A mirrorless lens for just $75! The Meike 25mm f/1.8 is hard to resist

A mirrorless lens for just $75!!! The Meike 25mm f/1.8 is hard to resist
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Sick of mirrorless lenses being so expensive? The Meike 25mm f/1.8 is here to soothe your woes, because this brilliant little bargain lens is just $75. Yes, a proper optic (not a plastic toy lens) with a fast f/1.8 aperture for just $75. 

The Meike 25mm f/1.8 has just been released for the Nikon Z mount, though it is already available for Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds – and it has carved out a reputation for itself as one of the best cheap lenses you can buy for your otherwise unfathomably expensive mirrorless camera kit. 

Meike 25mm f/1.8: $75

Meike 25mm f/1.8: $75
This pocket rocket prime is compact and quick, being small and light enough to fit in your pocket and featuring a fast aperture that's ideal for low light and blurry backgrounds.  

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.