The full-frame Sony FE system has a new lens. To Meike MK-50 mm f / 1.7, which is the classic "fifty" with bright light and manual sharpening, which we will buy for little money.
Manual Meike glasses become an alternative to old M42 lenses or the Minolta system. Like the others, they cost only a fraction of the price of standard lenses, and at the same time offer bright light and sometimes better optical performance than the classics used. At the same time they often cost little more.
Full frame "fifty"
The manufacturer focuses primarily on the most popular focal lengths, which is why we will find in his offer, among others, 35mm and 50mm lenses. Now the offer is joined by another "fifty", this time designed for the full frame Sony FE mount system. Meike MK-50 mm f / 1.7 is a manual lens on which the optical construction consists of 6 elements, which are arranged in 5 groups. Lenses are covered with multilayer coatings, the field of view of the lens is 46.5 degrees and the minimum distance of sharpening up to 50 centimeters. We will film filters with a diameter of 52 mm on the lens.However, the aperture draws attention. This one offers not only high quality at f / 1.7, but additionally equipped with as many as 12 leaves . This means that the lens will provide us with a very interesting image blur. This multi-leaf aperture can turn out to be one of the main advantages of this model. The lens itself weighs 310 grams and measures 61 x 54.5 mm. It should be mentioned that thanks to full-frame design, in the case of Sony cameras we will be able to obtain not only 50 mm focal length but also 75 mm focal length, switching to APS-C mode. This is its advantage over the previous models that were developed for the APS-C system, in which case the 50 mm lens produced a de facto 75 mm after applying to the camera.
Meike MK-50 mm f / 1.7 – how much it costs and where to buy
After all, it is still not the original lens, and on the market we find a lot of analog glasses, slightly older age, which will offer similar parameters. However, this model can still be tempting. After all, we get a new, full-frame lens for which we will receive a guarantee. The model was priced at 130 euros, which gives less than 600 zlotys. This is still a pretty good price for a new lens designed for full frame. I believe, however, that smaller manufacturers should now start working on glasses equipped with AF. Taking into consideration the great possibilities of automatic sharpening in Sony cameras, it is users who will be more willing to use such glasses. We will buy a lens now in [Amazon's Amazon .