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Meike 24mm T2.1 Released – “Basic Set” 24mm / 35mm / 50mm / 85mm now completed


Meike’s “Basic Set” of affordable full-frame cinema lenses is now complete, with the release of their 24mm T2.1. For shooters who are looking for consistency across their entire range of prime lenses, this is fantastic news. Let’s take a closer look.

We have covered the announcement of the Meike 24mm T2.1 full-frame cine lens several months ago. It is Meike’s fourth full-frame cine lens, joining the previous releases of Meike’s 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm T2.1 lenses.

Image Credit: Meike Global

Meike’s cine lenses all share the same physical dimensions, image quality, and color rendition. The consistency that these lenses offer is the perfect solution for saving time and money while color grading in post.

Meike 24mm T2.1 Cine Lens Specs

Lens Mount: PL/EF/RF/E/L
Min Focal Distance: 30cm
Filter Thread: ø82
Image Circle: 45mm
Structure: 14 Elements in 9 Groups
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture Range: T2.1-T22
Iris Blades: 11
Gear Mod: M0.8
Focus Rotation: 330 Degree
Weight: 1111-1185g (depending on lens mount)

Meike Cine Lens Road Map

As mentioned in previous articles, Meike has provided a roadmap for the release of future cine lenses. Although things have slid a bit, they are still intent to release a 105mm T2.1, a 16mm T2.5, and a 135mm T2.4 sometime next year.

Meike Cine Lenses kit. Image credit: Meike

Thoughts

The cine lens market is quickly becoming saturated with offerings from lens manufacturers like DZOFilm, Rokinon/Samyang, Irix, and many others.

With the exception of DZOFilm, we have largely seen that lenses from other manufactures tend to present various color and quality differences between focal lengths. Though these problems can often be corrected in post, it is best to stick with one set that offers a consistent look. Saying that, it will be beneficial to put Meike through their paces and see how the lens in this set behaves.

Image Credit: Meike Global

The Meike 24mm T2.1 Cine Lens is available now for $1,199 and is also being sold as a 4 lens kit directly from Meike for $4,038.

What do you think about Meike’s T2.1 full-frame Cine Primes? Have you had the chance to work with any of their lenses yet? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.




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