Hong Kong-based lens manufacturer Meike, known for very affordable cine lenses, has just announced its new Meike 75mm T2.1. This prime lens comes in both EF and PL-mount options.
Their Super35 mm lineup already includes a 35mm T2.1 and a 50mm T2.1.
This new cinema prime lens produces an image circle of 33.6mm, enough to cover the Super35 mm format. Its fast transmission of T2.1 should provide good performances even in low-light environments. The lens is fully manual, it features a cinematic re-housing and it’s currently available in both EF and PL-Mount.
The optical scheme of the lens features 13 elements in 11 groups. The glass is treated with a multi-layer coating for improved optical performance. Moreover, the 13-blades fast aperture should provide a nice, smooth bokeh. This fully manual lens comes with a cine housing straight out of the factory. Indeed, the focus and iris rings have standard 0.8 MOD gears for easily attaching lens accessories.
Moreover, focus markers are expressed in both imperial and metric systems to meet all users’ needs. The minimal focus distance on this lens is set at 70 cm. Furthermore, the lens has an all-metal construction, a front diameter of 80mm as well as a 77mm filter thread.
- EF or PL-Mount
- Compatible with Super35 mm cameras
- Manual focus
- Aperture range: T2.1-22
- 13 elements in 11 groups
- 13-blades iris
- Minimum focus distance: 0.7m
- Filter thread: 77mm
- Geared iris and focus rings
- Size: 85.5 × 98.5mm (PL Mount)
- Weight: 970g
As announced by Meike, other S35 lenses will be released in the future to complete the S35 lineup. This list should include an 18mm T2.1, a 25mm T2.1, and a 100mm T2.1. The Meike 75mm T2.1 is currently only available for purchase on Meike’s website at a pre-sale price of $599. The 75mm should start shipping in the middle of November.
More info on Meike’s website.