SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 Lens with 1:1 for for Sony E-mount NEX Series Cameras

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About SLR Magic 28mm F/2.8 Mirrorless

The SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 lens is a multi coated manual prime lens that is made to work with the Sony NEX system for camera bodies such as the NEX-3, NEX-5 and NEX-VG10. Lens is in native E lens mount and will work directly on your camera! What is really special about this lens is that it is very light weight (280g) and has a unique rotational aperture disk. When wide open it produces silky smooth bokeh. When stopped down it still produces silky smooth bokeh. It is because the rotational aperture disk ensures a perfectly round aperture opening at all times for the perfect bokeh. It is the signature of this SLR Magic lens. The lens is great for creative photography.

A perfectly round aperture is achieved at all times means great portrait photos can be achieved. The fully manual lens is great for creative photographers who would like to take artistic photos with a shallow Depth of Field.

SLR Magic 28mm F/2.8 Mirrorless Specifications

Focal Length
28mm (42mm: 35mm equivalent)
Focal Distance
0.24m - infinity
Minimum Focal length
0.3m (3cm with 1:1 Extension Tube Adapter)
Max aperture
Focus mechanism
Lens Length
Filter Thread Diameter
Lens Weight
280g (9.8 oz)

SLR Magic 28mm F/2.8 Mirrorless Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers


Great in principle, actually a disaster


from Damascus, MD  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I bought for being a compact, low-cost 28mm lens and was expecting great results from the perfectly circular diaphragms. Unfortunately, the optical quality is absolutely unacceptable at moderate opening and it suffers from tremendous glare at the center, starting from f5.6-8 It's on it's way back. Here you can see the results at all apertures, with 100% crops (tested on a NEX-5 - apologies for the dust: these pictures were made for testing the lens as soon as I noticed the glare, not for the beauty of the subject):


Remember, it's Manual!


from Grantham, NH  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I should start by saying that I do not own this lens, but I feel compelled to comment because of the previous review. This lens is "all manual" so the Sony NEX cameras will not recognize it. The lens does not have electronics. To use this lens, you should be able to go into your Setup menu and enable the shutter to "release w/o lens", and then everything will work just fine. The lens has a manual focus ring, and a manual aperture ring. You'll still select the shutter speed on the camera.

(0 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


Did not work


from Silicon Valley, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Camera did not recognize the lens. I sent it back.


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larry g  Does this lens require an extension tube for 1:1 macro photography? If so where do you get it, not listed as an accessory.
Shopper  Hello, is this a manual focus lens?
ANTHONY R  This is lens is entirely manual, everything from focus to setting the aperture. The aperture is set via the dial on the lens barrel. There are no electrical contracts between the lens and camera.
steve w  will this lens work with the Sony nex FS100 ?
Andrew R  This lens should mount on the FS100.
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