Two new X-mount lenses from SLRmagic. A 35mm f/1.4 and a 23mm f/1.7 lens


Nice to wake up and discover that we have two new X mount lenses :)
SLRmagic announced the 35mm f/1.4 and a 23mm f/1.7 manual focusing lenses for the X system. Just read the full press release to learn more about them:


Hong Kong, September 15th, 2012.
During Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany (September 18-23), SLR Magic will present attractive new CINE products as well as its Toy Lenses, all of the highest technical quality. Among them, will be a new SLR Magic CINE 35mm T1.4 lens in stores by the end of 2012. SLR Magic would like to invite all participants of Photokina fair held in Cologne to visit our stand in Hall 3.1 B059. SLR Magic will present its entire range of camera lenses, cine lenses, spotting scopes, and camera accessories during Photokina.

A major attraction is a high-performance mirrorless format cine lens with manual focus. With a focal length of 35mm and aperture of T1.4, this lens joins the family of cine lenses designed for demanding users. The reason why the 35mm T1.4 lens is not in the HyperPrime series is because T1.4 is not the fastest speed we can design for this 35mm lens.
Ever since the release of the HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 lens, cinematographers have been requesting for a set of HyperPrime CINE lenses. In addition to our new CINE 35mm T1.4 lens, we will also showcase our 25mm T0.95 (MSRP: US $649) in mFT and 35mm T0.95 (MSRP: US $1,249) in mFT, X-mount and E-mount concept lenses that are based on the optical design of the HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 lens.

Due to difficulty to source a particular material to manufacture the HyperPrime 23mm F1.7 for E-mount announced on December 8th 2011 it was discontinued within 3 months of launch. During this time, we have re-designed the lens, increasing image quality across the frame yet keeping the lens size and price similar to the original. The new design also supports mFT and X mount cameras.

All details concerning the optical type and physical size of the lens will be published at a later date. The SLR Magic CINE 35mm T1.4 lens in mFT, X-mount and E-mount (MSRP: US $279) will be introduced for sale in December 2012. The SLR Magic HyperPrime 23mm F1.7 (MSRP: US $399) in mFT, X-mount and E-mount will be introduced for sale in February 2013.

SLR Magic CINE 35mm f/1.4

Mount : mFT mount / E mount (NEX-VG900 is not compatible) / X mount /
Black Magic Cinema Camera mFT mount
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)    : 70mm[mFT]   52mm[E]   52mm[X]
80mm[Black Magic mFT]
Minimum Focus Distance    : 0.3m
Maximum Aperture    : T1.4
Minimum Aperture:     :T16
Optical Design            : 8 elements, 8 groups (4 x Tantalum)
Lens Length           : 70.3mm
Lens Weight            : 370g
Filter Thread Diameter: 52mm

SLR Magic HyperPrime 23mm F1.7

Mount : mFT mount / E mount (NEX-VG900 is not compatible) / X mount /
Black Magic Cinema Camera mFT mount
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)    : 46mm[mFT]   35mm[E]   35mm[X]
52mm[Black Magic mFT]
Maximum Aperture    : F1.7
Minimum Aperture     : F22
Optical Design            : 9 elements, 8 groups (4 x Tantalum)
Lens Length            : 61.3 mm
Lens Weight           : 265g
Filter Thread Diameter: 49mm


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  • Stephane

    X100 or X-E1 with 23mm lens?

    X100 or X-E1 with 23mm lens? Which should I get for street photography?

    Thank you for helping me choose my new toy :)

    • http://streetshooter.org streetshooter

      I have an X-Pro 1 and I think its a very capable camera, but if you want a street camera, then the X100 is the best solution, for a great many reasons.

      • Peter Parker

        Which are exactly…? Really curious, was hoping for an X200…

  • c.d.embrey

    Forget the lenses, who makes the Finger Grip???

    • Markdphotoguy


    • Thomas

      +1 !!!

      • http://johnsmith-johnsimages.blogspot.com/ John Smith

        I am sorry. What does +1 mean? Is it the company that makes the grip?

    • Lucas

      After some Googling I could only find those straps sold with the Leica M9 Titanium. Something similar is made by Leicagoodies and Gariz. Besides that there’re many DIY projects though. Doesn’t seem too difficult to make.

      Perhaps SLRmagic will give one for free with every lens sold

      • Markdphotoguy

        John the +1 indicates that I agree and second the post meaning I too want to know who makes the finger loop.

        • http://johnsmith-johnsimages.blogspot.com/ John Smith

          Thank you, Mark!

          Funny thing is that I just saw another site with the +1 right now and I went back to see if you responded, which you kindly did. My only regret is that +1 isn’t the company that makes the strap.

  • JC

    busy building a system on small sensor, while the migration to full frame has already started.

    • http://michelgamache.me Michel Gamache

      So I e-mailed SLR magic, and they have confirmed that it is in fact them making the finger loop. She said :
      “The finger loop is made in genuine ostrich leather, for holding the
      camera with the 3rd and 4th finger.
      We are at Photokina now, and we will update our website
      http://www.slrmagic.com to include new accessories by end of September”


      • http://johnsmith-johnsimages.blogspot.com/ John Smith

        Thank you Michel!