November 22, 2019

SLR Magic Announces New MicroPrime Lenses With EF Mount

Ready to use with the BMPCC 6K.

You may be familiar with SLR Magic from their Cine Primes, anamorphic lenses, HyperPrimes, or MicroPrimes. Now, get ready for "high-quality optics in smaller housing" with MicroPrimes on the Canon EF mount system. 

As Product Specialist Andrew Chan from SLR Magic described in his discussion with Vistek, large cinema lenses are "only good when you have a whole crew with you, [like] a focus puller," so SLR Magic saw the opportunity to create smaller lenses with a smaller focus throw and a smaller 85mm front diameter. Now, SLR Magic has made four MicroPrimes available in an EF mount, ready to go for cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.   

The four new SLR Magic EF Mount APO-MicroPrime Lenses all have a max aperture of T2.1: the 25mm T2.132mm T2.1, 50mm T2.1, and 85mm T2.1

They all have an 85mm front diameter, an internal 82mm filter thread, and they also all weigh similarly so there is no need to recalibrate when you swap between them on a steadicam or gimbal system.  The lenses offer full-frame coverage and support camera resolutions up to 8K. The lenses also feature a 150-degree focus throw, which Chan explains is about as far as the human hand can rotate anatomically. This allows for the lens to be "controllable without a remote follow focus motor," Chan shares.

The SLR Magic EF Mount APO-MicroPrime Lenses are priced at $1499 each and will be available in December 2019.     

Featured image provided by SLR Magic http://www.slrmagic.info/ 

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Andrew always seems to underprice his lenses compared to everyone else. If these perform like the full size APOs, they are a steal. I wish they’d put their energy into a matching 135mm next.

November 23, 2019 at 12:57AM

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Jon Kline
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Yeah, these look pretty interesting.

November 26, 2019 at 10:34AM

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Patrick Ortman
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I love to read this post, Informative post, thanks

November 26, 2019 at 5:05AM

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gautam singh
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