Amazing sharpness and speed at low price

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mcslsk Veteran Member • Posts: 5,633
Amazing sharpness and speed at low price
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This lens is heavy. You can feel the glas and the metal. Yet it still handels well on the a6xxx line. Focus and aperture turn smoothly. Overall built quality is very good. The first version of this lens was somewhat disappointing when it came to sharpness away from the center. The Mark II version is now sharp across almost from f1.1! Color and bokeh is nice. It is fun to use this lens in street photography and for portraits. At f1.1 you can achieve teh same background isolation that an f1.7 lens achieves on FF. The Sigma 56f1.4 seems a tack sharper - but not by much. It is lighter and has AF. But it is Manual Focus that really makes using this lens so much fun. At this price (around €220 from the Kamlan Store) it is bargain. The Kamlan folks are very customer oriented. You receive a nice mail that the lens is on its way and they do respond if you write back.

 mcslsk's gear list:mcslsk's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony a6500 Sony a7 III Canon EF 135mm F2L USM +53 more
Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II
Prime lens • Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E
Announced: Jun 5, 2019
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