Meike releases $200 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Sony E-mount cameras


Photo accessory manufacturer Meike has released a new 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems.

The new 85mm F1.8 lens is constructed of nine elements in six groups and has multi-layer coatings on the front and rear elements. A stepping motor is used to drive the autofocus system and It uses a nine-blade aperture diaphragm with electronic aperture control. Thanks to the contacts, all lens information is sent back to compatible cameras and an onboard Micro USB port can be used should future firmware updates be released.

The lens’ minimum focusing distance is 85cm (33.5”), uses a 67mm front filter thread and measures 79.5mm (3.1”) in diameter with a weight of 386g (13.6oz). Below is a small collection of sample images taken with the lens and provided by Meike:

The lens is available to purchase today for $200 on Meike’s online shop. It comes with the lens, front and rear lens caps, and a petal-shaped lens hood.

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