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SLRmagic lowers the price of the 11mm f/1.4 lens


As you know one month ago SLR magic announced a new lens with Micro Four Thirds mount, the 11mm f/1.4. The list price of $209.99 seemed too high for many of our readers and it’s good to see that SLRmagic recognized that and lowered the prize down to $129.99.It now has a different design with different MC coating to exclude the lens hood. It has a Micro Four Thirds mount (you don’t need any adapter). You can see some image samples taken with the lens on eBay (Click here). You see there is a lot of vignetting you have to deal with (they call that toy effect). Those waiting for a high quality lens in that focal length should wait for the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens. But the SLRmagic lens is many times cheaper than the future Oly lens.

Preorders are also available on that link on eBay (Click here).

  • XA4

    Will wait for HG lens. Olympus prime lens update still coming today?

    • admin


  • ;-)

  • Agrivar

    Oh yeah! I want the 12mm & 50mm Oly native primes!!

  • mochapaulo

    $129.99 is still too high, I just know the similar spec CCTV with the circular vignetting property just around $29.99. Please, please, please don’t fool us anymore.

    • Jim

      where can i buy it for $29? pls send a link

  • TR

    Yes, the price is still too high for me as well. And the image samples on ebay don’t really excite me too much. They just don’t seem to have enough ‘character’.

  • fta

    Still probably 400% markup on it. I need to get in on this and start selling crappy MF lenses to m43 users. I’m gonna be rich!!!!

  • Bob B.

    I don’t think this lens and the new Olympus prime should even be mentioned in the same sentence. The Oly is a high-functioning quality lens (hopefully!) and this lens (TOY! duh) is for funky fun images think Holga/Diana/Lensbaby here…that kind of head.
    SLRmagic had a contest to win a lens (and shoot images for their marketing) and I sent in samples of my work and won one (they notified me last week)…which I should have in a few weeks. Should be a fun lens coupled with a little Alien Skin tweaking!

  • rUY

    I think I like SLRMagic to provide option to make the camera more creative and fun to play with; and in fact, their pricing make more sense than Noktor, but just get the price lower to penerate the market is a better strategy for them, the price is still kinda of not realistic, if one know what is CCTV lens.

  • Does any of the CCTV lenses easily adapt on m43 (i.e. correctly focus infinity) and provides a corner-to-corner not-darkened image (i.e. does not have more than 1.5 stops of vignetting)?

  • wife

    Yes, they use low end 12mm lenses, effectively 11mm that sell for very cheap (see rUY post above and realize that 7RMB = 1USD).

    And c-mount adapters are pretty cheap.

    So you’re effectively paying about $80-$100 dollars for the glue and the packaging.

    Happy shooting.

    • Jim

      i tried the lens RUY listed before. it is not usable, does not focus to infinity, and only has less than half frame coverage. the seller was nice and told me it does not work but i did not believe him and bought it as it ws cheap…arou d 50 shipped. but does not look as good as the samples of the 11mm f/1.4 toy lens

      • rUY

        Jim, I think you got the one with CS mount not C mount, which are for shorter flange distance. even NEX is too long for it. Dig deeper, and you will get it.

        • Jim

          i tried to twist deeper but now the screw is damaged and rotates forever. but still the coverage is only half and not large coverage like the Toylens sample dont think its the same lens unles i need to have the lens machines by someone but it will cost too much and not worth the effort

  • D

    Those of you who are interested in this, do yourselves a favour and get a Computar 12.5mm f1.3. I got one for around $30. The price of this is insane.

  • rUY

    Nope, I mean you should get the one which is C-mount not CS Mount. you cannot make it work on m43.

  • John

    Dont get the computar! i bought it as i read about it in forums and it does not even focus and aperture does not work well. i bought a used one….that could have been the cause of the problem. there was no focus control either. i think there are many variations to the computar. took foreve to arrive a well to find out it doesnt work for my EPL-2

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