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SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Lens

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SLR Magic
SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Designed for Drones and Stabilizers
  • 16mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/16
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.
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SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Overview

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.

SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Specs

Focal Length8mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 16mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View108°
Minimum Focus Distance3.94" / 10 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (via Adapter)
Dimensions (ø x L)1.81 x 1.63" / 46.1 x 41.4 mm
Weight3.88 oz / 110 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.75 x 2.5 x 2.45"

SLR Magic 8mm f/4 Reviews

Worth the Money

By Brandon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

I bought this solely to shoot real estate on my LUMIX GH5s and it's working very well so far. As long as you can handle running manual aperture and focus, it works great for those wide shots that are so hard to get on a Micro 4/3 sensor. I noticed it struggles a little bit with long hallways with a little lens distortion around the edge of the image, that's all so far. Like I said, good for the price tag!

Good lens, but major QC problem

By Bernardo
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-08

The first one I bought did not mount onto my BMPCC 4K, which has an MFT mount. The notch on the lens for the lock pin of the camera mount was too tight for the pin to actually click into place. I tried exchanging it for another one, and I had the same problem. I ended up using a nail filer to widen the notch on the lens. It worked, but the pin still doesn’t fully lock into place.

Great at what it does, and a couple more things

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-08

Mostly, I bought this for ultra-wides as I'm sure many do. I can't imagine why else you would buy it, but you'll be happy to learn it does that job very well. It retains sharpness and clarity on subjects both near and far, and does so without the heavy distortion you might be worried about. Of course, I wish the aperture went a bit wider than the f4.0 but I wouldn't expect that for such an inexpensive lens. I really like the pin on the focus ring and wish the aperture ring had something similar as it's a bit harder to reach, although that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I was surprised to find the minimum focusing distance is quite close, which is very helpful as the small sensor makes it tough to create separation with depth of field and bringing the camera close to the subject allows you to achieve that effect. I wouldn't say it's a perfect product, but nothing really is. If you keep its basic limitations in mind, it's quite a nice tool, especially when you consider the price.

Good rectilinear wide angle lens for MFT

By Andy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-02

Really love this lens. Had been trying to find a rectilinear lens for my Olympus despite recommendations from many to get fisheye lens. Compared this to Samyang's 7.5mm fisheye wide angle lens, which is extremely sharp and really bang-for-the-buck, I much prefer the rectilinear format this lens offers. The aperture range is not as wide as I would ideally like it to be, but it it is good enough for my purpose. The design is aesthetically pleasing, very vintage-looking but functional. Love the lens hood that comes with it, as it gives the option of attaching protective filters, polarizers etc. All in all, marvelous for the price!

Great Value and Good Performance

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-18

I picked a copy up used for half retail and couldn't be happier. My intention was to have a walk around video lens for my original BMPCC that I can also use on a gimbal, and this fits the bill. With a variable ND on the end you can set the focus to infinity, iris to 5.6-F8 and shoot away. Everything 3ft and out will be in focus and you can just twist the variable ND for exposure. Additionally, the close focus ability of this lens is impressive. Set the focus to close and then just move the camera with focus peaking on to get it perfect. I am thinking of picking up the 10mm for lower light situations, but there is always another option - add light! :)

I prefer the bodycap

By Fabien
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-15

bodycap 9mm has something magical that is lacking on this one about the render. Wrong choice

A Nifty Little Lens

By Fernando
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-21

At first glance, the f4 may turn some people away but on an MFT camera that gathers more light than full frame sensor (yeah it does) it is not an issue. The deep DOF of the MFT senor compliments this lens definitely for landscape or architecture framing. This lens is great for indoor as well and it doesn't have serious distortion as the 7.5mm. The non-click aperture and focus ring is a must for videographers and it has a lock system for focus which is great for drones. All metal barrel which is not heavy. It comes with a 52mm step-up ring and a clear filter. No need for ND filters but I use it anyways to stop down the light on MFT. The lens has a nice vintage look to it and the reddish lens flare is unique. For the great price, the SLRMagic 8mm is a great addition to my gear.

It's a fun lens to use

By Andrs
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

I've been using this lens for a year and it let me experiment a lot on a Blackmagic Pocket. Unfortunately I scratched my first lens and had to buy a new one.

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