SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Lens

SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Lens

SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Designed for Drones and Stabilizers
  • 16mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/16
  • Manual Focus with Locking Screw
  • Manual Aperture Control
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weight: 3.9 oz
  • 43mm Filter Thread & 52mm Filter Adapter
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SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 overview

  • 1Description

Ultra wide and ultra lightweight at just 3.9 oz, the 8mm f/4 Lens from SLR Magic can easily find a home on your drone or gimbal stabilizer. Designed for these demanding applications, this lens offers a 16mm equivalent focal length with minimal distortion and high sharpness, ideal for vast landscapes, tight interiors, and architectural work. Also, it has an f/4 aperture that allows for the lens to remain extremely compact. Operation is simplified and optimized for remote camera work, including manual aperture and focus along with a locking screw to avoid any accidental focus shifts during your shoot. The lens uses a 7-blade aperture diaphragm for smooth bokeh and offers a 43mm front thread for accessories, such as an optional hood or the included 52mm filter adapter.

Optimized for use on drones, aerial systems, and stabilizers, this 8mm lens is extremely lightweight at just 3.9 oz and measures 1.8 x 1.6".
This ultra-wide angle 8mm lens is designed for use on Micro Four Thirds cameras where it provides an equivalent focal length of 16mm.
With a maximum aperture of f/4, this lens is able to remain compact while ensuring excellent sharpness and depth-of-field control.
Manual focus design is aided by the inclusion of a locking screw that will help prevent accidental focus shifts during shooting.
Manual aperture control from f/4 to f/16.
Focusing range of 3.9" to infinity.
Front thread for 43mm accessories, such as an optional lens hood or the included 52mm filter adapter. Due to the design of the front element, this lens will not directly accept 43mm filters, and requires the use of the included 52mm filter adapter.
In the Box
SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Lens
  • 52mm Filter Adapter
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 8mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 16 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 108°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.94" (10 cm)
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar None
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 43 mm
    Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 1.81 x 1.63" (46.1 x 41.4 mm)
    Weight 3.88 oz (110 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.6"

    SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 reviews

    8mm f/4 Lens is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tiny form factor, low distortion, low sharpness I purchased this lens to use with my gh4, because I needed a super wide option. The build quality is excellent, all metal and yet very small and light. This lens is the ideal form factor for drones. This lens is also extremely wide, but does an excellent job of reducing distortion. However, the overall sharpness of this lens, especially at the edges, really sucks. Objects far away from the lens are just not that sharp, and objects on the edge are positively blurry on a mft sensor.
    Date published: 2017-08-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact UWA with nice IQ I like this lens, and use it primarily for stills shooting on an Olympus E-M5. The center sharpness is good wide open, and improves a touch stopping down to f/8-f/11. The corners are quite soft at f/4; you can still get some nice images but pixel peepers won't be pleased. However, stopping down to f/5.6-11 gives very nice results with good sharpness. Vignetting and barrel distortion are minor and correctable in post. Overall, this lens gives nice images (though they aren't jaw-droppingly sharp if you like to pixel peep) and I'm having a lot of fun learning with this ultra-wide focal length. Excellent value when priced @$149 (the price I paid). Here's a more complete write-up with some sample images:�https://www.mu-43.com/threads/slr-magic-8mm-f-4-mini-review.97722/
    Date published: 2018-04-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked with the Inpire2 X5S The other review stated problems with the DJI X5R but it worked well with my X5S camera on the Inspire2. I purchased it primarily for video and it produced some good results. The no focus motor is a bit of a negative but not a deal breaker as most shot are fine if focus is set to infinity. It is a nice wide angle option for the X5S.
    Date published: 2017-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Perfectly Viable Compromise Fits nicely onto my Pen-F and looks great too. This is the way I look at this lens: - the Olympus body cap 9mm F/8 fish eye lens is $98. This SLR Magic is far better value at $179. It is rectilinear, it is wider at 8mm, at F/4 it is two full steps faster, it has a variable aperture from F/4 to F/16 with engraved graduations,� it has an engraved distance scale, it can focus at closer than 10cm (4"), and albeit not as small as the body cap lens it is TINY and light. If you are considering the body cap lens, get this instead.� - the Laowa 7.5mm F/2 is $499, nearly 3 times more expensive. Yes it is sharper than the SLR Magic at the edges. But it also vignettes more than the SLR Magic. For me, the SLR magic has acceptable corner sharpness at F/8, and it is usable at F/5.6. I feel, if you do not need it's F/2 aperture and do not use UWA very often, why pay 3 times more for the Laowa? - The SLR Magic definitely needs some effort to get used to. Mainly because the front part of the lens, including the aperture setting ring, rotates when focusing. You cannot set the aperture by feel alone, you must look at the graduations (there are no click stops either). And before setting the aperture, you must tighten the focus lock screw, else you are likely to knock the focus off. The front lens cap cannot be fully seated, because it touches the far protruding front lens element. Likewise, the rear cap does only fit if the distance is set to less than 1m, because if set to infinite the rear element moves out and touches the rear cap. Olympus/Panasonic would no doubt have made special front and rear caps, not so SLR Magic - I guess the price reflects this. The focus is not infinite when set to infinite, it is a tiny bit before the end stop. This lens is a bit like driving a vintage car. Nothing on it is perfect. Quite a few things to think about and correct for. But there somehow is satisfaction making a good picture with it, despite the shortcomings.� And this why I would buy it again. It definitely is a fun lens to use, I would say more fun than with many lenses that cost me 5 times more. I would give it a miss though, if I had to make a living from taking pictures. Chris
    Date published: 2018-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great lens great price great lens great price just do not loose the little screw for the focus lock which is easy to do -I got lucky and found it.
    Date published: 2017-10-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works with X5, X5R, X5s cameras There are reports stating its not compatible with the X5R, that is simply not true. There is a work around to get it to work with the X5R/ X5 series on osmo and Inspire....you must first start the unit and activate gimbal with a lens the DJI go app recognizes first, then you must switch out the dummy lens with the SLR magic and you now have the ability to record and take photos with the 8mm. This video here was shot on the X5R with the explanation of getting it to work in the youtube description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzYa_6muSF0 Hope that helps
    Date published: 2017-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice lens for the price Right after I attached it to my GH5 I loved it. It is exactly what I was expecting. The image is sharp, and no distortion. Excellent for real estate photography and videography (small spaces).
    Date published: 2018-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good deal Excellent lens for the price. Very useful for architectural images.
    Date published: 2018-04-08
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