In this review, we will be comparing the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 for the E Mount and the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 for the E Mount, two Standard Prime lenses from Kamlan and Sony. Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but different max apertures: Kamlan 55mm F1.2 has a max aperture of F1.2 while the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 has a max aperture of F1.8.
We will start by looking briefly at the main specs of these two lenses, and in the next section, we will start analyzing them in more detail and listing the pros and cons of each lens.
What type of photography are the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 and Sony FE 50mm F1.8 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 and the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Kamlan 55mm F1.2
||Sony FE 50mm F1.8
|Street||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony FE 50mm F1.8 weighs 186g, 73% (514g) lighter than the Kamlan 55mm F1.2's weight of 700g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 and the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but while Kamlan 55mm F1.2 has the fastest aperture of F1.2, the Sony FE 50mm F1.8's widest aperture value is F1.8.