Friday, December 31, 2010

First Sighting of 16mm f2.4 iFunction Pancake

The first sighting of the 16mm f2.4 iFunction pancake on the new NX11.

Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA

First image of the Samsung NX 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA.  It has the iFunction as well has the two rings (one for focus and one for iFunction) as the 85mm f1.4.  Keep them coming Samsung!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Samsung NX 2011 Lens Roadmap

The Samsung NX lens road map for 2011:

According to this we will be seeing the following lenses in 2011:
  • 16mm f2.8 iFn Pancake Carry Series (second half of 2011)
  • 60mm f2.8 OIS iFn Macro Premium Series (first half of 2011)
  • 18-200mm f3.5-6.5 OIS iFn Movie Pro Omnia Series (first half of 2011)
  • 16-80mm f3.5-4.5 OIS iFn Movie Home Optima Series (second half of 2011)
  • 85mm f1.4 iFn Portrait Premium Series (second half of 2011)
I can't wait.  Samsung is working hard at maturing the NX system from a lens standpoint.  Let's see if they can step it up with a more sophisticated camera body with a new sensor as well.

Samsung NX 85mm f1.4 iFn SSA lens sighting

The Samsung NX 85mm f1.4 iFn SSA lens has been sighted!!  This is going to be an exciting lens.  We may be seeing this lens sooner than the second half of 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Samsung NX11 is Announced

Samsung announced the NX11 today.  From the press release, it looks like it is a revised NX10 with additional in-camera JPEG functionality, additional SMART functionality, a i-Function 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS lens, a silver i-Function 20-50mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a more ergonomical grip.

Stay tuned for a future post where I will discuss the NX100 and NX10 differences.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Samsung NX Gear Available in the United States

Samsung NX gear currently available in the US:
  • Samsung NX10 with 18-55mm OIS f3.5-5.6
  • Samsung S30NB 30mm f2.0 pancake lens
  • Samsung W20NB 20mm f2.8 pancake iFn lens
  • Samsung T50200SB 50-200mm OIS f4.0-5.6 lens
  • Samsung NX100 (brown or black body) with 20-50mm f3.5-5.6 lens
  • Samsung LH30NB lens hood for 30mm F2.0 pancake lens
  • Samsung MA9NXK NX mount adapter for Pentax K-mount lenses
  • Samsung SEF42A flash for NX
  • Samsung SEF20A flash for NX
  • Samsung SEF15A flash for NX (complements NX100)
  • Samsung EVF10 Electronic viewfinder for NX100
  • Samsung GPS10 GPS Module for NX cameras
  • Samsung BP1310 battery for both NX10 and NX100
  • Samsung SR9NX01 Remote switch for NX10 & NX100
  • Samsung CC9N10B NX black leather case
  • Samsung CBHD15CEP HDMI video cable
Here are the online retailers in the United States that carry a good selection of NX gear.
I have ordered NX gear from Adorama, J&R and One Call (30mm f2 pancake).  eBay also has a good selection on NX gear, but purchase at your own risk.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Useful Resources for Samsung NX on the web

First things first, here are some useful web resources for the Samsung NX system: