Meike 85mm f/1.8 full-frame autofocus STM lens for Nikon Z-mount review

Meike 85mm f/1.8 full-frame autofocus STM lens for Nikon Z-mount review by Bill Hall (see his previous reviews):

I wanted to tell you about a Chinese lens that I just got. If you haven’t tried any of the lenses being manufactured in China, you are missing out on some great lenses at bargain prices. I have several of them. All of them that I have had until now are manual focus, but now Meike is selling a full frame 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z mount. It’s selling on Amazon for $199.99. The lens is available also at B&H Photo.

The AF works very well. It’s fast and completely silent.

A common use for an 85mm prime is portraits, and this lens will do that for sure. I’m not a portrait photographer, so I didn’t have anyone handy for a portrait shot, but I do have a ceramic sculpture that will give you an idea of its performance at f/1.2. It did very well.

85mm also works well for close-ups & macros if you put a couple of extension rings on it. I put 29mm worth of rings on it, and it did very well with these close-ups of some turks caps.

It also makes a good general-purpose lens for all kinds of things including landscapes such as this picture of my yard . I wouldn’t classify it as a good wildlife lens, because it’s only a mild telephoto, but I was able to take a picture of this Cardinal in my yard. It’s a crop from the original 46-megapixel image to 2048 X 1365.

All of the sample pictures below were shot with a Nikon Z9:

Meike 85mm f/1.8 full-frame autofocus STM lens for Nikon Z-mount sample photos

More details about this lens:

  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Aperture range: F1.8-22
  • Lens diameter: 79.5mm
  • Aperture blades: 9 blades
  • Lens structure: 6 groups 9 elements
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.85m
  • Angle of View: Horizontal: 16° Vertical: 24° Diagonal: 28.5°
  • Weight: 386g/0.85lb (only body)
  • Standard 85mm full frame lens for portrait, subject, architecture and landscape photography
  • Wide aperture of f1.8 with 9 diaphragm blades, designed to produce super smooth round blur effect (bokeh)
  • Support AF, electronic aperture adjustment and EXIF information transmission
  • Equipped with STM stepping motor, the lens will bring you experience of silent and smooth focusing.
  • Features micro USB firmware upgrade interface, enables you to upgrade the lens online
  • Price: $199.99

You can get $20 off the new Meike 85mm f/1.8 full-frame autofocus STM lens for Nikon Z-mount (or any other Meike lens) with coupon code “Nikon Rumors“ – this offer is valid only if you purchase from the official Meike website:

Get $20 off the new Meike 85mm f/1.8 full-frame autofocus STM lens for Nikon Z-mount (coupon code included)

Additional information on the Meike 85mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon Z-mount can be found here:

Meike announces a new 85mm f/1.8 full-frame autofocus STM lens for Nikon Z-mount for $200

Additional pictures:

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