MEIKE has announced new Drop-in Filter PL Adapters. The adapters will be available in PL to E-mount, Pl to Leica L-mount, and PL to Canon RF-mount.
The MEIKE Drop-in Filter PL Adapters can be purchased without filters or in kits that come with filters, such as VND, UV, CPL, etc.
Having a PL adapter with the ability to utilize a drop-in VND filter makes a lot of sense if you are running PL lenses on cameras that don’t have built-in ND like a RED Komodo or mirrorless hybrid. The other benefit of using a rear filter adapter is that you only need to use one size of filter regardless of what lens you may be running. This is very handy if you have PL mount lenses with different-sized front diameters and you don’t want to run a matte box.
MEIKE also sells a large array of other types of drop-in filters that you can also purchase. These include streak filters, star filters, and BM filters in various strengths. All in all, there are 13 different filters to choose from.
The filters have a uniform size of 60×63.7×5.2mm, and MEIKE told me that the Canon filters will work inside their adapter. The V-ND filter strength is 1.5 to 9 stops (ND3 to ND500).
The MEIKE Drop-in Filter PL Adapters are made out of stainless steel and the weight varies from 212g up to 227g depending on the mount. MEIKE also states that they are corrosion and wear-resistant and that they maintain infinity focus.
Now, it will be interesting to see what PL lenses will actually work with these adapters. From prior experience using another competitor, I found that quite a few anamorphic lenses wouldn’t work because their rear element would make contact with the drop-in filter.
This is not the first time a company has come up with a PL adapter with drop-in filters. You may remember that I reviewed the MOFAGE POCO PL to E/RF/L/Z Mount Adapter with Drop-in Filters back in November last year.
The MOFAGE POCO PL to E/RF/L/Z Mount Adapter with Drop-in Filters was on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for $328 USD, but as far as I am aware it hasn’t started shipping yet.
Price & Availability
The MEIKE Drop-in Filter PL Adapters will be available on March 30th for $249.99 USD. Please note that this is the price for the adapter without any filters.
- Drop-in Filter PL Adapter with Whole set that includes all 13 filters $1,299.99 USD
- Drop-in Filter PL Adapter with CPL, BM 1/4, BM 1/8 $469 USD
- Drop-in Filter PL Adapter with
Above are the prices for the kits.
Below are the prices for the individual filters:
- VND Filter $79.99 USD
- Clear Filter $69.99 USD
- CPL Filter $79.99 USD
- BM 1/4 $79.99 USD
- BM 1/8 $79.99 USD
- White Streak $99.99 USD
- Blue Streak $99.99 USD
- Gold Streak $99.99 USD
- Rainbow Streak $99.99 USD
- Rainbow Star $119.99 USD
- 4 point Star $69.99 USD
- 6 point Star $69.99 USD
- 8 point Star $69.99 USD