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2741 SLR Magic Rangefinder footage – kiss goodbye to lens breathing AND Kowa anamorphic goes single focus

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/134462961[/vimeo] I have been out shooting with the SLR Magic Rangefinder. Key features: It completely takes over focus from any lens Solves lens breathing (reduces to such low level it isn’t noticeable) Adds cinema standard 240 degrees focus ring with FF gearing and hard stops Reduces minimum focus distance of all anamorphic lenses to 1m (even long-throw projector lenses) For those who shoot anamorphic especially this will be music to your ears. These…

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3335 SLR Magic Rangefinder converts “dual focus” anamorphic (aka Kowa) to single focus – and solves lens breathing

I have just received my SLR Magic Rangefinder which is a groundbreaking concept. It transfers focus away from the main lens focus ring onto a dedicated buttery smooth geared 240 degree cinema lens focus ring and attached to the main lens like a screw on filter. With the main lens set to infinity, focus is done purely through the SLR Magic Rangefinder. This means that the awkward to focus Kowa 2x…

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0 SLR Magic Anamorphic 2x on the Panasonic GH4 (4:3)

At Photokina 2014 I gave my first impressions of the prototype SLR Magic Anamorphic 2x on the GH4. Now I have a newer version of the lens with me in Berlin to see how it compares to my other anamorphic lenses. Unlike the previous SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x, this is a 2:1 anamorphic, which is the cinema standard (and the look that goes with it).

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0 SLR Magic vs Cooke

The SLR Magic APO HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 is a soon to be released high end PL mount cinema lens. The expected price is $1999, less than half the price of a Zeiss compact prime. The Cooke S4i Mini 50mm T2.8 is $7850 at B&H and the full set is around $45,000. How do they compare?

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0 SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 Review

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/116985909[/vimeo] 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…

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

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…

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

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…

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0 SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 officially announced

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/85849379[/vimeo] 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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0 2013 – 10 things which have impressed me – and some that haven’t!

Psst… I’m having an end of year clear out Where would we be without the end of the year and the impending doom that is Christmas? Enjoying summer? Revelling in the most fruitful year for filmmakers and camera geeks on record? I’d much rather 2013 just carried on! Alas the year is starting to wind down now for the Holidays and this seems like a good moment to look back at the…

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

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/81352789[/vimeo] (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…

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0 On test – the final SLR Magic Anamorphot 50 x 1.33

View 10 frames from a rehearsal shoot with Bunny Suit, a Berlin based band I’m currently working with on a music video Disclosure: I have worked closely with SLR Magic in refining the flare and have a close relationship with SLR Magic, but I am approaching the lens objectively in my articles. It’s here! The finished lens.

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0 Speed King – SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 Review and 5 Axis Stabilisation samples

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/71346820[/vimeo] Note: video is shot with no rig on an outstretched hand. The SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 is an ultrafast manual focus lens targeted at cinematographers. It is a Leica M mount lens with bespoke adapters for mFT and Sony E-mount. Until now I had been using this lens on my Sony FS100 but Olympus recently updated their OM-D firmware to support 5 axis stabilisation in video mode with all…

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0 Sony FS700 slow mo goes low light with Speed Booster and the new SLR Magic T0.95 lenses

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/58068874[/vimeo] Please email SLR Magic here to order their new lenses I’ve had a FS700 for a few days and tonight myself and Rudi of Slashcam.de got out and gave it a test run in Berlin. We only shot for 2 or 3 hours and after editing the test I had a lot of ideas for slow-mo shots that would have worked with the song – slow-mo is actually a…

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0 SLR Magic Prototype Anamorphic footage and feedback request

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/53623079[/vimeo] Above: A message from Andrew of SLR Magic SLR Magic are stepping into the world of anamorphic lenses. Developed afresh, this will be a 100% new custom designed anamorphic lens for filmmakers but priced accessibly for DSLR filmmakers as well as pros. The footage above is from the early prototype and I have been speaking to Andrew Chan of SLR Magic about the early development of the lens.

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0 Shooting with the new SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 and T1.4 prototype lenses

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/50210718[/vimeo] One of the highlights of Photokina 2012 was meeting up with SLR Magic, the small but nimble optics company based in Hong Kong. They brought out one of the first proper fast wide lenses for Micro Four Thirds (the 12mm F1.6) by listening to demand and acting swiftly. Now they are building high end super-fast primes which are optimised for filmmakers as well as photographers.

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0 Prototype SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 samples on the GH2 (with comparison to Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95)

One of my favourite lenses on the GH2 (if not the favourite) and the one that gets the most use is the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95. It offers unrivalled shallow DOF on the GH2’s 1.86x crop sensor and superb low light performance. However it is a photographic lens not really designed for cinematographers. Now SLR Magic are producing a cine lens rival for the same price – with minimal breathing,…

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0 The Shires – SLR Magic CINE 50mm T0.95 first look – the Leica Noctilux for cinematographers?

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/38339934[/vimeo] The Leica M Noctilux which costs $11,000 is a full frame F0.95 photographic lens. The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE T0.95 is a full frame F0.92 lens designed for cinematographers with Leica M mount which retails for $3,000 – a third of the Noctilux. It is quite a different lens to the Voigltander Nokton 25mm F0.95 for Micro Four Thirds. It covers a full frame sensor and APS-C mirrorless cameras like…

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36 Noktor 12mm F1.6 Micro Four Thirds hands-on with GH2

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/30350710[/vimeo] My lens is a pre-release version. Interested buyers can contact SLRMagic about the Noktor 12mm here Here is a lens the GH2 has been crying out for to compete with full frame. A good fast wide with more potential for shallow depth of field and low light performance. Indeed it is something the entire Micro Four Thirds system has needed for a while.

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10 Review of the creative SLR Magic NEX 28mm F2.8

Buy the SLR Magic NEX 28mm F2.8 I recently got 3 SLR Magic lenses to try out. These are creative lenses designed to replicate the look of Lomo or Holga cameras but on DSLRs. Philip Bloom has used the 26mm F1.4 on the Turin Breaks music video and now new models are coming out from Hong Kong based SLR Magic.