Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras


Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras is a manual focusing wide-angle lens designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens features a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture to balance low-light performance with a compact form factor.

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Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras

Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras is one of the most affordable ultra wide angle lenses for Sony APS-C mirorrless cameras. The lens features bright f/2.8 aperture to suit working in low light conditions. 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 sports a manual focus design along with minimum focusing distance of 3.94″ / 10 cm for working with close-up subjects. As a creative tool, it is hard to fault at the price.

Meike MK-12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras is a fully manual lens with aperture control on the lens and manual focusing ring. The lens feels very solid and sturdy. The frosted metal construction makes it resistant to dust, and steam while the multi-layer nano coating helps overcome the problem of flare or fuzzy light.

A well engineered, metal bodied construction gives a good impression of the lens from the start. At 360g, it is solid but not heavy in use. The front element is well protected by the well-made bayonet lens hood. The hood has a securing catch so it does not become rotated or detached during use. There is a 72mm filter thread for attaching UV, CPL or ND filters. The diaphragm has 9 blades and the Meike claims that this offers superior bokeh effects.

Sharpness is a surprise strength of the design, when stopped down. We start off centrally with just a fair standard of sharpness, from f/2.8 to f/4.8. But at f/5.6 this rises to excellent and becomes outstanding at f/8 and f/11. f/16 is excellent and results are still good at f/22. The lens controls chromatic aberrations very good. Chromatic aberrations can be seen at the corners of the image in particular, but at the edges control is still very good. There is some visible light fall off at f/2.8 but it is quite low.

Overall, the performance of the lens is excellent for this price point. Meike MK-12mm UWA lens has to be seen as good value, a relatively inexpensive way to acquire a wide angle lens that is capable of impressive results.

Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras Features:

  • This 12mm f/2.8 lens is designed for APS-C-format Sony E mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 18mm equivalent focal length.
  • 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.
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Optical Design: 12 Elements Arranged in 10 Groups
  • Metal Mount
  • Weight: 12.7 oz / 360 g
  • Angle of View: 99°
  • Minimum focus distance: 3.94″ / 10 cm


Focal length12mm
Camera mount typeSony E mount
Lens Construction12 elements / 10 groups
Maximum aperturef/2.8
Minimum aperturef/22
Image StabilizationNo
Filter size72 mm (Front)
DesignAll-metal construction
Minimum Focus Distance3.94″ / 10 cm
Dimensions (DxL)3.07 x 2.59″ / 78 x 65.8 mm
Weight12.7 oz / 360 g

Compatible with:

Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras is compatible with all Sony APS-C E-Mount cameras: Sony a5000, a6000, a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500, a6600 etc.

Package includes:

  • Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras
  • Rear lens cap
  • Front lens cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Manual
  • Original box
Additional information



Prime lenses

Focal length


Focus type

Manual focus only

Lens format coverage

Aps-c lenses

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