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Anamorphic lens is an adapter that attaches to the taking lens (your lens). It is a real anamorphic adapter compressing the image.
Anamorphic adapter attach in front of the taking lens. Focusing is done the taking lens, the adapter has a through single focus.
The adapter is able to focus on lenses from 20 mm to 85 mm and has a mount diameter of 67 mm. Attachment of the adapter is carried out directly to the taking lens or through a special clamping device (clamp) to align the adapter horizontally. The clamp is sold separately, made in a simple ring design with external and internal thread and the ability to fix in the desired position with adjustable or hidden bolts.
Anamorphic adapter can be installed on any lens with different diameters using adapter rings to 67 mm (mount of anamorphic adapter). It is desirable that the diameter of the front lens of the taking lens was less than 60mm. If it is more, may experience vignetting and spherical aberration.
Lenses with the best sharpness are 37mm 2.8, 40mm 2.8, 45mm 2.8, 50mm f2, 55mm f2. 58mm f2.8.
Anamorphic adapter works with zoom lenses. For zoom lenses values may vary, vignetting may occur at a slightly longer focal length. If the front filter of your lens rotate - then the installation of the anamorphic adapter will have to be undertaken on the rig (cage) next to the lens. The anamorphic adapter must not rotate during shooting, otherwise the horizontal compression ratio will change.
It is necessary to use a very clear and sharp lenses - anamorphic adapter greatly reduces depth of field (harder to focus), a slightly blurres image, blurred around the edges.
Budget versions of anamorphic adapters are more suitable for art shooting. They are less versatile because they are slightly longer. They have a little more distortion.
For camera crop factor of MFT (crop 2, micro 4/3) is better suited compact anamorphic adapter. For Full frame cameras is better suited to the Bigmetal adapters. Format APS-C (crop 1,5) universal for anamorphic shooting.
Bigmetal 1.33x Rev.2 is an improved version. Chromatic aberration removed. It is the second revision of 1.33x of Bigmetal. Shorter and sharper.
The adapter can work with full-frame cameras, but in this case, spherical aberrations increase. Spherical aberrations is looking as blurring on the edge of the frame. In fact, they are the focus shift closer to the camera. They create a beautiful effect of a dedicated center and a beautiful bokeh.
The adapter is better to use for APS-C and MFT crop cameras. The best performance adapter shows on lenses with a focal length of 25mm to 65mm on cameras with a crop factor 1.5 or 2 (APS-C or MFT).
The adapter is suitable for the Canon 35mm, Canon 50 mm 1.8, 40mm 2.8, Mir-1B 37mm and similar lens on APS-C format. Is no vignetting on a full frame with a focal length 45mm (Helios) and on the sensor crop 1,6 and 1,5 with a focal length of 30mm. On the sensor crop 2 (micro 4/3, 16 mm sensor) there is no vignetting at a focal length of 25mm. The values given are for fixed focal length lenses.
On a full frame spherical aberration is more pronounced, only Bigmetal rev. 3 was devoid of spherical aberration. Blurring at the edges is well suited for close-up portrait photography with a CloseUp filter. It looks like a beautiful wrapping of the picture on the edges of the frame, there is an allocation of the object in the center. Anamorphic adapter with removed chromatic aberrations better than the budget version.
If necessary, the modernization of the anamorphic adapter for working with large diameters of the main lenses and mounting to the 72mm and 77mm filters of the taking lens is discussed.
Most of clarity occurs at a distance of 10 meters to 20 meters. Depending on the optical design of the taking lens at a distance closer than 3 meters may need diopters +0.3/+0.5. If necessary, close-range shooting, if there are no diopters – you can clamp the diaphragm of the taking lens. The sharpness at infinity is in acceptable quality.
Examples of videos are in YouTube and Vimeo.
Length - 65 mm, diameter - 82 mm, mounting - 67 mm. Weight ~ 180 grams.
The adapter may have structural differences that do not affect the main characteristics.
The adapter does not have a clamping device included.
Including worldwide shipping
Tracked delivery from 2 week to a month
Available in 3 pieces
An order for the production of a large number of filters (than available) adds 1 month to manufacture from date of purchase.
You can also order filters with the desired characteristics and diopter.
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