Low Budget Dental Photography Lens for only $190! Is it worth buying?
Meike’s new APS-C mirrorless cameras 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens has just been announced.
New, affordable lens for intraoral and portrait photography? Check out our cameras online lesson and Macro Lens guide – it will help you with the right choice for your dental photography set!
If you’re looking for a low budget APS-C mirrorless camera lens, this one can be one of your options: new Meike’s 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens.
The lens will be available in various mounts, including Sony E, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M and RF, and Micro Four Thirds.
Its price, $190, seems very reasonable as a dental photography accessory. The effective focal length depends on the mount, but on APS-C cameras, it will be roughly a 90mm equivalent macro lens, while on Micro Four Thirds, it’ll be a 120mm macro prime.
Looks like an affordable offer for dental photographers, always looking for the best macro shoots possible.
Meike’s 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Specs:
- a nine-bladed aperture diaphragm
- 1:1 magnification at its minimum focus distance of 6.9 inches (17.5 centimeters)
- a manual aperture control ring with a ridged grip surface
- weighs just over 10.5 ounces (300 grams)
- price: $190
The lens is compatible with:
E mount : Sony E mount A7III A9 NEX 3 3N 5 NEX 5T NEX 5R NEX 6 7 A5000 A5100 A6000 A6100 A6300 A6500 .etc
X mount: Fuji X-Pro2 X-E3 X-T1 X-T2 X-T10 X-T20 X-A2 X-E2 X-E2s X-E1 X30 X70 X-M1 X-A1 XPro X-T5，etc DSLR Cameras
Z mount : Nikon Z Mount Cameras Z50, Z5, Z6, Z7 Z30 .etc Under APS-C Mode
EFM mount: Canon EFM-mount Cameras, such as: EOS M M2 M3 M5 .etc
RF mount: All Canon RF mount Cameras EOSR5 EOSR6 EOS-R EOS-RP .etc
M43 mount: For Olympus mirrorless camera E-P1 E-PL1 E-P2 E-PL2 E-P3 E-PL3 E-PL5 E-PM1 E-PM2 OM-D E-M5 E-P5 OM-D E-M1 OMD-EM10 and other Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras .etc
Panasonic Lumix G9 G1 G2 G3 G5 GF1 GF2 GF3 GF5 GF6 GF7 GH1 GH2 GH3 GH5 G6 GX1 GX7 GX8 GH4 GM1 GM5 -D E-M5 E-P5 OM-D E-M1 OMD-EM10 and other Panasonic Lumix Micro M4/3 MFT cameras .etc
When it comes to practicality, please note that the shutter ring is placed on the front of the lens and it’s quite easy to change it accidentally while setting the focus. This is a thing to remember!
For the price, the lens’ work looks very decent. We need to lower our expectations, though. There’s no AF or any other automation, so setting the focus needs more focus 😉 Low budget comes with its price and that’s something to always keep in mind.
To sum up: please consider this device only if you’re not able to afford a better and more expensive one. Otherwise, don’t bother.