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

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boogisha Senior Member • Posts: 1,702
Re: KamLan 50mm F1.1 Mark I vs Mark II

Tom Schum wrote:

Here are the comparison images.

I found a willing subject (me). That was the easy part.

After quite a few shots I got these images. Focus is on the eyes, and you can see the outside parts of the eyebrows are in focus or nearly so. Also the tip of the nose is out of focus, as is the upper lip. So I think I got pretty close to the same focus for both shots.

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KamLan 50mm F1.1 x-mount Mark II lens at F1.1. 2.6mb download.

KamLan 50mm F1.1 x-mount Mark I (original) lens at F1.1. 3.4mb download.

Comments welcome!

Hmm, sharpness difference is clearly visible when looking at large.

BUT, if I may, I think I actually prefer the overall looks of the first/original version photo anyway (the bottom one) - contrast seems better (if that is the correct description of what I`m seeing, though it could be scene/lighting/processing influenced, too, not perfectly matched between two shots), and background bokeh seems "softer", too (mark II showing some distracting outlines).

Considering size (and probably price?) difference as well, first version does look like an interesting option Thanks for sharing!

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