Meike has announced a new 35mm T2.2 cinema lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. As a cine lens, it’s full manual focus and aperture control, with a wide aperture of T2.2 (stopping down to T22) and a fairly short minimum focus distance of only 42cm. The lens is constructed of 10 elements in 8 groups and offers a field of view equivalent of a 70mm lens on a full-frame camera.
On the front is a 77mm filter thread, and the focus ring has a throw of 270°. It features an all-metal build, weighing in at 660 grams and… well, beyond that there isn’t much information out there on it yet, really.
The regular retail price for the lens will be $399, and it’s available to pre-order from B&H for that price right now. But you can also pre-order directly from the Meike website, too, where they’re offering 10% off, bringing that price down to $359. There’s no word on an actual release date, but B&H says expected availability is “2-4 weeks”.