New SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 lens now available for $299 on eBay

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The new SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 MFT lens is now available for $299 on eBay (Click here).

Newsshooter tested the new lens and writes:

This is not a lens that is designed to be manually focussed on the go. Instead it is designed to be preset at a distance and left. There is a locking screw that can hold the focus in position to prevent accidental movement. With focus set at f4 it is said to be sharp from 2.8m to infinity – which should be fine for drone work. For handheld gimbal work it can be stopped down, or left at F4 the focus can be set closer, with it not extending to infinity.
The unique design of the SLR Magic 8mm F4 means that is it much lighter than other ultra wide angle lenses. Weighing in at 110g it is light enough to be carried by the DJI Inspire 1 and Inspire 2 drone cameras, as well as handheld X5 series camera/gimbals. Many popular Micro 4/3 lenses needs small counterweights or filter rings to balance properly with a DJI camera/gimbal.

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Sony announced the world’s fastest SD card with 300MB/s read and write speed

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Sony announced the World’s fastest SD card:

The SF-G series boasts an ultra-fast write speed up to 299 MB/s – fast enough to support continuous shooting of high-resolution images with high performance DSLRs supporting the UHS-II interface.

There is no info about the US/EU price yet. Only Sony Japan unveiled the pricing: 128GB will cost 49,000 YEN  (around $400), the 64GB card 25,000 YEN ($220) and the 32GB card 15,000 YEN ($130).

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SLR Magic announces the new 8mm f/4 MFT lens

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SLR Magic expands its micro four thirds lineup with new ultra wide angle lens

Hong Kong, China (Feburary 25, 2017) – SLR Magic expands the micro four thirds lens lineup with the new SLR Magic 8mm F4 ultra wide angle lens. The product will be officially introduced during upcoming BVE 2017 fair in Excel London.
The field of view corresponds to a 16mm lens in 35mm format and this fast wide angle of view opens up many new creative composition opportunities, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography. Additionally, light weight and compact size of the SLR Magic 8mm F4 ideal for aerial photography as well as multi-camera setup 360 VR.
We place our highest priority in the development on our lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic 8mm F4 is solid and reliable.
The SLR Magic 8mm F4 (MSRP: $349 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers starting March 2017.
The SLR Magic 8mm F4 will be first presented at the BVE 2017 show. The SLR Magic stand would be in (S1-8 G30 Holdan Ltd.) during the BVE show which are to be held in Excel London from Feburary 28th to March 2nd 2017.
Demo footage by volunteer tester: http://vimeo.com/205525395

SLR Magic is currently looking for volunteers to test this lens at a special price. If interested:
Send an email to support@slrmagic.com with the subject “SLR Magic 8mm F4 volunteer”.
Include sample videos/photos or link to photo/video reviews you have done in the past.

Technical Data SLR Magic 8mm F4

Lens Type: Ultra wide-angle lens
Compatible4Cameras: All micro four thirds mount cameras
Optical3Design: 9 elements in 8 groups
Distance Settings: Distance range: 0.10m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 7 aperture blades , Lowest value 16
Angle of view: 140 degrees
Bayonet: micro four thirds
Filter Mount: Internal thread for 43mm filters; filter mount rotates while focusing.

Filter adapter (included) for 52mm filters
Surface Finish: Black anodised
Length to bayonet mount: approx. 41.4mm (approx. 1.63in)
Largest diameter: approx. 46.1mm (approx. 1.81in)
Weight: approx. 110g (approx. 3.9oz)

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