SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 and SLR Magic CINE 12mm T2.8 Announced

SLR MAGIC Expands their lens range with 12mm MicroPrime and Cine 50mm T0.95 in X-Mount
Hong Kong (24th Nov, 2020) Following the success of SLR Magic’s ventures into affordable yet robust and high quality cinema and photo lenses, we are pleased to announce the affordable CINE series to our product range. Based on popular demand and responding to our users, we are now offering more lenses in the Fuji X-mount range.Given the extreme popularity of our cine compact lenses, our engineers and design team are continuing the development of extending mounting options.

All MicroPrimes lenses all feature full manual control, have a 82mm thread front, a 85mm front diameter for clamp on matte box, are all 0.8 Mod geared and are almost identical in form factor and weight.

With this, SLR Magic have now added a 12mm F2.8 for the CINE range, rounding out the X-Mount collection, and a HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 that will provide more light gathering options for X-mount crop sensor cameras. These 2 new options will now naturally expand the range and provide more choice and versatility for all Fujifilm shooters.

“We are very aware of the growing popularity and the impact Fuji is making in the market space, so we want to make sure we look after Fuji shooters also”, says SLR Magic product specialist Andrew Chan.

SLR Magic have been synonymous with sharp images wide open with smooth roll off, beautiful bokeh edge to edge and are fast becoming the lens of choice rather than an alternative for the Cine and Photo industry.

The lenses will be available at authorized SLR Magic resellers by December 2020.

Technical Data:
SLR Magic CINE 12mm T2.8: B&H Photo / Amazon
Lens Type: Fast wide lens
Compatible Cameras: All Fuji X mount
Bayonet: X mount
Distance Settings: Distance range: 0.15m to ∞, scale in meters and feet
Optical Structure: 10 elements in 9 groups
Image Circle: 32mm
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 7 aperture blades (round), Lowest value 16
Focus Mechanism: External
Filter Size: 62mm front diameter, filter mount does not rotate.
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Dimensions: Length to bayonet mount: approx. 70mm
Weight: approx. 450g (approx. 15.87oz)

SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95: B&H Photo / Amazon
Lens Type: Fast telephoto lens
Compatible Cameras: All Fuji X mount
Bayonet: X mount
Distance Settings:
Distance range: 0.5m to ∞, scale in meters and feet
Optical Structure: 7 elements in 10 groups
Image Circle: 32mm
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 12 aperture blades (round), Lowest value 16
Bayonet: micro four thirds
Focus Mechanism: External
Filter Mount: 62mm front diameter, filter mount does not rotate.
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Dimensions: Length to bayonet mount: approx. 81.7mm
Weight: approx. 665g (approx. 23.46oz)

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Cameralabs Fujinon XF50mm f/1 vs XF56mm f/1.2 vs XF50mm f/2 Comparison

Camera labs just released a comparison of the Fujinon XF50mm f/1 with the Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 and XF50mm f/2. You can watch the full video above or read the summary below:

  • These lenses are positioned at $500 intervals starting at around $500
  • All three lenses have slightly different coverage with the f/2 being a fraction wider and the f/1.2 being a little tighter
  • The 50mm f/1 has a ton of detail wide open all the way out to the corners, but there is a little vynyetting
  • All 3 have similar performance in the middle with the f/1 having a little more bite
  • In the corners the 50mm f/1 has sharper results
  • The 56mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/2 only catch up in the corners around f/5.6 with the f/2 still being a little behind
  • For portraits the 56mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1 have similar bokeh, but the f/1 is a little softer
  • When stopped down to f/2  the 50mm f/2 has the sharpest edget bokeh which makes it busy which might not be ideal
  • At f/2 the 56mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1 start to take on the shape of their aperture blades
  • You might not get both eyes in focus on the wider aperture lenses wide open
  • All 3 lenses render differently at f/2
  • The 50mm f/1 has the biggest bokeh blobs, while the 56mm f/1.2 renders very defined edges, and the 50mm f/2 has smooth bokeh
  • Fujifilm XF50mm f/1 jumps from f/1.1 to f/1.3
  • The 50mm f/1 has 9 aperture blades while the 56mm f/1.2 has 6 which make bokeh become hexigon shaped at times
  • The 50mm f/2 becomes more attractive the more stopped down you’re shooting
  • Good AF performance for the 50mm f/1 and 56mm f/1.2 they are comparable speed and accuracy wise
  • The 50mm f/2 focused the fastest and hunted the least
  • Lots of lens noise out of the 50mm f/1 and 56mm f/1.2
  • The 50mm f/2 is silent
  • If you need audio without mics the 50mm f/2 is the best option
  • The 50mm f/1 and 50mm f/2 have similar video AF performance with the 56mm f/1.2 being worse
  • There is some LoCA with the 50mm f/1
  • The 70mm minimal focus distance of the 50mm f/1 is a bit limiting
  • The 50mm f/1 gives you a taste of the exotic that is best on large body cameras
  • These three lenses are well differentiated and priced
  • Which to choose is hard to say, but it would be worth owning all three
  • If you could only pick one then you might be best off stretching for the Fujinon XF50mm f/1 R LM WR

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Fujinon XF50mm f/1 R LM WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R: B&H Photo/  Amazon  / Adorama
Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R APD: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon XF50 f/2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Fujifilm Savings Sunday Now With More Holiday Savings


Retailers have started their holiday savings pages at:
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GFX
Fujifilm GFX50R (Save $1000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

X-Series
Fujifilm X-T4 + Free Battery Grip (Now $200 Off): B&H PhotoAdorama
Fujifilm X-T4 + Atomos V (Save $200): B&H Photo / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T3 + Atomos V (Save $500): B&H Photo
Fujifilm X-T3 (Save $500): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T30 (Save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-E3 (Save $200): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T200 (Save $250-300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon Zoom Lenses
XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR (save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM WR (save $300): B&H Photo /Amazon / Adorama
XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS (save $200):  B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR (save $500): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon Fixed Focal Length Lenses
XF 23mm F1.4 R (save $100): B&H Photo /Amazon / Adorama
XF 60mm F2.4 Macro (Includes $250 Gift Card): Adorama – should match soon B&H Photo /Amazon
XF 90mm F2 R LM WR (Includes peak design bag and strap): Adorama – should match soon  B&H Photo / Amazon

X-Mount Lenses
Variety of Discounted X-Mount Lenses in one place: B&H Photo

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iPad Pro Bundles:B&H Photo
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Luminar 4 & Aurora HDR 2019 (Savings code FUJIADDICT)
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Godox V1 (Save $30)B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Godox AD200Pro (Save $80+): B&H Photo / Adorama / Amazon
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Godox TT350F (Save 10%): B&H Photo / Amazon
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Godox V860IIF (Save $40): B&H Photo / Amazon
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Godox X1T-F and XPro-F Firmware Updates


Not only is godox having a big sale but they also recently released firmware updates for its Godox X1TF and XproF triggers.

X1 Transmitter for FUJIFILM V07

  1. To optimize the communication of the same cameras.

Download Update Here

Godox X1T-F: B&H Photo / Amazon
Godox X2T-F:  Amazon

Xpro for FUJIFILM Camera V1.3

  1. To add the decimal display form of power value.

Download Update Here

Godox XPro-F: B&H Photo / Amazon

Godox AD200Pro (Save $80+): B&H Photo / Adorama / Amazon
Godox AD200 (Save $70): 
B&H Photo / Amazon
Godox AD400Pro Witstro (Save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Godox AD600Pro Witstro (Save $150): B&H Photo / Amazon
Godox AD1200Pro (Save $140): B&H Photo / Amazon

Godox V1 (Save $30): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Godox TT350F (Save 10%): B&H Photo / Amazon
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Godox V860IIF (Save $40): B&H Photo / Amazon
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Making The Switch to Fujifilm Cameras

If you’re coming from a PASM camera system then you might be a bit confused by Fujifilm’s more traditional layout that focuses on the exposure triangle aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Below is a summary of Fujifilm’s tutorial video meant to help you transition:

  • Shutter speed is ontop of the camera, with aperture on the lens ring and ISO on a top dial with most model cameras
  • Apeture priority mode: set a fixed aperture and your shutter speed is set to A
  • Shutter priority mode: set the lens to A and pick a fixed shutter speed
  • Program mode: set the lens and shutter to A
  • Full Auto mode: set the lens, shutter, and ISO to A
  • Manual mode: pick fixed settings for the lens, shutter, and ISO
  • You can see these modes in the EVF in the lower left hand corner of the window
  • If you want to use the command dials for adjusting the settings like other systems do you can set your shutter speed to T and your aperture to A, but you also have to go into the wrench menu – button/dial setting – Apeture ring setting (A) – command
  • Fujifilm supports back button focusing and on cameras like the X-T4 there is an AF on button
  • If you don’t have an AF on button or want to change the button then you can hold the display back button and program your button preferences by assigning the AF on feature
  • You can decouple AF from the shutter button with the wrench menu – button/dial setting – shutter AF – AF-S/C Off
  • Front of the camera you can switch between the manual, AF-S, AF-C focus settings
  • The focus point can be moved with the AF joystick on the back or by touching the screen
  • If you click on the rear joysqick then you can use the command dial to change the size of the AF point and if you click the joystick again it will go back to the center
  • By default pressing up on the D-pad will let you select Zone AF, Wide tracking, or All
  • You can change the amount of focus points on the camera in the menu to allow for more or less focus points
  •  You can turn off the touch screen or set it to drag the AF point around or touch to focus and take a picture using the finger icon on the back LCD screen
  • Image quality settings for JPEGs are in the menus under IQ
  • The IQ menu lets you decided if you want to shoot RAW or JPEG and more
  • Fujifilm supports lossless RAW compression and uncompressed RAW, but there is also compressed RAW which is lossy
  • Fujifilm film simulations allow you to produce final JPEG products with your camera
  • Different cameras have different film simulations
  • There is also a grain affect that simulates film grain as well as color chrome effect to give your photos more pop
  • Tone curves can also be justed to maximise image quality
  • The shooting setting menu lets you configure your drive settings and how they associate with any buttons of switches your camera might have to selects continuous high speed or continuous low speed shooting
  • Bracketing settings are also in the shootings menu along with HDR and advanced filters
  • The bracketing settings are pretty indepth
  • The shooting settings menu also lets you pick the shutter type so you can pick electronic or mechanical shutter or shoot a combination of the two where the camera picks the best shutter option
  • The common shutter settings are Mechanical Shutter, Electronic Shutter, E-Front Curtain Shutter, Mechanical + Electronic Shutter, E-Front + Mechanical, and more
  • Mirrorless cameras are highly configerable
  • If you shoot in a studio then you need to turn off the exposure/wb preview in the EVF
  • Studio Shooting: Wrench menu – screen set-up – preview exposure/wb in manual mode – turn it off or set it to just preview WB
  • If you shoot in the studio a lot then you might want to assign turning off exposure preview to a button by holding down on the dpad and then selecting a button to assign preview exposure/wb in manual mode
  • The EVF and LCD can be setup to show different information through the menu – wrench icon – screen settings – display custom settings
  • If you hold the display button you can configure almost every button to do as you wish

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Tokina ATX-M 23mm f/1.4 and 33mm f/1.4 Announced

atx-m 33mm f1.4 for Fuji X-Mount: Adorama / B&H Photo / Amazon

  • ENGINEERED FOR FUJI X-MOUNT APS-C CAMERAS
  • FAST F1.4 APERTURE FOR BEAUTIFUL BOKEH
  • FAST AND SILENT AUTO FOCUS
  • FULL COMPATIBILITY WITH 5-AXIS IN-CAMERA IMAGE STABILIZATION
  • WORKS WITH EYE AF AND SUBJECT TRACKING IN STILL AND VIDEO MODES

PRICE $429.00

Product Overview The Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 X – fast prime lens for Fuji X mirrorless camera mount features an approximate angle of view equal 50mm on full-frame cameras. The standard lens is an ideal tool for street photography, portraits, and everyday shooting.   Optical Performance Special optical design formula together with one Low-Dispersion (SD) glass element provides excellent optical performance and corrects aberrations.   F1.4 FAST, BUT LIGHT AND SMALL Tokina engineers designed a compact and lightweight F1.4 aperture……

Specs:

  • 33mm
  • F1.4
  • F16
  • 10 elements in 9 groups
  • 45.7°
  • 52mm MM
  • 0.6 LBS
  • 15.7 IN
  • 9
  • 1:10
  • AF
  • 72mm
  • 65mm
  • EXCLUSIVE 3-YEAR USA WARRANTY
  • BH-524

atx-m 23mm f1.4 for Fuji X-Mount: Adorama / B&H Photo / Amazon

  • ENGINEERED FOR FUJI X-MOUNT APS-C CAMERAS
  • FAST F1.4 APERTURE FOR BEAUTIFUL BOKEH
  • FAST AND SILENT AUTO FOCUS
  • FULL COMPATIBILITY WITH 5-AXIS IN-CAMERA IMAGE STABILIZATION
  • WORKS WITH EYE AF AND SUBJECT TRACKING IN STILL AND VIDEO MODES

PRICE $479.00

Product Overview The Tokina atx-m 23mm F1.4 X – fast prime lens for Fuji X mirrorless camera mount features an approximate angle of view equal 35mm on full-frame cameras. The moderate wide angle lens is an ideal tool for street photography, landscapes, and environmental portraits. Optical Performance Special optical design formula together with two Low-Dispersion (SD) glass elements provides excellent optical performance and corrects aberrations. F1.4 FAST, BUT LIGHT AND SMALL Tokina engineers designed a compact and lightweight F1.4 aperture……

Specs:

  • 23mm
  • MAXIMUM APERTURE F1.4
  • MINIMUM APERTURE F16
  • CONSTRUCTION E/G 11 elements in 10 groups
  • ANGLE OF VIEW 63.4°
  • FILTER SIZE 52mm MM
  • WEIGHT 0.6 LBS
  • MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE 11.8 IN
  • APERTURE BLADES 9
  • MAGNIFICATION 1:10
  • FOCUSING TYPE AF
  • LENS LENGTH 72mm
  • LENS WIDTH 65mm
  • US WARRANTY EXCLUSIVE 3-YEAR USA WARRANTY
  • LENS HOOD BH-523
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