SLR Magic announced at NAB 2016 that the company will be adding two new lenses to their APO-HyperPrime lens range, which already includes the APO-HyperPrime 50mm T2.1. The two new lenses are – the SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 25mm T2.1 and the SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 85mm T2.1. According to the manufacturer they are billed as having outstanding image quality under challenging lighting conditions thanks to their advanced optical design. The apochromatic (APO) lens element corrects for longitudinal chromatic aberrations are corrected by its unique optical design and special selection of optical elements. The colour defects are therefore significantly lower than the defined limits. Bright and dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are rendered with no colourful artefacts.
Thanks to the low level of longitudinal chromatic aberration, there are no visible aberrations, so an illuminated portrait scene by night with many light sources in front of and behind the actual focal plane appears close to reality, without displaying complementary, colour contrast edges. Supposedly they are very sharp wide open and also cover 4K and 6K sensor sizes.
The SLR Magic APO lenses have a completely new optical and mechanical design, which was developed taking into account the special and increasing requirements of high-resolution cameras. The APO-HyperPrime CINE lens series comes standard in PL mount, however they can be easily adapted to other mounts with the optional PL to MFT adapter, PL-E adapter, EF adapter and Nikon F adapter.
The lenses feature a robust focus rotation angle of 300 degrees and uniform measurements. This combination makes the lenses ideally suited for every demand on the film set. All APO-HyperPrime CINE lenses have an attachment of any standard follow-focus system. As a continued dedication to anamorphic lenses, some of the lenses in the APO-HyperPrime CINE lens family would be compatible with the SLR Magic Anamorphot adapter.
SLR Magic will start shipping the APO-HyperPrime CINE 25mm T2.1, SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1, and SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 85mm T2.1 lens set by Q3 2016. The two new 25mm and 85mm APO lenses will have a list price of $2,499 when they start shipping later in the Summer.
Also check out this 4K test shot with the BMD URSA 4K EF by Vic Harris.