Meike has unveiled the new 60mm F2.8 manual focus macro lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. This lens will be available in a variety of mounts including Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M and RF, and Micro Four Thirds.
One of the highlights of the new lens is its affordable price tag, making it an attractive option for APS-C photographers looking to get into macro photography. The effective focal length of the lens depends on the mount, and on APS-C cameras it is about 90mm, and on Micro Four Thirds cameras it is 120mm.
The lens consists of 11 elements combined in 8 groups and has a diaphragm with nine blades. The optics feature a ribbed manual iris ring, while the lens focus ring has a diamond-shaped knurled texture and focus scale markings, including a depth of field scale.
The macro lens provides a 1:1 magnification with a minimum focusing distance of 17.5 cm.
Price and availability
The new Meike 60mm F2.8 macro lens is available for order for $189.99 / £208.25 on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk websites. The lens weighs just over 300 grams, and exact physical dimensions are not yet available due to mount differences. However, it is known that the lens is equipped with a 49 mm filter thread.
Meike 60mm F2.8 specifications
- Designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras
- Supports Sony E, Nikon Z, Fujifilm X, Canon EF-M, Canon RF-S, and Micro 4/3 mounts
- Manual focus and manual iris only
- Focal length: 60mm
- Aperture: F/2.8-F/22
- MDF: 0.175 meters
- Maximum magnification ratio: 1:1
- Optical design: 11 elements in 8 groups
- Number of aperture blades: 9 pieces
- Filter diameter: 52 mm
- Weight: 300 grams
Venus Optics recently released the Laowa FFII 58mm F2.8 CA-Dreamer 2x Macro lens for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Leica L mount mirrorless full-frame cameras. Laowa’s 58mm F2.8 2X macro lens has a compact size and high optical performance, and macro photography with a twofold increase. It has been priced at $499.