SLR Magic 2,0x - 50 Adapter
- 2x Anamorphic Squeeze
- Near / Normal Focus Adjustment
- Mounts to Lenses with 62mm Front Thread
- 77mm Filiter Size
Why shoot in Anamorphic?
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/negative information is discarded.
As a commitment to the film industry, SLR Magic developed this 2,0x anamorphic adapter to help filmmakers maximize their image quality by minimizing this loss of vertical resolution. The unique 2,0x squeeze factor is great at optimizing the use of a 4:3 sensor/negative area to achieve a desired ratio suitable for 2.35:1 aspect ratio cropping. The Anamorphot 2,0x – 50 does this by compressing a 100% wider field of view to fit the width of the 4:3 sensor/negative without compressing image height.
Modern professional cinema cameras have large sensors capable of capturing an image in the 2.35:1 format directly, using spherical lenses, but film makers 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, lack of close focus, and high price but we sought to overcome such issues with the SLR Magic Anamorphot.
The SLR Magic Anamorphot 2,0x – 50 create a unique "artifact" such as horizontal lens flare, commonly referred to as anamorphic streaks, and may create slightly elongated bokeh when achromatic diopters are used. Over the history of cinema, these same stylish effects have contributed to the cinematic "look" of epic motion picture photography. Characteristics that shape this anamorphic “look” come from “front-mounted” anamorphic adapter designs such as the SLR Magic Anamorphot while “rear-mounted” anamorphic designs have more suppressed anamorphic characteristics.