Samsung NX prime lens reviews: five models measured!

By Kevin Carter - Thursday July 04 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | General Overview: Samsung NX prime lenses | Samsung NX20 primes | Samsung NX lenses: Standard and Wide angle | Samsung NX lenses: Macro and Telephoto | Conclusion


Sony NEX primes and Samsung NX prime performed very close in image quality

Although Samsung’s mirrorless system doesn’t quite have the same reputation nor heritage as its more established rivals, the lens range (while admittedly containing some oddities, such as the 85mm f/1.4 and the not tested 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D model) is refreshingly innovative and are, mostly, very strong performers. In fact, as our comparison graph (above) shows the NX mount primes compare very favourably with the equivalent NEX mount lenses from Sony. But it’s not only the NEX mount lenses that the Samsung models compete with. They’ve shown with the 85mm f/1.4 and some excellent sensors what they’re capable of, but perhaps what’s needed now is a high-end enthusiasts model to contend with the likes of the OMD-EM5, GH-3 and NEX-7.