Announcement: MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM

On September 25, 2023, the MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Sony E was officially presented.

MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM

MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM

Basic properties

  • Lens designed for full-frame mirrorless mount cameras Sony FE / E и Nikon Z. Also expected for Canon RF, Leica L.
  • Relative Hole: 1: 1.4-1: 16
  • Focal Length: 85mm (EGF for cameras Nikon DX Z APS-C, Sony E APS-C is 127.5 mm)
  • MDF: 98 centimeters
  • Optical design: 13 elements in 8 groups (figure not yet published)
  • Built-in focusing stepper motor
  • Focus mode switch
  • Filter Diameter: 77 mm
  • Aperture blades: 12 pieces
  • USB Type-C port for firmware update
  • Aperture control ring
  • Control button
  • Weight: about 800 grams
  • Price: about 470 dollars

Appearance

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]

Mounts:

  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.

All autofocus 85s

Choosing a good 85mm portrait lens is very important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, therefore I have prepared this list of all such autofocus lenses for full frame cameras with F <= 2 and a focal length of about 85 mm.

Nikon (F, Z mounts)

  1. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor [December 1987]
  2. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor [March 1994, Thailand/Japan]
  3. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor [November 1995]
  4. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor SWM IF Nano Crystal Coat [August 2010]
  5. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S IF SWM Nikkor [January 2012]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S [July 2019]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.2 S [January 2023]

Canon (EF, RF mounts)

  1. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L USM [September 1989
  2. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.8 USM [July 1992]
  3. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L II USM [March 2006]
  4. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.4 L IS USM [November 2017]
  5. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM [May 2019]
  6. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING) [October 2019]

Yongnuo/YnLens (different mounts)

  1. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8) [9/6, Canon EF, February 2017]
  2. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8N) [9/6, Nikon F, May 2019]
  3. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8S) [9/8, Sony E, August 2020]
  4. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8R) [9/8, Canon RF, May 2021]
  5. Ynlens YN85mm 1:1.8Z DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8Z) [9/8, Nikon Z, March 2022]
  6. Yongnuo 85F1.8S DF DSM [9/8, Sony E, August 2022]

Sony / Sony Zeiss ZA / Minolta (E / FE, A mount)

  1. Sony FE 1.4/85 GM (SEL85F18GM) [February 2016]
  2. Sony FE 1.8/85 (SEL85F18) [February 2017]
  3. Sony SAL85F14Z / Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 ZA T* [June 2006]
  4. Minolta AF 85mm 1:1.4 (22) (AF lens 85) / Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / G / G+D / G+RS / G+D+LE and other versions of the same lens, A mount [1987]

Sigma (different mounts)

  1. Sigma EX 85mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM (two sub-versions with different body finishes, for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, February 2010)
  2. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG | A [Art] (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, Sony E, Leica L, September 2016)
  3. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A [Art] (for Sony E, Leica L, August 2020)

Viltrox (different mounts)

  1. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, 2018)
  2. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 STM ED IF (Nikon Z, Canon RF, December 2020)
  3. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 II STM ED IF (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, July 2020, light version XNUMX)

Pentax (K mount)

  1. SMC Pentax-FA* 1:1.4 85mm IF AUTO FOCUS PENTAX 85 [1992]
  2. HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW [May 2020]

Samyang / Rokinon (different mounts)

  1. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF (for Canon EF, scheme 9/7, June 2018)
  2. Samyang AF 85/1.4F (for Nikon F, scheme 9/7, April 2019)
  3. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, March 2019)
  4. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF  (for Canon RF, scheme 11/8, May 2020)
  5. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE II (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, July 2022)

Meike (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Nikon Z, FujiFilm X)

  1. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Canon EF / Canon EF-S, April 2018)
  2. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Nikon F, Aug 2020)
  3. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.8 Auto Focus Lens FF STM [review] (for Sony FE/E + Nikon Z, Canon RF, FujiFilm X, June 2022 + March 2023)
  4. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM (for Sony FE/E + Nikon Z, September 2023)

Zeiss (various mounts)

  1. Zeiss Sonnar 1.8 / 85 T * (Batis 1.8 / 85) [April 2015, built-in stabilizer, Sony E/FE mount, 11/8]
  2. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4/85 ZA T* (Sony SAL85F14Z) ​​[June 2006, Sony A/Minolta A mount, 8/7]
  3. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * [November 2002, Contax N mount, 10/9]

Tamron (different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD Model F016 (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A [without VC function], March 2016)

Tokina (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE (for Sony E, most likely a complete analog Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM, January 2020)

AstrHori (Sony E/FE mount)

  1. AstrHori AF 85mm 1:1.8 [December 2022]

Panasonic (L mount)

  1. Panasonic LUMIX S 1: 1.8 / 85mm [November 2020]

Separately, you can still highlight non-classic 85s:

  1. macro lens Canon Lens RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM [2020, RF]
  2. longer LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-SL 1: 2/90 ASPH. (2018, Leica l)
  3. less aperture Sony 85 / 2.8 SAM (SAL85f28) [2010, A]
  4. shorter SMC PENTAX FA 1:1.8 77mm Limited (1997, K)
  5. shorter HD Pentax-FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited (2021, K)
  6. shorter Samyang AF 75 / 1.8 FE (2020, E) + Samyang AF 75/1.8X (2023, X)
  7. cropped Samsung Lens 1:1.4 85mm ED SSA i-Function [2011, NX]
  8. cropped and longer FUJIFILM FUJINON LENS SUPER EBC XF 90mm 1: 2 R LM WR [2015, X]
  9. cropped and shorter Viltrox AF 75/1.2 XF STM ED IF [2022, X, E, Z]
  10. cropped, less aperture, macro lens Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1: 3.5G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 [2009, F]
  11. many 90/2.8 class macro lenses

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Comments: 15, on the topic: Announcement: MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM

  • Ivan_Io

    Judging by the diameter, his lordship will be uncompromising. But judging by the price, other effects are possible.

    • B. R. P.

      The most common diameter. Other effects are more likely from the name of the “company”.

    • Andy From Far Away

      Dimensions and weight are comparable to Sigma 50mm 1:1.4 DG (ART). The number of lenses and groups are also identical - both have 13 lenses in 8 groups. But the optical design of the device is still different, after all, Sigma’s MDF is 40 cm, while this one is meter.

  • i is glorious

    The cheapest “mirrorless” lens with aperture 1,4 and autofocus.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Of course not, there are cheaper options for crop

      • i is glorious

        Of course I forgot the word “full frame”

  • Andy From Far Away

    The information is no longer new, but may still be interesting for someone.
    Regarding the compatibility of this lens with Canon RF, in German forums, and not only in German, forum members assumed that this lens would be the first from a third-party manufacturer that would work with this system. The reason for these assumptions were hints from Meike that the lens would be compatible with the RF mount (here it should be added that Meike, in turn, did not specify the scope of compatibility).
    But it was not there. This is what Canon Deutschland representatives responded to a request from Photografix-Magazin:

    “We carefully study every request from the manufacturer. In this case, Canon did not grant Meike permission to manufacture and sell RF mount lenses.”

    • Arkady Shapoval

      First? What about Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 DF DSM R и Yongnuo 85mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM R, released back in 2021

      • Andy From Far Away

        They are not available for sale in Europe with this mount. You can buy on AliExpress with the risk of being detained at customs. Apparently, the Chinese have little interest in patent law (who would have thought..)
        But what we have is the Viltrox AF 85 mm F/1.8 RF. At the request of the editors of the same Photografix-Magazin about whether Viltrox has a license, Canon never responded.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Does that somehow change the fact that they were the first? Or maybe Meike is not China?

          • Andy From Far Away

            This confirms what I wrote above about the expectations of German forum members. Hope for an official third party lens for RF. Because what’s the point of ordering something in China if it’s confiscated at customs and sent in addition to a fine? And the point here is not that Meike is China... they are sold in Europe and all over the world under Sony. But they are not available in countries that comply with RF patent law. That's all I wanted and said.

            • Arkady Shapoval

              Come on, for example, my friends come to Belgium with Chinese lenses without any problems at all. You're causing panic in vain

              • Andy From Far Away

                What kind of panic? I’m not saying that you can’t order anything from China. You can easily order lenses and anything else directly from China. As long as the product does not infringe a patent or is otherwise prohibited in the EU. (for example, inflated concentrations of toxic substances or something else, something that is prohibited here, but not for them)
                Therefore, your friends, like everyone else, can order certain glasses, which are cheaper in China. For example, those listed above with a Sony or even EF mount. But not RF. You can, of course, try and buy the latter in China, but then it may turn out that you pay for the lens twice (once to the Chinese and once to customs) and be left with nothing. That's all.

              • Arkady Shapoval

                Why then do they also calmly come under RF? Common panic – not particularly justified and overblown

              • Andy From Far Away

                I just said how things stand from the point of view of the EU law on the import of goods and possible risks. Possible seizure by customs and the lack of any service or guarantee for such things in the EU are very real things. Everyone decides the rest for themselves.
                Moreover, if I am from Germany and click on your AliExpress links for the above listed glasses (RF), I only see the inscription “the product is not available in your region.” There are no problems with all other lenses - I can buy them.
                Where is the panic here? General information and nothing more.
                Yes, and initially we were talking only about official third-party manufacturers, it seems.

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