Meike is a Hong Kong-based lens company that was founded in 2005 and for the last few years has focused on making high-quality cinema lenses for low prices. It started with small cinema primes before moving to Super 35 and Full Frame optics. Since then, its library of offerings has grown to include photography-focused equipment as well.
Now the optics manufacturer has announced the release of a new 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z, and Sony E mount camera systems.
The manual lens is constructed of 11 elements in nine groups and features multi-coated elements. It features a clicked aperture ring with an aperture range of f/2.8 through f/16 and has a minimum focusing distance of 15cm. The 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens has a viewing angle of 190-degree diagonally, 161.8-degrees horizontally, and 106.5 degrees vertically, and a 35mm full-frame equivalent focal length of 11.25mm on APS-C cameras. On Micro Four Thirds, the viewing angle changes to 146.4-degrees diagonally, 118-degrees horizontally, and 89.2-degrees vertically with a 15mm full-frame equivalent focal length. It appears to feature a built-in petal-style lens hood.
Regardless of which camera it is mounted on, the Meiki 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens is small, lightweight, and compact with a scant 260-gram weight.
Meike is making its 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens available for multiple camera mounts — Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, and Canon EF-M — for $149, low pricing that matches the company’s history of stills-focused lenses.
More info on Meike’s website.