Meike 85mm f1.8 Large Aperture Full Frame Auto Focus Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS EF Mount Digital SLR Camera Compatible with APS C Bodies Such as 1D 5D3 5D4 6D 7D 70D 550D 80D

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Meike 85mm f/1.8 Performance

Sharpness: very good level at f/1.8 and f/2.8, rising to excellent from f/4 to f/8.


Sharpness is still very good at f/11 and f/16, only falling off to fair levels at f/22.

Edge sharpness is quite poor at f/1.8, fair at f/2.8 but then perks up to being very good at f/4 and excellent at f/5.6 to f/8.

It is still very good at f/11 and f/16, falling off to being only fair at f/22.

CA (Chromatic Aberration) is remarkably well controlled throughout the aperture range. It is very unlikely that CA will be seen

as a problem and if further correction is ever needed we can of course look to software solutions.

Vignetting at open aperture is quite obvious at -1.5 stops, although this does have a useful side effect in that corners of an image

are often darkened inpost processing to concentrate our eyes on the centre of the image.

Here we have a natural effect, more often seen in wide angle designs. At f/2.8 darkening has reduced to around two thirds of a stop

and this has reduced to about one third of a stop by f/4. It doesn’t really get any better than this, the mild -0.3 stop vignetting continuing

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right through the aperture range.

The lens shows +0.63% pincushion distortion, which again is an excellent performance. Further correction could be made in software if the need arose, but for most purposes this would not be necessary. Performance against the light is excellent as well, and flare was not observed in any of the conditions found throughout the test period.

Meike 85mm F/1.8 Manual Focus Telephoto Fixed Prime Lens Sample Images

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Aperture Range: f/1.8 – f/22

Lens Construction: 6 Groups 9 Elements

Filter Thread Size: 67mm

Angle of View: 28.5°

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.85m

Size: 79 * 75 mm

Weight: 420g

Meike 85mm F/1.8 Manual Focus Telephoto Fixed Prime Lens Sample Images

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Meike 85mm f/1.8 Pros

Excellent sharpness

Low CA

Low distortion

Meike 85mm f/1.8 Cons

AF noisy and slow

No weather resistance

Edge softness wide open

Meike 85mm F/1.8 Manual Focus Telephoto Fixed Prime Lens Sample Images

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1*MK-85MM F/1.8 Lens

2*Lens Cap(front and rear)

1*Lens hood

1*Lens bag

1*Lens Cleaning Cloth


Meike 85mm F/1.8 Manual Focus Telephoto Fixed Prime Lens Sample Images

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Photographer: Joshua Waller

Filter size is 67mm, minimum focus distance with 0.85m
Lens aperture range is F/1.8-F/22, lens construction with 6 groups of 9 pieces
Full frame view: level: 16 degree / vertical: 24 degrees / diagonal: 28.5 degrees
Lens carrying the usual electronic contacts, but also a USB connection that can be used to upgrade the lens firmware
Suitable for a wide range of other subjects, including selective architecture, landscapes, portrait, short range sports and theatre photography

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