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Meike 50 mm f/1.7

Manufacturer Meike
Model 50 mm f/1.7
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.7
Angle of view 46.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 6 elements / 5 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Sony E
Nikon 1
Nikon Z
Canon R
Fujifilm X
Canon EF-M
Sony FE
Dimensions 61 x 54.5 mm
Weight 310 g
Additional information Announced: May 2018
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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4.67 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. Barney
    Barney 16 January 2022, 00:19
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    IP 81.155.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: £90
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Aperture ring, while buttery smooth, has a bit too little resistance to turning.

    Pros: Very compact and well built with really excellent optics. Adding ‘for the price’ doesn’t do it justice.

    Summary: Mine was bought near the end of 2021 and Meicke have probably improved their quality control and refined their design since the launch batch. Mine certainly is not decentred and the hood is a very tight fit. If not screwed on firmly past the pronounced ‘click’ , it will be slack though. Turn past the click and it is so tight that it requires considerable force to get it off.

  2. Kevin DiOssi
    Kevin DiOssi 18 December 2019, 01:13
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    IP 47.204.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $125
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: With all the positive attributes this lens has for its price, there are bound to be some cons - at this price point. On my copy, the lens hood barely could stay on. When focusing near infinity, my lens also appears to be de-centered because it\'s soft on the left hand side of the image, but razor sharp from image mid left frame all the way to the right side of the image at f/5.6. Oh yes, the aperture marking on the lens are not correct at all and cannot be trusted for either full-stops or exposure value. It\'s also very prone to flaring, but it can be attractive - too bad the lens hood didn\'t fit well.

    Pros: The image quality of this lens really did impress me. The first subject I tested on was my dog. It was clear to see just how sharp it was wide open focusing on his eyes and seeing all the individual hairs at 30mp. In scenes with very high detail, this lens did a fine job showing it. it gets a little soft up close, but anything 3-10ft (1-3m) away looks beautiful and the bokeh quality is very nice too. It does have some chromatic aberrations in the highlights, but it\'s not nearly as bad as you would expect for a lens this affordable.

    Summary: At this price point, it would be hard to find anything that could resolve as cleanly as this lens can. There is a bit of blooming when you\'re shooting in extreme contrast with bright highlights. When using this lens at what I can only assume are its intended working distances of a 50mm lens, it really is a sharp lens, has beautiful color, and is easy to focus with on the EOS R.

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