In this review, we will be comparing the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II for the E Mount and the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 for the E Mount, two Standard Prime lenses from Samyang and Kamlan. Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but different max apertures: Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II has a max aperture of F1.4 while the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 has a max aperture of F1.2.
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 Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and Kamlan 55mm F1.2 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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|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. Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II weighs 420g, which means it is 280g (40%) lighter than the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 which has a 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 Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and the Kamlan 55mm F1.2 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony ZV-E1, Sony A7R V and Sony FX30.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but while Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II has the fastest aperture of F1.4, the Kamlan 55mm F1.2's widest aperture value is F1.2.