Samsung 60mm macro lens sample images released

Samsung 60mm macro lens
New images taken with the yet-to-be released Samsung 60mm f/2.8 lens have been revealed

Images taken with the upcoming 60mm macro lens in the Samsung NX line-up have been released on the company's blog.

The 60mm macro lens features a Super Sonic Actuator (SSA) to deliver a fast and quiet Autofocus.

The maximum aperture of the lens if f/2.8, while Optical Image Stabilisation is designed to help reduce blur caused by unstable shooting.

The macro lens is among five new NX lenses which will be available soon, after an announcement at the end of 2010 revealed the NX lens roadmap.

Other lenses soon to come include a wide pancake 16mm, an 18-200mm superzoom and later in the year, an 85mm f/1.4 portrait lens.

The new 60mm lens is equipped with Samsung's i-Function technology, which allows photographers to change key settings such as aperture and shutter speed directly from the lens.

Samsung 60mm f/2.8 macro lens price

The lens is certainly not a budget optic, with several photography suppliers listing it for around £530.

Samsung's NX cameras are compact system cameras which feature an APS-C sized sensor.

i-Function lenses were introduced with the NX100 camera back in 2010, and continued with lenses for the NX11 released in December.

The pictures in the blog post demonstrate the lens's capability to capture fine details, such as on leaves and insects.

Samsung 60mm macro lens image - copyright samsung imaging

Samsung will release more pictures from the upcoming NX lens range soon. Stay tuned to TechRadar for more updates as they come.

Via SamsungImaging

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.