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Full Kamlan 28mm f/1.4 E-mount lens review by Marc Alhadeff: “the best Kamlan lens produced so far”

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Marc Alhadeff from SonyAlphablog tested the new Kamlan 28mm f/1.4 E-mount lens which is on sale today at Kickstarter:

The Kamlan 28mm F1.4 is a surprise and is certainly the best Kamlan lens produced so far. It gives very good results for numerous usages

  • For street photography and half body portrait , The Kamlan 28mm F1.4 is giving very nice results with very good bokeh and very good central sharpness
  • Closed down e.g. for landscape, you get very sharp pictures on the entire frame

Pros

  • very good bokeh and soft background blur
  • Nice color rendition and good contrast
  • 3D effect when shooting wide open
  • Good build construction and easy handling
  • Good to excellent central sharpness
  • Excellent corners when stopped down to F8
  • Lens fall off goes away as from F2.8
  • Price (>200$)
  • Size

Average

  • Chromatic aberrations
  • Distorsion visible but easily correctable in Lightroom

Con’s

  • Manual lens
  • soft corners wide open

At 150$ on Kickstarter , it is a real bargain

Its closest competitors is the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN that has AF but that is costing 2 times the Kamlan price (380 euros)

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