Our custom-built single focus anamorphic lens has been developed for the single camera operator with ease of use in mind. The American-made optics from this lens were modified to easily rack focus using only one focus ring, allowing for run and gun shooting and follow focusing. Set your camera’s prime lens to infinity, attach this lens, and you’re ready to shoot. No dual focusing systems or large, heavy rigs required. This lens renders beautiful 2x anamorphic bokeh and warm, layered flares and deep reflections, without compromise in sharpness or light loss.
To avoid vignetting, anamorphic lenses should be paired with longer lenses. When using 2x anamorphic lenses, you are doubling your horizontal field of view. A 100mm 2x anamorphic lens will look like a 50mm spherical (non-anamorphic) lens.
For this single focus anamorphic, we recommend the following minimum focal lengths for common sensor sizes.
To further avoid vignetting, you can film in 4:3 mode on selected cameras such as the Magic Lantern Canon or the GH4. This will allow you to use lenses that are 75% wider without vignetting. In 4:3 mode, we recommend the following minimum focal lengths for common sensor sizes.
Clamp the lens to your prime lens using our custom 58mm lens clamps. As this single focus anamorphic lens is lightweight, a standard 15mm lens support is not needed.
All or our custom single focus anamorphic lenses include a 58mm front filter thread for attaching any standard DSLR lens filter.
Our custom follow focus gear allows for follow focus attachment and 360 degree focusing operation.