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| p.1 #1 · Zhongyi Lens Turbo first impressions |
i am a Minolta geek, so i got the Zhongyi Lens Turbo for Minolta MD lenses as fast as possible and want to share some initial impressions.
A big negative first: most of my lenes don't lock! It is not that easy to unscrew them, but when i used the 100/4 Macro which has a rather stiff focusing ring i unscrewed it a bit.
The adapter fits okay, but there is a tiny little bit of play
i just used it for one walk, so these are early obsevations
i think lenses suffer quite heavily at large apertures like f/1.2, f/2.0 and to some degree at f/2.8 also. I use my Minolta MC 58/1.2 on a Canon 5dII quite often and it performed much worse than i am used to. I will make a direct comparison in the future.
Stopped down i was quite happy with my lenses, yes - there is some corner falloff - but it is much less than i feared.
Okay, and now some sample images. All images are accessible at flickr in full resolution.
I used a Nex-6, shot raw an converted the images with LR 4. I didn't correct CA and my processing was limited to lifting some shadows and pulling some lights.
Lenses an apertures used are written into the image title