SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm f/1.6 lens officially announced

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Today SLR Magic officially announced their HyperPrime 12mm f/1.6 lens. Some sample images can be found here. Check out also this review from 3d-kraft:

For now SLR Magic lenses are available on eBay.

Press release:

SLR Magic expands its micro four thirds lineup with new ultra wide angle lens

Hong Kong, China (November 11, 2011) - SLR Magic expands the micro four thirds lens lineup with the new SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 ultra wide angle lens. With this latest addition, the portfolio of lenses for the micro four thirds system is now comprised of five focal lengths. The world's fastest lens in this focal length, the SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 will be available in November 2011.

The field of view of this new HyperPrime Lens corresponds to a 24mm lens in 35mm format and this ultra fast wide angle of view opens up many new creative composition opportunities, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography. Additionally, an ultra fast max aperture of F1.6 makes the SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 ideal for available-light photography.

We place our highest priority in the development of all HyperPrime lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 is solid and reliable.

The SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers end November 2011.

Technical Data:

  • Lens Type: Ultra Fast wide-angle lens with three Tantalum glass elements to ensure superior cinematic performance.
  • Compatible Cameras: All micro four thirds mount cameras
  • Optical Design: 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Distance Settings: Distance range: 0.15m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet
  • Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 12 aperture blades (circular), Lowest value 11
  • Bayonet: micro four thirds
  • Filter Mount: internal thread for SLR Magic 58/77 RING (optional) lens hood for 77mm filter; filter mount does not rotate.
  • Lens Hood: SLR Magic 58/77 RING (optional)
  • Surface Finish: Black anodized
  • Dimensions:
    • Length to bayonet mount: approx. 73/81mm (approx. 2.87 /3.18in) (without/with lens hood)
    • Largest diameter: approx. 60/79mm (approx. 2.36 / 3.11in) (without/with lens hood)
  • Weight: approx. 330g (approx. 11.64oz)
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  • Peter

    yey another cctv lens :S

    • Art K.

      and another cm comment

  • Bob

    Cheap CCTV lenses.. hurray… -_-

    • Matt

      Cheap? CCTV lenses have a bad name, but good CCTV lenses can be on par with any lens. I have a pair of Schneider CCTV lenses that beat the shit out of any other lens I have (Namely the modern Xenons and Xenoplans).

      • regular

        I don’t know about CCTV lenses, but the sample pictures certainly don’t look good. Even at f/8.

        • Matt

          Really? What’s not good about them? They’re resized, but even then they’re pretty impressive. There’s a bit of corner CA and the bokeh isn’t the most pleasing (Not a surprise for a super-wide) but that’s about all there is to complain.

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    chinese junk no thanks have enough of it at home dont need to add another

  • Carsten

    What about the image circle? Just enough for µ4/3 or big enough that we can expect an APS-version one day! THAT would be a nice thing: 12mm in a compact lens body on a NEX!

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