens. At f/2.4 it’s quite sharp in the center—over 2,200 lines per picture height—but its overall score is a low 1,646 using a center-weighted metric. Stopping down to f/4 improves the performance across the board; the lens tops 2,000 lines there—better than the 1,800 lines required for a sharp photo.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Features

The Samsung 16mm f/2.4 is designed for Samsung NX Mount Cameras such as the NX1000 and NX300 mirrorless cameras. It offers lightweight and compact design and delivers high-quality images. With focal length 16mm that equivalent to 24.6mm in 35mm format, the lens is perfect for landscapes, cityscapes, group shots, and general photography.

While its fast f/2.4 aperture makes low-light photos possible and provides shallow depth of field. Moreover, the lens is equipped with i-Function feature that lets you adjust shutter speed, aperture and more with just a twist of the lens while previewing the image in real-time.

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