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Samsung D-XENON 18-55 User Manual

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  • Page 2 " adjust the focus manually after the focus has been adjusted in addition to allowing you to enjoy taking pictures using autofocus or manual focus by mounting on the SAMSUNG GX -series digital SLR camera. For further information on the use of this function, refer to p11.
  • Page 3: For Safe Use Of Your Lens

    FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR LENS Although we have carefully designed these lenses for safe operation, please pay special attention to items marked with the following symbols when using this product. This symbol indicates precautions that if not followed, WARNING could result in serious injury to the user.
  • Page 4: Precautions And Lens Maintenance

    PRECAUTIONS AND LENS MAINTENANCE 1. Storage and mildew prevention • Take the lens out of the protective case or camera bag, and store it in a dry, well-ventilated place. • Avoid storing the lens in a poorly ventilated location such as a closet, wardrobe, drawer, vehicle, or where insect repellent or medicine is kept.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS ● FOREWORD ● FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR LENS .......................1 ● PRECAUTIONS AND LENS MAINTENANCE ..................2 ● Samsung D-XENON LENS ........................4 ■ About the D-XENON lens mount ......................5 ● MOUNTING AND REMOVING THE LENS ..................6 ● LENS CAP............................7 ● FOCUSING............................8 ■...
  • Page 6: Samsung D-Xenon Lens

    Schneider D-XENON LENS Focusing ring Lens hood attaching index Distance scale Distance index Mounting index Note: The D-XENON lens does not have an aperture ring. Aperture settings are con- trolled automatically. 《4》...
  • Page 7: About The D-Xenon Lens Mount

    About the D-XENON lens mount The D-XENON lens is an interchangeable lens specifically designed for the SAMSUNG GX -series digital SLR camera. The KAF -mount of the D-XENON lens is similar to conventional SLR lenses, but the D-XENON lens cannot be used on 35 mm SLR cameras.
  • Page 8: Mounting And Removing The Lens

    MOUNTING AND REMOVING THE LENS To mount the lens on the camera body Attach the lens while aligning the red dots on the lens and body, then turn the lens clockwise until it clicks in place. Memo: • Do not hold down the lens unlock button while mounting the lens, otherwise the lens will not be properly mounted.
  • Page 9: Lens Cap

    LENS CAP Take off the lens cap by pressing the two tabs inward as shown above. Memo: • When not using the lens, be sure to attach the lens cap. 《7》...
  • Page 10: Focusing

    FOCUSING Changing the Focus Mode Use the camera’s focus mode switch to change between the autofocus mode and manualfocus mode. For details, refer to your camera’s manual. Using Autofocus Set the camera’s focus mode to autofocus. Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus.
  • Page 11: Focusing With The Ok Button

    Focusing with the OK Button With the GX camera set as explained below, autofocusing by pressing the shutter button halfway will be disabled and the OK button can be used instead to autofocus. On the C Custom menu, select “Enable AF” for “OK btn when shooting”. Memo: •...
  • Page 12: Using Manual Focus

    Using Manual Focus Set to MF with the camera’s focus mode, and turn the focusing ring to focus manually. 《10》...
  • Page 13: Using The Quick-Shift Focus System (Gx -Series Cameras Only)

    Using the Quick-Shift Focus System (GX -series cameras only) If you use the lens with an GX -series camera and the focus mode is set to autofocus, you can focus manually after autofocus is achieved. Just turn the focusing ring to manually touch-up the focus.
  • Page 14 CAUTION During autofocusing, the focusing ring of following lenses will rotate. • To prevent malfunction, do not touch the focusing ring during autofocusing. - D-XENON 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 AL - D-XENON 50-200mm F/4-5.6ED • When using the Quick-Shift Focus System, keep pressing the shutter button after you achieve focus before taking a picture.
  • Page 15: Precautions On Close-Distance Scale (For Da18-55Mm F/3.5-5.6 Al)

    Close-distance scale Precautions on close-distance scale (For D-XENON 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 AL) In the close-distance scale range (the distance scale in the orange area), when shooting at the maximum aperture, image quality deterioration in the corners of picture may occur because of the optical characteristics of the lens. When taking a picture in this range, we recommend that you use a smaller aperture with stopping down from wide open.
  • Page 16: Zoom Lens

    ZOOM LENS Focusing index Focusing index Lens hood Lens hood attaching index attaching index Focusing ring Focusing ring Distance scale Distance scale Zoom ring Zoom ring Focal length scale Zoom index Zoom index Lens hood Distance index attaching index Mounting index Mounting index 《14》...
  • Page 17: About The Zoom Ring

    The zoom lens has a focusing ring at the front and a zoom ring behind it. Turn the zoom ring to set the desired angle of view (lens focal length). Memo: • The focusing point may shift slightly by changing the focal length. First adjust the zoom and then adjust focus.
  • Page 18: Attaching The Lens Hood

    ATTACHING THE LENS HOOD In order to avoid the deterioration in image quality from internal reflection, use of the lens hood is recommended. Lens hood attaching index When attaching the lens hood, align the index on the lens hood with the attaching index on the lens, and push both parts straight toward each other.
  • Page 19: About The Pl Filter Window

    About the PL filter window If a circular polarizing filter is attached to the D-XENON lens, you can easily turn the filter via the PL filter window on the bayonet-type hood. Lens hood with [PL filter window] - D-XENON 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 AL - D-XENON 50-200mm F/4-5.6ED How to use the lens hood with polarizing filter window Remove the PL filter window cap by sliding it in the direction as shown above.
  • Page 20 Attach the PL filter window cap. Memo: • When shooting, be sure the PL filter window cap is in place to make that the lens hood is being used to maximum effect. 《18》...
  • Page 21: Filters

    FILTERS Make sure the filter size matches the lens and then attach the filter onto the lens. Memo: • The compatible filter sizes for all the lenses are listed on pages 21. Precaution on filters • Since the filter becomes a part of the optics when attached on the lens, handle it in the same way you handle the lens with care to dust, dirt and scratches.
  • Page 22: Precautions When Using The Lens With A Flash

    PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THE LENS WITH A FLASH Built-in Flash The built-in flash can not be used when the distance is less than 0.7m. When the flash is used within 0.7m, that causes incorrect exposure control and vignetting in the picture corners.
  • Page 23: Main Specifications

    18-55 mm (equivalent to 28 ~ 50-200 mm (equivalent to 76.5 ~ Focal Length 84.2mm in 35mm format) 306mm in 35mm format) Usable camera Samsung DSLR cameras Samsung DSLR cameras Elements in groups 9 groups, 12 elements 10 groups, 11 elements Angle of View 29˚...
  • Page 24: Statement Of Fcc Compliance

    For customers in USA STATEMENT OF FCC COMPLIANCE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions : (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 25 MEMO 《23》...
  • Page 26 SAMSUNG FRANCE S.A.S. SAMSUNG OPTO-ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED OPTICS & DIGITAL IMAGING DIVISION BP 51 TOUR MAINE MONTPARNASSE 33, SAMSUNG HOUSE 1000 HILLSWOOD DRIVE 145-3, SANGDAEWON 1-DONG, JUNGWONGU, AV .DU MAINE 75755, PARIS CEDEX 15, FRANCE HILLSWOOD BUSINESS PARK SUNGNAM-CITY, KYUNGKI-DO, KOREA HOTLINE PHOTO NUMÉRIQUE :...

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