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Meike 50mm T2.1 FF-Prime Cine Lens (PL Mount)

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Meike 50mm T2.1 FF-Prime Cine Lens (PL Mount)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame Sensor Coverage
  • 45mm Image Circle
  • 23.6" Minimum Focus Distance
  • PL Mount
The PL-mount 50mm T2.1 FF-Prime Cine Lens is one of a series of Meike lenses featuring a 45mm image circle for full-frame sensor coverage. This prime lens has a fast T2.1 maximum aperture, standard 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, and an 11-bladed aperture for smooth, rounded bokeh.
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Meike FF-Prime Cine 50mm T2.1 Overview

The PL-mount 50mm T2.1 FF-Prime Cine Lens is one of a series of Meike lenses featuring a 45mm image circle for full-frame sensor coverage. This prime lens has a fast T2.1 maximum aperture, standard 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, and an 11-bladed aperture for smooth, rounded bokeh.

Scale markings are provided in both feet and meters, and a focus rotation of 330° allows for precision manual focus adjustment. With a 50mm focal length, this cine lens has a horizontal angle of view of 39.1° and a minimum focus distance of 23.6".

Features
45mm image circle for full-frame coverage
Fast T2.1 maximum aperture
11-blade aperture for rounded bokeh effects
Cine-standard 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears
330° focus rotation
12 elements in 8 groups
90mm front diameter, 82mm filter thread
Focus marks in feet
UPC: 787790333258

Meike FF-Prime Cine 50mm T2.1 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Lens MountARRI PL
Lens Format CoverageFull Frame
Image Circle45.0 mm
Maximum ApertureT2.1
Minimum ApertureT22
Diagonal Angle of ViewFull Frame: 46.4°
APS-C (1.5x): 29.6°
Horizontal Angle of ViewFull Frame: 39.1°
APS-C (1.5x): 24.7°
Minimum Focus DistanceFrom Image Plane: 23.6" / 60 cm
Optical Design12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11
Gear MOD & PitchFocus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Front Diameter90 mm
Filter Thread82 mm
Focus ScalesMetric, Imperial
Focus Rotation330°
Image StabilizationNo
Length4" / 102.4 mm
Weight2.4 lb / 1100 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 4.9 x 4.9"

Meike FF-Prime Cine 50mm T2.1 Reviews

Just stays on the Ursa

By Br. Lawrence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

I really love this lens. It just stays on the Ursa permanently. Many great directors use the 50mm as a standard (I'm thinking of Ozu), and I've personally always found the 50mm the most versatile focal length. And this lens is superb. I used the Rokinon lenses before this, which I appreciated, but this lens has more character. I really like the long throw, the build quality, and just the creamy look of this lens.

The perfect intro to cine lenses

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-17

I seriously LOVE what these lenses do as an intro set of Cine glass. As a long time Sigma Art series user I didn't realize how much of an upgrade this was going to be from Photo glass. I'm super happy with the money i spent on this and also the 35mm. I will be getting the 24mm and 85mm ASAP!

BEST value in CINEMA - FULLSTOP

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-03

I have all 3 of the available PL mount versions of these lenses. I used on 2 proffesional shoots and WOW WOW WOW - I still cant get over the IQ for the price but with only 1 gripe---lets get out of way-- (no focus marks on AC side) not a big deal using FF on op side typically or remote FF if I have an AC so its not really an issue) If you are looking here you like consider the DZO Vespid line. TRUE they have a full set. However they have a very vintage look with oval bokeh and bad CA(on a few focal lengths) Those are smaller lighter and MARGNIALLY sharper true) however these lens have very little CA very little if any breathing depending on FL- propper full 330 rotation on focus, they are bigger but still small- However dont look SILLY on my RED like the Vespids do. I cant say this enough MEIKE hit a homerun here and I have ZERO regrets. Just wish the whole set was already available (24mm coming end of NOV 21) ---you cant go wrong here.

Absolutely Amazing!!!

By shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

I've used ROKINON lenses which were quite above average. The Sirui anamorphic lens was even better. I just finished my first feature using the Sirui. Now that I just used this Meike FF on my Bmpcc4k for my trailer.... I am just blown away by the depth of field, bokeh and color depth of this lens. The quality, the weight, the build quality is on par to a much more expensive cine lens. This is the range of a 5k plus cine lens. I'm planning on buying the other focal lengths as well

I'm happy with it

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-14

Amazing lens for incredible price

Quite a nice lens

By Raymond
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-21

So I picked up the Full Frame 50mm along with their 3 lens kit. Used on my Sony FX9. This was the first of their lenses released for this Full Frame campaign. I wish they would have released them all at once, but eh, oh well. With so many manufacturers offering full frame lenses at this price point, I really like what Meike released here. The character of the images looks very good. Many things are well controlled on the lens, from Chromatic Aberration to Focus breathing. Hardly notice those characters on a real world project. Noticeable on a test chart, but still well controlled. The all metal construction is great and a very solid piece. If I were to point out any cons for people to thing about: - Its a bit heavy then other options on the market - No AC side, if you care for that. - The support foot is a bit dinky. But overall, I am very happy with my investment in these lenses at this price point. And are great for when a production doesn't have budget to rent higher end lenses. But I also am confident these lenses would do great on any budget project.

Pretty good

By Kevin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

Good lens but the focus ring is very stiff for focus pulling.

Great prime!

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

Beautiful shots and you can't beat the price.

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