Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Lens Reviews and Samples


Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 is a fast aperture prime lens for mirrorles cameras with APS-c size image sensor.

The budget-friendly optic is not technically perfect, but provides amazing bokeh and excellent photographic. You can buy this Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens at Amazon for only $169.99. Currently available for Sony E-mount and Canon EOS-M mounts. A Fuji X-mount and MFT version is going to be released soon.

Here are the first Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens reviews and samples published on the web.

First Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Lens Reviews and Samples

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Lens Reviews and Samples

Before jumping to the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens reviews and samples, we have to say it is perfect for portraits shooting with fascinating background blur effect.

ePhotozine reviewed the fast aperture lens using the Sony a7RII in APS-C mode.

“Looking first at central sharpness, at f/1.1 the standard is only fair and the image is really quite soft. By f/2 the image sharpness is very good, and from f/2.8 right through to f/16 it is excellent.

At f/1.1 to f/2.8 edge sharpness is poor and the images are very soft. This starts to perk up by f/4, although the standard here is still only fairly sharp. At f/5.6 and f/8 things click in and sharpness is again excellent, tailing off slightly at f/16 but still being very good.

It needs to be borne in mind though that a test target is flat, and a simple f/1.1 lens is likely to have quite a bit of field curvature, so real-world images might be somewhat sharper all over.”

Check out several sample images of the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens here and here.

Video Review

Kai tested the new Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 E-mount lens and he was surprised by the excellent bokeh it produces.