Having received a copy of the new meike 12mm f2.8 wide angle lens yesterday, I took a couple portraits of it in the light tent, noticed that the lens hood doesn't fit well at all and put it away for test this morning. This is a Chinese made lens designed for APS-C format with no electronics and outfitted with a Fuji X mount. It is available in other mounts as well. The camera won't work unless you choose to operate it without a lens in the camera setup menu which allows the use of electronic-free lenses. It will operate manually or in aperture priority AE and, of course, requires manual focus. It has a focus ring and aperture ring and it weighs in at 360 grams. Focusing can be challenging as the depth of field is enormous. I did OK with contrast peaking option. It focuses quite close as you can see in the image of the tree bark later on in the post. The price for a new lens on Amazon is US$ 229 making it the least expensive lens available at this focal length. This morning was overcast and I mounted the lens on my X-E2 body and took it to the back yard tripod mounted. The exposures were made in aperture priority metering mode with f5.6 selected on the lens aperture ring. The first image is of an old shed that I often use as a subject for lens tests since it has a wide array of textures. This shot was taken about 6 feet in front of the shed. As you can see it is sharp when viewed as a web jpeg. The shot below shows a 100% crop of the green wagon in front of the shed. You can make out quite a bit of detail. I've seen sharper 100% crops but, considering the price of the lens, I would view overall sharpness as acceptable. The next test shot is of tree bark taken very close to the tree. The results are similar to the shed shot. For this test I made a 100% crop of the extreme lower left corner of the frame. One expects close focused extreme wide angle lenses to fall off in sharpness in the corners and the Meike is no exception. The leaves here are visibly soft. This shot was also made at f5.6. My overall impression of the lens is that it is useful and light. Optically it is acceptably sharp but visibly soft in the corners. It is a bit hard to focus because of its inherent depth of field. Oh, I almost forgot. The lens hood is awful and doesn't fit well. It is priced within the means of any photographer. I think I will keep it and enjoy it until I find a bargain on a 12mm Zeiss Touit. I guess that means I recommend it as a decent lens and an outstanding value.