Meike Neewer 32mm F1.6 E-mount lens review by QuietOC

reviewer#44238 date: Mar-12-2019
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Canon EF 28 F1.8 USM
Sigma 28 F1.8 HS & EX DG
Minolta MD & AF 28 F2
Sony FE 28 F2
Minolta/Sony AF 28 F2.8
Neewer 28 F2.8
Sigma 30 F1.4 DC DN C & EX DC
Sigma 30 F2.8 DN Art
Sony DT 30 F2.8 Macro SAM
Zeiss Touit 32 F1.8
Neewer 35 F1.2
Rokinon 35 F1.2
Fotasy 35 F1.6 APS-C & Mini
Kaxinda 35 F1.7
Sony E 35 F1.8 OSS
Sony DT 35 F1.8 SAM
Minolta AF 35 F2
Rokinon AF FE 35 F2.8
Minolta MC 35 F2.8
Vivitar 35 F2.8
Minolta Rokkor 40 F1.7
Canon EF 40 F2.8 STM
price paid:50 USD (new)
positive:Size and price
Bright
49 mm filter thread
negative:Alignment problem
Inaccurate aperture scale markings
Stiff focus
comment:I first saw this lens being sold on eBay and Amazon under the Veledge brand name. It is now also being sold under the Neewer and Mcoplus brands. I purchased a Neewer branded copy from the same seller I've bought most of my Neewer lenses from.

It is a bit longer than the Kaxinda/Meike/Neewer 28 F2.8 pancake lens but several mm shorter than the Rokinon AF FE 35 F2.8. The body is styled like the Neewer 35 F1.2. "MADE IN CHINA"

The image quality is much better than the $35 mini C-mount Fotasy 35 F1.6 and somewhat better than the Kaxinda 35 F1.7, but nowhere near as good as the $45 E-mount Fotasy 35 F1.6 APS-C (3516E) or the Zeiss Touit 1.8/32. There seems to be a alignment problem with this copy with a directional glow wide-open. If the alignment was corrected this would be a decent lens.

Unbranded front and rear caps were included. Just like the 35 F1.2 there are three lobes on the front of the focusing barrel that seem to be for a optional bayonet hood. The filter threads and hood bayonet do not rotate but do extended with focus.


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 3.50
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.30
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