Meike 50mm T/2.1 Full Frame Cine Lens Announced

July 17th, 2020
Meike 50mm T/2.1 Full Frame Cine Lens Announced

Lens manufacturer Meike has just announced the first lens in its new FF-Prime Cine Series: the Meike 50mm T/2.1. With an image circle of 45mm, this lens covers Full Frame sensors, and it will be available in various lens mounts, including PL/EF/RF/E/L/Z mounts. Let’s take a closer look at it!

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Meike 50mm T/2.1 FF-Prime – Features

Chinese lens manufacturer Meike has been making affordable cinema lenses for Sony E-Mount, FUJIFILM X-Mount, and MFT cameras for quite some time now. We already reported about their Meike 35mm T/2.2 Cine lens in the past if you want to learn more about it.

Today, they released a new prime lens: the Meike 50mm T/2.1. This lens is the company’s first lens compatible with Full Frame cameras, which is part of their new FF-Prime Cine series. Indeed,  this 50mm T/2.1 features a wide image circle of 45mm. For example, for Panasonic S1H, RED Komodo, and Canon EOS R5 shooters, this lens will easily cover full-frame 6K/8K resolutions.

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The housing of the Meike 50mm T/2.1 is entirely made out of aluminum, for a weight of 1100 grams/2.42 lbs. Also, it is a relatively long lens with a length of 102.4mm in PL Mount.

The lens has industry-standard 0.8mm pitch gears on the focus and aperture ring. The focus ring has an extremely long 330° focus throw of the focus ring.

The Meike 50mm T/2.1 will be available in various lens mounts, including PL Mount, Canon EF and RF mounts, Nikon Z Mount, Sony E-Mount, and Panasonic L-Mount. At the moment, the lens mount is not user-interchangeable, but we’ve been told that Meike has plans to make it available depending on users’ requests.

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Meike 50mm T/2.1 FF-Prime – Lens Design

The lens design of the Meike 50mm T/2.1 FF-Prime consists of twelve elements in eight groups. The aperture mechanism consists of eleven aperture blades. The minimum focus distance is 60cm.

The outside diameter of the lens is 85mm, which is cinema standard and should work with most clamp-on matte boxes. Also, you can screw filters directly to the lens, thanks to an 82mm filter thread.

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Price and Availability

The Meike 50mm T/2.1 FF-Prime is currently in the pre-order stage for $959.00. It should start shipping in September. This price-point is aggressive from Meike, and the low price makes it one of the most affordable 50mm full-frame cinema lenses available on the market right now. For more information and pre-order it, please visit Meike’s website here.

What do you think about the Meike 50mm T/2.1 FF-Prime Cine lens? Did you ever shoot with Meike lenses in the past? Let us know in the comments below!

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 Paul Corneille
Paul Corneille
MemberJuly 18th, 2020

Finally Meike decided to make a lens with almost any type of lens mount

 Lee Daley
Lee Daley
MemberJuly 18th, 2020

Great news based on their mft and S35 lenses I’m eager to see some tests.

 João Augusto Quint de Souza
João Augusto Quint de Souza
MemberJuly 19th, 2020

I’m just looking for their MFT kit. The price for the image providedby them is absolutely fantastic.

Mad Mats Helgesson
MemberJuly 18th, 2020

I’ve been very happy with my five lens set of Meike MFT cine lenses. The manufacturer seems very invested in the community and have an impressive line up of lenses planned on their website. Pumped for this!

Jan Hermann von Bayern
MemberJuly 18th, 2020

A German-sounding name in a Zeiss-like blue logo. Haha.

Peter
Peter
GuestJuly 19th, 2020

You are probably right in some ways, but the font of the logo is very much looking like typical Chinese typography?

Blue is a popular color choice for logos.
In fact, according to specialists, 53 percent of all brands use blue when creating their logos. Most medical logos (if not all..) use the color blue because it is typically associated with credibility, trust, knowledge, power, professionalism, cleanliness, calm and focus.

Because these qualities are valued in the medical community, blue is the ideal choice for medical logos. In addition, because blue is already used so often by healthcare providers and other related organizations, consumers already associate it with the field of medicine. Personally, it evokes clean sanitized glass when it is associated to a lens…

If they had chosen red people would have said it imitates Canon, Gold ­– Bausch & Lomb, Black – Cooke, Orange – Bright Tangerine? Or Yellow Kinoflo, or eventually a submarine?

Let’s try to find a better suited color? Green or grey, mold? Pink, newbies unprofessional?
Not much alternatives I would say…

Peter
Peter
GuestJuly 19th, 2020

What about Tesla with its logo font.. that seems to be inspired by traditional Japanese/Chinese roof architecture?

A zest of zen attitude, to sell us the idea of a calm buddhist temple on a small mountaintop ? Drive safely towards your own future dear customer (for the price of a Porshe).
Japan where old tradition meets new technology, not bad imagery to help us understand that we have an electric car revolutionizing the car industry?

The shares of Tesla on the stock exchange are ridiculously high.. very very high..
Good storytelling I would say…

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