Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS

Last Updated (11 March’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photozone

Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS is a Compact Zoom Lens that equivalent to 28-85mm in 35mm Format. It has maximum aperture of f/3.5 – 5.6 with angle of view from 75.9° – 28.7°, and 11.02″ (0.28 m) of minimum focus distance. The lens construction consist of 12 elements in 9 groups with 7 Diaphragm Blades and 58 mm of filter thread, including 3x magnification ratio. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) 2.48 x 2.56″ (63 x 65.1 mm) with weight 0.44 lb (198 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Reviews

Photozone reviews the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and writes;
“The image corners are somewhat soft at 18mm @ f/3.5 and 55mm @ f/5.6 but if you stop down to the sweet spot – around f/8 – you can expect sharp results across the frame.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ephotozine reviews the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and writes;
“Overall, the performance of this lens isn’t up to the same high standard of many other manufacturers kit lens offerings. Sharpness levels are good, but nothing special, and falloff is very well controlled.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Lenstip reviews the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and writes;
“You can also find some nice accents here, like a very good control of chromatic aberration but it also features one flaw you can’t omit – a not very efficient optical stabilization.”
rating: N/A

Photoreview reviews the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and writes;
“Bokeh at the widest aperture settings was a little smoother than the 30mm f/2 lens but out-of-focus highlights remained slightly chunky.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMAG reviews the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and writes;
“If you value size above all, the 20-50mm is a good lens, but the 18-55mm’s optical stabilization makes it possible to get sharper photos in less than ideal light. If you add this lens to your kit the way most people do, by having it bundled with a camera, it’s a good value”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Sample Photos

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Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Features

The Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS is designed for any of the Samsung NX compact cameras. It offers classic look, simple design, portable size and standard zoom focal range that makes it ideal to used everyday with the impressive Samsung NX cameras. The lens uses an intuitive i-Function which means that all of your camera’s manual functions can be accessed by simply turning the lens ring. It makes the lens not only a great tool for precise image control, but a wonderful learning device to improve your photography.

Moreover, the lens is equipped with lens-shift optical image-stabilizing technology to keep your images blur-free, even in low light. It also enable you capture sharp photos even if the camera moves a bit when shooting. Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS uses Contrast AF Fast to provide fast and accurate auto focus.

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