Showcase Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 - the ultimate budget portrait lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Dalleponken, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Dalleponken

    Dalleponken New to Mu-43

    Jan 5, 2013
    For the extremely low price this is a must for anyone interested in portraits! Build quality is amazing for the prize!

    This was taken with and OM-D EM-5 MkII in available light, by Borough Market, London P2230690.
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  2. bremner

    bremner Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Feb 27, 2016
    Interesting. Did you order it from China?
  3. Dalleponken

    Dalleponken New to Mu-43

    Jan 5, 2013
  4. Taurahe

    Taurahe Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2015
    This lens has been on my radar for a while now.... At 1.1 it is not perfect but man... 1.1 for 150 bucks lol. On m43, any issues with soft edges appear to be gone, making it one heck of a deal.... But I already have 5 50mm lenses, and cannot justify another one lol. Maybe if I can find a cheap used one somewhere one of these days.
  5. Dalleponken

    Dalleponken New to Mu-43

    Jan 5, 2013
    I say get rid of one of the other 50mm lenses and get this one instead. Edges are of course a bit blurry and has a fair bit of CA, but the center is sharp, it has a very warm color tone and the sort of low contrast you really want in a portrait lens, especially for shooting in available light. A lens for creating images that are artistically pleasing rather than one that is pixel-peeping pleasing.
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  6. saladin

    saladin Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 29, 2015
    Quite interested in this lens. Only 5 lens elements and a hint of swirl in the bokeh. Very old school.
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