Review Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

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Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)


  1. In short
  2. All Meike Lenses
  3. Main Specifications
  4. Assembly
  5. What is the actual aperture ratio (T-stop) at f / 0.95?
  6. Focusing
  7. Image quality
  8. Sample photos (with sources)
  9. My experience
  10. Alternatives
  11. All Sony APS-C E-mount cameras
  12. All original lenses for Sony APS-C E
  13. Price
  14. Video review
  15. Results
  16. User Comments
  17. Add your review or question on the lens

Please note that the Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C lens comes with different mounts. This review shows the Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C version for mirrorless cameras Sony E with APS-C sensor. At the same time Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C is also available with mounts Canon EF-M, Nikon Z, Fujifilm x и Micro 4 / 3 (for some reason not for Leica l и Canon RF-S).

In this review, I will refer to the Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C as Meike 50/0.95 for short.

because of martial law in Ukraine this review helped me prepare Anna Anuttara.

Some exterior photos are taken from the official site Meike.

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

In short

Meike 50 / 0.95 - modern manual (manual focus only) particularly fast fixed focal length lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C or Micro 4/3 sensor. These lenses are most often referred to as'fifty dollars' due to the focal length of 50 mm. First of all, Meike 50/0.95 is aimed at creative shooting, well suited for some areas of portrait photography.

The Meike 50/0.95 is interesting for its very low price (it's one of the cheapest lenses of its kind with F/0.95), very high quality assembly, a large number of aperture blades, and a maximum aperture ratio of 1:0.95. Separately, it should be noted that the relative aperture of 1:0.95 is 'honest' and gives light transmission in the region of T / 1.0-T / 1.1 (that is, the real aperture lens, expressed in T-stops, matches well the stated maximum aperture of F / 0.95). In addition, sharpness at F / 0.95 is quite enough, for example, for some directions of tailoring.

Among the disadvantages are the standard optical problems inherent in such inexpensive high-aperture optics, first of all, strong chromatic aberration and very low resolution at the corners and edges of the frame at close focusing distances.

Aperture F / 0.95 more than five steps wider aperture F / 5.6, which is used in some 'dark' standard lenses. Each step gives a twofold increase in aperture ratio: 1 -> 1.4 -> 2 -> 2.8 -> 4 -> 5.6. In numerical terms, this means that Meike 50 / 0.95 should be 35 times lighterthan stock lens Sony 16-50mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS, which at a 50 mm focal length can use a maximum aperture of only 1: 5.6. The calculation in the difference in relative apertures (count the luminosity) is simple: (5.6 * 5.6) / (0.95 * 0.95) = 35.

Most likely Meike 50 / 0.95 is a complete copy 7Artisans 50/0.95 (for APS-C, 7Artisans FireFly series). True, it is worth noting that the frame angles of the Meike 50 / 0.95 are slightly better than those of 7Artisans 50/0.95 (for APS-C, 7Artisans FireFly series).

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

All Meike Photo Lenses:

For APS-C/MFT, manual focus only:

  1. 3.5mm 1: 2.8 Circular Fisheye [only M4 / 3]
  2. 6.5mm 1: 2 Circular Fisheye [E, Z, X, EF-M, M4 / 3, N1]
  3. 7.5mm 1:2.8 Fisheye (overview) [E, Z, X, EF-M, M4/3]
  4. 8mm 1: 3.5 FISH-EYE CS [E, Z + F, EF]
  5. 8mm 1: 2.8 [only M4 / 3]
  6. 10mm 1: 2 [E, Z, X, EF-M, M4/3]
  7. 12mm 1: 2 [E, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]
  8. 12mm 1: 2.8 [E, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]
  9. 25mm 1: 2 [E, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]
  10. 25mm 1:1.8(overview) [E, X, EF-M, Z, M4 / 3, N1]
  11. 25mm 1:0.95 [E, X, EF-M, RF-S, M4/3]
  12. 25mm 1:0.95 [IS]
  13. 28mm 1:2.8(overview) [E, X, EF-M, M4/3, N1]
  14. 35mm 1:1.7(overview) [E, X, EF-M, Z, M4 / 3, N1]
  15. 35mm 1:1.4(overview)  [E, X, EF-M, Z, M4 / 3, N1]
  16. 35mm 1:0.95 (overview)  [E, X, EF-M, RF-S, M4/3]
  17. 50mm 1: 2 [E, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]
  18. 50mm 1:0.95 (overview) [E, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]
  19. 55mm 1:1.4 [X, autofocus, 2023, announcement pending]
  20. 60mm 1:2.8 MACRO (overview) [E, X, Z, EF-M, RF-S, M4/3]
  21. 6-11mm 1: 3.5 Fisheye [EF / EF-S and F + E, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]

Full frame (also suitable for crop):

  1. 8mm 1: 3.5 Fisheye [F and EF / EF-S + E / FE, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]
  2. 50mm 1:1.8 [Z, E/FE, RF, autofocus, 2024, announcement pending]
  3. 50mm 1: 1.7 [Z, E / FE, RF + X]
  4. 50mm 1:1.2 [Z, FE, RF, EF, L]
  5. 85mm 1: 2.8 Macro [F and EF / EF-S + Z, E / FE, X, EF-M, M4 / 3]
  6. 85mm 1: 1.8 [for Sony E, manual]
  7. 85mm 1:1.8 AF STM (overview) [for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, FujiFilm X, autofocus2022]
  8. 85mm 1:1.8AF (overview) [only for Nikon F, autofocus2020]
  9. 85mm 1:1.8AF (overview) [only for Canon EF, autofocus2018]
  10. 85mm 1:1.4 AF [for Sony E, Nikon Z, autofocus2023]

Video Lenses:

  1. 12mm T/2.2 [M4/3]
  2. 16mm T/2.2 [E, X, M4/3]
  3. 25mm T/2.2 [E, X, M4/3]
  4. 35mm T/2.2 [E, X, M4/3]
  5. 35mm T/2.1 [PL, RF, EF, L, E] Full Frame
  6. 50mm T/2.2 [E, X, M4/3]
  7. 50mm T / 2.1 [PL, RF, EF, L, E] Full Frame
  8. 65mm T/2.2 [E, X, M4/3]
  9. 85mm T/2.2 [E, X, M4/3]


  1. E: Sony E, APS-C, mirrorless
  2. FE: Fony FE, Full Frame, Mirrorless
  3. X: Fujifilm X, APS-C, mirrorless
  4. Ef-m: Canon EF-M, APS-C, mirrorless
  5. RF-S: Canon RF-S, APS-C, mirrorless
  6. Ef-s: Canon EF-S, APS-C, SLR
  7. M4 / 3: Micro 4/3, Kf = 2.0, mirrorless
  8. N1: Nikon 1, Kf = 2.7, mirrorless
  9. F: Nikon F, Full Frame or APS-C, SLR
  10. Z: Nikon Z, Full Frame or APS-C, mirrorless
  11. EF: Canon EF, Full Frame, SLR
  12. RF: Canon RF, Full Frame, Mirrorless

Meike lenses can be found in the official Meike store on Aliexpress.

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C Main Specifications:

Review Instance Name Body: Meike 50mmF0.95 Made in China

E-Mount Side + Serial Number

On the box: Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Basic properties
  • The lens uses a Sony E mount and is suitable for Sony mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor
  • Manual focus only
  • Metal mount, metal body
  • Multi Coated - multicoated optics
Front Filter Diameter 62 mm
Focal length 50 mm

Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens, it does not have a zoom)
Designed by Option from the review for cropped mirrorless Sony cameras.

This lens exists with mounts:

Number of aperture blades 13 rounded petals
  • bayonet mount mark
  • focus distance scale in meters (white 'm' marks) and feet (red 'ft' marks). Available values ​​in meters: 0.45, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 1, 1.4, 2, 3 and infinity mark
  • depth of field scale for f / 4, 8, 11, 16
  • aperture scale on aperture ring
Diaphragm F / 0.95 to F / 16, controlled by aperture control ring.

There are labels for F / 0.95, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6 (dot), 8, 11 (dot), 16.

The aperture control ring rotates without clicking, smoothly. Any intermediate value can be set.

MDF 0.45 meters, maximum magnification ratio of approximately 1: 8 (measured, 19 centimeters fits horizontally on MDF)
The weight
  • 420 grams (according to the official site)
Optical design 7 elements in 5 groups.

The optical scheme was not found, therefore, the scheme from 7Artisans 50/0.95 (for APS-C, 7Artisans FireFly series).

meike-50mm-f-0-95-lens-review-optical-design-schemeThe optical design is clickable for magnification.

Lens hood Must be screwed into the front filter thread; marking unknown
Manufacturer country Made in China - Made in China
Period Announced July 1, 2022
  1. View on Aliexpress
  2. View on AMAZON at an authorized dealer

The creative potential of such a lens is difficult to overestimate. Amateur photographers often use it as a portrait lens. Many people just want a fast prime in addition to their 'whale' lens. Of the autofocus solutions, Meike 50 / 0.95 is closest to Fujifilm 50 / 1.0 for the FujiFilm X mount. The difference between 1:0.95 and 1:1 is insignificant and amounts to about 11%. Most likely, F / 0.95 instead of F / 1 is more used for a psychological / marketing effect, and this also refers to one of the most expensive fifty-fifty lenses of our time: LEICA NOCTILUX-M 1: 0.95 / 50 ASHP. E 60.

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C


The lens came to the review completely new, in a sealed box. The box contains the lens itself with front and rear caps and a small instruction manual. The design of the box is stylish and beautiful.

In general, the lens very well assembled... Meike 50 / 0.95 has metal mount for bayonet, and the lens case itself is completely made of metal, anodized aluminum is used.

All marks and labels on lenses engraved.

The front lens cap is metal, without latches, just fits snugly against the body frame. There is a special fabric seal on the inside of the lid. The cover is fixed tightly. Removing and installing the cover is pleasant.

The weight of the Meike 50/0.95 lens itself is just over 400 grams. In the hands of the lens feels like a solid thing.

The filter diameter is 62 mm. The Meike 50 / 0.95 itself is quite compact, well suited for small Sony cameras with an APS-C sensor.

The diaphragm consists of 13 (thirteen!) petals and forms a round hole at any value, while in the photographs in the blur zone, rather round disks of blur are obtained at any aperture value. The diaphragm can only be controlled manually using a special ring. Aperture ring rotates smoothly no clicks and fixed values, you can set any intermediate value in the range of F / 0.95-F / 16, which is very useful during movie shooting.

It's important: unlike other lenses, where the aperture ring rotates with clicks, and the transition between any pairs of aperture numbers has the same step, the step between pairs of Meike 50 / 0.95 numbers is always different. It shrinks from F/0.95 to F/16. This makes it difficult to conveniently and quickly set values ​​from F / 1.4 to F / 16. And for the F / 5.6 and F / 11 marks, there was no place on the scale at all (dots are used instead of the numbers F / 5.6 and F / 11).

It's important: aperture control ring is located from the front of the lens, behind the focus ring. This arrangement of the aperture ring is quite convenient.

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C (Sony E)

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

What is the actual aperture ratio (T-stop) at f / 0.95?

The light transmission of the lens is expressed 'T' steps. It is this value that is considered to be the 'real' indicator of lens aperture. Typically, T-stops (T-stops) are linked to aperture stops (F-stops). Quality lenses have pretty close numbers around 'T' and 'F'. For example, a high-quality lens with a maximum aperture ratio of 1:1.4 (aperture number F/1.4) has a light transmission of T/1.5-T/1.6. Lenses with F / 2.0 at the level of T / 2.1-T / 2.2, F / 2.8 at the level of F / 2.9-F / 3.0 and so on and so forth. The light transmission of Meike 50/0.95 at F/0.95 is in the region T / 1.0-1.1which is very, very good. It is safe to say that the relative aperture of 1:0.95 for this lens is 'honest'.

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C


The focus ring is quite wide, metal, ribbed with fine notches. The ring rotates approximately 90 degrees (about 1/4 of a full turn). The focus ring is poorly stretched from 1 meter to infinity. Focusing is smooth and pleasant, the focus ring can be rotated with one finger.

It's important: after successful focusing, when trying to set the desired aperture value, you can easily touch the focusing ring, which rotates very easily, and thereby knock down precise focusing.

During focusing, the trunk of the lens runs forward but does not spin... Together with the trunk, the diaphragm control ring also comes out. Focusing is performed by moving the entire lens unit. Most likely, the lens does not have a system for correcting image quality at close focusing distances.

On the ring there is a scale with a focusing distance in meters and feet and a depth of field scale. The minimum focusing distance is 45 cm and the maximum magnification ratio is approximately 1: 8 (measured).

Meike 50 / 0.95 has weak 'Focus Breathing' effect (changing the angle of view during focusing). When focusing towards the MDF, the angle of view decreases slightly. I was pleasantly surprised by the weak 'Focus Breathing' effect.

Focus Shift (shift focus, change in focusing distance due to aperture) is missing.

Hard stop (hard infinity mechanical stop) for fast and accurate infinity aiming under all operating temperatures no. The sample from the review has a small infinity flight in the extreme position of the focusing ring.

Focus peaking with the Sony NEX-F3 at f/0.95 works well even with the Peaking level set to low.

It's important: The Meike 50/0.95 FOV is slightly wider than the classic '45', and roughly corresponds to a focal length of around 48-XNUMXmm (when focusing at infinity).


Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Image quality

Meike 50 / 0.95 is pretty good, although it has obvious serious problems. At F / 0.95, the lens does not produce high optical performance, but still surprises with tolerable sharpness in the center of the frame at medium and long focusing distances.


  1. the resolution is highly dependent on the focusing distance... Lens optimized for medium to long focusing distances
  2. on MDF, frame corners return to normal only at F / 5.6
  3. at long focusing distances at F / 0.95, the resolution in the center of the frame is low, but quite suitable for comfortable work in many directions of photography, while the corners of the frame do not sag much
  4. at close focusing distances at F / 0.95 resolution in the corners of the frame are just awful
  5. only after f / 1.4 good resolution is achieved in the center of the frame
  6. there is a very strong coma


  1. there is a noticeable barrel-shaped distortion
  2. easily fixable in the editor and almost invisible in the pictures


  1. a little vignetting at F / 0.95 (which was very, very surprised)
  2. vignetting decreases with focus towards MDF. Most noticeable when focusing on infinity
  3. vignetting almost completely disappears at values ​​after F / 2
  4. vignetting easily fixable in the editor


  1. strong chromatic aberration all over the frame
  2. few spherical aberrations at f / 0.95
  3. chromatic aberration decrease significantly after closing the aperture to f / 2.8
  4. the strongest chromatic aberration traceable at the corners and edges of the image
  5. strong milling
  6. there is also blooming (explosive growth of aberrations on highly contrasting elements)


  1. on heavily covered apertures it is difficult to get the effect of star rays
  2. from bright light sources you can get a lot of glare. But in the general case, there are no special problems with back and side light, in order to get a large amount of glare - you need to try
  3. bokeh is pleasant in many cases, but is often spoiled by coma ('bokeh comatose'). Discs of blur to the edges and corners of the frame turn into pronounced 'lemons' or 'comatose umbrellas'

Important: at the time of writing this review, there was no Meike 50/0.95 profile for popular RAW converters. You can create a profile yourself or wait for its release.

It's important: The markings on the diphagma control ring are slightly incorrect. Shown below are approximate Meike 50/0.95 f-numbers based on a comparison of readings exposure lens with other classic solutions:

  • 0.95 <-> 0.95
  • 1.4 <-> 1.2
  • 2 <-> 1.8
  • 2.8 <-> 2.2
  • 4 <-> 3.2
  • 5.6 <-> 3.5
  • 8 <-> 4.5
  • 11 <-> 6.3
  • 16 <-> 8 (difference 4 times)

Similar inaccuracies with the aperture control ring are often found on brand lenses. 7Artisans.

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Sample Photos

Photos for this review helped me prepare Anna Anuttara. All photos in the review are shown without processing. Sony NEX F3 camera (16 MP Sony Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor) was used.

It's important: electronic front curtain shutter Sony NEX F3 badly spoiled bokeh at wide apertures and shutter speeds shorter than 1/1000 second, the causes of this problem are described here. The lens is not to blame, a purely feature of the Sony NEX F3 electronic front curtain shutter. With a fully mechanical shutter, this problem can be avoided (the Sony NEX F3 can use a fully mechanical shutter).

It's important: Meike 50 / 0.95 paired with Sony NEX F3, when the aperture is closed, the color rendition changes significantly. At full aperture, the image takes on a slightly pink/pink-purple hue (example on f / 0.95). Auto white balance sometimes copes well with this feature, but with manual installation white balance this effect is significant. Sometimes automatic white balance is greatly mistaken. With the aperture closed to F / 1.4-F / 2.0, color reproduction returns to normal. Perhaps on some other cameras the lens will behave in a similar way. Once again, this behavior is this is the problem of the camera Sony NEX F3 (and some others) on which the lens was tested. I assume that this is a parasitic reflection of the rays coming from the Sony NEX F3 sensor itself by the rear lens of the lens back to the sensor (the matrix and the external filter of the Sony NEX F3 camera visually shimmer with pink-violet and green hues), perhaps the reason is something else. This effect is vigorously discussed with the social networks of Radozhiva on a similar example with Sony a3500 и 7Artisans 50 / 0.95: here (Facebook) и here (Youtube). And here, for example, Sony NEX-6 there is no such problem.

Original images in JPEG ('.JPG') can view and / or download from this link (80+ photos, Google Drive cloud).

Box Meike 50/0.95

Box Meike 50/0.95

My experience

According to my observation, Meike 50 / 0.95 is almost identical 7Artisans 50 / 0.95. But Meike officials assure me that Meike 50/0.95 is slightly better.

In general, I would recommend an inexpensive autofocus lens for cropped mirrorless cameras - Viltrox 56 / 1.4 (available for all popular mounts: Canon EF-Mfujifilm xNikon Z и Sony E). Sometimes Viltrox 56 / 1.4 can be found on sale for about 250 dollars, which is not much more expensive than Meike 50/0.95.

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Multi Coated APS-C

Alternatives for EF-M, Z, E, X, M4 / 3:

Meike 50 / 0.95 is available for mounts Canon EF-M, fujifilm x, Nikon Z, Sony E и Micro 4 / 3. Therefore, autofocus alternatives will be such fast lenses for cropped cameras:

  1. Sony 50 / 1.8 OSS (E)
  2. Yongnuo 50 / 1.8 (E)
  3. Sigma 56/1.4 (E, Ef-m, L, M4 / 3)
  4. Viltrox 56 / 1.4 (X, E, Ef-m, Z)
  5. Tokina 56 / 1.4 (X, E)
  6. Fujifilm 50 / 1 (X)
  7. Fujifilm 56/1.2 (X)
  8. Fujifilm 56/1.2WR (X)
  9. Fujifilm 56/1.2 APD (X)
  10. Fujifilm 50/2 (X)
  11. Olympus 45/1.2 (M4 / 3)
  12. Olympus 45/1.8 (M4 / 3)
  13. Panasonic 42.5/1.2 OIS (M4 / 3)
  14. Panasonic 42.5/1.7 OIS (M4 / 3)

I did not include macro lenses with a similar focal length in the list, since they have a much smaller aperture.

Of these manual alternatives, first of all, you should pay attention to:

  1. TTArtisan 50 / 1.2 (E, X, Ef-m, Z, M4 / 3,L)
  2. KamLan 50 / 1.1 II (E, X, Ef-m, M4 / 3)
  3. 7Artisans 50 / 0.95 (E, X, Ef-m, M4 / 3)
  4. 7Artisans 55 / 1.4 (E, X, Ef-m, M4 / 3,L)
  5. 7Artisans 55 / 1.4 II (E, X, Ef-m, Z, M4 / 3)
  6. 7Artisans 50 / 1.8 (E, X, Ef-m, M4 / 3)
  7. Brightin Star 50 / 1.4 (E, X, Ef-m, M4 / 3)
  8. PERGEAR 50 / 1.8 (E, X, M4 / 3)
  9. Mitakon 42.5 / 1.2 (M4 / 3)
  10. Voigtlander Nokton 42.5 / 0.95 (M4 / 3)
  11. Voigtlander Nokton 60 / 0.95 (M4 / 3)
  12. many extra high-aperture solutions can be found here
Box Meike 50/0.95

Box Meike 50/0.95

All Sony E-mount cameras with APS-C sensor

Box Meike 50/0.95

Meike 50 / 0.95

All Sony E lenses for APS-C

Fix Lenses:

  1. Sony 11 mm f / 1.8 [2022, black, AliExpress price]
  2. Sony 15 mm f / 1.4 G [2022, black, AliExpress price]
  3. Sony 16 mm f / 2.8 [2010, silver, AliExpress price]
  4. Sony 20 mm f / 2.8 [2013, silver, AliExpress price]
  5. Sony 24 mm f / 1.8 ZEISS ZA [2011, black]
  6. Sony 30 mm f / 3.5 MACRO [2011, silver, AliExpress price]
  7. Sony 35 mm f / 1.8 U.S.S [2012, black, AliExpress price]
  8. Sony 50 mm f / 1.8 U.S.S [2011, black/silver, AliExpress price]

Zoom Lenses:

  1. Sony 10-18 mm f / 4 U.S.S [2012, black, AliExpress price]
  2. Sony 10-20 mm f / 4 G PZ [2022, black, AliExpress price]
  3. Sony 16-50 mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ U.S.S [2012, black/silver, AliExpress price]
  4. Sony 16-55 mm f / 2.8 G [2019, black, AliExpress price]
  5. Sony 16-70 mm f / 4 U.S.S ZEISS ZA [2013, black, AliExpress price]
  6. Sony 18-50 mm f / 4-5.6 [2014, black]
  7. Sony 18-55 mm f / 3.5-5.6 U.S.S [2010, black/silver]
  8. Sony 18-105 mm f / 4 G PZ U.S.S [2013, black, AliExpress price]
  9. Sony 18-110 mm f / 4 G PZ U.S.S [2016, black]
  10. Sony 18-135 mm f / 3.5-5.6 U.S.S [2018, black, AliExpress price]
  11. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 U.S.S [2010, silver, AliExpress price]
  12. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 U.S.S LE [2012, black, AliExpress price]
  13. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 PZ U.S.S [2012, black]
  14. Sony 55-210 mm f / 4.5-6.3 U.S.S [2011, black/silver, AliExpress price]
  15. Sony 70-350 mm f/4.5–6.3 G U.S.S [2019, black, AliExpress price]

Third-party autofocus lenses for Sony E APS-C:

Many interesting manual solutions are provided by Chinese manufacturers and brands. 7Artisans, TTartisan, Meike, Neewer, PerGear, Kamlan, Brightin star, Mitakon Zhongyi, Venus laowaFujian, ARTRALABAstrHori other. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters are also interesting Viltrox Canon EF -> Sony E 0.71X и Metabones Canon EF -> Sony E 0.71X... List of full-frame cameras and lenses Sony FE (Full Frame E) here

Box Meike 50/0.95

Meike 50 / 0.95


Meike 50/0.95 costs around $250. The easiest way buy Meike 50/0.95 on Aliexpress.comFor example, here. Or at AMAZON.

Box Meike 50/0.95

Meike 50 / 0.95

Video review


Meike 50/0.95 is a very interesting creative tool. Highly low cost, huge 'real' aperture... At F / 0.95, it blurs the foreground and background very much. Good / very good at closed apertures. Working with F / 0.95 is not that difficult.

10 main advantages

  1. low cost. For 2022, this is one of the cheapest lenses for APS-C with f / 0.95
  2. high aperture (relative aperture 1:0.95 with real aperture within T/1.0-T/1.1)
  3. good build quality: the lens body is completely made of metal
  4. very smooth focusing ring, pleasant to use, weak Focus Breathing effect
  5. there is a depth of field scale and focusing distances
  6. 13 diaphragm blades that always give a rounded hole
  7. the aperture ring rotates smoothly, without intermediate values ​​(important for movie shooting)
  8. the aperture control ring is located in front of the lens, which is very convenient
  9. at f / 0.95 is not as bad as you might expect, especially at medium to long focusing distances
  10. the far corners of the frame are slightly better than 7Artisans 50/0.95 (for APS-C, 7Artisans FireFly series)

10 main disadvantages

  1. incorrect marking of the aperture control ring (F / 16 is actually closer to F / 8)
  2. no CPU pins to form the correct EXIF
  3. a threaded (non-bayonet) hood should be used; no hood is included in the scope of delivery
  4. front cover without latches
  5. small non-linear step of the aperture control ring between F / 2-F / 16 values, the focusing ring rotates only a quarter of a full turn
  6. the angle of view is slightly wider than the classic fifty and approximately corresponds to the focal length in the region of 45-48 mm
  7. there is no lens profile for popular RAW converters, the lens is not 'hardwired' into modern cameras
  8. critically weak corners and edges of the image at close focusing distances in the range of F / 0.95-F / 4
  9. strong chromatic aberration
  10. strong glare / ghosting possible in strong back and side light

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  • Natalia

    Beautiful autumn gallery) I see from the photo - a good, akin to a universal lens, I think you can easily use it every day. Very sharp architecture at infinity.

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