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February 11, 2010

Samsung 30mm f2 pancake takes on Pentax 31mm f1.8L and 35mm f2

This Samsung dpreview thread points-to and discusses an interesting new comparison at Korean megasite SLRClub, where they have three-way ISO-range comparison-crops between the Samsung NX10 with the 30mm f2 Samsung pancake lens, taking on the Pentax K-7 with the 31mm f1.8L (okay, don't shoot me, f1.8 Limited), and K-7 with Samsung-version of Pentax 35mm f2.

Getting high-marks for their NX-lenses is one of the must-have items for Samsung in order to have a successful launch with serious/amateurs/advanced photographers. Their NX-series lenses cannot be "carried" by the "laying of the hands" by Leica, Zeiss, Schneider or Pentax.

UPDATE: now has a a set of NX10 samples, thanks to the SamsungImaging blogger with the NX10 which we mentioned earlier. This includes an ISO 100 to 3200 test-scene! They are available as full-size JPEGs for evaluation purposes.

UPDATE #2: ISO crops from the NX10, using the standard test-sequences are now available at Fotopolis, as well as real world samples.

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