Where are the good deals on NX Lenses and Cameras?

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I can't find any decent deals on lenses or cameras , the 85mm F/1.4 is selling higher than the Sigma 85mm F/1.4 which is a full frame lens. I'm looking to buy a 20mm F/2.8, 30mm F/2 and 85mm F/1.4 if anyone has any links to websites here in the USA please post.

SunnyFlorida wrote: I can't find any decent deals on lenses or cameras , the 85mm F/1.4 is selling higher than the Sigma 85mm F/1.4 which is a full frame lens. I'm looking to buy a 20mm F/2.8, 30mm F/2 and 85mm F/1.4 if anyone has any links to websites here in the USA please post.
I think the Samsung lenses price have spiked up recently. your only chance of buying one at a nice price would be to wait til they go on sale. Henry's which is based in Canada does ship to the U.S. and occasionally sell Samsung camera and lenses at a discount. the last one I think was a few months ago, selling the NX210 at $750, 85mm for $750, 20mm for $150 or $200, the 60mm for $400 and the 50-200 and 18-200 for $200 I think. maybe they'll be on sale this coming christmas season or boxing day.

SunnyFlorida wrote: I can't find any decent deals on lenses or cameras , the 85mm F/1.4 is selling higher than the Sigma 85mm F/1.4 which is a full frame lens. I'm looking to buy a 20mm F/2.8, 30mm F/2 and 85mm F/1.4 if anyone has any links to websites here in the USA please post.
There is no difference in cost between a full frame 85 mm f/1.4 and APS-C 85 mm f/1.4, longer focal lengths don't require much change to work for either. I think both lenses weigh the same, which is probably a clue that they have a similar amount of glass in them, looking at the image circle from mine and it would probably cover 35 mm. That being said I know some people were buying the 85 from Canada for a discount. For some reason there haven't been as good of lens discounts in the US. So to get the excellent price on that you might have to go for an imported one, but even the retail asking price is fair for the lens. I bought mine used in the US for about half retail. Eric

MemoryExpress.com has the 85mm on sale right now: NX 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA i-Function Lens $849 Not sure if they'll ship to the US.

Desverger wrote: MemoryExpress.com has the 85mm on sale right now: NX 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA i-Function Lens $849 Not sure if they'll ship to the US.
thanks for the link. I see they are selling the 20mm, 30mm and 50-200mm for $200. op might want to check these out. really big savings here.

Ariston wrote:
Desverger wrote: MemoryExpress.com has the 85mm on sale right now: NX 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA i-Function Lens $849 Not sure if they'll ship to the US.
thanks for the link. I see they are selling the 20mm, 30mm and 50-200mm for $200. op might want to check these out. really big savings here.
Thanks for thelink! Just called them and they do not ship to the USA only in Canada

I get good deals on Samsung stuff all the time, here in Canada, including the 85 f1.4, but it's so heavy that I'm thinking of selling it.

Skipper494 wrote: I get good deals on Samsung stuff all the time, here in Canada, including the 85 f1.4, but it's so heavy that I'm thinking of selling it.
lol. I haven't used an 85/1.4 that isn't heavy.

if you want a large aperture lens, with a long focal lenght, then you have to suffer some weight. It's due to the laws of physics, alas. of course these kinds of lenses (I include the 60mm macro, the 50-200 and 18-200) make the NX less a compact system, and almost cancel the mirrorless advantage over some small DLSR bodies, but you can choose some great pancakes like the 16mm, 20mm and 30mm, instead, if you go for compactness. anyway those big lenses seem so good that it's difficult to say no.

tecnoworld wrote: if you want a large aperture lens, with a long focal lenght, then you have to suffer some weight. It's due to the laws of physics, alas.
Totally agree. I think Samsung might have been smarter to make an 85 mm f/1.8 or f/2 that would have been almost as good, 1/3 the weight, and would match better with the smaller cameras. I think they went f/1.4 to show that they had the best mirrorless lens for this, but maybe starting with 24/1.4, 35/1.4, and 50 or 55/1.4 might have been better if they wanted to do that.
of course these kinds of lenses (I include the 60mm macro, the 50-200 and 18-200) make the NX less a compact system, and almost cancel the mirrorless advantage over some small DLSR bodies, but you can choose some great pancakes like the 16mm, 20mm and 30mm, instead, if you go for compactness.
I agree, but this is also why I like the NX20 design, it works better with those lenses than the NX200/210/1000/etc. Granted, it isn't much of a size saving vs SLR (maybe 1" in depth), but it still has its own advantages (like focus is always correct when it focuses, which can be a problem at f/1.4 with an SLR), and if you aren't using the gigantic lens it is still relatively compact.
anyway those big lenses seem so good that it's difficult to say no.
Agreed Eric

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