SLR Magic announces the HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 and SLR Magic 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8 filter


SLRmagic just annnounced the new 10mm T/2.1 Cine Micro Four Thirds lens and the new 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8 filter. Here is the official press text:


NEW: THE SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 and SLR Magic 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8 filter
SLR Magic expands its micro four thirds lineup with new wide angle lens

Hong Kong, China (September 3, 2014)  – SLR Magic expands the micro four thirds lens lineup with the new SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 wide angle lens. With this latest addition, the portfolio of lenses for the micro four thirds system is now comprised of thirteen focal lengths. The product will be officially introduced during upcoming Photokina 2014 fair in Cologne.

The field of view of this new HyperPrime Lens corresponds to a 20mm 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, a fast max aperture of T2.1 makes the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 ideal for available-light photography.

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 HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 is solid and reliable.

The SLR Magic 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8 filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing a reduction of about 1.3 to 6 stops. The 0.4 to 1.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring via the non-removable lever. By slowing your exposure time you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Both filter substrates are combined into one filter ring, this filter is low profile and helps to eliminate vignetting on most lenses. The front filter ring diameter is 86mm in diameter, further helping to reduce vignetting, on wide angles lenses such as the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 lens.

The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 (MSRP: $799 US) and SLR Magic 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8 filter (MSRP: $179 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers starting end of October 2014.

The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 will be first presented at Photokina 2014 fair. The SLR Magic stand would be in (No. L-011, Hall 5.1) during the fairs which are to be held in Cologne from 16th to 21st of September 2014. For all those who want to visit Photokina 2014 fairs.

SLR Magic is currently looking for volunteers to test this lens at a special price. If interested:
Send an email to with the subject “SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 volunteer”.
Include sample videos/photos or link to photo/video reviews you have done in the past.


Technical Data          
SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1

Lens Type: Fast wide-angle lens
Compatible Cameras:  All micro four thirds mount cameras
Optical Design:  13 elements in 11 groups
Distance Settings:  Distance range: 0.20m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 11 aperture blades , Lowest value 16
Bayonet:  micro four thirds
Filter Mount: Internal thread for 77mm filter; filter mount does not rotate.
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Length to bayonet mount: approx. 79.45mm (approx. 3.12in)
Largest diameter: approx. 80.00mm (approx. 3.14in)
Weight: approx. 420g (approx. 14.8oz)

SLR Magic 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8

Type: Variable density
Size: 77 mm
Filter Factor: 0.4 – 1.8 (1.3 – 6 stops)
Front Filter Thread Size: 86mm

Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic Cine 12mm T/1.6 Lens at Adorama (Click here).
SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 at Adorama (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) SLR Magic Pin Hole Lens at Adorama (Click here).


CameraLabs tests the FZ1000 and says it’s the “classiest bridge camera to date”.


In US it’s still hard to get the FZ1000 but some of them are now in Stock at Samys eBay (Click here). And the reason why it’s hard to get is because it’s a damn good camera! CameraLabs (Click here) just posted their FZ1000 review and do write:

Just to recap on some of the other great features the FZ1000 has to offer – 12fps continuous shooting, 1/4 speed 1080p video recording, built-in timelapse and stop motion shooting, 7-frame auto bracketing, fast DFD-assisted 49-area AF, and excellent wifi features. The only things it’s really missing for me are a touch-screen and a built-in ND filter, but there’s still loads of controls and of course the opportunity to mount an ND filter on the barrel if necessary; plus with an electronic shutter option at up to 1/16000, you’ll easily be able to deploy large apertures outdoors for stills.
Sony may have enjoyed a temporary lead in the premium superzoom / bridge market, but with the FZ1000, Panasonic has grabbed it back. The FZ1000 is one of the most exciting cameras of 2014 and arguably the classiest bridge camera to date which naturally qualifies it for a Cameralabs Highly Recommended award.

FZ-1000 preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). In Europe at WexUK (Click here). In Asia at Digitalrev (Click here).


Possible issue on the E-M1 and E-M5 with the new Metabones Canon EF adapter.


Our reader Brian sent us this mail to warn about a possible issue with the new Metabones Canon EF adapter:

FedEx delivered today the Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster, P/N MB_SPEF-m43-BM1, that I had ordered after reading your posting as to its availability.  I have test fit the adapter to all MFT cameras I own, and I wanted to alert you to the fact that it DOES NOT FIT the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera.  It’s not even close.  The adapter interferes with the forward projecting EVF hood on the E-M1. The adapter also does not fit the Olympus E-M5, although the interference is not as severe.  The adapter will fit the Olympus E-M10, although the adapter remains in contact with the EVF hood.  I don’t know yet if this tension prevents the lens flange from seating flat. If so, this could cause lens decentering.
The adapter does fit fine on Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2, and Panasonic Lumix models G5, G6, GX1, & GF5.  I mounted a Canon EF-S compatible Tamron SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR LD Asperical (IF) zoom lens on the adapter, and made some test shots with the E-PM2 camera. Result is a 12-35mm f/2.0 zoom lens. Sweet!  This Tamron version lacks IS, but that isn’t a problem on Olympus bodies.
I am a bit surprised that Metabones did not engineer the adapter to fit more camera models, especially the popular E-M5 and E-M1.

Hope Metabones will release a statement about this soon!


(FT5) Now 100% sure new E-M1 firmware is coming in two weeks from now.


Just a short note to keep E-M1 owners happy. I now am 100% certain Olympus will release a great E-M1 firmware update in two weeks from now. It will be announced along the Silver E-M1 and new PRO zooms. Will let you know as soon as I get the very long list of improvements.

P.S.: There is definitely no 4K video recording coming.

For European readers: Olmypus now gives a free HLD-7 battery grip with the E-M1 body (Click here) or E-M1 with 12-40mm lens kit (Click here).

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