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Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Nikon Z

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Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Nikon Z
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Multi-Layer Nano Coating
  • 1.5:1 Max Magnification, 9.8" Min Focus
A unique telephoto macro lens offering greater-than-life-size magnification, the Nikon Z-mount MK-85mm f/2.8 Macro from Meike features a distinct design for working with close-up subjects while also being a viable option for portraiture and other subjects. A dedicated magnification ring can be used to achieve between a 1:1 and 1.5:1 magnification with a 9.8" minimum focusing distance for macro shooting, and at the 1:1 position, infinity focus is available for working with distant subjects. Individual lens elements feature a multi-layer nano coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, the lens's manual focus design incorporates engraved focus distance and magnification indexes to aid in focusing.
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Meike 85mm f/2.8 Overview

A unique telephoto macro lens offering greater-than-life-size magnification, the Nikon Z-mount MK-85mm f/2.8 Macro from Meike features a distinct design for working with close-up subjects while also being a viable option for portraiture and other subjects. A dedicated magnification ring can be used to achieve between a 1:1 and 1.5:1 magnification with a 9.8" minimum focusing distance for macro shooting, and at the 1:1 position, infinity focus is available for working with distant subjects. Individual lens elements feature a multi-layer nano coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, the lens's manual focus design incorporates engraved focus distance and magnification indexes to aid in focusing.

This 85mm f/2.8 lens is designed for FX-format Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
Unique macro design incorporates a dedicated magnification ring to extend the rear segment of the lens for achieving a greater-than-life-size 1.5:1 maximum magnification to suit working with close-up subjects. A 1:1 life-size position permits working with subjects as close as 9.8" while still retaining infinity focus.
Multi-layer nano coating has been applied in order to suppress ghosting and flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Manual focus design along with a manual aperture ring offer precise control over both focus and exposure.
All-metal construction is durable and both magnification and focus distance scales have been engraved on the lens barrel.

Meike 85mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.2°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification1.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1.5:1
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.52 x 4.72" / 64 x 120 mm
Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.715 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.95 x 4.95 x 4.9"

Meike 85mm f/2.8 Reviews

5/5

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-06

Item received within 60 hours of finalizing my purchase - and it was international shipping too. Bought this lens because I want a 1.5:1 macro but was unsure about manual lens and no IS. Solid build, solid fit onto R6 body, and no difficulty in turning the adjustments. Front glass is immaculate. R6 and it's IBIS even with this manual non IS lens is awesome!! Hand held shots at 1.5:1 macro setting is super easy. I kept the shutter speed to 1/125 and in normal outside lighting, 5.6 to 11.0 f stop and ISO at around 200 - 1600 makes hand held shots easy peasy. My other Macro is the Canon EF 100 IS 2.8 USM. Had I acquired this lens first, I might not have bought the EF 100. It is that good.

Love the this lens

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-13

Just received this lens to use with my Z6 and so far it's a lot of fun. Built well and takes great pictures. Pictures attached are handheld and the first time using it, so I'm excited to get this on a tripod and really up my skills.

Nice Macro

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-19

A very good macro lens. It does need practice for good results.

Impressed

By Jeffrey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

I bought this lens to ride out the quarantine. While I am totally new to macro photography, I am impressed with the build quality and the image quality.

Excellent manual lens.

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-10

I have had this lens for two weeks and have had time to test it in macro and portrait settings both with excellent results. In portrait focusing is restricted to a few degrees and can only be done well on a tripod.  The images were very sharp and with good color. Good hand-held shots, however, are not impossible but highly improbable. Macro is where this lens really shines. In both 1:1 and 1.5:1 settings I got excellent results, nice sharp images with good color. These results were superior in my opinion to what I get with my  other two macro lenses on my Nikon D750. My one disappointment with the lens is that I cannot make use of Focus Shift on my Z6 since it is manual only.  Fortunately I enjoy using manual lenses.

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This is a good lens for product photography. The tip I would suggest is to practice manually focusing. Macro lenses are usually what are used to photograph products since they control vignetting very well and tend to have little to no distortion.
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Date published: 2021-03-18
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