With this SLR Magic Cine 25mm f/1.4 Lens and Variable ND Filter Kit from B&H, you can be on your way to creating shallow depth-of-field compositions in brightly lit conditions. The fast f/1.4 aperture of the lens is ideal for low-light cinematography, and when combined with the ND filter, you can shoot with the lens wide-open in a wider array of lighting situations. See below for more information on the individual items included in this kit.
Get wide-angle coverage for your full-frame E-mount camera without sacrificing low-light capability with the SLR Magic Cine 25mm f1.4 Lens. The shallow flange depth of Sony's E-mount system enables compact yet fast lens designs. This lens's bright f/1.4 aperture of this lens is ideal for low-light cinematography and compositions that require shallow depth-of-field. Inside this lens resides a 13-bladed iris which maintains smooth background bokeh, even as the lens is stopped down from its wide-open aperture. Other features found on this lens is a 52mm filter thread that won't rotate with lens focusing, and 0.8 MOD standard gearing on the focus and iris rings for interfacing with follow focuses and lens control motors.
The SLR Magic 52mm Self-Locking Variable Neutral Density 0.4 to 1.8 Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter that is designed to mount onto lenses with 52mm front filter threads and provides an exposure reduction of 1.3 to 6 stops. The 0.4 to 1.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping you to predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is visually demarcated with numbers representing different density values and includes a rotation lever to further enable fast and precise positioning of the front ring. Once the front ring is rotated into a position that corresponds to the desired amount of density, the filter's rear ring can then be turned to lock the front ring into place, helping to ensure consistent exposures.
This filter is constructed from optical glass for clarity and color fidelity. It is multi-coated to prevent internal ghosting as well as reflections and also features a 62mm mount which helps to reduce the likelihood of vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.