The Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S is an extremely versatile lightweight, yet affordable 85mm f1.8 prime lens. This lens was designed for both photographers and videographers in mind with useful video features like silent focusing and no focus breathing but also a weather-sealed single barrel construction with all internal focusing elements and dual focus motors for improved close focusing capabilities.
The Kamlan is an ultra-fast full manual all-metal constructed 50mm f1.1 lens designed for the APS-C mount. The fast f1.1 aperture with the 75mm equivalent focal length produces some very shallow depth of field that is great for portrait photography. The lens also maintains a wide-open sharpness even at far distances making it a great choice for low light photography.
When I first saw the announcement of the Kamlan 50mm f1.1 version II, I was a bit skeptical and ultimately not interested. The first one was just a swing and missed and unfortunately made me a little skeptical about Kamlan as a brand even though their build quality is always stellar. Then I saw a few images of this new version II lens. Kamlan totally changed it up with a completely new design improving the one thing that would make a huge difference.
The Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f1.8 is a compact full manual full-frame mirrorless lens. With a bright f1.8 aperture the lens is a fantastic choice for low light shooters or portrait shooters that love that sweat, sweat bokeh. With the small size, affordable price and excellent build quality, the lens is a great choice for photographers looking for a daily carry that can be used in almost any situation.
A first look at the new full-frame mirrorless Anthy35 lens. A 35mm f1.8 high-quality, small, fast but affordable full-frame mirrorless lens for the Sony E, Nikon Z, and Canon R mount. This could be the secret gem we've been waiting for.
The Nikon 50mm f1.8 S was one of Nikon's first lenses for the Z mount system and it has been designed to cater to the hybrid shooter who wants a single lens that can do anything. Video, landscape, wedding, portrait, or even street photography. While the f1.8 aperture isn't exciting for a lot of people, the versatility makes it a great place to start when building out a new kit. The lens is weather-sealed, has a silent stepping motor focusing system with very little focus breathing. It's very well corrected, incredibly sharp with a very manageable size and weight.
The Meike 35mm f1.4 is a small but fast compact manual lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras. With excellent bokeh and rendering, this is a fantastic lens for photographers seeking that classic look with shallow depth at a very reasonable price.
The Meike 50mm f1.7 is fully manual full frame mirrorless lens available in just about any mirrorless mount. Optically it's just a decent lens, but Meike lenses are more known for their classic rendering with a bit more character. This lens features a 12 blade aperture for smooth bokeh even at slower apertures, a 6 element optical formula for that smoother tonal depth and better micro-contrast, and an all-metal construction for long term reliability. It's well suited for photographers looking for a decent lens that is capable of handling just about any situation and don't want to spend a ton of cash.
The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 is an incredibly versatile prime lens designed for the Canon RF mount. The lens features image stabilization as well as close focusing macro capabilities with silent focusing in video mode. The 35mm focal length is one of the most useful focal lengths lending itself to many different styles of photography and the f1.8 delivers very good low light performance with some very shallow depth of field. The size, weight and performance of the RF 35mm f1.8 makes it one of the most versatile and capable prime lenses out there and it's also the best value when you compare it to all the full frame mirrorless 35mm lenses available today. Canon has really stepped up their game with their non-L lenses and it really shows here.