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First SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 CINE lens test (available in Spring 2014 for $499).


Belfast SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 (prototype) on 5 axis stabilization OMD E-M5 from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

There is a new SLR Magic MFT lens coming. The SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 CINE lens will be available in Spring 2014 for $499 USD or $449 EUR. Seb Farges tested the pre-production version and posted his early thoughts on Vimeo.


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).

  • tomas

    how the T-stop compare to F-stop? Is it faster?

    • Sören

      Easy said:

      f-stop —> light loss in the lens (transmission) —> t-stop

      • Andy

        I think Sören means…

        f stop + light loss (f stop equivelent) = T stop

        eg. Oly 12-50mm @ f3.5 + 1.8 = T5.3
        or Pany/Leica 25mm f1.4 + 0.3 = T1.7

        Exposure compensation difference= 3.3 stops

    • Damn Oly
      • tomas

        ok…will read …many thanks

  • lone.samurai

    Any specs like size and weight admin?
    I’m also really am curious about the up and coming Schneider lenses Admin.
    Same deal, anny word on their detailed specs besides focal length and apertures and also release dates.

  • Anonymous

    “Especially with the OMD that has less efficient dynamic range than the GH3.”

    What does that mean? They have the same sensor and almost the same DxOMark DR score.

    • Fred

      He is talking about video image quality, not stills.

  • OMega

    Have just watched Sebs footage on Vimeo anc can only say it is nothing more than a heap of garbage, focus is all over the place, making it almost impossible to say how sharp it actually is. I suspect it will be OK for those who like to shoot those arty farty video clips but as a lens for stills shooters a complete waste of money, not worth more than 50 bucks or so, not 500.

  • Yun

    How about the new announced Leica DG Nocticron ,
    no news yet since 1st Aug .
    Anyone know when it is available ?
    Together with GX7 shipment ?
    Strange , it is not even posted in Pana website .

    • Very curious about its release too, I bet that its below the CV 42.5mm, pricewise. Prefer this one. Manual focusing is nice, 0.95 great. But 1.2 should do it for the rendering I am after.

  • Damn Oly

    Admin i just read from other rumors site that the Samyang 10mm for mirrorless it wont be like the SLR design but it will be completly new design and also would have an F 2. Aperture instead of F2.8

    Hope it wont be big and heavy like the SLR design

    • OMega

      A bit off topic here, but I think it fair to say it will be big and heavy as it is designed for all mounts including FF, this I feel is a big let down from Samyang.

      • Mr.Chainsaw

        He just said it would NOT be the same design. If true or not, no one knows.

        • OMega

          It will still be a lens that has to be compatible with an FF sensored body, unless Samyang are actually going to produce more than one lens, one for FF/APsC and one for NEX/Four Thirds but somehow I doubt that scenario.

  • Strange distortions going on.. I’m guessing it’s from the stabilization? The vignette is pretty distracting, particularly when it drifts around from the stabilization.

    • Anonymous

      That’s Seb’s style, hard to say that is really the lens (i.e. can be easily avoided) with more info..

  • MarcoSartoriPhoto

    I haven’t seen anything in this video that makes me wish this SLR lens. Owning Olympus 17mm f1.8, f2.8, and Voigtländer 17.5mm I don’t need another lens with this focal lenght.

    But I have enjoyed the video.

  • V4Vendetta

    What is the equivalent of a T1.6, is f1.6?

    • Anonymous

      f-stops are a calculated value (diameter of entrance pupil / focal length) and give an indication of brightness.

      t-stops measure actual light transmission and depend on f-stop as well as quality and transmission of the actual physical lens elements, coatings etc etc, and hence are an actual measurement of brightness

      There is no such thing as an f-stop that is equivalent to a t-stop, you could at best say that for a totally perfect lens with 100% transmission of all light, the t-stop and f-stop will be the same, however, such lenses simply do not exist.

  • adaptor-or-die

    no so on topic, but this is the cheapest I’ve seen the 60mm Sigma and there are 8 left …


    • Hmm… says more than 10 left. But cheers, this does look like a good price for a great lens, am investigating more now.

  • great, exactly what I’ve been waiting for! shame I have to wait til 2014

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