Daniel74: There is no arguing - the brand name sucks!
As for the product - well people were skeptical about Samyang and they were able to produce some very impressive lenses (like the 14/2.8, 35/1.4 and the 85/1.4), albeit heavy and bulky.
I've been shooting with the 50mm T0.95 and it won me over with superb image quality. Again the weight and the bulk will be a concern to many not to mention some trouble with the build quality in rangefinder-coupled version. But that they were able to produce a lens of this calibre, shows to me that this guys are serious.
Once they get their act 100% together, they will be a force to be reckoned with. And by that time, they will probably be called something other than SLR Magic.
There is a lot of BS written about them that smacks of racism and bigotry. Well the same things used to be said about Japanese manufacturers back in the day and they have proved the critics wrong.
"... the same things used to be said about Japanese manufacturers back in the day and they have proved the critics wrong."
The critics were not wrong, thus Japanese could not prove them wrong. However, Japanese actually listen to the critics and improved their quality, just as Koreans did more recently. When Chinese do the same, we will give them the same credit.
Has anyone tried to explain to the manufacturer that R in SLR stands for "reflex," i.e., mirror, thus making it just as ridiculous for mirrorless cameras as the whole name itself (otherwise more appropriate for, say, p3nis-enlargement pills)?
The real question is why would I want to post larger? To make it more attractive for thieves to still it and/or print it?
Why is this thing and its lenses as big as its full-frame counterpart!?
Slobodan Blagojevic: Would someone really walk around with something inscribed with as cheesy name as "SLR Magic"? Seriously!?
Oh, you guys are so much fun!
To "QuarterToDoom": it actually must suck to be you, the "serious" photographer, and realize how I, the "fashionista" get published more, including magazine covers, and get more awards than you. If names do not matter, why don't you change your handle, under which you hide and hurl personal insults, into something more appropriate, say "iSuck"?
To "balios": no, I am not worried for myself... but for the people I might (God forbid) shoot with that lens, as they might die laughing, once they read the inscription on the lens, with the pompous and cheesy name more appropriate for, say, p3nis-enlargement pills.
What's in a name? It is Marketing 101. Companies spend millions on inventing and protecting brand names. There are companies specializing in creating brand names, like Namelab Inc. and Landor Associates.
Would someone really walk around with something inscribed with as cheesy name as "SLR Magic"? Seriously!?