New SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 tested on the GH3 (along three other 0.95 lenses).

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We need speed we love speed! And 3D-Kraft satisfied our need by testing four f/0.95 lenses on the new Panasonic GH3 (Click here to read the test). These are in short the qualities and drawbacks of the lenses:

SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 25mm T0.95
Vignetting and distortion are almost invisible which lets me speculate that the usable image circle might be significantly larger than what a FourThirds sized sensor requires. The lens will be available soon on eBay. Save this search on Slidoo to get notified when it’s available on eBay (you have to login).

Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95
A tiny bit less shapr than the SLRmagic and a tiny bit more vignetting. Price check at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

P.Angenieux Paris 25mm Type M1 f/0.95
The lens produces some geometric distortion and vignettes already quite strong on mFT sensors. These characteristics are probably the reason why some people tend to say this lens produces a very cinematic look. Click here to check out the price and auctions on eBay.

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 25mm f/0.95
Sharper than the Angenieux and with less Vignetting and distortion. Click here to check out the price and auctions on eBay.

 

Overall this SLRmagic sounds like an impressive piece of glass! And it’s almost half of the price of the Nokton ($799 but with an initial rebat $649 only). Chapeau!

Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR Magic 12-36×50 ED Straight Spotting Scope lens (w/ hand grip) is now available on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens you can preorder on eBay (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here)