Create images that resonate
Premium S Lens
Experience high-resolution clarity with expertly rendered details, colors and contrast for performance that is unrivaled at any setting. Deriving from the French word ‘sommet’, the “S” mark can be associated with words like ‘superior’, ‘supreme’, and ‘summit’, and the Samsung Premium S Lens series is exactly that; it represents the summit of optical lens design. Precision engineering, quality control and the latest technological advances coalesce into a series of durable high-performance lenses. Our enduringly valuable lenses allow photographers to bring their visions to life like never before.
Clearly designed to improve image quality
Extremely delicate optical lens design
The Samsung 16-50mm Premium S Lens contains 18 elements in 12 groups—including three aspherical, two ED and two XHR lenses—to produce sharper images without color fringing. The lens is crafted with an extremely delicate optical lens design that incorporates SMC (Superior Multi-Coating) technology to reduce ghosting and flare effects. As a result, you can shoot bright and clear low-lit images with an aperture setting even as low as F2. This lens meets the CIPA’s OIS 4-Stop* guideline, meaning you can get clearer pictures with less blur in most situations. * Lens meets CIPA OIS 4-Stop guideline only at 50mm focal length with the NX300 and NX30.
A brighter way to capture life
A bright F2- F2.8 aperture
Standard 16-50mm lenses have difficulty maintaining high resolution when shooting at larger apertures, which is why they are typically offered at F2.8. But the Samsung 16-50mm Premium S Lens goes as low as F2 while still maintaining a high resolution, due to its meticulously crafted optical lens design. This means you can shoot bright and clear low-lit images with an aperture setting as low as F2—and capture a whole new world in the dark or create even more stunning photos with more of an out-focusing effect.
Designed for life in adverse conditions
Reliable lens design
Elegantly crafted of metal, this new addition to the Samsung 16-50mm Premium S Lens series defines rugged luxury. Every element of the lens, including the zoom and focus rings, is manufactured to exact standards so you can smoothly adjust settings with precise control. In addition, its dust-proof and water-resistant design enables shooting under sandy or grimy conditions—from beaches to deserts to construction sites.
A smoother, faster, quieter autofocus
Still / Video High-speed AF
Samsung’s newly developed Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor (UPSM) eliminates the kind of noises often generated by conventional autofocus (AF) systems. You’ll appreciate its quiet AF performance every time you record video. And the UPSM allows for very accurate incremental positioning, for smoother AF performance that’s also three times faster.
The perfect system for capturing unwavering video
Inner Focus System
The lens’s inner focus system does not change length during focusing, ensuring stability for recording steady, unwavering video. Nor does the lens barrel rotate, so you can use a non-rotating front lens assembly, such as a polarizing filter or a lens hood. The inner focus system also delivers faster and smoother operation while helping to make the lens more compact and portable.
One-touch access to the perfect picture
Integrated into the lens barrel design, the intuitive i-Function system lets you frame the shot, adjust manual settings and preview changes—all at the same time. To capture the image you envision, press the i-Function button on the side of the lens and twist the value ring to change variables such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance. Capture the moment instantly—and perfectly.
|Lens Name||16-50mm F2-2.8 S|
|Elements in Groups||18 elements in 12 groups|
|Angle of View||82.6°- 31.4°|
|Mount Type||Samsung NX|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.3m|
|i-Scene Mode||Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night|
|Max.Diameter x Length||81 x 96.5mm|
|Operating Temperature||0 ~ 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||5 ~ 85%|
Questions & Answers
Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS Lens w/72mm UV. No hood
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