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  • Well, that's why I suggested Kamlan in the first place. It is relatively inexpensive and IMO better than let's say Komine or Kiron 28/2 on the crop. If we talk about other vintage lenses mentioned ...
  • I have completely different impression. If closed down a bit, it is very sharp. So, yours is probably a lemon. If not Kamlan, I would recommend Voigtländer Ultron 28mm f/2.0: https://phillipreeve.n ...
  • For Fuji I would suggest modern MF lens Kamlan 28mm f1.4. It's a great lens for little money, sharp wrom wide open. I have may be 50 vintage lenses in this FL, but if I shoot crop (Fuji) I ...
  • Of these I have Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mk.II and TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 as well as a number of fast vintage 50mm lenses. While the Kamlan is superior in terms of IQ and have great bokeh, the TTArisan is ...
  • At the moment it seems Z-mount is a priority for Viltrox. Apparently they intend to use the situation with lack of third party manufacurers in Z-system for their own advantage. They released 35/1.8 ...
  • It looks that Z-mount is currently among the priorities for Viltrox. They launched their new 35/1.8 and 50/.18 for this mount prior to the other systems. So, I guess as soon as it's ready, they'll ...
  • There is a new Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 APS-C lens recently rumored. That shall be a killer. May be what you need )
  • AFAIK Vaio laptops are produced by some HongKong based company. If you search in the internet you can find the name  which I currently do not remember. So, in fact they are generic ODM product ...
  • Konica AR 35/2 is quite a rare lens and therefore expensive and not easy to find. It is excellent though, at least my copy is one of the sharpest fast 35s that I had, though it is quite beaten up.
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