According to DC Watch, Chinese lens manufacturer Kamlan is planning to release a new Kamlan KL 32mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras on February 12th. The lens is designed specifically for APS-C mirrorless cameras to offer a field of view equivalent to that of a 50mm lens on a full-frame body, although it’s a manual focus lens, not autofocus.
As mentioned, the lens is fully manual focus, and also contains a manual aperture ring controlling 11-blades which open up to offer f/1.1 down to f/11. It has a 62mm front filter thread and will be available for Canon EOS M, Fuji X, Sony E as well as Micro Four Thirds (where it’ll offer a field of view closer to about a 65mm lens on full-frame).
|Mount||Canon EF-M, Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds|
|Optics||9 elements in 7 groups|
|Min focus distance||40cm|
|Dimensions||70 x 92mm|
Despite being designed for APS-C and despite also being only manual focus, it’s a hefty little lump. Thanks to that wide and bright f/1/1 aperture, it weighs in at around 600g.
The price for the new 32mm f/1.1 lens is set to be ¥32,000, which equates to around $304, although that isn’t necessarily going to be the price when it releases in the rest of the world. I think around $300 would probably be a safe bet in the USA, though. The company’s 50mm f/1.2 Mark II manual focus lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras currently sells for $249 (and the Mark I can be found for $159).
[via DC Watch]