This set of anamorphic prime lenses from SLR Magic includes a 35mm, a 50mm, and a 70mm lens. The lenses provide a 1.33x horizontal squeeze, which creates a 2.35:1 aspect ratio on a 16:9 sensor. The lenses feature a PL mount and incorporate a mask within the lens to create flaring more akin to a 2x anamorphic lens.
What lenses are Anamorphot Adapters compatible with?
To achieve the much loved 2.35:1 scope aspect ratio, which gives a very pleasant, epic effect, filmmakers must crop off the top and bottom of standard 16:9 footage when using spherical lenses with modern digital cameras. As a result, 25% of sensor information is discarded.
As a commitment to the film industry, SLR Magic developed this 1,33x anamorphic adapter to help filmmakers maximize their image quality by preventing this loss of vertical resolution. The unique 1,33x squeeze factor uses the entire 16:9 sensor area to achieve the desired 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The Anamorphot 1,33x - 40 (compact) does this by compressing a 33% wider field of view to fit the width of the 16:9 sensor without compressing image height.
Modern professional cinema cameras have large sensors capable of capturing an image in the 2.35:1and 2.66:1 format directly, using spherical lenses, but filmmakers still desire the anamorphic “look” which often limits them to using rare vintage lenses. These present a number of difficulties in practice such as size, weight, availability, lack of close focus, and high price. We sought to overcome such issues with the SLR Magic Anamorphot.
Joining the other MFT mount SLR Magic HyperPrime is the 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime Cine Lens. Designed specifically for use with MFT mount cameras with Four Thirds sized sensors the lens strikes a useful balance between size, form, and function. The 10mm lens features sharp images exhibiting little corner and edge distortion, even when the iris is at its maximum opening of T2.1.
APO MicroPrime 25mmT2.1
The APO MicroPrime 25mm T2.1 Lens from SLR Magic offers apochromatic capture in a lighter-weight, cine-style form. With a 43.27mm image circle projection, this wider Canon EF-mount lens is suitable for use with 8K cameras with high-resolution full-frame sensors. Its apochromatic elements are designed to correct color aberrations often seen in high-contrast images or shots captured with wide-open apertures.
Anamorphic 1.33x - 65 Adapter
The Anamorphot-65 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter is optimized to work with the Fujinon MK zoom range, and is also compatible with 82mm-threaded SLR Magic MicroPrimes. Unlike a cropped "anamorphic" image obtained with a spherical lens, this adapter enables you to utilize the total area of your camera's sensor. It has a minimum close focus of four feet, and can accept 112mm threaded filters and diopters.