Meike 35mm T/2.2 Cine Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Announced

November 29th, 2019
Meike 35mm T/2.2 Cine Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Meike has just announced a new lens in their Cine Lens lineup for mirrorless cameras: the Meike 35mm T/2.2. This manual lens is available in various lens mounts, including MFT, Sony E-Mount, and FUJIFILM X-Mount. Let’s take a closer look at it.

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Meike 35mm T/2.2 Cine Lens

The Chinese manufacturer Meike has just announced the Meike 35mm T/2.2 Cine Lens. As its name suggests, this lens is part of their Cine lineup of glasses, which now consists of a 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, and 35mm, all with a maximum aperture of T/2.2. The Meike Cine lenses are available in Sony E-Mount, FUJIFILM X-Mount, and MFT – except for the 12mm and 16mm, which are only available in MFT mount.

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The Meike Cine lenses. Image credit: Meike

The Meike 35mm T/2.2 is entirely made out of metal, and the focus/aperture rings have standard 0.8 mod/32 pitch gears. The focus ring has a focus throw of 270 degrees, so you shouldn’t have any issues when using it with a manual/wireless follow focus. In terms of lens design, there are ten elements in eight groups for a total weight of around 1.45 lbs/660 grams. The minimum focus distance is 0.51m.

Also, the lens is relatively compact, with a total length of only 80mm. If you want, you can screw filters directly to the front element that features a diameter of 77mm.

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Image credit: Meike

Pricing and Availability

The Meike 35mm T/2.2 is available now in MFT, Sony E-Mount, and FUJIFILM X-Mount. It retails for $399.99. Meike plans to add other focal lengths in its Cine lineup of lenses in the upcoming months, including a 50mm, 65mm, and 85mm all at T/2.2.

What do you think of the Meike 35mm T/2.2 Cine lens? Did you already shot with Meike lenses in the past? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Oskar Helgason
Oskar Helgason
GuestNovember 29th, 2019

For anyone who’s in doubt about the quality, these are based off of the old Veydra lenses.

https://youtu.be/8iQRMD35Cnk

Seth Deming
MemberNovember 29th, 2019

I have this lens, and I will say I feel it is a mattebox only lens. It flares pretty bad, which is kind of a bummer. That being said, virtually no breathing, great color and contrast (when it’s not flaring) and overall really good build.

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminNovember 29th, 2019

Hi Seth.
Out of curiosity. The lens has just been just announced and in most places its status is under “pre order”
Where were you able to get it from?

Thank you
Johnnie

Seth Deming
MemberDecember 2nd, 2019

I ordered it straight from their website

 Robert Niessner
Robert Niessner
MemberDecember 3rd, 2019

Just got an email that my lens ordered on Black Friday is on its way from UK CinegearPro shop. Looks like they are shipping now more and more.

 Robert Niessner
Robert Niessner
MemberDecember 6th, 2019

My copy of the lens arrived today. First impression is very good.

Steven
Steven
GuestDecember 2nd, 2019

I’ve experienced some hard glaring as well. Def use a matte box. Hard to use outdoors on a gimbal as a result.

 Paul Kepner
Paul Kepner
MemberNovember 30th, 2019

Hi Jeff. I tested and reviewed this lens a couple of weeks ago. Over all I am very happy with it despite the enhanced flaring characteristics. Your welcome to take a look at my review here.

https://youtu.be/98mpkULgEqg

Take care and keep up the great work!

Eugenia L
MemberDecember 1st, 2019

I wish they had an EF-M version too. Regarding MFT, a wider lens is required, 35mm is a bit long on the 2x crop.

David
David
GuestDecember 5th, 2019

So in a GH5 , the 12mm is a 24 , 16mm a 32mm ? Why not native lens for the 4/3

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