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Samsung Rumor Updates, 24mm F/1.4 S Coming Soon

By Anthony Thurston on May 15th 2015

Samsung is in the same boat as Sony and other mirrorless manufacturers in regards to needing to build up a good lens lineup. Their NX1 is quite possibly the best APS-C mirrorless camera on the market, but with limited lens options and limited third party accessories and adapters, it has been a tough sell.

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A few rumor updates over the last day seem to point to Samsung rolling out some nice lenses over the next year to really address some of the holes in their lineup. First, the already announced, but unreleased Samsung 300mm F/2.8 will be released by the end of this year; that is sure to interest the wildlife and sports shooters amongst you.

Also on the docket, according to the new rumors, is an upcoming 24mm F/1.4 S. This will no doubt be a lens targeted at the environmental portrait and landscape crowd. Being an S lens, it will definitely be targeted towards Pros who can appreciate all the bells and whistles.

In addition to the Samsung 24mm F1.4 S, the rumors suggest either 70-400mm f/4-5.6 S or 100-400mm f/4-5.6 S could be coming soon as well. These would also be targeted towards the wildlife and to a lesser extent, the sports crowd.

It will be interesting to see what Samsung does to bring fill in the gaps in their lens lineup over the next year or two. If they can continue to release some good lenses, and show that they will continue to support the NX system, I could see more and more photographers moving to the Samsung ecosystem.

[via Photo Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Dave Haynie

    Samsung’s made some very interesting stuff lately. I do kind of wonder if they’re keeping their sensor technology in-house as a competitive advantage, or, being a chip company as well, thinking of selling it outside the company. Sure, there are only so many customers for high quality APS-C sensors, but I’ll bet that some of the camera makers would like a strong alternative to Sony. And they aren’t necessarily limited to APS-C.. a BSI sensor in micro four-thirds would allow a resolution boost without a loss of low-light as well. And so far, Samsung’s done the only large BSI sensor.

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  2. Paddy McDougall

    Although I shoot canon I am really rooting for the’smaller’ camera manufacturers as they seem to be innovating rather than incremental steps cankon stick to. Apart from being heavily invested in canon what stops me jumping ship is that samsung and sony are perceived to lack lens range. I really believe this could be bridged by working in partnership with third party lens makers; sony’s range is expensive as well. Really looking forward to the rumoured 25mp fuji sensor, if they combine it with better battery life then the big guns in the prosumer market better watch out as they have the lens line up and great customer care. They won’t miss me but I will miss the back pain.

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  3. Tosh Cuellar

    interesting

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  4. Andrew Leinonen

    I feel like Samsung’s lens line-up is consistently underrated. It’s significantly better fleshed out than Sony’s E-Mount, and pretty directly comparable to Fuji’s current line-up (better macro and compact primes and better value all around, but fewer ultrafast lenses and a less premium UWA zoom). The only crop system with a significantly more complete set of lenses is Micro Four Thirds (yes, that’s including Canon EF-S and Nikon DX)…

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