For cameras with Super35 sensor, Meike brings its fifth cine fixed focal length. The manual Meike 18mm T2.1 covers an image circle of 33.6mm and captures a field of view of 63.2° (horizontal). The optic appears for PL or EF mount and is compatible with, for example, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Pro), the Canon C70 or the RED Komodo.
Meike 18mm T2.1 S35 Cine Lens
The optical construction consists of 15 elements in 10 groups, the closest focusing distance is 25cm. The focus throw is 270° as in the other lenses, the lens gear for focus and iris are in M0.8 standard. Filters with a 77mm diameter can be attached.
The number of aperture blades is not uniform across the series - this 18mm has 10, while the 75mm has 13, for example, and the 50mm has 11 blades.
The optic weighs 927g (PL) with a diameter of 85.5mm and a length of 96.5 (PL) or 104.5mm (EF). The Meike 18mm T2.1 is scheduled to be available in mid-October and can be pre-ordered now for approximately 700 euros.
The Meike S35 cine lens series thus comprises the focal lengths 18mmT2.1, 25mmT2.1, 35mmT2.1, 50mmT2.1, 75mmT2.1 - to be followed by a 100mmT2.1.