Samsung has announced a new mount with new lenses and a new camera.The new mount is called Samsung NX-M and is incompatible to the Samsung NX mount, but there will be an adapter to use NX lenses with the NX-M mount. Samsung has announced a new camera for the NX-M mount aswell, the Samsung NX mini. They are going to introduce three new lenses in 2014, too.
In this review I would like to share my experiences with this lens I had when using the Samsung 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS (Samsung L18200MB) on my journey to Brazil. This is not a technical test and don’t expect something scientific, it is just my personal experience on several important aspects. I don’t own this lens anymore. I replaced it with the 12-24mm, 20-50mm and 50-200mm lenses as I was not pleased with the overall image quality, but more on this decision follows.
This lens is a long zoom lens which is, according to Samsung, optimised for recording videos. It is actually nearly as heavy as both the 18-55mm and the 50-200mm lenses and it is a bit bigger than the 50-200mm lens. The initial price was set to 799€. You can find the most important aspects of this lenses specification in the NX lens overview or in the official technical specifications.