Large aperture lenses are valued because they provide a new horizon to modern photography. They expand your possibility when shooting in the low light situation, isolate the subject from the background and make your images very engaging and fascinating. What if we combine in one a prime lens a fast aperture, an excellent bokeh, a high contrast and sharpness while keeping the weight and price reasonable? It is a great challenge, but we made it - The New 50mm F/1.1 Mark 2.
Solid built as well as the first version
Bokeh Beast ! Sharp center even at wide open
Amost Zero Distortion
De-clicked aperture ring
Metallic lens hood
Neutral, accurate color rendition
Sharp at All Distance Range
As portrait photographers ourselves, we usually face the problem of not being able to get both great sharpness and creamy bokeh. To be honest, it’s really hard to achieve a good balance between them. The “Kamlan 50mm F1.1 MK2 APS-C lens” has a super large, bright f/1.1 aperture with 11 circular aperture iris that allows for a safe shutter speed in extreme low light conditions and also the ability to create beautifully creamy backgrounds. Brand new optical design ensures great sharpness from wide open to stop down.
One of the key strengths of the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 MK2 is its high degree of color accuracy and richness. Unlike some normal large aperture lenses, it does not introduce too much color cast to images but delivers a neutral, accurate color rendition even wide open. You can easily create a great 3D effect and great sense of atmosphere for your images.
Just 11 aperture blades are not enough. Kamlan 50mm F1.1 MK2 features a larger diameter element with high index of refraction glass to help eliminate the onion rings. The whole defocus area is smooth and creamy.
These are all straight out of camera (SOOC) JPGs with no editing done and I am very happy with the results. Pretty much all of these were shot wide open at F1.1 and I did not use any filters on the lens. Can't wait for my next chance to get out and use this lens
I received my lens almost overnight! It is beautiful ... makes delightful photos on my A6000.
Lens is solid. The focusing ring a little tighter than I would’ve preferred but we’re talking about f/1.1 here, so I guess a tight focusing ring is necessary to get precise focus