Meike has announced its new 85mm f/1.8 manual focus lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. No pricing or availability has been revealed yet, but the 85mm f/1.8 for Canon EF that does feature autofocus (a Meike first) costs less than $200.

Meike 85mm f/1.8 Sony E-mount

The lens features a 9-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh and a minimum focus distance of 2.8 feet (0.85m). There are 9 elements in 6 groups and a filter diameter of 67mm.

However, with no autofocus this may well deter a few portrait photographers especially those wanting to make use of Eye AF.

Key Features:

  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture range: 1.8-2.2
  • Min. focus distance: 0.85m
  • Lens construction: 6 groups 9 elements
  • Focus type: manual focus
  • Angle of View: 28.5°
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Weight: 420g

Full details including sample photos can be found on Meike’s website.


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