Meike recently announced its new MK-35mm T2.2 Cine lens that comes in three different variants supporting Micro Four Thirds (MFT or M4/3), Sony E, and Fujifilm X mounts. This Cine lens lineup consists of 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 65mm lenses. All of them support a fixed wide aperture of T2.2. With 12mm, 16mm, and 25mm lenses already out, MK-35mm T2.2 is now joining the Meike Cine Lens family.
Sony E Mount
The E mount variant of Meike MK-35mm T2.2 Cine lens is compatible with all the Sony E mount cameras. Due to wide T2.2 aperture, this lens captures a lot of light and produces a creamy shallow depth of field. Supporting 10 elements in 8 groups, it offers a nice circular bokeh effect. Considering the low price, MK-35mm will not disappoint in terms of image quality.
The focus ring supports 270-degree rotation and works nicely with a follow focus system. One of the great things about this lens is the ability to shift focus without any noticeable focus breathing. With 1.37 feet / 42cm minimum focusing distance, you have the freedom to get pretty close to the subject.
According to Meike, the lens comes with a multilayer coating to minimize flaring. Featuring an all-metal design, this lens will withstand heavy use. On Sony APS-C cameras, Mk-35mm T2.2 will offer an equivalent focal length of 52.5mm.
Fujifilm X Mount
Just like Sony E mount, all the image characteristics of Meike MK-35mm T2.2 Fujifilm X mount Cine lens are the same except the fact that it supports all the Fujifilm X mount cameras instead of Sony.
Micro Four Thirds
This model will support all the MFT cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, Blackmagic Design, as well as, Zcam E2. Since MFT cameras support a crop factor of 2.0, you will get an equivalent focal length of 70mm from this Meike MK-35mm T2.2 Lens. Apart from these differences, all the specifications are identical to Sony E and Fujifilm X mount cameras.
Overall, these cine prime lenses produce exceptional quality at such a price point. With a manual focus ring, all-metal design, sharp images, amazing bokeh, and great focus shifting capabilities, you cannot go wrong with these lenses, especially if you’re on a budget.
Meike MK-35mm T2.2 Cine Lens usually costs $399 but you can get for $359 on Amazon.
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