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SLR Magic has announced a new ultra-wideangle manual-focus lens for Micro Four Thirds. The HyperPrime 12mm f/1.6 has a diagonal angle of view equivalent to that of a 24mm lens on a 35mm camera, and features a traditional aperture ring, an iris diaphragm with 12 rounded blades and a close-focus point of 15cm. The optical formula comprises 12 elements (including 3 ‘Tantalum’ glass elements) in 10 groups. Weiging in at 330 grams the lens, which features a 58mm filter thread and a non-rotating front element, is expected to go on sale for $500 later this month.