It’s been a while since we last heard about SLR Magic’s anamorphic adapter for Micro Four Thirds, and now some video footage taken with a prototype version has emerged. The introspective short film takes place on the busy streets of Hong Kong’s most crowded neighborhood, Mong Kok. The footage was taken with a Panasonic GH2 camera at ISO 1600, and an SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 lens attached to the 1.33x ratio anamorphic adapter prototype. So far, the optics of the adapter are uncoated, thus the flare is extremely crazy in the sample footage. SLR Magic is still working on the coating.
As far as we can judge from the video, the image quality looks very promising. This is a pretty exciting development, and we can’t wait to see footage taken with the final production version of the adapter. The video is after the break.
The SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 cine lens has been out for a while now, and indeed we posted our first impressions of it a while back. Since then, I’ve spent considerably more time with it and used it in a number of different scenarios. Besides the Panasonic G1, I’ve also tested it on a Sony NEX-3 (via adapter), on which it really shined. So how does this lens, which offers quite a lot of speed for the money, fare in daily use? Does it keep up with expectations? Read the full review to find out.
At photokina 2012 in September of last year, SLR Magic showed off some of their latest lens designs for mirrorless systems. Among these was the 35mm T1.4 for Micro Four Thirds, Sony NEX and Fuji X. We have recently gotten hold of a review unit of this lens for the Micro Four Thirds system and I was able to spend some time with it and to collect some first impressions.
First a Ferrari, and now beer. What on earth does this have to do with photokina? Well, every day at 3 p.m. the guys from Peak Design (read more on their awesome products below) were giving out Freibier. This was their PR strategy, and you can bet it was well received!
This is part six of our photokina 2012 report, with a main focus on SLR Magic, the small lens maker from Hong Kong that has come up with a lot of amazing products in the last two years. Beside an exhaustive report on SLR Magic’s new lenses, the following companies and/or products are featured in this post: Alpa, B.I.G. Photo, Fotoman, the Impossible Project, Lensbaby, Peak Design, the Plustek 120 film scanner, Rollei, and SanDisk.