Samsung S 16-50mm f/2-2.8 ED OIS Review

October 20, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 50mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Samsung S 16-50mm f/2-2.8 ED OIS lens was attached to a Samsung NX3000 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod.

The full frame at 50mmThe full frame at 50mm

Centre sharpness is ok at f/2.8, and improves further upon stopping down to f4. The effects of diffraction become visible at f/11 but do not become a serious problem until you hit f/22. The edges are acceptably sharp at f/5.6 and f/8.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg