SAB: Meike 85mm f/1.8 MF Review

Meike 85mm f/1.8 MF: B&H Photo / Amazon
Meike 85mm f/1.8 AF: B&H Photo / Amazon

Sony Alpha Blog posted its full Meike 85mm f/1.8 MF review, which should also apply to the AF lens, which doesn’t cost that much more. You can read the full review here or check out the excerpt below:

The Meike 85mm F1.8 (250 euros) is a pleasant surprise : A manual lens with EXIF for 250 euros and with very good overall results


  • Very good to excellent sharpness in the centre
  • Very good blurry background
  • Good color rendition
  • EXIF transmission
  • Light
  • Cheap
  • Low distorsion
  • Small vignetting at F1.8 / none at F2.8
  • Can be upgraded via firmware


  • Bokeh Balls truncated
  • Moderate CA
  • Lower contrast at F1.8 in some situation
  • Average corners wide open
  • Good build quality but not “very good”
  • Noisy aperture changes

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