KamLan 50mm F1.1 Mark I : Is it really so bad?

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Tom Schum
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Re: KamLan 50mm F1.1 Mark I : Is it really so bad?

Second post, more images here.

F5.6. Focus on dog's nose. Nice and sharp.

F8. Nicer and sharper. Again, focus is on dog's nose.

F5.6. Focus on "Food Mart". Softness at image edges is unavoidable, makes this lens not optimum for landscapes. But many street shots do not need complete sharpness edge-to-edge.

Overall, and mostly because this lens is small, light, and unobtrusive, the Mark I lens is a better lens for general use, street, grab shots, portraits and so on.  At least, it is in my opinion.

Excellent mechanical build quality and F1.1 capability make this lens a very good value.

If you need clinical sharpness and F1.1, the Mark II is going to please you, but it costs $80 more than the Mark I and it is a lot bigger and heavier.

For me, this Mark I lens is a lens I like to use.  The Mark II sits in a shrine at home more of the time than the Mark I.

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