Samsung has added a new lens to its S-series of premium optics, courtesy of the 50-150mm f/2.8, a telephoto zoom lens aimed at professional photographers.
The 16-50mm f/2-2.8 is the first Samsung S-series lens aimed at NX-mount cameras. In order to take full advantage of the features of the brand new and well-specced NX1 mirrorless camera, the South Korean company has also introduced another S-series model, in the body of the 50-150mm f/2.8, which maintains a very bright aperture throughout the entire focal range.
Samsung launches the second S-series lens for NX mirrorless cameras: 50-150mm f/2.8
The Samsung NX 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens is said to be a versatile product that will prove to be useful across a large array of scenarios.
The manufacturer says that its fast aperture is adapted for capturing action photos, as well as portraits with beautiful bokeh.
Its telephoto focal length is well-adapted for wildlife photography, which will work in combination with the bright aperture at capturing low-light shots.
As a testimony to its versatility, Samsung adds that people who enjoy taking photos at weddings or in the nature will surely love this telephoto zoom lens.
Considering the 35mm equivalent, the new 50-150mm f/2.8 S optic will offer a focal length of approximately 77-231mm.
Samsung NX 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens employs built-in image stabilization technology
A Samsung Hyper Shield is protecting the lens against external factors, such as dust and splashes, something that is a “must-have” for action and wildlife photographers.
Moreover, the optic employs an Ultra Precise Stepping Motor the provides an accurate autofocusing system. The company says that the UPSM drive is three times better at focusing than the Stepping Motor added into most other NX-mount optics.
The Samsung NX 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens features built-in Optical Imaging Stabilization technology based on 4-axis controls and on a 6-axis sensor, which are aimed at detecting camera shakes and then making the necessary adjustments.
Quality comes at a cost, as this lens will be priced around $1,600
The lens consists of 20 elements in 13 groups with four Extra-Low Dispersion elements. The optic has a diameter of 81mm and a length of 154mm, while its filter size stands at 72mm.
The total weight of the Samsung NX 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens is 915 grams, but the product comes with a tripod collar so that photographers can mount it safely on a tripod.
This product does not have a release date, yet, but it should start shipping by the end of 2014 for a price of $1,599.