This B&H Kit pairs the Sony E-mount SLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens with a variable ND 0.4 to 1.8 filter. Use the 1.3 to 6-stop reduction produced by the filter to create shallow depth of field compositions in brightly lit conditions. When used without the filter, the fast f/1.1 maximum aperture of the lens is ideal for low-light cinematography.
SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 Lens (Sony E-Mount)
The SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 Lens is a Sony E-mount cine-style lens providing full-frame sensor coverage. This second-generation Cine prime offers improved image capture and features seven lens elements in five groups. Weighing just under a pound, the Cine II 50mm features a fast f/1.1 maximum aperture for producing a shallow depth of field.
Cine-style features include geared focus and aperture rings, a clickless iris that enables smooth aperture pulls, and a 13-blade Iris for a rounded aperture and pleasing bokeh. The front of the lens does not rotate as you focus, enabling the use of optional polarizing filters or accessories such as clip-on matte boxes.
- Cine II version with seven elements in six groups for improved image quality
- Industry-standard focus and iris gear rings for compatibility with optional follow focus units and lens gear motors
- A cine-style clickless iris enables you to smoothly adjust your exposure during the shot
SLR Magic 52mm Self-Locking Variable Neutral Density 0.4 to 1.8 Filter (1.3 to 6 Stops)
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.