Meike MK 6.5mm F2.0 Fisheye Lens E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#38894 date: Jul-4-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony E 16 F2.8 + VCL-ECF1 Fisheye Converter
price paid:140 USD (new)
positive:Build quality
Compact size
Moderate weight
negative:Black exterior
Circle is slightly clipped at top and bottom
comment:I made a best offer to a US seller on eBay and won. It seems better made than the cheaper Meike/Neewer/Kaxinda lenses. It has the same style box and packaging as the Neewer lenses. The aperture ring turns the opposite direction to the 28mm F2.8, but the same direction as the 50/2.4 and 35/1.7. There is an Opteka 6.5mm F3.5 fisheye lens for other SLR mounts at a similar price, and several 6.5mm C-mount lenses.

The two short sides of the image get slightly clipped. It may have been made for a 1.5X crop factor when the target cameras actually have a 1.53X or 1.55X crop factor. The A5000 is suppossedly the later. I gave the distortion rating a "5" but I am not sure how ideal the projection is. Lettering on the lens claims 190 degree coverage. The image gets quite poor at the extreme edge, so maybe the intention is to just crop the edge out.

It seems reasonable sharp even wide-open. The minimum focus distance is quite short. It is actually possible to blur the background fairly well. The image circle gets bigger at close focus.
reviews found: 1   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.90

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