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Featured Forum Post: 'EXCLUSIVE Noktor 12mm 1.6 on GH2 day and night tests !'

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by sebfarges, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    MFT Wide and Fast !
    Noktor / SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6
    The DAY tests
    [ame=http://vimeo.com/30097165]EXCLUSIVE ! MFT Wide and Fast ! Noktor / SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6 The Daylight tests on Vimeo[/ame]
    MFT Wide and Fast !
    Noktor / SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6
    The NIGHT tests
    [ame=http://vimeo.com/30165718]PART 2 : EXCLUSIVE ! MFT Wide and Fast ! Noktor / SLR Magic 12mm f/1.6 The NIGHT tests on Vimeo[/ame]


    I've received yesterday from SLR MAgic their new wide and fast angle, a 12mm f/1.6 (24mm in 24X36 eq.) in a Micro Four Third mount.
    This is, to my opinion, an incredible lens, fast and wide, and there is no visible distortion. The focus and aperture rings are very smooth. It is all made in metal.

    -The lens has 12 aperture blades like cinema lens.
    -The 1.6 is a T stop aperture, eq. to f/1.4 aperture !
    -No visible distortion and optical correction instead of digital so people look normal at edge of photo.
    -No vignette (you'll need a step up ring for filters...)
    -When macro the lens is 3cm from object only !!!!

    The 12mm lens is a whole different lens than the Magic Toy 11mm. it is a lot better but at the same time it is not the same price. it is $500 US. it is very creative but has good performance as well. Macro ability is amazing on this lens.

    - Lens length 2.92 inches
    - Front filter thread 58mm
    - Weight is 325 grams

    In EU and US the lens will be SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 with a SLR Magic black ring. (TBA. around End November or December)
    In other parts of the world it will be the Noktor HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 with the Noktor green ring -the one I'm using for this test (available in October)

    From Andrew from SLR Magic : "It had been a big challenge designing this lens and living up to the Noktor Ultra Fast Lens name. F1.6 is the largest aperture we can get this UWA lens to go. It works great indoors but flares when there is strong light. When you stop down to f2 there are no more problems. It was a debate for us if this was a good decision or not. Making this lens F1.6 with some flaws or make it F2 or F4 with no flaws wide open but smaller aperture."

    GH2 24P
    Nostalgic mode
    Noktor / SLR MAgic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6
    Apertures between f/1.6 and f/4
    L.C.W Mark II 62mm ND variable filter for the day shots + step up ring 58mm to 62mm
    Shutter speed : 1/50
    from 160 asa to 1250 asa
    Music : The Stranglers "Peaches"
    Music : Moussa Doumbia "Keleya"
    Thanks to SLR Magic and Andrew :)
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Outstanding work and samples of this lens. Looks like an excellent addition to our system!
     
  3. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Thanks for sharing the exlusive test videos! It definitely looks like an interesting addition to the m4/3 system!

    It drives me nuts that some folks here in HK are declaring its "death on arrival" before even seeing the real product because it comes from the maker of the toy lenses. Give Andrew a break (not to mention that he is our fellow Honkie)! I personally uses a SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 lens quite a lot on my E-P3. While it doesn't render "perfect" images, I like the film-like quality of the images that the lens produces... (Done with my ranting now!)
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Very cool videos! They look great!
     
  5. jpplenissart

    jpplenissart Mu-43 Regular

    Amazing work that enhances the strength of the lens ! Thank you ;)

    You purchase this lens for video or you plan to do still also ?



    PS: j'adore ta sélection musicale aussi :)
     
  6. JCD

    JCD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Palermo, Italy
    Steve Huff made also a little review ---> link
     
  7. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2011
    Wow, beautiful images, people, city. Where is this? What part of the world?
     
  8. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Bordeaux, west french coast ;)
     
  9. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Thanks for the link :)
     
  10. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nicely done video. :2thumbs:
     
  11. jyap

    jyap Mu-43 Regular

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    May 16, 2011
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Is this another CCTV lens? But this one looks more impressive from the samples I've seen.
     
  12. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Great images with this lens - cool video tests! Thanks for sharing, yet another lens to lust after in the m43 lineup!
     
  13. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Thanks Stephen :)
     
  14. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    I don't think it's a CCTV, and it is ok with no vignetting on M43 sensor, unlike to cctv lens, exept rare expensive models...
     
  15. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Thanks Amin :)
     
  16. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    The SLR lens 12mm 1.6 is a good manufacturing !
    Yes I have the fujian 35mm I like it too very much !
     
  17. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Thanks Armanius ! :)
     
  18. sebfarges

    sebfarges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Thanks jpplenissart :)
    This lens has not been purchased... :)
    I'm taking still picture too it's rendering great ! :)
     
  19. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 20, 2011
    This looks like it could be star lens for film/video makers. I will be getting one for sure.
     
  20. Yotsuba

    Yotsuba Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2010
    Singapore
    Looking at the video, I'm very impressed!