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Playing with the Kamlan f1.1 50mm
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:45 pm    Post subject: Playing with the Kamlan f1.1 50mm Reply with quote

Got that and just played around with it on a surprisingly sunny winter day on GH4...
All using f1.1 unless noted otherwise.

Part I - the park













Full set is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kds315/albums/72157690662733345

Too me a rather "cineastic" lens, I like the glow, which disppears when stopping down a bit,
but this I find rather pleasant for certain scenes...


Last edited by kds315* on Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:53 pm; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part II - at home









PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look rather good to me consider the price. This lens, together with the 7Artisans, show how well budget ultra fast Sonnar type lens can be perform.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
This lens, together with the 7Artisans, show how well budget ultra fast Sonnar type lens can be perform.

Indeed, the front part reminds Sonnars a bit. The rest is rather exotic though.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Klaus

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

y wrote:
calvin83 wrote:
This lens, together with the 7Artisans, show how well budget ultra fast Sonnar type lens can be perform.

Indeed, the front part reminds Sonnars a bit. The rest is rather exotic though.


Not really, if you consider looking at the original patent of Bertele from 1931...(and consider L3 an "air lens"):



which he then updated one year later to the classic Sonnar:



PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pics!

What is the size and weight of this lens actually?

I am considering one of these, or else the 7artisans or the Mitakon 35 0.95.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sjak wrote:
Nice pics!

What is the size and weight of this lens actually?

I am considering one of these, or else the 7artisans or the Mitakon 35 0.95.


Well, I recommend having a look at the specs at the makers site then!


PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely work Klaus. I particularly like the use of flair. Good color, nice bokeh, and sharp enough wide open. I would wonder what was wrong if an f/1.1 lens wasn't glowing while wide open.

While it obviously isn't a 'classic' Sonnar it looks, to me, to be Sonnar inspired, both in the lens design and the images it produces. Even Zeiss couldn't get the classic Sonnar faster than f/1.5 so I can see why some changes were required to reach f/1.1.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pics !