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.

SLR Magic 2x - 50

Anamorphic Adapter

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 recommend 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

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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