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February 24, 2018

Meike Teases a Trip into Cine Lens Territory

Chinese manufacturing has disrupted lighting in the last few years. Are lenses up next?

The last few years have seen a dramatic rebalancing of the lighting market as Asian manufacturers like Aputure and Came-TV (China), Fillex (Taiwan), and many more bring LED units to market at difficult-to-beat price points, some with some pretty impressive features. However, while Japanese manufacturers like Sigma, Tokina and Fujinon have brought aggressive pricing to the cine prime market (when you compare the $5k/lens price on a Tokina to the $30k/lens price on Cookes, for instance), we haven't seen a large impact from Chinese manufacturers on cine glass yet.

We did meet the nice folks from Taiwanese company Bokkelux at NAB last year who claimed to be coming to market with Full Frame primes at around $3000/peice. However, if you go to the company's site, you'll now see this notice:

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