Samsung and Samyang are working on new lenses that should become official during the first days of September or even sooner.
Samsung is aiming to replicate the success recorded on the smartphone market and bring it to the digital camera business. The South Korean firm is on a select list of smartphone sellers actually making a huge profit on the mobile market, so there is no reason why Samsung could not achieve this goal.
Samsung NX 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 lens shows up in DxO Labs database
We have seen a fair amount of Samsung cameras launched this year. The series includes the WB110 bridge camera, Galaxy NX Android, NX2000, and NX1100. Additionally, the NX-mount has received a new 10mm f/3.5 fisheye lens.
In order to provide a more complete offer, the South Korea-based manufacturer will add the Samsung 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 lens to the NX lineup, sources have revealed.
The lens has been leaked at the DxO Labs website. The popular image sensor and lens testing “facility” has got access to the optic before its official announcement, which is said to occur in September 2013.
Samyang 12mm f/2 lens coming soon for Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X, and Samsung NX cameras
Third-party lens maker, Samyang, will also provide a new lens in the near future. It appears that an ultra wide-angle 12mm f/2 lens will be released soon with support for several mirrorless camera mounts.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the Samyang 12mm f/2 lens will become available in Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X-mount, and Samsung NX-mount versions.
Unfortunately, the details are in short supply therefore potential customers will have to wait a few more days until the product gets officially announced.
Samsung also expected to introduce NX 30mm f/2 pancake lens in early September
Another Samsung NX lens that should be revealed soon is the 30mm f/2. It consists of a prime lens with support for i-Fn. This functionality is represented by a button found on the lens, allowing photographers to control the camera’s exposure settings.
The Samsung NX 30mm f/2 pancake lens is currently available at Amazon for $259.58. The stock is pretty low and there are no indications that the retailer will fill it up, suggesting that a replacement is inbound.
As previously established, the launch events should take place soon therefore you should keep an eye out for new details over the following days.