Meike has announced a new offering for Sony Full Frame cameras: the 50mm f1.7. This is the latest addition to the company’s growing assortment of lenses and it comes at the enticing low price of $130 on Amazon. If you’re looking for a fun fast lens to play with or gifting an inexpensive optic to a budding new photog, this is an interesting option. Let’s take a closer look at how it’s put together.

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • Multi-Layer Nano Coating
  • Manual Focus
  • 5 Groups, 6 Elements
  • Minimum Focus: 0.5m
  • Weight: 310g
  • Filter Size: 52mm

Don’t let the price fool you, this isn’t a plastic toy. To the contrary, it’s a metal frosted lens with a metal bayonet. The company boasts that the lens can “effectively prevent the entry of dust and water”, providing a bit more security and confidence that the 50mm f1.7 is an investment that could endure beyond what the price point would indicate.

For the shooter who doesn’t mind manual focusing but doesn’t want to hunt down a good legacy lens and adapting it, this could fit nicely in your bag.

You can pick up your copy of the Meike 50mm f1.7 manual focusing lens for $130 here.


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