SLR Magic have been making waves in the budget cine lens realm for some time now. The company is well known for their excellent wide angle fast primes for like the SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 Hypeprime and even wider 10mm T2.1 Cine Hyperprime for MFT mount cameras as well as their super-fast 25mm, 35mm and 50mm f0.95 Hyperprimes which come in a variety of mounts from Micr Four Thirds to Fuji-X and Sony E-mount for their APS-C range of cameras.
Recently, SLR Magic showed off their latest development – a 50mm f1.1 budget cine lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Coming in at only $350, the 50mm f1.1 cine lens from SLR Magic offers full-frame coverage and geared focus and fluid mechanical aperture ring straight from the factory. This is particularly good news for Sony A7s II , Sony FS7 or future Sony FS5 owners looking for a budget, but yet fast standard length prime lens.
SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Cine Lens Features
- Covers Full-Frame Sensors
- Aperture Range: f/1.1 to f/16
- Cine Geared Focus and Iris Rings
- Clickless Iris Ring
- 13-Blade Circular Aperture
- 52mm Filter Thread Diameter
- 6 Elements in 5 Groups
- Lens Front Does Not Rotate During Focus
Another advantage of the new SLR magic 50mm f1.1 lens is its compact size – as with most lenses manufactured by SLR Magic, their new one can suite rather run n’ gun rigs and shooters looking for lightweight 50mm lenses for their hand held gimbals for example. And of course that fact that it can open its aperture all the way up to f1.1 is a huge benefit despite the fact that Sony Alpha 7 series cameras do very well in low-light, especially the A7s and A7s II.
B&H: SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Cine Lens Sony E-Mount – $349
Adorama: SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Lens for Sony E-Mount – $349