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Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART review

May 6, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

I feel that Sigma are now one of the most innovative of Japanese manufacturers, certainly the most adventurous. Just look at the products. There are 3 Sigma creations I’ve invested in recently that have blown my socks off and bazooka’d the tea out of my cup…

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SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 Review

January 16, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Two of the most exciting lenses for GH4 and BMPCC users at Photokina were the SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 and the Voigtlander 10mm F0.95. The SLR Magic wide angle is now available and gives you back your 24mm wide-end in 2.3x 4K mode. You could view it as an upgrade to the well regarded 12mm T1.6. Compared to the Voigtlander it has the advantage of less chromatic aberration, a stepless aperture and focus gearing designed for video use. Other than that it’s hard to do a detailed comparison because the F0.95 isn’t out yet! I put the lens through its paces

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World premiere – SLR Magic APO 50mm T2.1 PL mount cinema lens

September 11, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Hong Kong, China (September 12, 2014). SLR Magic will present a new CINE lens to the public from the APO-HyperPrime lens family in the upcoming Photokina 2014 fair in Cologne at the SLR Magic booth (Hall 5.1, L-011). The SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 is the first lens of the family. It achieves outstanding images under challenging lighting conditions. When taking pictures with many image-dominant, open light sources, it is common for correction defects to show up. Because the SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 is an apochromatic (APO) lens, longitudinal chromatic aberrations are corrected by its unique optical design

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New SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 lens for Micro Four Thirds (plus ND)

September 4, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Following in the footsteps of their highly successful 12mm T1.6 wide angle lens for Micro Four Thirds mount, SLR Magic based in Hong Kong have developed a 10mm T2.1 lens, optimised for cinematic use. I’ll be reviewing the new lens very soon on EOSHD, the sample unit having arrived today. This has the potential to be a great wide choice for the GH4 especially in 4K mode where every millimetre counts on that smaller recording area. As for image quality, I have high expectations for the new lens. The existing SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 is a fantastic lens, very characterful, it will be interesting to

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SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 officially announced

February 10, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Above: beautiful new film from Seb Farges shot with the SLR Magic Anamorphot on the Sony A7 and Olympus E-M5. SLR Magic have officially announced the Anamorphot developed with feedback and technical assistance from EOSHD and the anamorphic community. To order: there is currently a pre-order offer for people who follow the Twitter handle @anamorphot and email a screen grab of it to [email protected] by Feb 14th (GMT +8).

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Anamorphic sample footage shot with the SLR Magic Anamorphot – and which lenses go best with it?

December 9, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

(The anamorphic footage starts around 10 seconds in) The new SLR Magic Anamorphot 50 jointly developed with the help of EOSHD is here in it’s final non-prototype form and I’ve shot the above video with it (Sony FS100). This should give you an idea of how the flare moves around during a shot and the general anamorphic aesthetic you are able to get with the adapter. Also part of the fun of the adapter is that like the Iscorama it sings with certain lenses, which all have a different look. I’ve been trying it out with a bunch of them…

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New SLR Magic prototype anamorphic lens footage surfaces

August 26, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

SLR Magic are working on a 1.33x anamorphic adapter. Hong Kong based shooter Edwin Lee has tried it out. The lens is ‘compact’ and attaches to the front of your prime. SLR Magic say it works best currently with their 35mm F1.4 on Micro Four Thirds and the Canon EF 50mm F1.4 on full frame.