Samsung unveils super-thin 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens for NX cameras
posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Samsung has released a new lens for its NX cameras, which it is billing as the smallest AF fisheye on the market. Weighing just 2.5oz, the Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens brings a full 180° field of view to the rather limited glass selection on the NX family of cameras.
While we don't know yet how much the lens will retail for, or when it'll be available, we do know a little about the specifications on this intriguing fisheye. It's the 35mm equivalent of 15.4mm, featuring a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and a minimum of f/22. The lens has seven aperture blades, and the optics are comprised of 7 elements in 5 groups with 1 aspherical lens. Unsurprisingly considering the large front element and 180° field of view, you won't be able to mount filters on this lens, though a small hood is integrated.
The Samsung lens comes with a number of iScene options: Night, Portrait, Beauty shot, Children, Backlight, Sports — additional scene modes tied to the lens, rather than the body of the camera.
By adding a fisheye lens to the mix, Samsung has succeeded in giving NX shooters a piece of glass that's a bit more unusual than most of its other offerings — which should mean more fun and interesting photographs.
Check out a sample image shot with this new Samsung fisheye lens below along with a press release.
Samsung announces the slimmest and smallest fisheye lens on the market for the NX System
New super wide 10mm F3.5 Fisheye lens helps users capture unique images
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – June 11, 2013 - Photography enthusiasts and advanced hobbyists can now shoot wider than ever before with the launch of the new Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens. The smallest AF fisheye lens on the market, this super wide angle lens is half the size and weight of its competitors, offering passionate photographers a convenient way to expand their creative horizons without carrying weighty accessories.
The new lens represents Samsung’s innovation in 180-degree lens technology, and is compatible with the award winning NX system, including the new NX300. Its expanded field of view makes the new 10mm fisheye lens the perfect companion for landscape photographers – allowing users to compose stunning images of sprawling cities, picturesque scenery and beautiful skies that stretch further than the eye can see. The lens’ ultra-wide fisheye perspective also lets users create unique portrait images, producing interesting effects and striking portraiture, allowing shooters to have more fun with their photography.
At just 2.5 ounces, this compact lens comes in stylish white or black to complement Samsung’s NX series of cameras, and easily fits into a camera bag or purse for lightweight travel and outdoor shooting. Image quality is paramount to Samsung’s lens design, and this silent AF ultra-wide angle lens delivers high quality photographs in virtually any situation.
For the ultimate photographic experience, the lens comes with a number of iScene options, including Beauty Shot, Portrait, Night, Backlight, Children and Sports, making it adaptable for the needs of every photographer. The 10mm F3.5 Fisheye is also fitted with a Circular Aperture Diaphragm to bring the subject of your images front and center.
Note to Editors
Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens Specifications
Focal Length:10mm (equivalent to 15.4mm in 35mm format)
Elements in Groups: 7 elements in 5 groups (1 Aspherical lens)
Angle of View: 180°
Aperture: F3.5 (Min. F22) Number of Blades 7, Circular Aperture Diaphragm
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.09m
Maximum Magnification: Approx. 0.22X
i Scene: Night, Portrait, Beauty shot, Children, Backlight, Sports
Lens Hood: No
Filter Size: No
Mount Type: Samsung NX Mount
Dimension (DxL): Φ58.8mm x 26.3mm
Weight: 2.5 ounces (without mount cap & lens cap)
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Samsung NX Lens line-up (as of June, 2013)
- Ultra Wide Zoom Lens SAMSUNG 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED
- Standard Zoom Lens SAMSUNG 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Ⅲ
- Standard Zoom Lens SAMSUNG 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED II
- Telephoto Zoom Lens SAMSUNG 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED OIS III
- Super Zoom Lens SAMSUNG 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS
- Ultra Wide Prime Lens SAMSUNG 16mm F2.4
- Wide Prime Lens SAMSUNG 20mm F2.8
- Standard Prime Lens SAMSUNG 45 mm F1.8
- Standard Prime Lens SAMSUNG 30mm F2
- Standard Prime Lens SAMSUNG 45mm F1.8 2D/3D
- Telephoto Prime Lens SAMSUNG 85mm F1.4 ED SSA
- Macro Lens SAMSUNG 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA
- Fisheye Lens SAMSUNG 10mm F3.5 *Will be available from 2H of 2013
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