Samsung’s NX system was the first mirrorless compact system with interchangeable lenses to use an APS-C size sensor, promising better quality at high ISOs and improved dynamic range. Samsung have a reasonable range of lenses, although third party manufacturers seem to have steered well clear of this system for now.
Some confusion may result from Samsung releasing the same lenses over and over again with incremental improvements, such as the iFunction control system. As far as I know, the optics have remained the same between versions.
Here is a list of Samsung NX lenses I’ve tested, along with a brief comment about my overall impression of the lens:
Samsung NX Zoom Lenses
- Samsung NX 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 ED OIS Lens Review
A reasonably priced, lightweight tele-zoom lens that performs pretty well.
- Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED NX i-Function Zoom Lens Review
A cheap and cheerful lens, that is one of the better NX zoom lenses
- Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 NX ED OIS II i-Function Zoom Lens Review
Not bad, until you zoom to 55mm, then expect mediocre performance.
Samsung NX Prime Lenses
- Samsung 16mm f/2.4 NX i-Function Pancake Lens Review
Pretty good in the centre sharpness-wise, but not so towards the edges of the frame.
- Samsung 60mm f/2.8 NX i-Function Macro Lens Review
Probably the finest lens Samsung currently make.
- Samsung 20mm f/2.8 NX iFunction Pancake Lens Review
A pretty good pancake, especially when stopped down beyond f/4.