SLR Magic announces a new 10mm T2.1 Cine lens for Micro Four Thids

by Felix Esser

posted Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM EDT

SLR Magic, the lens manufacturer from Hong Kong that specializes in cine lenses for mirrorless cameras, has announced the HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 for Micro Four Thirds. With an equivalent focal length of 20mm, the lens provides a fast super-wide angle option for videographers that use Micro Four Thirds cameras such as the Panasonic GH4.

The HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 is the latest in series of cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras, with SLR Magic's portfolio already featuring optics such as the HyperPrime 12mm T1.6, the HyperPrime 25mm T0.95 and the 35mm T1.4. The new 10mm T2.1 lens features a rather complex optical construction of 13 lens elements in 11 groups, and features a clickless aperture with 11 blades.

The body of the lens is made entirely of black anodized metal, and the focus and aperture rings feature industry-standard gears that allow the use of follow-focus systems. Its close-focusing distance is a mere 20 cm (7.9 in) and its aperture can be stopped down all the way to T16. The SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 12mm T1.6 will be available for US$799 by the end of October.

In addition to the lens, SLR Magic has also announced a new 77mm variable ND filter that can be set between ND 0.4 and ND 1.8, which amounts to a reduction of the incoming light by 1.3 to 6 stops. The filter, which is an exact fit for the 10mm T2.1 lens, will also be available by the end of October at a retail price of US$179.

Both the SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 and the SLR Magic 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8 filter will be presented at this year's photokina in Cologne, Germany, at the SLR Magic stand No. L-011 in Hall 5.1.

(via EOSHD)