XXX NITE Test available here: http://vimeo.com/30165718 XXX
MFT wide and fast!
Noktor / SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm f / 1.6
I just received this afternoon SLR automatic machine for their new wide angle and high-speed, 12 mm f / 1.6 (24mm 24X36 eq.) Micro-four third bracket.
I think this is an incredible lens, fast and wide, with no visible distortion. The focus and front rings are extremely smooth. It's all made of metal.
XXX My test has a small vignette on the exterior resulting from the use of a 62mm L.C.W variable ND filter (58mm / 62mm with step ring). To avoid a vignette, you will need a 67mm or 72mm filter with the right lift ring because remember this is a wide lens! I'll try this combination later on XXX
The lens has 12 apertures, such as a film lens.
-The 1.6 is the T-stop aperture, eq. aperture f / 1.4! (Http://www.thephoblographer.com/tag/noktor/)
– No visible distortion and optical correction instead of digital to make people look like a normal photo border.
-No vignette (you need an enhanced tire for filters …)
-When the macro lens is 3cm from the subject only !!!!
The 12mm lens is a completely different lens than the Magic Toy 11mm lens. it's much better, but at the same time it's not the same price. it's $ 500 in the US. it is very creative, but it also has good performance. The macro capability is amazing with this lens.
– Lens length 2.92 inches
– Front filter wire 58mm
– Weight is 325 grams
In the EU and US, the lens is the SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 with the SLR Magic black ring. (TBA. About the end of November or December)
Elsewhere in the world, the Noktor HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 is the Noktor Green Ring – which I use in this test (available in October)
Andrew SLR Magic: "It was a big challenge to design this lens and live under the name Noktor Ultra Fast Lens. when you stop at f2, there is no more problem. It was a debate for us whether this was a good decision or not. Let's make this lens F1.6 with some defect or make it open F2 or F4 without errors, but with a smaller aperture. "
Noktor / SLR MAgic Hyperprime 12mm f / 1.6
Apertures between f / 1.6 and f / 5.6
L.C.W Mark II 62mm ND Filter Filter for External Images + More Ring 58mm – 62mm
Exposure time: 1/50
All shot @ 160 asa except stairs.
Music: Chokes "Peaches"
Thanks SLR Magic and Andrew 🙂