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Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8 Lens

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Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8  lens

Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8  lens

Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8  lens

Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8  lens

Optical design

Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8  optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Sony E

First year of production: 2019

Optical design: 9 elements in 6 groups

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Average price: $250


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Additional information:

The Meike MF 85mm F1.8 is a fast middle tele photo prime lens with Sony FE-Mount.

  • suitible for portrait photography
  • compatible with full frame sensores and APS-C
  • manual focus, but with electronic contacts for automatic iris and EXIF-data
  • multi coated
  • one ED-glass

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Posted by: Andreas Lindemann   Date of publication: 16.03.2019

Photos taken with this lens Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8 :

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Autor: tightcamera
2.25 0 911

Mechanical quality3.001
Optical quality4.001
Pricing / Value5.001
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Meike MF 85 mm f/ 1.8

tightcamera 29.06.2019 17:14:48
Period of use: 2 months


Very inexpensive for a fast prime in the short telephoto category. Sharpness is great in the center (even wide open) and respectable in the corners (at f/2.8 and higher). Chromatic aberration is present but easily removed in post processing.

The real standout feature of this lens is the electrical contacts that communicate with the body. This means you'll get full EXIF data in your  images, and also that you can electronically control the aperture from the camera. That means that all exposure modes (A, S, P, M) are available for use, unlike most other manual focus lenses. 

Bokeh is generally pretty smooth, owing to the 9-blade aperture design. 

There is a USB port for firmware upgrades.

Comes with front/back caps and hood. 


Build quality is a litle lacking. It feels pretty light/plastic-ish. Focus ring is a little loose in the track, but turns nicely. 

Another issues is that this lens presents itself to the camera as an APS-C lens, so if you have your full-frame body set to automatically go to Crop Mode, you will have to disable that to use this lens at full resolution. 

Biggest problem: For some strange reason, this lens completely disables the Sony IBIS system, so you will not get any image stabilitzation if your body provides it. I have tested this on A7II and A7III. I suspect Meike will fix this in a forthcoming firmware update


Overall a very interesting lens. If Meike can fix that IBIS problem, I think this will be a real winner. Image quality is quite good and the price is exceptionally reasonable. 

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