Meike 18mm T2.1 S35 Super 35 Cine Lens for Canon EF and PL mount

A cine lens manufacturer Meike has released the Meike 18mm T2.1 Super 35 lens for PL and Canon EF mount cameras. The lens has become the sixth in the Meike S35 Cine Lens series.

Meike 18mm T2.1 Super 35 Cine Lens

With the release of this lens, a complete set of optics for film production now consists of the following focal lengths: 18mm T2.1, 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.1, 50mm T2.1, 75mm T2.1, and 100mm T2.1.

The design of the Meike 18mm T2.1 has 15 elements in 10 groups and a 10-blade diaphragm. It has industry-standard 0.8mm pitch gears on the focus and aperture ring.

Price and availability

The Super 35 Cine lens is available for purchase for $699.99 on Adorama.com and Amazon.com online stores.

Meike 18mm T2.1 specifications

Meike 18mm T2.1 Super 35 Cine Lens
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF/ PL
  • Format: S35
  • Min Focal Distance: 25cm
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Outer Diameter: 80mm
  • Structure: 15 Elements in 10 Groups
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Image Circle: Ø33.6mm
  • Aperture Range: T2.1-T22
  • Iris Blades: 10
  • Gear Mod: M0.8
  • Focus Rotation: 270 Degree
  • FOV: Diagonal: 76.6 Degree / Horizontal: 63.2 Degree / Vertical: 45.5 Degree
  • Camera Compatibility: RED Komodo, BMPCC 6K, BMPCC 6K Pro, Z CAM S6 and Canon C70 etc.
  • Dimensions: 3.36 x 4.11″ / 85.5 x 104.5mm
  • Weight: 927 grams

Meike recently also made available the new 135mm T2.4 FF cine lens. The Meike lens covers a 45mm image circle and is available in PL, Canon EF, Canon RF, Sony E, and Leica L mounts. T2.1, 35mm T2.1, 50mm T2.1, 85mm T2.1, 105mm T2.1.

The Meike lens features geared focus and aperture rings with industry-standard 0.8mm increments. The optical scheme of the lens consists of 12 elements in 8 groups, the aperture is 17 blades. The minimum focusing distance is 1m, which is quite good for a telephoto lens.

The Meike 135mm T2.4 FF Cinema Lens is finally available to pre-order now on Bhphotovideo.com for $1,099, with shipments expected at the end of October 2022.

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