New Meike 85mm f/1.8 is an $190 AF lens for Nikon F

Aug 11, 2020

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New Meike 85mm f/1.8 is an $190 AF lens for Nikon F

Aug 11, 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 announced various affordable lenses so far. Two years after launching the 85mm f/1.8 lens for Canon, the company has now announced the Nikon F version of this affordable autofocus lens.

The Meike 85mm f/1.8 is designed for full-frame Nikon DSLRs. Of course, you can also use it on crop bodies where it will provide 127.5mm equivalent focal length. While Meike lenses are mainly manual focus, this one is an autofocus lens, just like its Canon EF counterpart. On the other hand, the Meike 85mm f/1.8 for Sony is a manual focus lens, yet it’s priced the same as the new Nikon EF version.

Take a look at the specs:

  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 – f/22
  • Filter Thread Size: 67mm
  • Angle of view: 28.5°
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.85m
  • Size: 79 * 75 mm
  • Weight: 420g
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • Lens design: 9 elements in 6 groups
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Low CA
  • Low distortion
  • Features micro USB firmware upgrade interface that enables you to upgrade the lens

The Meike 85mm f/1.8 should appear on B&H and Amazon soon, and we’ll update the article with the links when that happens. Like I mentioned in the title, the price will be $190 ($189.99 to be exact), which is incredibly affordable for a lens like this. I personally don’t have experience with Meike lenses, but if you’ve tried them, feel free to share your impressions.

Update 17 August 2020: you can now order the Meike 85mm f/1.8 for Nikon F on Meike’s website

[via Nikon Rumors]

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3 responses to “New Meike 85mm f/1.8 is an $190 AF lens for Nikon F”

  1. Justin Case Avatar
    Justin Case

    Why? Nikon have got F-mount 50mm lenses well and truly covered and at a price that says don’t bother with the third-party pretenders.

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      Because 85mm is not 50mm? :)

      1. Justin Case Avatar
        Justin Case

        Ouch. That hurts.