Vazen just announced the “world’s first” anamorphic lenses for Micro Four Thirds

Jun 6, 2019

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Vazen just announced the “world’s first” anamorphic lenses for Micro Four Thirds

Jun 6, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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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.

  • Focal length: 40mm
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds
  • Min focus distance: 0.82m (2.7′)
  • T-stop range: T/2 – T/16
  • Front diameter: 110mm
  • Dimensions: 110 x 175mm (4.33″ x 6.89″)
  • Weight: 1.8kg (3.97lbs)

Vazen is claiming these are a world first 1.8x anamorphic prime lens designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds cameras with 4:3 sensors. And they appear to do rather well, too. Some sample footage shot with the 40mm T2 on the Panasonic GH4 has been posted.

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The 40mm T2 is available at the end of this month for $3,250 and comes with a 3-year warranty. The 28mm and 65mm lenses will be available towards the end of the year, although no indication was given on price.

You can find out more over on the Vazen website.

[via Newsshooter]

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “Vazen just announced the “world’s first” anamorphic lenses for Micro Four Thirds”

  1. andyroo77 Avatar
    andyroo77

    Nice. Still beyond my budget. Wish someone could make an anamorphic for the price of a Mitakon lens.

  2. Robert Avatar
    Robert

    Very cheap