Meike MK 50mm F1.7 E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#45688 date: Apr-17-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 40 F1.7
Konica AR 40 F1.8
Canon EF 40 F2.8 STM
Pentax-M 40 F2.8
Pentax-DA 40 F2.8 XS
Pentax-FA 43 F1.8 Limited
Rokinon 45 F1.8 FE
Tamron SP 45 F1.8 USD (VC & non VC)
Minolta MD 45 F2
Sigma 45 F2.8 DG DN C
Rokinon 50 F1.2
Yongnuo 50 F1.4
Zeiss C/Y 50 F1.4 Planar
Canon EF 50 F1.4 USM
Sigma 50 F1.4 EX DG HSM
Minolta MD 50 F1.4 & AF & Sony (D)
Minolta MD 50 F1.7 & AF & RS
Sony FE 50 F1.8
Canon EF 50 F1.8 STM
Fotasy 50 F1.8
Konica AR 50 F1.8
Vivitar 50 F1.8
Sony DT 50 F1.8 SAM
Sony E 50 F1.8 OSS
Minolta MD 50 F2
Neewer/Meike/Vivitar 50 F2
Konica AR 52 F1.8
Minolta MC 55 F1.7
Sony FE 55 F1.8 Sonnar
Minolta SR 55 F2
Lensbaby 56 F1.6
Minolta MC 58 F1.4
price paid:69 USD (used)
positive:Compact
Very well aligned
Low Coma
Accurate markings
Smooth focus and aperture mechanisms
12 aperture blades
negative:No Electronics
Chromatic Aberration
Unclicked Aperture Control
comment:Clean copy with caps but without hood or box purchased from an individual through Facebook Marketplace. I happened to find this by accident while browsing listings. I've had a few copies of the smaller APS-C 50mm F2 that almost covers full-frame. "Made in China"

It is quite sharp wide-open even in the corners. Spherical Aberration might be slightly less than the Sony FE 1.8/50. Mid-field is a bit soft wide-open. It has more lateral CA in the extreme corners than the older 50's. It is slightly wider than the FE 1.8/50 and the Minolta 50's.

The focus grip texture is similar to those on first generation Minolta MC lenses. The aperture control is in front and rotates in the Sony E-mount direction (opposite of Minolta).

Overall a very decent fully manual lens. It is made better than the typical vintage prime.
reviews found: 1   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.50

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