SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 12mm T/1.6

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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texinwien Senior Member • Posts: 3,320
SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 12mm T/1.6

Who has/had it and how well does/did it work for you?

  1. How hard/easy is it to get focus right?
  2. How is the build quality? I've heard that it's glued together and, although it's mostly metal, is cheaply put together
  3. How bad is the flare?
  4. How sharp is it stopped down?
  5. Is it a niche lens, only, or will it serve as a good general-purpose 12mm (in comparison to the Olympus 12mm f2)?

I'm interested in this SLR Magic lens after having just purchased a superb Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye. This review of the SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 12mm T/1.6 at seems pretty positive, as do some of the other reviews I've read. Would love to hear some user reports on it.

I'd be using it on my E-M5.


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