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Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (Black)

You Pay: $195.60
Product Highlights
  • Compact Standard 18-55mm Zoom Lens
  • 35mm-Equiv. Focal Length: 27.7-84.7mm
  • Intuitive i-Function Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • For Samsung NX Cameras

The black Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens is a standard-length zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27.7-84.7mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of shooting situations. It supports the intuitive and efficient i-Function control, which allows you to control many of the camera's manual settings simply by pressing the i-Function button and rotating the lens ring. The settings adjustments can be previewed in real time and modified at any time during shooting.

The lens' design also incorporates optical image stabilization (OIS) to help reduce the appearance of camera shake to produce sharper imagery when working in low-light conditions or with greater zoom magnifications. Additionally, one aspherical element is integrated into the optical construction to help alleviate chromatic aberrations and produce imagery with greater overall sharpness and color neutrality.

Compact zoom lens designed for the Samsung NX compact system cameras.
An intuitive i-Function lens allows easy access to your camera's manual settings and offers image preview in real time.
Lens-shift optical image-stabilizing technology keeps your images blur-free, even in low light.
Contrast AF offers fast and accurate auto focusing in as little as 0.17 seconds.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27.7 - 84.7 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Samsung NX
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 75.9° - 28.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.22x
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 5 - 85%
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.48 x 2.56" (63 x 65.1 mm)
Weight 7.20 oz (204 g)
Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (Black)
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Samsung18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (White)
     
    4.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (7)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Macro photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Love it

      By Creative Young Mind Media

      from Florida

      Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (White):

      for an amateur filmmaker and photographer this is the best lens to have if you own a Samsung camera.

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      5.0

      Best All Around Lens for NX system

      By John

      from Maryland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (White):

        Easy to use, awesome picture quality. Best lens to have on your camera if your going out to take pictures with no set type of pictures you wanna take.

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        5.0

        One of the best lenses for Samsung

        By Jon

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (Black):

        Samsung cameras rely on their lenses for image stabilization. I like the pancake and other prime lenses, but without any image stabilization, it makes shooting without a tripod significantly more difficult.

        This lens is one of the few stabilizied OIS lenses, and at 18-55mm, it is probably the one you will be using the most. before I got this lens I was using the 50-200 all the time, but it wasn't versatile enough, and had more zoom than I usually needed. Once you get this it will probably be your most used lens when shooting from the hip.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good lens

        By Ron

        from Newington, CT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (White):

          Bought this to replace kit lens sold with NX1000.
          That one was 20-50mm. No OIS.
          This one is much better in all respects.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very nice lens

          By Ron

          from Newington, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (White):

            Bought this to replace the 20-50mm lens that came with kit. Kit lens has no OIS. I'm not sure if this lens has better optics, or the fact that it has OIS, but photos are markedly better. Very fast auto-focus also. Also purchased the HOYA CIR-PL UV
            filter for this and even though I thought it was a bit expensive(for me), I wouldn't want to shoot outdoors without it.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good "New" Kit Lens

            By Yooper Guy

            from Marquette, MI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (Black):

            I just got this for my NX100, which came with the also very good 20-50mm lens. However, the 20-50mm does not have IS built in, so I've had some issues with sharp results at lower shutter speeds. This new 18-55mm with IS has helped me a few times already, and I don't see any loss in image quality between it and the original 20-50mm. The 18-55mm also comes with a reversible lens hood, which the 20-50mm does not have. Another plus for the 18-55mm is it has a 58mm filter thread, instead of the strange 40.5mm threads on the 20-50mm. I'm happy with this purchase so far, and look forward to better weather so I can use it even more.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME LENS

            By turbo-t

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (Black):

              This lens is pretty much a must have for the samsung nx camera line. The optical image stabilization is a great feature, and it is an internal focus lens wich makes it a quieter, and much stronger lens than the stock 20-50 lens that came with my nx1000. All around one of my favorite overall lenses to use.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent lens

              By desto

              from L'Epiphanie, Canada

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Video

              Comments about 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (Black):

              I use this lens for everthing that do not need a big zoom. This lens is capable doing everything, from macro to portrait pass by landscape. The images are clean and beautiful. Seriously, i love this lens.

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