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

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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 the Sony FS100 and NEX 7 whilst the Nokton vignettes on anything larger than Micro Four Thirds. I shot the above film on the Panasonic GH2 with Iscorama 36 anamorphic attached to the SLR Magic CINE but I am also using it on my NEX 7 and Fuji X Pro 1.

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

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

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.

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