Meike introduces a new 10mm f/2 APS–C manual focus prime lens that can be used with Sony E, Fujifilm X and Nikon Z cameras, as well as Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The Meike 10mm F/2 lens structure has 15 elements, divided into 12 groups. It also includes two aspherical lenses elements. The lens has an aperture range from f/2 to f/22. Meike does not specify how many blades are contained in the diaphragm. However, Meike notes a 10-point sunburst effect. The minimum focal distance for the 10mm f/2 lens is approximately 11.8 inches or 0.3 meters.
The diagonal field of view for the new lens is 107 degrees. Horizontal and vertical fields of view are 96 and 72 degrees. The Micro Four Thirds version has a diagonal view of 91 degrees, horizontal and vertical fields of view of 78 and 63 respectively.
Meike has not published many details. This includes the dimensions of the lenses. However, the 10mm F/2 weighs in at 1.21 pounds (550g) and has a front filter of 77mm. Both the aperture and focusing controls are fully manual.
Here are some samples of images taken with the Meike 10-mm f/2.
For $449, the Meike 10mm F2.8 APS-C Prime camera system is now available for Sony E-Mount and FujiFilm X Mount. On July 20, the company will release Canon RF, Micro Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds mounting options.
The latest Meike 10mm f/2 lens is part of a series of releases by the company in full-frame, APS/C, and Micro Four Thirds formats. Meike’s newest additions to the family include a Meike 50mm f/0.95 APS–C, an 85mm f/1.8 Full-Frame lens, an 8mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens, a 7.5mm f/2.8 lens for all three sizes of sensors, and a 12mm f/2 APS–C lens.
Meike seems to have a strategy of dropping a lot of lenses in rapid succession. However, the number of new optics Meike has released is greater than the number it dropped two years ago. This shows that the company is focusing on the affordable end market.