SLRmagic announces new 35mm and 23mm lenses for m43 X and E-mount system


SLRmagic announced two new lenses for three mirrorless systems. Interesting that they didn’t make the lens in NX mount for Samsung! Here is the press text:


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.

SLR Magic CINE 35mm f/1.4

Mount : mFT mount / E mount / 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 F1.7

Mount : mFT mount / E mount / 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

  • angelo cirr

    what is that ring skin?

  • jcc

    These stupid manufacturers. If these aren’t fast autofocusing they might as well toss it in the trash as no one is interested.

    Hello, McFly?!? you’ll only get a few people interested in manual lenses. Most people want super fast systems with autofocus. Don’t you bother to read blogs and know your markets? Why would bother to target the 1% of users who like using manual focusing?

    • peevee

      If these T0.95 things had AF, they would sell millions of them. What is so hard about motor moving focusing group?

      • Matt W

        Have you seen the price of Canon L 1.2 AF lenses?

  • thomas

    Anybody knows what kind of black ring or holder that is, where the camera strap usually is attached?

  • c.d.embrey

    No interest in manual focus lenses, but I WANT that Finger Grip. Do you know who makes them???

  • paul

    i think there are quite a few people who can live without AF on a 23mm lens 😉

  • Theo

    Can anyone tell me the name of the finger loop on the X Pro1 (pic of this post)? I have been hunting for one but can’t find it anywhere.

  • woof woof

    I use manual lenses and believe me, you guys with FBW don’t know what you’re missing.

  • Carlo

    What the interest to have same lens as the one made by Fuji???
    The only that’s interesting is the 23mm for X mount, but they are plenty of Leica Elmarit R for the half of the price on ebay that match the X-Pro 1/X-E1 and fuji will certainly comes with an autofocus lens that has F 1.4 so what??

  • chris

    This is great, a X lens that’ll actually focus without endlessly spinning the focus ring.

  • Markdphotoguy

    That finger loop looks interesting I’ve been hunting online for the last twenty minutes trying to find more info on where to get one. Admin do you know where the image comes from so I could start backtracking to find out where that finger loop comes from.

  • Camaman

    Maybe that finger loops an Slr magic accessory?
    I am intersted in that m43 23mm. How much is it?

  • John

    Hey All,

    You can email to ask!

  • Michel Gamache

    So I e-mailed SLR magic, and they have confirmed that it is in fact them making the finger loop. She said :
    “The finger loop is made in genuine ostrich leather, for holding the
    camera with the 3rd and 4th finger.
    We are at Photokina now, and we will update our website to include new accessories by end of September”


  • Izumi

    Because they can and because we do.