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New SLRmagic lens to be annonced soon (testers required)


An image sample I have taken with the 26mm f/1.4 ToyLens.

Panasonic in April and Olympus in May/June should announce new Micro Four Thirds lenses. In the meanwhile we can have some fun with another cheap SLRmagic lens. On Twitter (Click here) they announced the testing of a new Toy lens: “Looking for 3 volunteers to test our new Fast Wide Angle Toy Lens. Pls send us a link to your wide angle work. Top three keeps the lens!” This is not the pre announced 12mm lens, it’s a new Toy lens. SLRmagic is currently offering one Toy lens only, the 26mm f/1.4. You can get it on eBay only (Click here). A few image samples can be seen here at 43rumors.

SLRmagic currently offers to manual, cheap not high quality lenses. They have the (only) advantage that you can sue them without the use of any adapter:
35mm f/1.7 (Click here to see that lens on eBay).
26mm f/1.4 (Click here to see that lens on eBay).

  • Giovanni

    Yes, I “can sue them”, I guess for their “not high quality”? What’s the fine for bad vignette? :-P


  • Chris K.

    “Use them without an adapter”, FYI my 26mm/1.4 appears to be a C mount lens with an adapter ring shipped with it. The REAL benefits of these are twofold:

    1) neat color swappable silicone focus/aperture rings.
    2) “Toy Lens” in bright silver letters on the front of the lens.

    I am all for their next endeavors and hope they produce something fun and amusing. If you think you’re getting a high-quality lens, you are sorely mistaken. But some of my favorite pictures came out of my lens, with the muted color, swirly bokeh, and almost tilt-shift effects of focus.

  • Yep!
    Just sent them an email!

  • KI

    How wide and how fast? Any rumors?

    I love the concept of “toy lens” … they are fast and cheap! “Poor quality” f/1.4 is much better than a completely ruined f/2.8 picture that could have been sharp if it were f/1.4 …….

  • Bu

    Just messaged them, if I end up a tester you’ll see something fun on my video blog :p

  • KI

    I got a reply from ToyLens saying it’s going to be 11mm. :-) That’s good news!
    They didn’t say how fast…

    • “I got a reply from ToyLens saying it’s going to be 11mm”


      I hope f2.8…

  • KI

    f/2.8 …… well. I’m hoping even faster. f/2 anyone? …

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