Anamorphic lenses are an asset in any filmmaker’s toolbox. As a creator, you’re faced with tough choices when it comes to your masterpiece. However, when asking yourself ‘How do I make this story look great on the screen?’ that’s where an anamorphic lens is pretty badass.
Vazen is a relatively new Chinese lens manufacturer that only really seems to have come onto the scene last year. But they jumped straight in with the anamorphic lenses, initially launching a 40mm T2 1.8x for Micro Four Thirds and following it up in February of this year with the promised 28mm T2.2 1.8x for MFT.
Today, though, Vazen has announced a new addition to their lineup. But this one’s not for Micro Four Thirds. Oh, no, this is an 85mm T2.8 1.8x Anamorphic lens designed specifically for full-frame cameras.
After the success of their campaign for the 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic lens, Sirui has taken to Indiegogo again to launch their new 35mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic lens. The campaign has gone live today with pledges starting at just $599 to get one of these low-budget anamorphic lenses of your own.
After successfully launching a 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens, Sirui is back with another treat for filmmakers. The Sirui 35mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic is another lens from the company that’s just been announced. Like its 50mm companion, it’s pretty affordable with the $599 price – but it’s only for a limited time.
Vazen is a newcomer to the world of lenses, with its Micro Four Thirds lenses first spotted during Cine Gear Expo last year in Los Angeles. There, they showed off three lenses at 28mm, 40mm and 65mm focal lengths. The 40mm T2 1.8x Anamorphic lens was launched at the end of June 2019, and now Vazen has officially announced the 28mm T2.2 1.8x Anamorphic lens for Micro Four Thirds.
The Sirui 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens was the talk of IFA in September and it wasn’t long before Sirui released the specs. Initially, it was rumoured to cost around €500 ($555) and be released at the end of this year. Then that price was bumped to €700 ($770) with availability in January. Now, Sirui has taken to Indiegogo to launch the lens with prices of $599 for early birds and $699 regular price.
Chinese camera accessories manufacturer SIRUI revealed a 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens at this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin. Many of you hoped for a cheap anamorphic lens, and indeed – it will be one of the most affordable ones in the market. It’s coming soon in three mounts, and it will retail at around 700 euros ($770).
Folks at cinema5D got to take a look at the upcoming 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens at the ongoing IBC 2019. They revealed more about it, but also filmed a bit with it so you can see the lens in action.
Moment has been known for making smartphone lenses, and they turned out to be pretty neat. Now the company has launched Moment Air, which includes a whole bunch of accessories for Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom drones. They include a set of filters, a carrying case, and more. But the most interesting piece is probably the world’s first anamorphic lens for consumer drones.
Chinese lens manufacturer Vazen has brought some rather interesting new lenses to the Cine Gear Expo. Spotted by Newsshooter, there appear to be three lenses coming at 28mm, 40mm and 65mm focal lengths, each having a 1.8x anamorphic effect. And they’re made for Micro Four Thirds cameras with 4:3 sensors (like the Panasonic GH5). With 1.8x squeeze they allow you to shoot 2.39:1 footage on a 4:3 sensor.