'Hands On Review: Samsung NX200 & 85mm ƒ1.4'

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by RT_Panther, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    I sure would like to see Sony release an 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 OSS lens for the NEX cameras. If Sony can keep the price under $600 then that's even better.
  2. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
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    The Sony NEX roadmap promises a medium telephoto for 2012. This will presumably be an 85mm.
  3. ryandigweed

    ryandigweed TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 2, 2011
    I guess this is too expensive, and the photo quality is not as good as a NEX . Someone could go for a X100 or NEX-7 for a little more :)
  4. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    The one and only reason I didn't go with the Samsung NX100 over the Sony NEX-3 was that the current batch of Samsung NX cameras actually suffer from MORE ISO noise than my Olympus E-PL1 and E-PL1s with their 4/3 sensors.

    If I'm buying a camera with an APS-C sensor then I want the high ISO advantages of a good APS-C sensor. The first image samples from the new NX200 don't look horrible, but I'm not impressed with the first high ISO shots I've seen from this camera. I suspect the NEX-7 will do better at high ISO even though it's packing more pixels in the same space.
  5. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
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    Photozone assessed Samsung 85mm f1.4 as "highly recommended" in their review.

    SAMSUNG NX200 BLACK W/18-55 II OIS LENS at Henry's goes for 499.99.

    I'm a little surprised Samsung isn't doing better with their NX system.
  6. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    It's interesting that Samsung also adhered to the 16mm pancake lens spec which Sony initiated in their NEX line up.