Chinese lens manufacturer KamLan has announced the release of the KL 32mm f/1.1 lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds camera systems.
The KamLan founder YC Cheng, frustrated by the high priced lens in the market, felt there had to be an alternative affordable for most people. Kamlan was established in 2016 and the factory is located in Shenzhen, China. It was founded by three professional teams from China, Taiwan, and Germany.
The fully-manual lens, which is set to go on sale starting February 12, is constructed of nine elements in seven groups, five of which are high-refractive class. It also features an 11-bladed diaphragm and a minimum focusing distance of 40cm. The aperture ring is clickless and features a range of f/1.1 through f/11, and the filter thread measures 62mm.
The lens will be available for Canon EOS-M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mount camera systems. It measures 70mm in diameter, 92mm long, and weighs 600g. The 32mm focal length translates to about 50mm on APS-C cameras and around 64mm on Micro Four Thirds.
Below are purr samples that KamLan provided to show the lens’ image quality: