Gravel Road into the Forest

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 lenses 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 Anamorphic.

A 4:3 sensor records an image with an aspect ratio of approximately 1.33:1, and if you want to convert that to a more cinematic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 you could crop your image in post. However, this leads to a loss in resolution and image degradation. The Anamorphot 2.0x squeezes the image horizontally, which creates the classic tall / thin image that must be "de-squeezed" in post. The anamorphic process allows you to capture your image using your entire sensor, so there is no loss in resolution when compared with cropping your image.

 

The Anamorphot-50 features adjustable focus marked normal and near. The near adjustment allows you to focus on subjects closer than approximately 26' away; setting the adapter to normal allows you to focus on subjects from approximately 26' to infinity. It mounts to lenses with a non-rotating front and a front thread diameter of 62mm size. We recommends that the Anamorphot-50 2.0x be used with lenses that have a front element that is physically no larger than 50mm in diameter. The Anamorphot-50 2.0x supports MFT and APS-C format sensors with focal lengths of at least 35mm (MFT) and 50mm (APS-C), and full-frame format sensors larger than 75mm.

2x - 50

Anamorphic Adapter

2x - 50 Anamorphic Adapter

2x - 50 Anamorphic Adapter

Mounting

  • Rear Mounting Threads: 62 mm

  • Front Filter Threads: 77 mm

Adjustable Focus

  • Normal and Near

Anamorphic Squeeze

  • 2.0x Anamorphic Squeeze

Weight

  • 1.65 lb / 0.75 kg

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