Meike has managed to keep the image quality under control for such a fast and small lens and this has surprised me.
There are no blaring issues or any deal breakers with this lens. It has some nice rendering with some decent looking bokeh. No crazy drop in sharpness along the corners or edges like with the Kamlan 50mm f1.1, and no serious issues with chromatic aberrations or drop in sharpness wide open like the 7Artisans 35mm f1.2.
Build quality is also on par with the other Meike lenses except the aperture ring is a little too loose and it is always escaping its set aperture from accidental handling
The Meike 35mm f1.7 is a compact manual focus APS-C lens designed for photographers who want affordable image quality in as small of a package as possible. Although the f1.7 aperture isn’t as fast as some of the other lenses available, the smaller aperture allows the lens to produce a more corrected image than some of the faster lenses without the loss of character.
Finally, I’m just about caught up in all the tedious stuff one must do to make a living off a blog and I can finally get back into doing the things I like to do, testing out crazy lenses and have fun shooting the way I like to shoot.
I have something like 8 or 9 lenses just lying around waiting to get reviewed. Some of them not so exciting, some of them are really exciting, like this lens, the Meike 35mm f1.7.
I finally just started shooting with it and wow. Just wow.
There has been a lot of discussion around the Fujifilm X-T2 vs the Fujifilm X-T3 regarding low light performance and dynamic range.
For my tests, I waited for Adobe Lightroom to support the X-T3 since that is what most people use. I did not want to use some funky software to put out bogus results for the sake of being first to the scene.
So here we are, tests from Adobe Camera Raw.
The Fujifilm X-T3 has had a few upgrades compared to earlier models which have a significant impact on memory card performance. That is 4k 400mbps 10-bit internal H.265 recording.
If you want to get the best memory card performance with stills and video in the Fuji X-T3, there are only a few great cards that I recommend. Use this guide to find the best memory cards for the Fujifilm X-T3.
Without a doubt the Kipon IBELUX 40mm f0.85 is one of the most interesting lenses for APS-C shooters to date. This is currently the brightest lens on the market as well as the fastest. For APS-C shooters that miss the depth of field and low light performance of full frame cameras, you’ll find all that here. A 35mm equivalency would give you something like a 60mm at f1.2.
I reported in my Fuji X-T3 review strange pixels appearing in the LCD and EVF. Now with some comments I’m seeing other people are having the same issue.
You won’t see this issue if you’re just casually shooting with autofocus lenses and you won’t see it and indoor lighting conditions or in low light.
To simulate this issue, you will have to be looking at the 100% cropped in view of the LCD or EVF and you need to point the camera into bright light, or if there is very bright colors like a blue sky. Blue skies are actually the best way to see these strange pixels in the Fujifilm X-T3.
For the last few years, APS-C digital photography has been battling the war of relevancy, trying to find its place in photography among enthusiast and professionals. Some people love APS-C, for others, it’s just not good enough.
In this Fujifilm X-T3 review, I’ll be going over a few things you don’t see most people or reviews talking about. I won’t dive to deep into the nitty-gritty of the specs, rather we’ll take an in depth look at what X-T3 is really all about; the user interface, how you can customize camera output and the experience of using it, with some beautiful specs sprinkled on top of course.
The Fujifilm X-T3 is now available for order and it looks like it launched with quite a few accessories. This a list of all the best accessories for the X-T3 updated as more come of course. As always I’ll go though, try out anything new and do individual reviews to find which accessories and gear are the best for the Fujifilm X-T3.
The moment has arrived. The Fujifilm X-T3 is officially announced!
I want to say this is Fujifilm’s flagship camera but it’s actually not. This is their photography centric camera with incredible video specs, shooting 4k video at 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:0 internal recording and 4:2:2 external recording with a 400Mbps codec. That pretty much just killed GH5s and marks X-T3 as the best mirrorless hybrid camera for video.