The MOST IMPORTANT...
Resolution & Image Quality
Up until now, This is the one things that really matters. You may not care about angle of view, or depth of view or yadaaa yadaa... But this! This is the one thing that can overrules all the nonsense I was talking about. If the performance of the lens is bad, no one will give a s*** about it, even if it's given out for free. If you appreciate how great one lens performs, money may not even be an issue! So how does the Zhongyi Lens Turbo stacks against others?
Let the show begins...
12 x thousand of words
Fujinon EBC 50mm f1.4 with normal adapter
Fujinon EBC 50mm f11.4 with Zhongyi Lens Turbo
Fujinon XF35mm f1.4 by its own...
Judging by these photos, you have to be blind to not see how great is the XF35mm f1.4. Being the native lens of the Fujifilm X system, the performance is simply unbeatable. You can say the old M42 lens is... OLD, and XF35mm f1.4 is way more advance. However, another factor comes into the picture, RENDERING. You see, there's reason why people still loves to shoot with their legacy lens, despite the loss of auto focus, flare resistance, higher contrast & color that comes with the latest coating, weather resistant (only the few WR lenses in Fujifilm lens lineup), etc... It's too subjective for me explain it any further. If you don't understand, try to look and compare photos from legacy lens with modern lens. Modern lens has a much "clinical" looks to it, sharp and contrasty, while legacy lens offers a softer and pleasant looks on the photos. You and yourself alone decide what you like, and hopefully you can find something you like after going through with the whole review. Oh, and I almost forgot, legacy lens is usually cheaper But beware, the world of legacy lens is like a deep deep rabbit hole... You might not be able to turn back once you get in! But nonetheless, it will be the most enjoyable experience.
So that's it! We have come near to the end of the review. Before I end this, I would like to thank you all for enduring my hardly funny humor and broken English (Didn't study hard in school...). The review was rushed out in only 3 days because I don't want to hang on to the XF35 for too long which I borrowed from a fellow member. I would like to take the chance to thank Alvin my man! Without his help, the review would be less complete as the comparison would only between the lens turbo and normal adapter. With the XF35 in play, we get to see how the combo stack against a much advance modern native lens.
Again, this review is meant to be light and fun, and no way it will be scientifically accurate (if it was scientifically accurate, I would have written a book and be famous. Ok I know I'm dreaming, so back to reality). I started this so that for those who still doesn't know the wonder of the lens turbo can maybe understand it a lil bit more with this review. But my English might be more of a challenge to understand than the lens turbo itself hahaha... Still, thank you all for dropping by! And I wish you all the best! Keep on shooting! Till next time!