Samsung introduces 10mm F3.5 Fisheye for NX


Samsung has announced a 10mm F3.5 Fisheye lens for its NX mirrorless cameras, which it says is the smallest and slimmest of its type. It offers a 180 degree diagonal angle of view, and includes Samsung’s unique ‘i-Function’ button that allows the manual focus ring to re-purposed to operate other camera controls. It’s just over 26mm / 1″ thick, and is a featherweight 71g (2.5 oz). It’ll be available at the beginning of July, in black or white.

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Samsung announces the slimmest and smallest fisheye lens on the market for the NX System

New super wide 10mm F3.5 Fisheye lens helps users capture unique images

Ridgefield Park, N.J. – June 11, 2013 – Photography enthusiasts and advanced hobbyists can now shoot wider than ever before with the launch of the new Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens. The smallest AF fisheye lens on the market, this super wide angle lens is half the size and weight of its competitors, offering passionate photographers a convenient way to expand their creative horizons without carrying weighty accessories.

The new lens represents Samsung’s innovation in 180-degree lens technology, and is compatible with the award winning NX system, including the new NX300. Its expanded field of view makes the new 10mm fisheye lens the perfect companion for landscape photographers – allowing users to compose stunning images of sprawling cities, picturesque scenery and beautiful skies that stretch further than the eye can see. The lens’ ultra-wide fisheye perspective also lets users create unique portrait images, producing interesting effects and striking portraiture, allowing shooters to have more fun with their photography.

At just 2.5 ounces, this compact lens comes in stylish white or black to complement Samsung’s NX series of cameras, and easily fits into a camera bag or purse for lightweight travel and outdoor shooting. Image quality is paramount to Samsung’s lens design, and this silent AF ultra-wide angle lens delivers high quality photographs in virtually any situation.

For the ultimate photographic experience, the lens comes with a number of iScene options, including Beauty Shot, Portrait, Night, Backlight, Children and Sports, making it adaptable for the needs of every photographer. The 10mm F3.5 Fisheye is also fitted with a Circular Aperture Diaphragm to bring the subject of your images front and center

Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye specifications

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Great! I’m more and more happy I invested in nx system, which for me is the best mirrorless around.


Finally a great news today….


The NX lenses are very good indeed, with a nice and useful selection. An underrated system, actually.


Very nice, Samsung. Now give me a killer rangefinder body to lust over.
No body = no lens purchases.


I really hope the NX line success with it incredible lenses
But the unnecessary long flangeback distance is like a genetic disorder that will plague generations to come
The inability to use m mount lenses and the stupid protruding lens mount killed the deal for me


Holy crap. I want.


Such an announcement should have the 35mm equivalency mentioned.
( or am I just dating myself? )


Samsung only makes APS-C ILC, so it wouldn’t make sense to use a 35mm equivalent. It would make more sense to mark everything in field of view for the designed sensor, if it is for multiple sensor sizes, mark both, rather than in millimeters. The entire 35mm equivalent needs to go away, it confuses people.


Pardon me if I’m wrong, but it doesn’t confuse old people used to it.

Furthermore, while DoF can be modified by varying the aperture, FoV stays the same for that lens on that particular sensor.

So I think it’s great to have something that you can check in order to file that lens in your mind.
Otherwise, you see, say, “25mm” and think: ok, it’s a wide-angle.
Only, it’s on m43…

Andy Westlake

If it helps, it’s equivalent to a 15mm full frame fisheye on full frame. Or is that even more confusing?


@LensBeginner, that is why they need to mark them in field of view, people would have to get used to it, but at least it would clarify that a 10mm fisheye is much wider than a 10mm rectilinear. If a lens was marked in 47° you would know that is a “standard” lens. You wouldn’t have to know that it is 35mm or 50mm, or 8.5mm, you would know the field of view. You do run into the sensor size issue on some systems, so you would have to mark it 47°/32° or something if it was used on say full frame and 1.52 crop.


Focal lengths are misleading on fisheye lenses, anyway. 180 degree coverage is all we need to know


With fisheye lenses it’s hard to define a FF equivalent due to the choices in the design of the fisheye. For instance Nikon has made both at 16/2.8 and 16/3.5 fisheye and even though they have the same focal length the f/2.8 covers 180 deg. while the f/3.5 version covers 170 degrees.

So it depends on entirely on the projection used in the design of the fisheye.

It also depends on the sensor format diagonal dimensions.

So, yes you are just dating yourself a bit. Everyone really should be talking diagonal Field of View (FOV) or something like that to have an equivalent between lenses.


Wow. Samsung keeps introducing interesting lenses, definitely a pretty good lens selection for a mirrorless system. This is one sexy fisheye! Great that they have put so much effort to reducing the size. The NX system deserves more fame! I hope Samsung will up the game with a follower to the great NX20, but will fix the loose diopter adjustment in an otherwise great EVF. It would be a shame to see a promising system dwindle due to no interesting camera bodies.

Jonathan F/2

Samsung has the lenses, they just need to design a good looking body.

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