Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Flickr 500px
See My Reviews

KamLan (Sainsonic)


February 15, 2019 Vitrox 20mm F1.8 ASPH for Sony FE Review

Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Sign Up for My Newsletter |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | 500px |  Google+ | If you were to go back even five years ago, it was easy to know the players in the photography industry.  As a Canon shooter at the time, the lenses essentially […] [Read more...]

January 30, 2019 Viltrox 20mm F1.8 ASPH Sony FE Image Gallery

If you were to go back even five years ago, it was easy to know the players in the photography industry.  As a Canon shooter at the time, the lenses essentially universally came from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Zeiss, and relative newcomer Samyang/Rokinon.  There were a few fringe/cult following lenses from Voigtländer that [Read more...]

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...]