Is Meike Set To Announce The First Third Party RF Mount Lens With Official AF Support?


It seems that Chinese manufacturer Meike is going to release the first RF mount lens with Canon-licensed AF implementation, the Meike AF 85mm F1.4.

The is said to get released to the public in August 2023, after the 30th Beijing International Radio, Film and Television Exhibition (BIRTV) on August 23-26, 2023. These are the specifications:

  • Multi-standard, Nikon Z, Sony E
  • 13 elements in 8 groups
  • 77mm filter diameter
  • 12 aperture blades
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.98m
  • AF/MF selector switch
  • Fn button
  • Weight: 800g
  • E/Z/RF/L mount
  • L-mount AF lens from China
  • in the hands of some photographers
  • Scheduled to be released in August

In a recent interview, Canon execs indeed said they will open the RF mount to third party manufacturers.

[via asobinet]

Black Friday Germany: Meike MK 12mm f/2.8 Ultra-Weitwinkel Canon EF-M – €159.20 (reg. €199, limited time)

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Meike Announced MK-EOSRG Metal Hand Grip for Canon EOS R

  • Enhance the comfortable grip
  • The bottom is equipped with 1/4 screw hole, which can be used with peripheral products that have 1/4 screw
  • The bottom is equipped with a quick-loading plate chute, which can be used with the tripod cloud terrace quickly
  • Size: 133.2×65.2x21mm

Meike announced the MK-EOSRG Hand Grip for Canon EOS R cameras.

The MK-EOSRG Hand Grip is a full metal, hand-held grip which can be fit to the EOS R bottom to increase the weight and reduce vibrations. The protruded leather handle can optimise the shooting experience and the overall handling of the camera.

No price nor release date so far. More after the break.

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Meike 35mm f/1.4 Manual Lens For APS-C Mirrorless Shipping Now

Meike 35mm F/1.4

Meike 35mm f/1.4 at a glance:

  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 56mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Multi-Layer Nano Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Metal Lens Barrel and Bayonet Mount

The new Meike 35mm f/1.4 lens for mirrorless systems with an APS-C sensor (Canon EOS M included) is now shipping at major retailers.

Meike 35mm f/1.4 on sale at $109.99 at B&H PhotoAmazon USAmazon UKAmazon DE.

Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 For Canon EOS R Available For Pre-Order (and more Meike lenses)

Meike MK-50mm F/1.7

Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Metal Lens Barrel and Bayonet Mount

The Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 manual focus lens for the Canon EOS R system is now available for pre-order at $139.99 at B&H Photo. As far as I know this should be the first third party lens for the Canon EOS R.

Other Meike lenses are also in stock now, have a look here.

The Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon EF sells at $269.99.

Meike MK-8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF sells at $164.99.

The Meike MK-85mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF sells at $189.99.