Samsung 16mm 2.4 + NX500 *Christmas REVIEW*

 

 

Ho!-Ho!-Ho! and welcome to this Review for the Samsung 16mm 2.4 on the NX500.

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About the 16mm 2.4

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Focal Length 16mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24.6 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Samsung NX
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 82.6°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.09″ (18 cm)
Magnification 0.12x
Elements/Groups 7/6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 5 – 85%
Physical
Filter Thread Front:43 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 0.94″ (61 x 24 mm)
Weight 2.54 oz (72 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.9 x 4.2 x 3.5″

This little Pancake Lens weighs only 72 gramms which makes it a perfect walkaround, streetphotography and video lens on a gimbal.

The buildquality is good, but the lens is not weathersealed.

It´s not a superfast lens like a 1.8 or 1.4 but it works for the most situations and as you can see in my video also in lowlight.

The autofocus is not the quickest in low light which can result in pumping, but in better and good light the autofocus works very good also for video.

I found this lens to be sharp beginning from 2.8, the difference in bokeh with 2.4 is very tiny, so i recommend using it in 2.8. It´s best sharpness is at F8.

So far i have not found any heavy distortion or chromatic aberrations and there is a lens profile which you can download for lightroom which helps on correction.

The lens has no stabilisation, but since it´s so lightweight and small this is not much of a problem, you can handhold this very still for quite a while especially on the small NX500, which does also a great ISO job in lowlight with its backlight illuminated sensor.

Now lets see some images, all shot handheld using 2.8

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

This little pancake lens is one of Samsungs prime gems, you can get it for an affordable price for around 300€ or less. It´s fast speed and very good sharpness makes it a very good choice to upgrade from the Kit Lens. The 16mm 2.4 is also very good on 4k Video too and for using it on a gimbal.

You can find my Review for the NX500 + Kit Lens here:

NX500 – Hands on Review

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Samsung 16mm 2.4 on Amazon US

Samsung 16mm 2.4 auf Amazon Deutschland

Buy NX500 on Amazon US

NX500 kaufen auf Amazon Deutschland

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