SLR Magic announces new lenses for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E and Fuji X mounts

SLR Magic will have four new prototype lenses on display at the 2012 Photokina show:

  • 25mm T0.95
  • 35mm T0.95
  • 35mm T1.4
  • 23mm F1.7

The lenses will be available in mFT, Sony E and Fuji X mounts. Here are the specs on two of the new lenses

SLR Magic CINE 35mm f/1.4

  • Mount : mFT mount / E mount (NEX-VG900 is not compatible) / X mount
  • Black Magic Cinema Camera mFT mount
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 70mm[mFT] 52mm[E] 52mm[X]
  • 80mm[Black Magic mFT]
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.3m
  • Maximum Aperture : T1.4
  • Minimum Aperture: :T16
  • Optical Design : 8 elements, 8 groups (4 x Tantalum)
  • Lens Length : 70.3mm
  • Lens Weight : 370g
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 52mm

SLR Magic HyperPrime 23mm f/1.7

  • Mount : mFT mount / E mount (NEX-VG900 is not compatible) / X mount
  • Black Magic Cinema Camera mFT mount
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 46mm[mFT] 35mm[E] 35mm[X]
  • 52mm[Black Magic mFT]
  • Maximum Aperture : F1.7
  • Minimum Aperture : F22
  • Optical Design : 9 elements, 8 groups (4 x Tantalum)
  • Lens Length : 61.3 mm
  • Lens Weight : 265g
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 49mm
SLR Magic products are available for sale on eBay.

Press release:

SLR Magic to show 25mm T0.95, 35mm T0.95, 35mm T1.4, and 23mm F1.7 prototype lenses at Photokina 2012

Hong Kong, September 15th, 2012. During Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany (September 18-23), SLR Magic will present attractive new CINE products as well as its Toy Lenses, all of the highest technical quality. Among them, will be a new SLR Magic CINE 35mm T1.4 lens in stores by the end of 2012. SLR Magic would like to invite all participants of Photokina fair held in Cologne to visit our stand in Hall 3.1 B059.

SLR Magic will present its entire range of camera lenses, cine lenses, spotting scopes, and camera accessories during Photokina.

A major attraction is a high-performance mirrorless format cine lens with manual focus. With a focal length of 35mm and aperture of T1.4, this lens joins the family of cine lenses designed for demanding users. The reason why the 35mm T1.4 lens is not in the HyperPrime series is because T1.4 is not the fastest speed we can design for this 35mm lens.

Ever since the release of the HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 lens, cinematographers have been requesting for a set of HyperPrime CINE lenses. In addition to our new CINE 35mm T1.4 lens, we will also showcase our 25mm T0.95 (MSRP: US $649) in mFT and 35mm T0.95 (MSRP: US $1,249) in mFT, X-mount and E-mount concept lenses that are based on the optical design of the HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 lens.

Due to difficulty to source a particular material to manufacture the HyperPrime 23mm F1.7 for E-mount announced on December 8th 2011 it was discontinued within 3 months of launch. During this time, we have re-designed the lens, increasing image quality across the frame yet keeping the lens size and price similar to the original. The new design also supports mFT and X mount cameras.

All details concerning the optical type and physical size of the lens will be published at a later date. The SLR Magic CINE 35mm T1.4 lens in mFT, X-mount and E-mount (MSRP: US $279) will be introduced for sale in December 2012. The SLR Magic HyperPrime 23mm F1.7 (MSRP: US $399) in mFT, X-mount and E-mount will be introduced for sale in February 2013.

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  • c.d.embrey

    Wow, that’s a very practical looking Finger Grip, who makes them???

    • garygraphy

      Yup, I am far more interested in the finger grip. The lenses aren’t that interesting. Is that just the Leica fingergrip?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

      I tried that camera, lens and grip and the grip is identical in all but colour to one I bought in Mongkok. They are comfortable and secure and don’t mark the camera. SLR Magic’s Andrew says the maker is now exclusive to them. It works well on the X Pro-1, and the ZM, but not on the NEX 7.

      • c.d.embrey

        Thanks you very much!

  • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com shashinka

    25mm T0.95 and 35mm T0.95 are of interest to me s an X-Pro1 user. I hope they can make decent optics, but not sure. I never heard of SLR Magic before. And it seems strange a company name SLR making glass for mirrorless.

  • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com shashinka

    Both 25mm T0.95 and 35mm T0.95 are of interest to me s an X-Pro1 user. I hope they can make decent optics, but not sure. I never heard of SLR Magic before. And it seems strange a company name SLR making glass for mirrorless.

    • Fants

      Sadly, the 25/0.95 is MFT only.

  • nycPete

    SLR Magic sounds like such a cheap name for a company. they were making toy lenses before.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

      They have three brands:

      Noktor/ Hyperprime – their highest spec lenses, typically with large aperture
      SLR Magic – Mid level ‘more affordable’ brand
      Toy Lens – fun, colourful lenses that embrace aberration for artistic effect

      None of their lenses are particularly cheap:

      The Hyperprimes are a demonstration of how good optics can be made in China these days when money is no object.

      Their CINE lenses will save the big money by being geared or easily FF coupled but won’t scrimp on optics.

      Even some of the toy lenses that are based on generic CCTV lens design are made from scratch at the factory to a higher spec. The idea is to almost double the ex-factory cost, but in return get better machining tolerance, coatings, alignment, anti-reflective paint and anodisation. And girly silicone focus rings.

  • Alex

    MF ? on 4/3…. no thx

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