SLR Magic Cine 12mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount

SLR Magic Cine 12mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount

SLR Magic Cine 12mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount

B&H # SL1216LMFT MFR # SLR-1216MFTG
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Product Highlights

  • Aperture Range: T1.6 to T11
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • Clickless Iris Ring
  • Canon Focus Rotation Direction

SLR Magic SLR-1216MFTG overview

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The SLR Magic Cine 12mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount supports cine-style shooting on a camera with an MFT mount. It features a fast T1.6 to T11, iris range, with a clickless iris that allows smooth iris pulls, and geared focus and aperture rings.

The lens follows the industry standard focus rotation, so when working with an optional follow focus unit there is no need to make an adjustment to how you work or add a reversing gear.

Coverage
The lens has the following 35mm equivalent focal lengths:
28mm on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera
35mm on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
24mm on a standard Micro Four Thirds Sensor
The clickless iris allows you to smoothly adjust your exposure during the shot.
Built-in iris and focus gears follow industry standards, allowing you to work with optional follow focus units and lens gear motors.
Focus rotation of the lens follows the cinema standard, allowing you to swap between this and other optional lenses without having to change your workflow.
In the Box
SLR Magic Cine 12mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SLR Magic SLR-1216MFTG specs

    Focal Length 12mm
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Format MFT
    Maximum T-Stop T1.6
    Minimum T-Stop T11
    Minimum Focus Distance from Image Plane 5.9" / 0.15 m
    Gear MOD & Pitch Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Filter Thread 58 mm
    Length 3.07" / 7.8 cm
    Weight 18.2 oz / 515.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 5.3 x 5.2"

    SLR Magic SLR-1216MFTG reviews

    Cine 12mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worst lens I own It has very strange flare patterns from 1.6 to 2.0. It throws a large, ugly blue spot in the lower part of the frame if the sun is on the front element. Even a tightly cropped lens hood did not help much. It's also not especially sharp at any aperture. 5.6 or 4 is about as good as it gets. Might be useful if you want some strange effects, but for straight-forward shooting you'll want something else. Customer service did not respond my message.
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lens from service point of view The way this lens is bulit is... at least strange. Imagine that none (I say none) of the lenses inside are held by means of screwed rings or whatever. Therefore it is impossible to properly align them. The lens sharpness is as good as the lenses fall in place. Wow! This explains very well why there are good specimens and bad ones. In a few words: not worth the price, this is bad engineered piece of optics. Used to Nikkor, Angnieux, Zeiss, Voigtlnder... Maybe seeing it wrong then. GH
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from slightly disappointing I bought this lens thinking it will work nice with my 25mm slr on my GH4, but unfortunately it is very soft and does not pair nicely with my other very sharp footage I am getting with my other lenses (25mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4 and others with MB SB)
    Date published: 2014-12-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful wide angle prime for MFT All metal and glass build is very nice. Love the front mounted, clickless aperture ring. The almost macro like focusing distance, allows one to set infinity focus and forget about focusing again, as the large DoF has everything in focus. Makes shooting stills/video very easy. Renders beautifully across the frame. Slight softness at wide open, but sharpens within a quarter of a stop. Flare is probably this lens only weakness - but it hasn't really bothered me. Overall a very nice lens.
    Date published: 2015-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised! I was a little reluctant to purchase an all manual lens especially one with such mixed reviews. The results so far very impressive and not as difficult as I originally thought. It does have some drawbacks but the overall build, function and picture quality is what I expected. I do find that at 1.6 it is extremely soft so keep that in mind if you're buying to shoot at 1.6. Also, the infinity is not calibrated correctly which was disappointing but now that I know it, I can adjust accordingly. It is much heavier than I expected but it's all metal so that should be expected. When I first received this lens I we pretty disappointed because of the above but once I used it foe a week I've learned to adjust and enjoy the end results.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens for the Price I use this as my wide option in a sea of canon FD lenses on my BMCC. It's a very compact lens but is surprisingly heavy for the size. It seems like it has good build quality. Many complain its a little soft but I find to to be sharper than most of my FD lenses, even wide open. My F1.4 50mm FD is the only one as sharp or a little sharper. While not strictly comparable, the F1.4 (without a speed booster) is still a touch brighter than the T1.6. The SLR Magic also seems to create a bit warmer image than the canon. The biggest difference in usability is the stiffness of the focus ring. This is my first cine lens and while I expected the ring to be heavier, it takes a lot more to turn than my stills lenses. It is quite a smooth turn though. I couldn't pass it up for the price and am anxious to use it more!
    Date published: 2015-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing lens! Tested the lens with a Lumix GH4 and the result is amazing! The low light performance is incredible, it can capture things you cannot see with your eyes! The fact that the aperture can change smoothly makes it possible to set the aperture while recording, unlike some other lens that click when you change the aperture and leave the effect of a scaled change. Lens is pretty heavy, which reflects the quality of the material. I would strongly recommend this product!
    Date published: 2015-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful A great lens when paired with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Since this lens is so wide it allows for an effective 35mm with the BMPCC's 3x crop factor, and because it is T1.6 it lets in plenty of light, something the BMPCC struggles with. I suggest buying this lens with the 70mm variable ND filter and adapter combo for daytime shots. I'm not experiencing any of the problems other people are writing about
    Date published: 2017-02-19
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