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.
Some think the 50mm is the best usually it’s the 35mm, but some like it even wider. But I say, what about a 135mm?
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
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.
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.
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.