Meike MK 50mm F2.0 E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#36832 date: Apr-13-2017
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm F2
Minolta AF 50mm F1.7
Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 RS
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
Fotasy 50mm F1.8 APS-C
Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm F1.7
Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
price paid:65 USD (new)
positive:Small
Sharp in the center
49mm filter size
negative:Exposes like T2.8 or slower
Moderate pincushion distortion
Black
comment:This is a small, all-aluminum, all-manual lens. It has been available for a few years as the Kaxinda 50mm F2.4. But it was rebranded in 2016 under the Meike and Neewer brands as a 50mm F2.0 lens, but the depth-of-field scale still has "2.4" indicated. I purchased the Neewer version from an eBay seller.

This is a decent little, slow prime--consider it an F2.8 lens. The image quality is not quite as good as the old, budget Minolta 45 F2. The cheaper, faster, newer Fotasy 50/1.8 blows it away in image quality. But it is reasonably sharp wide-open in the center, and the corners improve greatly at a stop down. It did perform much better than the similar looking 35mm F1.7

The appeal is its size and retro appearance and operation.
reviews found: 1   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.00

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