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KamLan (Sainsonic)

September 6, 2018 Meike 50mm F1.7 Review

Many of the lenses that I review tend to be quite expensive (photography is an expensive hobby for amateurs, and some lenses are priced either for working professionals like myself or those with a lot of disposable income).  Others of you have a passion for photography but a limited budget.  So, periodically, I like to [Read more...]

May 25, 2018 Kamlan 28mm f/1.4 Review

Towards the end of 2017 I spent time with my first Kamlan lens – the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 compact prime lens. There were things that I praised, including a very nice build quality (all metal and glass) and nice rendering (including good color rendition and excellent bokeh quality). There were other things I liked less, […] [Read more...]

May 21, 2018 SainSonic Kamlan 28mm f/1.4 Image Gallery

The Kamlan 28mm f/1.4 is a brand new lens from the Chinese lens maker SainSonic.  I’ve been privileged to have my hands on a prerelease copy of the Kamlan 1.4 for a while and can now share some photos and content with you.  This is the second lens that I’ve used from SainSonic (I also […] [Read more...]

April 16, 2018 Zonlai 22mm f/1.8 Final Review

A few years ago, my job was simpler. As a Canon reviewer, there were basically only four companies that made most all of the lenses: Canon, Sigma, Tamron, and Zeiss. Three Japanese companies and a German company who produces their SLR lenses in Japan. Then came along the Korean company Samyang/Rokinon who began to challenge [&he [Read more...]

April 2, 2018 Zonlai 22mm f/1.8 Image Gallery

It seems like new lens makers are popping up all over the place now, and these galleries are dedicated to what is, to me, a brand new company.  I hadn’t heard of Zonlai before their distributor contacted me about potentially doing a review, but in many ways I’ve been quite impressed with this inexpensive, compac [Read more...]

November 13, 2017 SainSonic Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Review

For a long time the landscape of lenses has been concentrated on a few major lens makers. The first party players, making lenses for their own cameras, and a few established third parties like Zeiss, Sigma, and Tamron. In the last decade a Korean company, Samyang/Rokinon, has broken in and has become a significant player [&helli [Read more...]

October 25, 2017 Sainsonic KamLan 50mm f/1.1 Image Galleries

Today’s lens is a very unique one:  a small manual everything prime lens for mirrorless systems (Sony, Canon, Fuji, and M43), but with a “killer app” up its tiny sleeves – a huge maximum aperture of f/1.1.  The KamLan brand (Sainsonic) is a new one (out of China), but the lens itself is beautifu [Read more...]