The Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS is a premium normal range zoom lens designed for Samsung NX mount cameras. Key features include:
- Fast Aperture Zoom. With a focal length equivalent to 24-75mm after sensor crop factor, the 16-50mm is the go-to lens for wedding / event photography, portraiture, and all-around general purpose use. It offers a very fast f/2-2.8 variable aperture that enables both subject / background isolation and low light shooting.
- Optical Image Stabilization. Provides up to 4-stops of correction when fully extended.
- Premium “S” Series. The 16-50mm is the first in Samsung’s premium S-series line of lenses. This line features an all-metal build that’s dust and splash-proof for shooting in less-than-ideal conditions, and an Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor for extremely fast autofocus performance. Optical quality is also a focus, with the 16-50mm utilizing 3 aspherical, 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) and 2 XHR (eXtreme High Refractive) elements that minimize optical aberrations while ensuring a high degree of image sharpness and clarity.
- i-Function. Like many other Samsung lenses, the dedicated i-Function button on the lens barrel offers quick access to manual setting adjustment. Just hold the button and turn the “value ring” aka focus ring. The setting you’re adjusting will be based on what you assign the button to control in-camera.