Meike 50mm f/1.2 is a $359 prime for Canon RF

Jul 24, 2020

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Meike 50mm f/1.2 is a $359 prime for Canon RF

Jul 24, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Meike has just announced a new 50mm f/1.2 lens a fast, yet affordable prime for Canon mirrorless cameras. It retails at only $359, which is around 1/7 of the price of Canon RF 50mm f/1.2. So, let’s dive in and see what you get.

The Meike50mm f/1.2 is compatible with all Canon RF mount Cameras (EOS-R and EOS-RP). It can be used with both full-frame and APS-C models, and it’s designed with 12 elements in seven groups. As you can probably imagine considering the price, this is a manual focus lens.

As for the build of the lens’ body, the glass elements are multi-layered for protection from elements and dirt, and the housing is made from high-quality metal, according to Meike.

Here are the specs:

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.2
  • Minimun Aperture: f/22
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • APS-C Visual angle: diagonal 33.1° horizontal 25.8° vertical 17.4°
  • Full frame Visual angle: diagonal 46.9° horizontal 39.3° vertical 26.4°
  • Lens construction is 12 elements in 7 groups, multi-layer coatings
  • Minimun Focus Distance:0.6m
  • Length:72mm
  • Product Weight:620g

The Meike RF 50mm f/1.2 can now be preordered on the company’s website. The price is$359 and shipping is scheduled to begin on 15 August.

 

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One response to “Meike 50mm f/1.2 is a $359 prime for Canon RF”

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    Well, since it feels like all RF lenses are up there in the billion dollar range, there is an awful lot of room for the competition to underprice the Canon offerings. On the other hand, such offerings will, depending on the camera, have to be up to very high standards of resolution to compete, otherwise you are just throwing away megapixels, at least for the R5. While it’s nice to have all the resolution in the sensor, it seems we are getting ever larger lenses. One wonders if any thought is given to computational photography instead of gigantic lenses. It would seem to me computational photography is inevitable and having brand specific, class leading algorithms will necessarily be a key component in making images in the future. Not that anyone wants crappy glass, but these giant prime lenses are kind of nuts. Now the new 70-200 is a nice idea, but frankly it is well past time for new approaches to image making. I want nice sharp lenses that are more reasonably sized and priced. Perhaps we may actually want more dynamic range and a tad less resolution? Why not accept that you should use medium format.at some point. That Fuji lens system seems pretty competitive to Canon as the Canon prices rise. The 5R price and lenses kind of makes one think, depending on usage, one may just as well move to Fuji medium format. Depending on needs of course. But whereas in the past there seemed a bigger jump to medium format, that leap is looking a bit more sensible in some cases. Just my feelings on it.