Recommended Lenses for Samsung NX1 and NX500

Below is a complete list of NX mount lenses.Recommended Lenses:NX1: The 16-50 f2.-f2.8 is a fantastic lens, it may look expensive, costing nearly the same as the NX body itself but he quality of this lens blew me away and I strongly recommend buying this "kit" lens with the NX1. The one real drawback to the lens is the weight - it isn't light so the little 20mm or 30mm prime lenses are excellent when you want to travel light.16mm f2 - that's FAST. Stays at f2 till 20mm where it hits 2.2. At 24mm f2.5 and at 33mm f2.8NX500: While you can use the 16-50 f/2-f/2.8 with the NX500 it creates a more unbalanced user experience and defeats  the point of buying a small camera like the NX500. I recommend going with the 16-50 kit lens that comes with the NX500 and also picking up one of the prime lenses like the 20 or 30. These give you better quality, better low light performance and do it in a small and compact form factor. 

Focal length 35mm EFL Max Aperture Series Price Buy from:
10mm Fisheye 15mm f/3.5 Carry $319/$337 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
16mm 24mm f/2.4 Carry $269 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
16-50mm 24 - 77mm f/3.5–5.6 Carry $299 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
20mm 30mm f/2.8 Carry $277 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
20-50mm 30 - 77mm f/3.5-5.6 Carry $199 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
30mm 46mm f/2 Carry $238/$279 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
12-24mm 18 - 37mm f/4-5.6 Omnia $516 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
18-200mm 27 - 308mm f/3.5–6.3 Omnia $719 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
18-55mm 27 - 84mm f/3.5–5.6 Optima $195 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
50-200mm 77 - 308 mm f/4–5.6 Optima $269/$278 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
60mm (Macro) 92 mm f/2.8 Optima $469 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
16-50mm 24 - 77mm f/2–2.8 Premium $1149 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
45mm 70mm f/1.8 Premium $256 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
50-150mm 77 - 231mm f/2.8 Premium $1599 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
85mm 130mm f/1.4 Premium $790 B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
300mm 462mm f/2.8 Premium ??? (Expensive) B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama

 Adapters:Fotodiox makes an NX to EF mount adapter that I discuss in my NX review. At this time I cannot recommend it unless you are deserparet to mount EF lenses on your NX. It is a dumb adapter, meaning you will lose aperture control(the lens will be at its widest aperture), manual focus and no image stabilization(if the lens offered it) - Check out the Fotodiox Adapter on B&H PHoto Third Party Lenses for NX mount cameras:Bower, Samyang and Rokinon offer excellent manual focus and manual aperture lenses for the NX system - perfect for video where you will not need to use the NX autofocus system.See the complete list at B&H Photo 

Samsung NX1 - Speed Demon? Mirrorless Sports Photographers Dream?

I haven't talked about Samsung much lately- they seem to be producing quality cameras but not having received a single question about their cameras from any of my readers and viewers means I don't spend my limited time researching and reviewing cameras that no one is asking about. That might change with this latest release - it certainly has grabbed some headlines with 15FPS, 205 phase detect AF points, 153 of which are cross-type, covering 90% of the frame and the ability to record 4K video. Oh it has those current features - touchscreen and NFC/Wifi that help to make the 7D Mark II (before it is even officially released) look a little shabby. Of course Canon has a significantly greater lens selection and ecosystem but with this NX1 being packed full of features I am willing to bet more than a few photographers will make the "sacrifice." I will have a full review of this camera soon. Follow on Facebook, Youtube and my Newsletter to stay subscribed. Here are the photos and the full specs of the new Samsung NX1

  • New 28MP Back Side Illuminated APS-C Sensor
  • The NX AF System III on the NX1 is supported by 205 phase detect auto focus points
  • NX1 can shoot at up to 15 FPS at full resolution
  • Captures UHD/4k video to SD card or can output it via HDMI port
  • OLED EVF has a lag time of 5ms, fast enough to be undetectable to the human eye.
  • Incorporates the newest Wi-Fi standard, IEEE802.11ac
  • The body is magnesium alloy; water and dust sealed.

The Samsung NX1 will be available mid-October for $1500. A kit with the Samsung 16-50mm f/2.8 and a vertical battery grip will also be available for $2800.Preorder The Samsung NX1 from Amazon | B&H Screenshot 2014-09-15 07.46.25TouchscreenArticulating! Touchscreen!Pairing nicely with the new NX1 is the just announced NX 50-150mm F2.8 OIS. A Weather-sealed, Image Stabilized (OIS) lens covering the equivalent range equivalent of 77-231mm on Samsung's APS-C NX cameras. The 50-150mm F2.8 OIS will sell for $1599.99.Pre Order the NX 50-150 f/2.8 OIS from B&HScreenshot 2014-09-15 07.59.56Screenshot 2014-09-15 07.59.33Screenshot 2014-09-15 07.59.18A few popular lenses from B&H that gives you an idea of the lens selectionB&H has a complete list of NX mount lenses