by Sebastian Wöber | 18th September 2014
SLR Magic has become famous for their affordable high speed photo lenses in the F/0.95 range. Now they have introduced their first PL cine lens that is not only affordable but also innovative. Andrew from SLR Magic today presented their new line of cinema lenses to us. The first lens they introduce is the SLR Magic APO Hyperprime Cine 50mm T2.1 lens. The lens is a serious PL cine lens built from the ground up just like the other lenses they have been introducing for the photo market. While the general concept of compact prime lenses with an interchangeable mount is known from market leader Zeiss, there is an innovative twist to this PL lens which they also intend to incorporate in other focal lengths: The SLR Magic APO Hyperprime Cine 50mm T2.1 lens has an inner filter thread that accommodates circular screw-on filters like their very own Vari-ND filter. An honorable mention also to this product which has hard stops and this way avoids the typical unwanted cross effect and can be used more ergonomically. We think this product looks very promising and we’re looking forward to the rest of their line cine lenses they intend to release in the next years, even though they might seem overly similar to the Zeiss Compact Primes with their interchangeable mount design. See the video above for more details on pricing and availability.Read more
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