Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED

Last Updated (18 March’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photoreview

Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED is an ultra compact zoom lens for the Samsung NX camera systems. It has 20-50mm focal length that equivalent to 30-77mm in 35mm Format, Maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6, angle of view 70.2° – 31.4°, minimum focus distance of 0.92′ (0.28 m), and 0.22x of magnification ratio. The lens construction consist of 9 elements in 8 groups with 7 Diaphragm Blades and 40.5 mm of filter thread. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) 2.49 x 1.57″ (63.2 x 39.8 mm) and weight 4.20 oz (119 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Reviews

Photoreview reviews the Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED and writes;
“Imatest testing on JPEG files showed this lens to be a reasonably competent performer that could match the sensor’s specifications at a few aperture and focal length settings. Best results were obtained a couple of f-stops down from maximum aperture and with the 24mm and 35mm focal length settings.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED and writes;
“This compact, collapsible lens is lightweight, inexpensive and will make a good starter lens when bought as a kit. Sharpness can be a little lacklustre towards the edges of the frame at 20mm and maximum aperture, but this improves greatly as the lens is stopped down.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PCMAG reviews the Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED and writes;
“The lens does do quite well in Imatest. Its sharpness is superb at all apertures and tested focal lengths, exceeding the 1,800 lines per picture height required for a sharp image at every turn. At its widest aperture and focal length it exceeds 2,100 lines, and betters to 2,300 lines at f/5.6—all while recording only 0.2 percent of pincushion distortion.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Lenstip reviews the Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED and writes;
“The focal lengths ranging from 20 to 50 mm (so the equivalent of the 30-75 mm range) and the standard kit fastness were chosen as a compromise between the smallest dimensions possible and the versatility of the lens.”
rating: N/A

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Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Features

The Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED is an ideal lens for everything from portraits to landscapes to street photography. It is equipped with an intuitive i-Function feature that lets you access manually the camera setting on the lens making the lens is easy to take great pictures. The lens also features support for i-Scene modes, including Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, and Night. The lens has slim, compact design that portable like a point-and-shoot and image quality like a DSLR.

Moreover, the lens construction includes an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, which ensures clearer, sharper high-resolution images. ED lens elements help correct color blurring and other optic distortions that may occur even when the zoom lens is fully extended to capture pictures with superior quality. The Samsung 20-50mm NX mount lens is compatible with any and all of the Samsung NX compact cameras, including the NX20, NX200 and NX210.

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