30mm F2 Standard Prime Lens


30mm F2.0 5 5 6 reviews

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At a Glance
  • Standard Pancake Lens
    - Lens for Snapshot
• 30mm fixed focal length
• Maximum aperture of F/2
• Ultra-compact, ultra-light, and ultra-powerful
• Focus Length : 30mm (equivalent to 46.2mm in 35mm fomat)
• Angle of View : 50.2°
• Aperture : F2 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7, Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Increase the drama in your pictures.

Increase the drama in your pictures.
The Samsung 30mm pancake lens lets you create dramatic images where the focus is solely on your subject. Optimised for shallow depth of field, to single out your subject and at the same time it achieves extraordinary background blur. You’ll also experience exceptionally bright images, even in low-light situations. And it’s small enough and light enough to carry everywhere — making it ideal for portraits, landscapes and everyday snapshots.
Small. Bright. Powerful.

Small. Bright. Powerful.

Samsung’s compact 30mm pancake lens is the brightest in its class. With its 30mm fixed focal length and maximum aperture of F/2, you can capture exceptionally bright images — even in low-light situations such as shady forest paths and indoor weddings. You can also create striking, images with shallow depth of field in a variety of settings. And since it’s incredibly slim and lightweight, you can take it with you everywhere
A slim lens that delivers all the details

A slim lens that delivers all the details

Ultra-compact, ultra-light, and ultra-powerful: the Samsung 30mm pancake lens preserves the slim profile of the NX series. In fact, its slim size makes it the perfect general-purpose lens for photo buffs who need flexibility and portability. Very light at only 85 grams, it won’t weigh you down. So whether you’re walking around downtown or out in the country, you can capture incredibly beautiful cityscapes or landscapes in a variety of conditions.

Elements in Groups

  • Elements in Groups5 elements in 5 groups
    (1 Aspherical lens included)

Max.Diameter x Length

  • Max.Diameter x Length61.5 x 21.5mm
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Optical Image Stabilizer

  • Optical Image StabilizerNo

Angle of View

  • Angle of View50.2°


  • ApertureF2 (Min. F22),
    (Number of Blades : 7, Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Filter Size

  • Filter Size43mm

Focal Length

  • Focal Length30mm (equivalent to 46.2mm in 35mm fomat)


  • HoodOptional

Maximum Magnification

  • Maximum MagnificationApprox. 0.16x

Minimum Focus Distance

  • Minimum Focus Distance0.25m ~ ∞


  • MountSamsung NX Mount


  • NameS30NB

Operating Humidity

  • Operating Humidity5 ~ 85%

Operating Temperature

  • Operating Temperature0 ~ 40°C


  • WeightApprox. 85g (without hood)

Compatible Models

  • Compatible ModelsNX10

Ratings and Reviews (6)

Overall Ratings

6 out of 6 (100%) customers recommend this product





Krakow, Poland - Gender: - Age:
One of the greatest lens ever made ;)

It's so tiny, doing such a beautiful shots, amazing. BIg aperture, descent boheh, nice design. Everything great. One drawback - CAF is slow, (but better than 20mm 2,8) makes it poor to do movies.


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Houston, TX - Gender: - Age:
I like it

I like it, very nice addition to the samsung system. Can't wait for the new lenses to come out

Halifax, UK - Gender: - Age:
Compact lens thats a perfect partner with my NX10

This small lens is a great all rounder that fits well with my NX10 to keep the whole size of the camera/ lens down to a pocket sized fit so you get the advantage of a full spec camera and wide aperture lens to give you a pairing similar to massive bulky DSLR's.

The quality of the image is superb giving the advantage of trimming down the waste edges of an image to frame it as it would have been taken with a longer lens. The manual focus make some great shots by offering a very precise point of focus allowing you to have a fall off of focus and blurred areas around your subject.

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California - Gender: - Age:
My first NX lens -- best decision I've made

About two years ago I decided to upgrade from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR-level camera. At that time the new interchangeable lens cameras cameout.

After much deliberation and online researching, I decided to buy the Samsung NX with the 30mm pancake prime. I couldn't have made a better decision. Samsung has delivered on that and provided a high quality design, made mostly of metal that has lasted my use and abuse over the past years. With most prime lenses, image quality is superb, and the 30mm NX is no exception. Famous photography blogs reaffirm that the lens is, for all practical uses, aberration and distortion free, with great sharpness throughout the frame across the aperture range. On technical grounds, the lens is virtually flawless. Although I am a novice photographer, the 30mm lens has frequently provided me with exceptional pictures that I share with friends and family. (once my skill improves, I plan on submitting to contents as well) With this lens' compact size, I can easily carry my NX around my shoulders all day, barely noticing the weight. Whenever I see an opportunity to shoot, my NX is always within reach. Portability is another quality of the 30mm At F2, this lens is very useful when it comes to photographing in low light. Although it is not perfect for shooting in the dim light (then again, what lenses are?) It's large aperture allows me to capture moments that I would never have been able to capture at all. Because of this lens' quality, I will definitely invest in the upcoming 85mm and 16mm NX lenses (if they are in my price range) All in all, if you own an NX camera, this is a must have lens. And if you are thinking about getting an NX camera, this should be your first lens (and maybe a zoom on the side ;)

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