SLRmagic just announced a new MFT lens. Here is the press text:
Hong Kong, China (Oct 8, 2013) – The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 w/ Gear is a mechanical upgrade over the original SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 with optional lens gear. Due to popular request for the optional lens gear we have redesigned the mechanical design to better suit cinema needs and to match the design concept of the current SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 25mm T0.95, SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE II 35mm T0.95, and SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 CINE II. There is no change in optical design.
The field of view of this HyperPrime Lens corresponds to a 24mm lens in 35mm format and this ultra 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, an ultra fast max aperture of T1.6 makes the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 w/ Gear is ideal for available-light photography.
We place our highest priority in the development of all HyperPrime lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 w/ Gear is solid and reliable.
The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 w/ Gear will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers end November 2013.
Upgrade program details: Owners of the original SLR Magic 12mm F1.6 (Not SLR Magic CINE 12mm T1.6) may send in their lens (regardless of user condition) to Hong Kong + $250 to upgrade their lens to the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 w/ Gear by contacting email@example.com.
Technical Data SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 w/ Gear
Lens Type: Ultra Fast wide-angle lens with three Tantalum glass elements to ensure superior cinematic performance.
Compatible Cameras: All micro four thirds mount cameras
Optical Design: 12 elements in 10 groups
Distance Settings: Distance range: 0.15m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 12 aperture blades (circular), Lowest value 11
Bayonet: micro four thirds
Filter Mount: internal thread for SLR Magic 58/77 RING (optional) lens hood for 77mm filter; filter mount does not rotate.
Lens Hood: SLR Magic 58/77 RING (optional)
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Length to bayonet mount: approx. 73/81mm (approx. 2.87 /3.18in) (without/with lens hood)
Largest diameter: approx. 60/79mm (approx. 2.36 / 3.11in) (without/with lens hood)
Weight: approx. 370g (approx. 13.05oz)
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)..