Budget lens maker Meike has announced their new 35mm T2.1 full-frame budget cine prime is now available to pre-order. The lens is expected to ship end of January 2021, and you can now get $40 off by pre-ordering at $958 USD before Jan 20th. Post-launch the lens will be priced at $998 USD, which is still very affordable.
Budget Full-Frame Cine Prime
Furthermore, Meike plans to make the 35mm T2.1 available in PL, EF, Sony E, Canon RF, and Leica L mounts, with PL and Canon EF available to pre-order first. The rest of the lens mount options will come later in 2021.
In addition to this 35mm lens, Meike has previously announced a 50mm T2.1 as part of their new budget cine lens range. The rest of the focal lengths including a 16mm, 24mm, 85mm, 105mm, and 135mm all at T2.1 are expected next year in 2021.
The new Meike 35mm T2.1 has a 45mm image circle covering most large-format digital cinema sensors in cameras like the Alexa LF, Sony VENICE, and Canon C500 Mark II.
Standard Geared Rings and 11 Blade Aperture
Moreover, the lens features an industry-standard 0.8mm pitch gears on both the focus and iris rings making it compatible with follow focus systems and lens motors. The optical formula packs 14 elements arranged in 9 groups.
In addition, the 35mm T2.1 FF has an 11 blade aperture for some round and pleasant bokeh, while the minimum focusing distance is rated at 33cm. The focus throw is 330 degrees, which should be more than enough to enable you to get precise focus adjustments.
Compact and Lightweight Full-Frame Cine Prime
The lens weighs around 1100g, making it quite lightweight, while the front filter thread is 82mm making it compatible with plenty of reasonably priced polarizers, ND, and other creative filters on the market.
Meike 35mm T2.1 PL Full-Frame Specifications
- Available Lens Mounts:
- PL/Canon EF/Canon RF/Sony E /Leica L
- Min Focal Distance: 33cm
- Filter Thread: 82mm
- Image Circle: 45mm
- Optical Design: 14 Elements in 9 Groups
- Focal Length: 35mm
- Aperture Range: T2.1 – T22
- Number of Aperture Blades: 11
- Gear Mod: M0.8
- Focus Rotation: 330 Degree
- Lens Dimensions:
- PL: ø85 × 102.4
- EF: ø85 × 110.5
- Weight: 1107-1170g
- Pre-order: $958 USD
Meike also has a 35mm T2.1 cine prime for Super35 sensors, which is even more affordable at $540 if you are rocking a new RED Komodo or BMPCC 6K camera.
To learn more head over to Meike’s website here.