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Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 Lens for Nikon Z

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Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 Lens for Nikon Z
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • Multilayered Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
A bright, standard prime for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras, the MK-50mm f/1.7 from Meike is a versatile lens, suitable for a range of subjects from portraits to landscapes. The f/1.7 maximum aperture enables working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field. Benefitting working in strong lighting conditions, a multilayered coating is also used to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy. This manual focus lens permits working with subjects as close as 1.6' away and a printed focusing scale aids with prefocusing techniques.
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Meike 50mm f/1.7 Overview

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A bright, standard prime for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras, the MK-50mm f/1.7 from Meike is a versatile lens, suitable for a range of subjects from portraits to landscapes. The f/1.7 maximum aperture enables working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field. Benefitting working in strong lighting conditions, a multilayered coating is also used to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy. This manual focus lens permits working with subjects as close as 1.6' away and a printed focusing scale aids with prefocusing techniques.

Normal length 50mm lens is designed for FX-format Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
Bright f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field.
Multilayered coating suppresses lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.6' away.
All-metal lens barrel has a smooth, frosted surface and a metal bayonet mount also affords increased rigidity and mounting accuracy.

Meike 50mm f/1.7 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.7
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46° 5'
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.15 x 2.4" / 54.5 x 61 mm
Weight10.93 oz / 310 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.93 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.25 x 3.8 x 3.65"

Meike 50mm f/1.7 Reviews

Amazing Quality

By Si Thu
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-11

You get the image quality of $6000+ lens from this $200 baby. Glass quality is top notch. The only drawback is manual focus. But again, quality & price is like 3x better than any prime lens out there, it easily beats any other 1.4 or 1.2 lenses.

Great for the price

By Rick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-15

Build quality is good. When I'm accurate with my manual focus, the lens is nicely sharp. Edges may be technically 'soft' but I'm not blowing the image up to billboard size. Well worth the price. Also, Meike has just put out the micro extension tubes and they work great on this lens.

Great for it’s price

By Terrell
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-23

I bought a A7II and had no lens so I searched for an affordable yet good lens. I stumbled upon this after searching for quite a bit. Upon receiving it I noticed it’s weight, heavy but it aids in stabilization and a sense of relief that the body won’t break. The photos it produces are sharp, not the sharpest but still sharp. There’s some chromatic aberration at f1.7 but that’s expected. Since it is a prime lens it gives greater control especially in video. It’s a great way to introduce yourself with prime lenses if you have not already. 10/10 would buy again.

Hard to not love it

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-23

I'm new to the photo game. I have an a6000 and this was a great way to get into prime lenses in the cheap! Great picture quality, a small amount of distortion corrected easily in Lightroom. Comes with a good and bag.

Good value 50mm

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-16

A good value 50mm but it's a manual focus lens. All metal build and a nice feel to the focus ring makes me really like this for shooting video with peaking turned on.

Worth for Cost

By Rajarajan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-11

Yes good lens and Sharpness ok . I am learning manual mode from this lens. good price.

Awesome quality at great price

By Davina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-24

Really happy with this lens! Sent to NZ super quick and the quality is excellent. Thank you!

Great Low-Cost Lens

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-27

This Meike is sharp until about f2.8. Then drops off a bit up to f1.7. But it is a fast lens at a low cost. This is a manual lens with no auto settings. If you know how to use your Z in a manual mode with no metering, then it could an option for you.

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Is this lens weather resistant?

Is this lens weather resistant?
Asked by: Jacob
No, this lens is not weather sealed.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-06-18

Is it weather resistant?

Is it weather resistant?
Asked by: Jacob
This lens is not weather resistant.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-06-18

Does this lens communicate any aperture info back ...

Does this lens communicate any aperture info back to the camera?
Asked by: Nick
No, this lens has no electronic contacts.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-19

Can the camera body set shutter speed?

Can the camera body set shutter speed?
Asked by: Larry
That's right: there is no communication between the camera and the lens. You set the aperture on the lens and the shutter speed on the camera body.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-11-18

Can you set the aperture to wide open and have ...

Can you set the aperture to wide open and have the camera body regulate aperture?
Asked by: George
Unlike older MF Nikon lenses where you would set the minimum aperture to control it through the body , you have to adjust the aperture from the lens.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-03-18

Can focus be set to infinity?

Can focus be set to infinity?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use this lens to focus at infinity but it is not a hard stop at infinity. You need to check the camera LCD and manual focus until a subject at infinity looks sharp.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-10-07

Does this lens have a de-clicked aperture ring?

Does this lens have a de-clicked aperture ring?
Asked by: patrick
Yes, teh aperture ring is declicked.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-25
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