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Keywords: Samsung Wide Mid Tele Zoom NX APS-C OIS Stabilized i-Function


Registered: March 2012
Posts: 4
Samsung 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 ED OIS NX review by arconovum
Review Date: 3/20/2012 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: $800.00| Rating: 6 

Pros: decent optics
Cons: defective mechanics, poor battery life,terrible warranty from samsung

I was very disappointed in this lens , not in the optics but in the mechanics. When OIS was enabled a high pitched tone was emitted from the lens in the 10,000 - 11,000 hz (hertz) range, at about 10 dB(decibels), it was very audible and also could be recorded on the cameras microphones , in this case a samsung nx200. Further testing on other lenses (of the same) at the store revealed the same defect.

I don't know if this is due to the defect of this lens , probably not, but it really eats into your battery life. You will only get about 1/3 of the 330 expected shots with this lens.

Contacting samsung about the problem was also disappointing , samsung considers a lens an accessory and no warranty is respected, samsung would not replace , or repair the unit. Returning the unit to the store was my only option.
Claude Clay

Registered: January 2012
Posts: 1
Samsung 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 ED OIS NX review by Claude Clay
Review Date: 1/27/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $800.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: good range, very quiet focus
Cons: no motered zoom, heavy

at the extremes the image begins to degrade. some may not notice; subtle differences showed up against my older MD ROKKOR X Minolta lens mounted to the NX100. still lots more testing to do but its a keeper.


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