Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Pentax KAF2 mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f4 aperture throughout the range
|8 Diaphragm Blades
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| Lens Extents while zooming
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED is compatible with cameras that have Pentax KAF2 lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF2 lenses are , and .
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED has a maximum diameter of 84mm and total length of 88mm when not extended . It weighs 430g / 15.2 oz.
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED has a filter thread of 77mm.
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED has a focal range of 12-24mm and 2.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 18-36mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.12x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m. 0.12x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 12mm all the way to the 24mm .
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups .
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of SCH-177 that you can order separately.
Samsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED is available in Black color.
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