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We have our last two lenses, they're from a company called SLR Magic and some of you who are familiar with company, they don't make cheap lenses, they make really expensive lenses. >> Yeah, totally. SLR Magic, when I first got my Black Magic Cinema camera or other micro fourth system like I had beforehand. They were one of the first brands that people were like, definitely, if you're going to go micro four thirds for a camera body, think about the SLR Magic stuff. And they're making lenses as fast as are you ready for this, .9 aperture. >> Yeah, and they're actually doing ones that are faster than that. >> Yeah, yeah. >> That they're taking pre-orders on.
They're always back ordered, you order direct from the company. I literally think they hand craft the lenses themselves. >> Yeah. >> It's a pretty amazing company, you should check them out. But they do have a couple of toy lenses that are a lot of fun and you've got one there. >> Yeah, I got a 35 mil 1.7 max aperture on this. And again, this is actually surprisingly a beefy lens, nice metal barrel on it. >> Yeah. >> Nice sort of heavy dampening on the focus, and a manual aperture ring here as well. >> And the manual aperture ring is not clicked, so you can actually easily pull adjustments.
You don't have to choose from one f-stop to another. You're not using a dial, here. You literally just pull it, until you get exactly the exposure you want. And that's, what I really like about these. Although it's little silly things like this one, this one has Sesame Street directions on it. >> Near. >> Near and far. >> Yeah, right. >> And so, you know, it sounds silly, but it's going to let you get the results that you want. And this particular one is a Toy lens, and what's nice about it, you can see that the blades there are very visible and that's going to really give you great control over the aperture.
If you would like having a lot of bokeh in the shot, this is going to do that for you. It's got a nice shallow depth of field and with giant blades in there it's really easy to control the shape and what you get. >> Totally, and on this 35 I like it because, again, one of the points of these types of lenses is character. And this has a nice, kind of gritty character to it. Now, the one thing I will say about this 35 is that it's not the sharpest lens out there, but that's actually part of its cool factor. Has kind of a soft kind of ethereal feel to it, that can get you some kind of cool results. I found, you know, doing shots where you kind of load the ground and kind of, kind of dream like sequences work really well with this lens.
>> All right, so we did some side by side testing with these different cameras. One of our assistants went out and did a bunch of shooting. And I want to walk you through some of the results. And we'll take a look at what really stands out about the character of each lens, and give you an idea on, how you can use them in your productions.
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