Chinese Optics manufacture Kamlan has announced, at CP+ 2022, the details of its first lens designed for full-frame sensors, a new 55mm F1.4 lens that will be available for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.
The manual focus lens is constructed of eight elements in six groups, uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F1.4 through F16 and has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11.8”). Based on the sole image KamLan has shared, it appears as thoguht he lens will have knurled focus and aperture rings.
|A KamLan production line worker poring over a 50mm F/1.1 MK2 lens. Image via KamLan.|
Below is a small collection of sample images taken with the lens:
The lens is set for a March 2022 release, but no pricing information has been made available at this time. For context, KamLan’s second-generation 50mm F1.1 manual lens for APS-C camera systems retails for $249 while its 28mm F1.4 and 21mm F1.8 APS-C lenses retail for $199 and $179, respectively. You can purchase KamLan lenses through the company’s online shop as well as Adorama.
Update (February 28, 2022 at 11am ET): A sentence was removed that speculated on the click/de-clicked nature of the aperture ring on this list. It has been removed.