Meike Introduces a New 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for APS-C Cameras
Meike, a Hong Kong-based company, has introduced a new 60mm f/2.8 manual focus macro lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens will be offered in Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M and RF, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.
The company has also recently released a super-fast 35mm f/0.95 APS-C prime lens for six different camera mounts, a 25mm f/0.95 lens for APS-C cameras, an ultra-wide 10mm f/2 APS-C prime, and an 8mm f/2.8 ultra-wide prime for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The lens has 11 elements grouped in eight groups and a nine-bladed aperture diaphragm. The lens has a ridged grip surface and a manual aperture adjustment ring. The lens’s focus ring has a diamond-knurled pattern with focus scale markings. Metric and imperial distance measures, magnification markers, and a depth of field scale are among the markings. At its minimum focus distance of 17.5 centimeters, the lens provides 1:1 magnification.
The lens is relatively light, weighing little more than 300 grams. Exact physical measurements aren’t given, possibly due to slight variations depending on the lens mount, although the lens does have a 49mm filter thread.
Meike’s new 60mm f/2.8 macro lens is the company’s sole specialized macro lens. Nonetheless, it joins a long list of Meike lenses designed for still photography and filmmaking. All of Meike’s lenses are manual focus designs except for the 85mm f/1.8 AF lens for full-frame E-mount cameras.
While the manual focus configuration limits Meike’s new macro lens’s versatility for action photography, it is ideal for many macro photography applications. It should also be suitable for photographing still life, particularly when using a tripod.
The Meike 60mm f/2.8 APS-C macro lens is now available for $190. It will be available for purchase on March 10.
More info on Meike’s website.