Meike 85mm F1.8 STM Lens for Sony cameras

Meike has announced an affordable autofocus lens for full-frame Sony E mount cameras. Meike 85mm F1.8 STM is suitable for portraits, architecture, and landscapes. It has nine elements in six groups and is equipped with a nine-bladed aperture that provides a range of operation from f/1.8 to f/22.

Meike 85mm F1.8 STM Sony E Mount

The Meike lens has a diameter of 69.5 mm, a front filter thread size of 67 mm, and weighs 386 grams. The lens supports autofocus with Sony E-mount cameras, both full-frame and APS-C, as well as full electronic communication. It means that the lens should work just like any other Sony lens and allow electronic iris adjustment as well as EXIF ​​data transfer.

The autofocus is driven by a stepping motor (STM) which ensures quiet and smooth focusing. The lens barrel is advertised as being dust and dirt-resistant.

Price and availability

The Meike 85mm F1.8 STM is now available from Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.co.uk for $199.99 / £229.99. Meike also mentions several supported Sony cameras like the Alpha 7 IV, Alpha 9, a6300, and a6600, though it’s not clear if there are any restrictions on which camera it will work with. For example, the Alpha 1 and Alpha 9 II are missing from its list, although the company may have decided it didn’t need to publish a complete compatibility list, as this lens is supposedly supported by all Sony E-mount cameras.

Meike 85mm F1.8 STM specifications

Meike 85mm F1.8 STM Sony E Mount
  • Format: full frame
  • Mount: Sony E
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Aperture Range: F1.8-22
  • Viewing Angle: Horizontal: 16° ​​Vertical: 24° Diagonal: 28.5°
  • Lens Diameter: 79.5mm
  • Aperture blades: 9 blades
  • Lens structure: 6 groups 9 elements
  • Minimum deflection distance: 0.85m
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Weight: 386 g

Along with this affordable lens, Meike also made available the 16mm T2.5 cine lens for full-frame photography. It is a wide-angle lens for film production, designed to work with PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, Sony E, and Leica L mounts, and is priced at $1,199.

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