Meike 50mm f/1.2 is a $359 prime for Canon RF

Meike has just announced a new 50mm f/1.2 lens a fast, yet affordable prime for Canon mirrorless cameras. It retails at only $359, which is around 1/7 of the price of Canon RF 50mm f/1.2. So, let’s dive in and see what you get.

The Meike50mm f/1.2 is compatible with all Canon RF mount Cameras (EOS-R and EOS-RP). It can be used with both full-frame and APS-C models, and it’s designed with 12 elements in seven groups. As you can probably imagine considering the price, this is a manual focus lens.

As for the build of the lens’ body, the glass elements are multi-layered for protection from elements and dirt, and the housing is made from high-quality metal, according to Meike.

Here are the specs:

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.2
  • Minimun Aperture: f/22
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • APS-C Visual angle: diagonal 33.1° horizontal 25.8° vertical 17.4°
  • Full frame Visual angle: diagonal 46.9° horizontal 39.3° vertical 26.4°
  • Lens construction is 12 elements in 7 groups, multi-layer coatings
  • Minimun Focus Distance:0.6m
  • Length:72mm
  • Product Weight:620g

The Meike RF 50mm f/1.2 can now be preordered on the company’s website. The price is$359 and shipping is scheduled to begin on 15 August.