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The Dream Room

ANTICIPATION | SLR Magic 8mm f/4

SLR Magic 8mm f/4

This is a special lens, for the micro four thirds system. A lens so wide, so light, so economical, has not existed until now.
Personally, I produce more content with a lens when it is:
Light, so I have it with me even when I’m not expecting opportunities. Economical, so I am willing to use it in situations where it could be lost or damaged. Easy to operate, so handling the lens does not interfere with my creative process. Optically interesting, so I can discover its character and learn to use its strengths.
This is exactly such a lens!
It’s nominal optical performance peaks in the range f/5.6-f/8. By default I use f/8. For video, on my Black Magic Design Micro Cinema Camera, or my Z-Cam E1, I use mostly f/5.6-f/8. For photography, if near constant edge-to-edge detail is important for the impact of the image -rarely- I would lean towards f/11. If light is a little low, f/5.6. F/4 is best when minimizing the ISO setting is a priority.
I just love the straight diverging lines of…