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  • #31
    Looking Good? Filmed with Meike 25mm t2.2 cine on BMPCC 4K. Tested by Humcrush Productions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fp7ojadXJ0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7foXPQxoI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=But0ntii8Vw

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    • #32
      Looking good, but the breathing does not seem as well controlled as the Veydra 25mm, which virtually had none. Also the out of focus bright details seem to bloom more...
      Cheers.
      Last edited by Denny Smith; 03-16-2019, 09:24 PM.

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      • #33
        Seems like a whole lineup is coming:

        https://www.cinegearpro.co.uk/search...y_id=0&q=meike

        I am very interested in first hand experiences if/when anybody gets their hand on these!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Miles71 View Post
          Looking Good? Filmed with Meike 25mm t2.2 cine on BMPCC 4K. Tested by Humcrush Productions.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fp7ojadXJ0
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7foXPQxoI
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=But0ntii8Vw
          Not sure if it a camera mount moving or lens itself, but it behaves very similar to my Meike fisheye lens. Visible off-center moving during focusing (and no it is not mount play, it clamps to camera tight enough and focusing is very easy). It looks like thread is off-centered or not too precise made. Sure this is not critical for fisheye lens designed for photo, but for cinema prime lenses people usually expect more precision.

          Also chromatic aberration is too ugly and looks like CCTV lens. Cheap Meike fisheye lens have similar "hard" look.
          Last edited by shijan; 02-13-2019, 10:49 AM.
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          • #35
            I agree, it's probably not the mount.
            Lack of perfect centering is one of the differences between cheaper lenses and true cine lenses, but also one of the factors making them expensive.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Akos View Post
              Seems like a whole lineup is coming:

              https://www.cinegearpro.co.uk/search...y_id=0&q=meike

              I am very interested in first hand experiences if/when anybody gets their hand on these!
              Site says all the other focal lengths are available for pre order, but no timetable. Have yet to hear a peep from Veydra since the 25 first surfaced, I'm guessing they are truly dead, and the Chinese clones are coming. Interesting that they don't have the 12, maybe it is too hard to do cheap, or they are aiming for multiple mounts with aps-c coverage. Doesn't matter to me, I have the Rokinon compact 12, which would probably match well enough. If the build quality is at least decent I will eventually get a set, assuming I can eventually get a pair of P4k.

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              • #37
                The 16mm version has been officially announced, hope they manage better than one a year to fill out this set.

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                • #38
                  It seems Ryan Avery of Veydra has officially chimed in declaring these Stolen IP with a review on Amazon. Not sure there is much they can do about it a this point, especially if they are unable to deliver the original.

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                  • #39
                    The 16mm is on ebay.

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                    • #40
                      Drop16mm, can you provide a link to Rayn’s Statement?
                      Cheers

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                      • #41
                        Ryan' statement is in the form of a 1 star review on the product page for the 25mm on Amazon . Scroll down to bottom, there are multiple listings and only attached to this one which kind of sucks for spreading the word.

                        https://www.amazon.com/Meike-Manual-...r=8-2-fkmrnull

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                        • #42
                          As sucky as it is ...what are people to do? Alot of people would love to support them and purchase the lenses...however they aren't producing them anymore and they have been basically non existent on communication as to if or when they will start to produce them. So customers are left in limbo. People will just start getting it where they can which is unfortunate but is the reality.
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                          • #43
                            I'm not passing judgement and I'll probably end up with a set if they release them all, the actual user reviews are very positive. I'm sure there are some build quality differences compared to the real thing, but nothing that I would likely notice. Just passing on info that I found as some users here were adamant that they would not use them if confirmed stolen designs. Who know the exact situation, maybe the Chinese supplier was building all the components for final assembly at Veydra but were left holding the bag when finances went bad, this is stuff we will never know. They for sure appear to be a significant improvement over the little pancake lenses that were likely based on machine vision designs.

                            I genuinely feel bad for Veydra, they had an innovative product but not a big enough potential user base. If I had been more cash flush when they first came out I would have had a set. But it became harder to justify without professional cameras supporting the MFT format. As good as it is the P4k will never be more than a personal camera, or b-roll inserts on bigger productions, will likely use adapters to take whatever lenses are on the A cam for better matching. If they were available, and I could afford them, I'm not sure I would get them at this point, I'd probably stretch my budget to xeens to future proof for full frame sensors .

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                            • #44
                              Re: the Veydra thing, if Ryan is stating that the Chinese manufacturer has infringed his patents it's one thing but If you vacate the field of battle then you risk the enemy occupying it.
                              The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera - what it says on the box!

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                              • #45
                                I’ll start this off by saying that Ryan is a friend of mine. Additionally I’ve worked with him many times now as both a customer and a vendor. I’ve found it hard to see his name bashed around. He has by no means vacated the field… he simply cannot speak about what’s happening. At some point it’s possible that the true story will be told. Time will tell. I can tell you that it’s not been a pleasant experience for him.

                                I’m sure that those of you who know him will tell you that at the end of the day he’s all about making you better at your craft. His knowledge of optics is nothing short of amazing. I’ve watched him contribute to all sorts of peoples work. He’s an advocate of better footage and sits in an interesting position to help each and every one of us.

                                Sadly at this point it appears that holding your breath for Veydra’s return may not be your best option. I guess it’s up to you to judge the ethics of other manufacturers who are making what appear to be identical products. I for one know how I feel about them.
                                Last edited by Marshall Harrington; 05-01-2019, 06:25 AM.

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