First SLR Magic Toy Lens test (+ Panasonic 100-300mm and 14mm price drops)


Nikkorexf posted a first set of image sampels on flickr (Click here) taken with the new 26mm f/1.4 lens from SLRmagic. I would say that those samples are not so bad as I would have expectedform a lens with that price Click here to see the lens on eBay.

But if you are looking for real good quality lenses you should take a look at the two new Panasonic lenses, They are getting the first price drops!
The Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 is now in Stock at Amazon (Click here) for $565.57 only. That’s -$35!
And also the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 has a $22 discount and is now in Stock for $378 at Amazon (Click here).
Hot deal reminder: Panasonic GF1 body only is in Stock for $299 at Amazon (Click here)!

  • 35$ is not a huge price drop, especially compared to the 250$ price drop of 7-14 and 14-140, Panasonic really kills its potential 2nd hand market and thats why people would be afraid to invest $$ on system that constantly looses value, even in optics

  • Ad

    This toy lens looks ideal for portraits. The edge unsharpness is there even if the edges are in focus, concentrates nicely on the center part of the image.

  • mambastik

    I was hoping the expensive Magic Toy lens would behave differently than the Chinese ~$30 Fujian CCTV lens, but it seems practically the same. I was hoping the SLR Magic would have at least sharper corners, but it’s the same. Even the bokeh is the same messy/swirly thing. After seeing some samples, I might as well pick up the way cheaper Fujian one.

    • Luke

      Then you also need to buy an adapter.

    • mochapaulo

      In fact, it is really identical. Just with the colorful rubber ring to make it looks unique. So, don’t be fooled. lol

  • Kenneth

    I just ordered a TV Lens 25mm f/1,4 and c-mount adapter, under 40USD incl. S&H.

    • tribalmedia

      were did you buy it kenneth!!

  • All the test shots I took on the Flickr site were done wide open, by the way, to emphasize the swirly bokeh. When you stop it down, it’s really not bad at all!

  • I’ve actually got a 25mm f1.4 CCTV lens in C Mount arriving on Monday that will be interesting to compare to the “Toy Lens”.

    • Adrian

      Pretty sure they’re the same lens. I too have a 25mm f1.4 and C-mount adaptor on order – far cheaper in the UK than the SLR Magic variant – really looking forward to trying it out.

  • Wife

    just do a search on ebay and you can find these lenses + adapter for cheaper (and there are more expensive versions too).

  • so boring, lacking rumors from panny n sony :(

  • marcus

    If u wannna see some sample photos of the Toy Lens check my flickr out:

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