A new 35mm f/0.95 large aperture lens from Meike has been released for six distinct camera mounts, including Micro Four Thirds and five APS-C cameras. Despite being entirely manual, it has good image quality and is reasonably priced.
The lens comprises ten components arranged in seven groups; however, the exact arrangement and the existence of any special lenses (like an aspherical or low dispersion element) have not been disclosed. It does have a 13-bladed aperture diaphragm, which is an extremely high number and normally denotes a soft, circular out-of-focus area, or bokeh. The aperture range is f/0.95 to f/16.
The Meike 35mm f/0.95 can focus near 0.39 meters, weighs 380 grams, and features a 52mm front filter thread (about 15.4 inches). Its angle of vision when attached to an APS-C camera is 44.2 degrees. Its field of view when attached to a Micro Four Thirds camera is 34 degrees.
The optic is entirely manual and offers no electrical communication with the camera, as is the case with many, if not all, Meike lenses.