Chinese lens manufacturer Vazen has now officially announced their new 50mm T2.1 1.8x Anamorphic Lens. Designed to cover large sensors like those found in the likes of the Red Monstro, Alexa LF, Kinefinity Mavo LF and Z-Cam E2-F8, the new lens is full-frame. It’s part of a 3-lens set which includes the 85mm T2.8 announced a few months ago, and a yet-to-be-announced 135mm.
The new 50mm lens, Vazen says, features a “super compact and lightweight design”. Weighing in at 1.55kg, it doesn’t sound very lightweight for a lot of folks, but when you consider that it’s a full-frame anamorphic lens… Well, yes, it kind of is. Vazen says it’s one of the world’s smallest 1.8x anamorphic lenses for full-frame cameras, too.