Lens manufacturer SLR Magic just announced two new lenses compatible with MFT mirrorless cameras: the SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 17mm T/1.5 and 35mm T/1.5. These MicroPrimes CINE lenses are fully manual, they have industry-standard 0.8mm pitch gears on the focus plus aperture rings, and they are pretty lightweight at around 630/600g, respectively. Let’s take a closer look.
SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 17mm T/1.5 – Features
One year after the announcement of the 21mm T/1.6 and 50mm T/1.4, SLR Magic continues to expand its MicroPrime CINE lineup with the addition of the SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 17mm T/1.5 and 35mm T/1.5.
The 17mm T/1.5 is close to being an equivalent to a 35mm on a Full Frame sensor and should be a nice go-to prime for cinema applications. This fully manual lens has a micro four-thirds lens mount with an image circle of 32mm, making it compatible with cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Panasonic GH5/GH5s, and so on.
Designed to fit lightweight cameras, the lens weights around 22.2oz/630g and a compact length of 87mm. On the focus and aperture ring, you’ll find industry-standard 0.8mm pitch gears for follow focus usages.
The front diameter is cinema-standard at 85mm to attach clamp-on matte boxes easily. The lens also features an internal 82mm thread if you want to attach a screw-in filter directly to the lens. The filter mount does not rotate as you change focus, which is really nice.
The lens design of the SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 17mm T/1.5 consists of nine elements in eight groups. It has a minimum focus distance of 7″/18cm.
SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 35mm T/1.5
The SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 35mm T/1.5 have a lot of similarities with the 17mm T/1.5, including:
- A micro four thirds lens mount with an image circle of 32mm.
- A length of 87mm with a slightly lower weight of 21.2oz/600g.
- 0.8 MOD gears on both the aperture and focus rings.
- An 85mm front diameter and 82mm internal thread.
However, the 35mm T/1.5 has small differences. For example, the lens design consists of seven elements in six groups, and the minimum focus distance is only 1.3 feet/30cm.
Price and Availability
Both lenses should be available by the end of this month for $599.00/€489.00 each.
The SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE line for MFT cameras now consists of the 17mm T/1.5, 21mm T/1.6, 35mm T/1.5, and 50mm T/1.4.
Did you already shoot with SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE lenses? What do you think about these two new lenses? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!