Meike 35mm T/2.1 S35-Prime Cine Lens Announced
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Meike has just added a new lens to its range: the Meike 35 mm T / 2.1 S35 Prime Cine lens. As the name suggests, this lens covers Super 35 image sensors and will be available with a PL or EF lens mount. Let's take a closer look!

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Meike 35mm T / 2.1 S35-Prime – features

Chinese lens maker Meike is moving fast – after introducing the Meike 50mm T / 2.1 FF-Prime, they just launched a new range of S35 lenses with this 35mm T / 2.1 S35-Prime.

The complete lens set consists of 18 mm, 25 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm and 105 mm, all at T / 2.1.

This 35mm lens has an image circle of 33.6mm and covers Super 35 sensors with a maximum resolution of 6K. This means that it is compatible with a wide variety of cameras including the Canon C200, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4k / 6K, and the RED Komodo and so on.

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The case of the 35mm T / 2.1 S35-Prime is made of aluminum. It will soon be available in either EF (940g) or PL (910g) mount, but the lens mount is not user interchangeable.

The lens has industry-standard gears with a distance of 0.8 mm at the focus and the aperture ring, while the focus ring has a focus throw of 270 degrees.

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Lens design

The design of this 35mm T / 2.1 S35 lens consists of twelve elements in ten groups. The aperture mechanism consists of eleven aperture leaves and the minimum focus distance is 48 cm.

The outer diameter of the lens is 80 mm, which corresponds to the cinema standard. If you have a stuck matte box – like the Tilta Mini matte box – it should work just fine. You can also screw 77 mm filters directly in front of the lens.

Price and availability

The Meike 35mm T / 2.1 S35 Prime should be available in late September for $ 539.99. We will update this article with B&H and CVP purchase links when the lens becomes available.

What do you think of this new 35mm T / 2.1 S35-Prime? Are you already shooting with Meike lenses? Don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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