Hong Kong-based SLR Magic has announced a 50mm F1.1 CINE lens for Sony E mount. Planned for early December 2015 availability, the FE lens will cover a full-frame sensor. It will offer manual focus only, a manually controlled aperture diaphragm with 13 blades and 52mm filter thread. With 6 elements in 5 groups it offers focusing from 0.50m/1.6ft. As with most other SLR Magic lenses, it also includes built-in gearing for use with follow focus rigs.

SLR Magic has built a reputation for producing good optics at attractive price points, with a focus on meeting the needs of cinematographers and videographers. This lens will likely appeal to those who need a fast, normal prime while building a system on a budget.

The CINE 50mm F1.1 will be offered for $349

Press release:

NEW: THE SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1

Hong Kong, China (November 17, 2015) - SLR Magic begins its FE-mount lineup with the SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1 standard angle lens. The product will be officially introduced during upcoming InterBEE 2015 fair in Tokyo.

The field of view of this new lens corresponds to a 50mm lens in 35mm format and this fast standard angle of view opens up many new creative composition opportunities, particularly in the fields of portrait, interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography. Additionally, a fast max aperture of F1.1 makes the SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1 ideal for available-light photography. 

We place our highest priority in the development on our lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1 is solid and reliable.

The SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1 (MSRP: $349 US/ $1,999 RMB) will be available from authorised SLR Magic dealers starting beginning of December, 2015.

The SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1 will be first presented at InterBEE 2015 fair. There would be a demo at the ATOMOS booth in (No. 3404, Hall 3) during the fairs which are to be held in Tokyo from 18th to 20th of November 2015.  For visitors at InterBEE fair, we welcome you to drop by and try.

Technical Data

SLR Magic CINE 50mm F1.1

Lens Type: Fast standard lens

Compatible Cameras: FE-mount and E-mount cameras

Optical Design: 6 elements in 5 groups

Distance Settings:                   

Distance range: 0.50m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet

Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 13 aperture blades , Lowest value 16

Filter Mount: Internal thread for 52mm filter; filter mount does not rotate.

Surface Finish: Black anodized


Length to bayonet mount: approx. 54.8mm (approx. 2.16in) 

Largest diameter: approx. 63.00mm (approx. 2.48in)

Weight:  approx. 400g (approx. 14.11oz)