China Made Kamlan F1.1 Lens


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Recently bought a unknown brand lens from taobao for my Olympus Pen F. Funny name if you pronounce it in Hokkien :bsmilie: It's a m4/3 mount so no need adapter. Light and balance when mounted on my Pen F. I love the bokeh though F1.1 has a really shallow dof. However I realised that peaking for manual focus does not work. Compared to using a manual lens on Fujifilm X1 the peak focus will still works. Below are some sample image except the last one taken with 25mm.

$Kamlan F1.1 01.jpg

$Kamlan F1.1 02.jpg

$Kamlan F1.1 03.jpg

$Kamlan F1.1 Lens.jpg
 

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Feb 7, 2010
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PenF have ability to peaking, you must configure it first how to start peaking, its different from lumix which able to peaking directly
 

wonglp

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nice lens, not so nice name haha. scoobydive is right, peaking is possible just need to activate it.
 

maldito

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nice lens, not so nice name haha. scoobydive is right, peaking is possible just need to activate it.
What does the brand means?
 

ahming111

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can buy this lens in local shops or online only?
 

one eye jack

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can buy this lens in local shops or online only?
I believe the kamlan 50mm F1.1 is the same lens by 7artisans as their aperture ring is "clickless" for video.
Still 7artisans sound more western like the movie magnificent7 which is a tribute to jap movie 7 samurais by Akira Kurosawa who has samurai lineage. :) While kamlan is black ,7artisans is silver anodised and is available in M43,don't know about kamlan probably by now ther do. Also both have 12 aperture blades which is round when stopped down which produces nice round bokeh for portraits.

Can find them in Aliexpress or Taobao if you can read chinese.

https://dustinabbott.net/2017/11/sainsonic-kamlan-50mm-f1-1-review/

https://www.35mmc.com/17/12/2017/7artisans-50mm-f1-1-everymans-noctilux/

Video for 7artisans f1.1 review
▶ 3:08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0osIdHy8W8o
 

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ricleo

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they are very different lenses as the 7 artisan is much bigger and heavier as it covers a 35mm image circle, while the Kamlan is used for the APSC n M43 crop sensors, much cheaper and lighter.

I believe the kamlan 50mm F1.1 is the same lens by 7artisans as their aperture ring is "clickless" for video.
Still 7artisans sound more western like the movie magnificent7 which is a tribute to jap movie 7 samurais by Akira Kurosawa who has samurai lineage. :) While kamlan is black ,7artisans is silver anodised and is available in M43,don't know about kamlan probably by now ther do. Also both have 12 aperture blades which is round when stopped down which produces nice round bokeh for portraits.

Can find them in Aliexpress or Taobao if you can read chinese.

https://dustinabbott.net/2017/11/sainsonic-kamlan-50mm-f1-1-review/

https://www.35mmc.com/17/12/2017/7artisans-50mm-f1-1-everymans-noctilux/

Video for 7artisans f1.1 review
▶ 3:08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0osIdHy8W8o
 

one eye jack

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they are very different lenses as the 7 artisan is much bigger and heavier as it covers a 35mm image circle, while the Kamlan is used for the APSC n M43 crop sensors, much cheaper and lighter.
My bad,could have sworn they are same.