Samsung has announced the development of the NX 300mm f/2.8 S ED OIS lens for NX-mount mirrorless cameras at the Photokina 2014 event.
Although it is doing a fine job in the mobile market, Samsung is not a leader in the digital imaging world, especially in the professional photography segment.
In order to prove that it really means business, the development of the NX 300mm f/2.8 S ED OIS has become official at the world’s largest digital imaging trade fair.
Development of the Samsung NX 300mm f/2.8 S ED OIS lens announced at Photokina 2014
Samsung is displaying a prototype of a new lens aimed at professional photographers using NX cameras. This product features a focal length of 300mm and a bright maximum aperture of f/2.8, a combination that will be perfect for action and wildlife photography types.
Since NX-mount mirrorless cameras have APS-C-sized sensors, it means that it will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of about 462mm.
Being a perfect match for the new NX1 is no easy task, but the Samsung NX 300mm f/2.8 S ED OIS lens has a body made out of magnesium alloy materials.
Additionally, the optic is weathersealed, therefore dust and water droplets will not be a problem in harsh outdoor conditions.
Fast autofocus, courtesy of a Super Sonic Actuator
Samsung has confirmed that this lens will feature optical image stabilization, so that camera shakes will not be a problem when taking photos.
Moreover, the optic comes packed with an iFunction button, which provides access to the exposure settings while also previewing the new exposure in real-time.
The autofocus system is powered by a Super Sonic Actuator, a high-end focus drive that enable quick, silent, and smooth autofocusing.
Speaking of the focus technology, the Samsung NX 300mm f/2.8 S ED OIS lens will be able to focus on subjects located at a minimum distance of two meters.
No availability details revealed for now
The lens will allow users to attach filters to it and it comes with full-time manual focus support. This is a very big lens, but potential buyers still have to wait for its proper announcement event.
For the time being, the product is only in development, so it may take a while until it is ready to be released on the market.