February 11, 2014

SLR Magic Officially Announces Their Anamorphic Adapter, the $899 Anamorphot 1:33x 50

anamorphotWhen Letus announced their $1,700 anamorphic adapter, the AnamorphX, back in September, many of us were still waiting patiently for official news on SLR Magic's answer to anamorphic shooting. That news came yesterday with the official announcement of their Anamorphot 1.33x 50. Originally pricing it to be around $1,500, SLR Magic has managed to keep the price point of the Anamorphot conducive to independent filmmakers, offering the adapter for $899. SLR Magic is currently taking pre-orders, but only until February 14th, after which the adapter (as well as their 77mm Achromatic Diopter set) will officially go on sale sometime in April. Continue on for more details.

Shooting anamorphic is notorious for being prohibitively expensive for indie filmmakers, which is why adapters are the go-to piece of gear for those who want the wide aspect ratio (sans cropping) and aesthetic artifacts of anamorphic shooting minus the anamorphic cost. A quality adapter is still going to be expensive, but $899 is not only surprising considering the initial estimate, but it's doable.

As far as performance, the general consensus among testers is that the Anamorphot is a sharp, light weight, easy to use, quality anamorphic adapter for the price. Adam Wilt of Pro Video Coalition gave his initial impressions of its final design. At the time of testing, the unnamed prototype didn't have a coating -- something that has changed with the final design. The Anamorphot is now multi-coated, which has substantially reduced the horizontal flares we saw from the prototype.

Check out these demo videos to get an idea of how the Anamorphot performs.

https://vimeo.com/83319046

https://vimeo.com/85206248

https://vimeo.com/85588187

Here are the technical specs listed in the press release:

Technical Information

  • SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x – 50
  • Lens Type: Anamorphic adapter
  • Objective front filter thread: Φ77
  • Objective rear filter thread: Φ62, Φ58, Φ52, Φ49
  • Lens Coating: Multi Coated
  • Close Focus: dependent on taking lens compatibility
  • Weight (oz./g): 13.4/380
  • Optional accessories: SLR Magic 77mm Achromatic Diopter Set (+0.33, +1.3)

Suggested taking lens based on sensor size:

  • 17-85mm focal length can be used for S16 sensor.
  • 20-85mm focal length can be used for MFT sensor.
  • 35-85mm focal length can be used for S35 and APS-C sensor.
  • 40-85mm focal length can be used for Full Frame sensor.

The press release elaborates on taking lens compatibility:

Lenses with non-rotating front filter threads must be used. The front element of the taking lens should be as close to the rear element of the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 50 as possible without making contact. It isn't necessary for the taking lens to have an internal focusing mechanism. Trial and error will be involved but, in general, the SLR Magic Anamorphot is best paired with a prime lens whose front element (not to be confused with its filter thread) is smaller than 50mm in diameter.

Eyepatch Entertainment takes a great, in-depth look at the Anamorphot in the video below. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFDKIatbjdM

SLR Magic also developed achromatic diopters specifically to help close focus issues of the Anamorphot, which helps to enhance image resolution and sharpness on close/medium distance applications. Their  77mm Achromatic Diopter Set (+0.33, +1.3) retails at $299.

If you'd like to pre-order, send a screenshot showing that you're following @anamorphot on Twitter to support@slrmagic.com. Do this by February 14th, as that's the final day SLR Magic is taking pre-orders, which will begin shipping in March. Also, according to Pro Video Coalition, there's an unspecified discount for pre-orders.

Be sure to check out PVC's post for more information on the Anamorphot adapter, as well as a ton of  demo video links.

What are your first impressions of SLR Magic's Anamorphot 1:33x 50? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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59 Comments

No love for EOSHD? Mr Reid will be pleased. Cmon guys.

February 11, 2014 at 6:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Conan

eoshd is the best. Very little fat in that blog.

February 11, 2014 at 7:01PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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cee

Cue EOSHD haters in 3-2-1...

February 11, 2014 at 7:14PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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moebius22

why do you think there are haters... guys a fraud

February 11, 2014 at 8:31PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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jack

He runs an informative blog and doesn't like BS. Loads of good info on that site, like this one. I'm down with that. Sucker.

February 12, 2014 at 7:19AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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ADC

lol

February 12, 2014 at 8:19AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Mitch

What's Dingus got to do with this Anamorphot piece by V Renée precious?

February 11, 2014 at 7:20PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Mitch

Probably that Andrew Reid at EOSHD has been writing in-depth and posting footage from this piece of gear for a while.

February 12, 2014 at 2:18AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Pat

Oh, okay. So.. what? This isn't his website is it?

February 12, 2014 at 8:08AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Mitch

I just think that's why Conan was saying that, because Andrew posts a lot of good test footage. It doesn't make a difference to me if they post his stuff here. I read both blogs.

February 12, 2014 at 8:57AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Pat

EOSHD is a joke.

February 11, 2014 at 7:25PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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david

Really? How many shooting guides have you written for different cameras?

February 11, 2014 at 7:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Damon

No, no, he is a cinematographer..Do you even know how knowledge one acquires after writing a blog and shooting test footage for 3 years? Have a little respect for the man, the blogger, the artist, the legend.

February 11, 2014 at 7:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Michael

It's always easy to hate, when you can hide behind an anonymous icon.

February 11, 2014 at 8:07PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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moebius22

+1

February 12, 2014 at 2:19AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Pat

"35-85mm focal length can be used for S35 and APS-C sensor". That would be true if using on the Black Magic 4k cam, right? (I know the sensor is a little smaller than S35 even though BM are calling it that).

February 12, 2014 at 7:22AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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ADC

https://vimeo.com/daviddominguez

i'm not hiding. I just don't like Andrew's blog.

February 12, 2014 at 7:50PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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david

Your killin it V. Keep up the good work!

February 11, 2014 at 7:52PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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alguti

Yeah, I forgot, he writes guides -based on other people's work- as well. R.E.S.P.E.C.T

February 11, 2014 at 8:02PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Michael

Very reasonable price, quality seems good too.

February 11, 2014 at 8:09PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Mitch

I love the look, but seems like a lot of trouble - especially if you're switching lenses or pulling focus a lot. Why not just make actual anamorphic lenses rather than adapters that only work on specific lenses?

February 11, 2014 at 8:28PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Clayton Arnall

Because, money. It would be much more expensive that way and people wouldn't get to use their precious L lenses.

February 11, 2014 at 8:55PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Antony Alvarez

Precious L lens, canon L series for video are a joke, they do not resolve all lines or resolution for 1080p let alone 4k.

February 13, 2014 at 12:49AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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JAYE

Will this work with Zeiss ZF lenses and the Nikon Speedbooster on the BMCC? Particularly the 21mm, 35mm f/2 and 50mm 1.4.

February 11, 2014 at 8:33PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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luke

I'm wondering that too, but with the BMPCC+SpeedBooster+Nikon Prime (or any other lens for that matter)... ?

February 12, 2014 at 2:04PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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barkingrhinos

I'm getting kind of sick and tired of the business model that a lot of camera and camera accessory companies are heading these days. They send out a press release with a their new product that one or two people on the planet have actually used, along with one or two test clips shot under perfect conditions and it always ends the same.... TAKING PREORDERS NOW! Who is buying these products they have never used before. Nine times out of ten they never release/ship anywhere near the date they promise when they take to the filmmaker blogs with their hands out. I mean why would they... they already have your money. I'm looking at you Digital Bolex, Black magic, Red, and just about ever other half assed kickstarted that makes a news cycle and is never heard from again. This thing looks cool no doubt. But come on, butter me up a bit more before I leave my money on the dresser. Shoot a compelling ad for your product. You're a camera lens company for christ sake. Would a little more marketing effort kill you. Don't just shine a flash light in the lens and stand there with a dumb look or your face, like "See, just like J.J. makes!" Maybe I just want some salesmanship or maybe I'm just a troll.. I don't know.

February 11, 2014 at 9:36PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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CC

No, you're not a troll...I think you're saying something that needs to be said. This adapter looks totally cool, but just like the Blackmagic camera, here's a product that's not really ready to go - I wish they would wait until they are ready to sell (fully stocked), then tell us all about it, so that when we like it, we can actually buy the damn product. Frankly, "Pre Order" means "never" as far as I'm concerned.

February 11, 2014 at 10:56PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Ed Wright

So, you'd rather they took ALL the risk, and you took none?
These are TINY companies (yes, even BM is a small company folks). Getting preorders is how they judge demand, then resource to meet that demand.
People constantly complain here about Canon/Sony et al charging 'excessive' prices. They have to. They have X million in stock and marketing costs so that you can go buy their cameras almost anywhere with as little pent up demand as possible (and with the C300, a new product category, they still completely stuffed it up). They need those heavy profits to carry the unsold stock.
While your point re missed ship dates is valid, which would you prefer: that you pay decent prices for kit but maybe take a small risk, or a massively inflated one where you don't? Or worst case, the product never exists because the business case may look too thin without at least a trickle of initial funds?
We've ALWAYS waited for cameras. For the last 30 years I've been doing this. You ordered it, and it turned up a month or two later. Or it didn't. And you phoned the rep to find out it had gone to Turin for the Olympics or had been sunk off the coast of Thailand. Those days we were risking $50k plus.
BM/SLR Magic/DigiBolex are not cash colossi like the 21stC version of Apple. Before the iPod made them rich, Apple used to miss ship dates by MONTHS.
A company making a super niche product (what's the 3 year global market for an anamorphic lens adapter? 2,000units? Less?) that asks for preorders, or god forbid, delivers your product slightly late is not a crime. Its solid business sense.

February 12, 2014 at 4:35AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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marklondon

Man if you creat a company...big or small...you are the one who has to take the risk...not your costumers.

February 12, 2014 at 5:28AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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jesuan

Agree completely.

February 12, 2014 at 8:15AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Mitch

"So, you’d rather they took ALL the risk, and you took none?"

Short answer YES. When I lay down my cash for a product. I want to to arrive on time, as perform as advertised, and if there is a problem with it due to poor construction or manufacturing I want a reasonable amount of customer service. I've a potential customer with a credit card not a roller at a craps table.

February 12, 2014 at 11:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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CC

Edit: Sorry I probably should have proof read that before I submitted. Here's my comment again in english. :)

“So, you’d rather they took ALL the risk, and you took none?”

Short answer YES. When I lay down my cash for a product. I want it to arrive on time, to perform as advertised, and if there is a problem with it due to poor construction or manufacturing I want a reasonable amount of customer service. I’m a potential customer with a credit card not a roller at a craps table.

February 12, 2014 at 11:41AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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CC

+1

February 12, 2014 at 11:58AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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John Wilton

Anamorphot is not a Kickstarter project. It is a real product. I was lucky enough to be in a volunteer program and use this great lens. As I understand SLR Magic already started shipping the first preorders.

March 1, 2014 at 2:18PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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That is correct. My adapter was a pre-order from Adorama. Ordered on a Monday and received it a week later.

March 1, 2014 at 2:22PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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fredfred27

Sorry, CC, but this lens is exactly what a lot of us asked for. The people at SLR Magic used various forums to get a feel for what was wanted in a new, and more importantly, a low cost adapter and they delivered. Personally, I am glad that they did not waste money on campaigns to promote the project. The savings in advertising have been passed on to us. I just received my adapter this week, and before I start posting videos, I need to run it through its paces in terms of what it can and cannot do. So far I am extremely impressed with the adapter. It does everything that we asked for it to do when they were researching our needs. The diopters alone fill a huge need in enthusiast anamorphic world. The videos posted so far are from enthusiast who are very happy with it. Now is the time when people just want to play around with it. If you are reticent on pulling the trigger on buying, I can understand. That is your prerogative. In time there will be plenty of example of the Anamorphot in use with higher production values. You can make your decision then. Meanwhile, I will be enjoying something that, until now, had been missing from my kit.

March 1, 2014 at 2:20PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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fredfred27

I also was a volunteer. Slr shipped it out the next day and I got it within a few days. The anamorphic lens is well built. Overall very happy with the lens and slr magic communication.

March 1, 2014 at 4:07PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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seth

http://www.eoshd.com/content/12017/new-slr-magic-anamorphot-film-seb-far...

"one or two people on the planet have actually used"

With almost 20 videos our there you call that one or two?

February 11, 2014 at 10:17PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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John

All of these videos are for the most part unimpressive. If you take off the soundtrack they're just home videos. And sadly, you missed my point entirely. Why don't these companies give their products to pros to make demos for them. Not the same group of bokeh and slider obsessed, moody indy sound track, viemo rejects that have making pointless rack focus tests ever since the 5d mark one hit the scene. Show me what these products can do in capable hands. Show me what it can do in a narrative or commercial setting. Who is going out and just shooting car head lights and random people walking down the street all night? Have you been to the Bolex website lately there is like 4 half assed clips on it. They are a camera maker. There should be hours of footage to win the harts and minds of their would be customers. And don't even get me started on the SLR magic website. All I'm asking is to not be treated like a open wallet. Show me what you've got, make me love your product. For the love of god just try a little harder.

February 11, 2014 at 10:50PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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CC

Have to agree with everything CC is saying here. I'd much rather see these products being pushed to their limits by capable hands than watch some glorified home videos that only vaguely give me any idea of what these things can do. It's a very strange approach to marketing indeed. And strangely consistent with all of these companies cropping up. Aren't the people behind these companies anxious to see amazing things done with the products they've worked so hard to make? And wouldn't it make sense for these amazing results to be how these companies would like to showcase themselves? If I worked so hard to develop a product I believed in so much I'd be pretty damned embarrassed if all I had to show prospective customers was the videos embedded in this article. Step it up! There are so many talented people out there who would looooove the opportunity to test some new equipment and make something amazing with it.

February 11, 2014 at 11:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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brent

"It’s a very strange approach to marketing indeed"

I'm going to hazard that you may have missed the entire point of the cheap camera revolution over the last 7 years, and completely misunderstand the role that marketing plays, and who is making these products.
Here are the companies that produced slick films shot by pros for recent product launches: RED (all of their cams) Canon (C300/C500/1DC) Sony (F65/F55), Nikon (D800) and Panasonic (GH4). The only company not already doing business in the hundreds of millions was founded by a billionaire.
The man who popularised the 5D2 for video was a stills photographer (admittedly a good one). The leading lights of the DSLR/new video revolution aren't Oscar winners: they're journeymen camera ops, and even that may be stretching it (sorry!). These products are being made by enthusiasts (and i'm going to include BM here - they're a component electronics company at heart), for an enthusiasts audience.
Shooting a major demo piece is NOT cheap. And while it might be nice to see this kit used with a lighting truck or two and good actors, for 99% of the customers that's not their reality.
This entire cottage industry has been grassroots since 2008. You may scoff at SLR Magic's demo films but I know two serious pros who have pre-ordered on the basis of them. The footage from the 4K BM wandering around Venice showed me a hell of a lot, and definitely raised my interest in that camera.
If you know what your looking for in a product, these videos are perfectly fine. And I'll take that over a ton of extra costs added so a more expensive DP can light it. Money which most of these companies don't have to start with.

*oh and if you think you can get ASC grade crew to shoot a test film for kicks, you sir are very much mistaken.

February 12, 2014 at 4:55AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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marklondon

Mark, you'll know the answer to this. “35-85mm focal length can be used for S35 and APS-C sensor”. That would be true if using on the Black Magic 4k cam, right? (I know the sensor is a little smaller than S35 even though BM are calling it that).

February 12, 2014 at 7:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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ADC

@Mark London — I could kiss you! Such a coherent and accurate response to CC's statement/question.
I've asked a number of DP's what they think of new gear or kit developments announced on NFS/EOSHD and the responses range from curious to outright dismissive. It's frustrating because there is such emphasis on 'the industry,' as in a union based, corporate structured, multinational or international finance based model (used as 'the standard' all professional work is based on, or supposedly should aspire to) — or 'hobbyists'. Why is one more valid than the other? The conversation isn't about standard gear like Mole Richardson, Arri, etc.

What does it say when a professional like Stu Maschvitz puts it on the line with a 'Rebel Unit' inside ILM and creates VFX on a laptop that are feature film resolution and quality? Then goes on to write a book, produce a blog and create recommendations for other aspiring filmmakers to use? Does he suddenly stop being professional? Or is he applying a set of standards to non-traditional gear and using it to emulate or compete with kit of higher cost?

The Zacuto Shootouts were amazing and comprehensive for the time; I think that's an example of what CC is writing about here. But, I'm quite willing to bet they were pretty damn expensive to produce even with people volunteering their time and services.

I agree with Mark London "If you know what your looking for in a product, these videos are perfectly fine."

February 12, 2014 at 10:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Jerome

As far as the camera "revolution". It's over... AND WE WON! There is literally amazing gear at every price point, for every level of film maker now. And a lot of people worked their butts off to make some amazing projects with less then perfect equipment to get us here. So now that we have won the war, now are we going to complain about how hard it is to shoot compelling content or how difficult it can be to raise a bit of money to make the projects we're passionate about. If the entire new indy revolution was fought so the that people can take industry spec. equipment, that till recently has only been available to the pro market... Just to shoot a 5 min slow motion short video of a dog running through a forest or a 10 min super shallow depth of field video of a girl walking through a local fair. Then I guess we really have lost, and I don't want to be a part of it. If these product videos are compelling enough for you to per-order, that's cool. I hope it's everything it claims to be and more. I'd genuinely love to see what people can create with it. But not me, I want to see more. I want to feel they are just as excited about showcasing their amazing new product as they are about announcing their pre-order. I guess I want to be wined and dined a little more before these companys go groping in my pockets.

February 12, 2014 at 12:56PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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CC

totally agree with everything u said ,CC.

February 25, 2014 at 6:13AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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viktor von traktor

i'd probably get Letus adapter over this unless I'm missing something

February 12, 2014 at 5:39AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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I don't get the obsession with anamorphic, I don't get why people intentionally wants light streaks splattered all over the screen. To me it's like some people wants it just because they've seen it in some film, where you couldn't avoid having it, because that was simply the only way to do it.

February 12, 2014 at 6:32AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Jesper

The look is popular for music videos, especially dance music videos, that's one market for sure.

February 12, 2014 at 7:02AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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P13

I like the look of the aspect ratio, not so much the lens flare. People really seem obsessed with those though, so much so that it's borderline ridiculous..

February 12, 2014 at 8:14AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Mitch

The lens flare is more pronounced using the SLR Magic diopters, in fact you even get some vertical flare too with those, used without them it's far more modest, needing a direct light source to trigger the lens flare. Obviously stopping down reduces the flare even further. If you send me a direct message on the www.dvxuser.com forum or via Vimeo I'll send you some frame grabs or video of use stopped down without the diopters.

February 12, 2014 at 8:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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P13

Thanks! I guess it's more of a general observation from what I've seen people do with anamorphic lenses, pointing their cameras to every source of light that they can find.. lol. Other than the lens flare I like the images from anamorphic a lot.

February 13, 2014 at 7:09PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Mitch

That I can agree on, in fact all the fiction I shoot have the 2,35:1 aspect ration, but that's simply because I like how it forces you to compose your picture and usually avoids the 'flesh-pictures' with no surroundings which I'm not particular fund of. I find that you get much sharper pictures from a ordinary crop/letterbox.

February 12, 2014 at 9:17AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Jesper

Love anamorphic because it's beautiful, composition is a dream, lovely depth of field and oval bokeh. Anamorphic can be quite dreamlike and impressionistic. Look at photography by Fred Elmes, Vilmos Zigmond, Wally Pfister, Robert Elswit and many, many others. Anamorphic photography gives a distintctive, moody look that has a creamy 'feel'.

February 12, 2014 at 8:37PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Jerome

I would have loved to put the SLR Magic anamorphot out on a multicopter for the testing for something more ambitious, I don't know what gimbal (suggestions welcome) I could mount a GH3 or GM1 on plus the anamorphot, even if my X8 could lift it. The Zenmuse for example is not balanced in such a way for adapters to be added.

It's worth noting all the volunteers had to buy the kit, so at least views won't be biased by either being paid or being given free kit. Personally, I was struggling with the Iscorama 54 as whilst it's sharp it's not all that practical so it's a tool you would use far more selectively than this new adapter from SLR Magic allows. Having also owned the Optex adapter, I could see from the early footage here and on EOSHD that this adapter looked much better and so I felt confident I'd be buying the anamorphot regardless. SLR Magic didn't just hand them out to anyone wanting to do a demo video, however, you'd to prove previous use and knowledge of anamorphic lenses, so I put forward a music video that although I'd never released it showed I knew how to use the Iscorama, Seb Farges and Eyepatch are obvious choices as they are true anamorphic aficionados.

A lot of these videos will have been put together in under a week, I did my first video which was an acoustic music video within hours of receiving the adapter and had it online hours after that, in that time frame there's only so much you can do. In this Social Media world, people want content quickly, on Twitter, on Facebook, on forums... The Bradford shots above were done to answer a question on P-V forums where it was queried about how strong the flaring was, given I'd deliberately aimed for flares in my first video attempt: https://vimeo.com/85010380

I'm sure there will be plenty of video content, increasingly ambitious as more people get their hands on the adapter or are able to commit more time. I'm spending some weeks on my next video.

February 12, 2014 at 7:01AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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P13

I'm actually disappointed. I'd been eagerly watching this development in hopes that an affordable solution could be had that could give me this anamorphic look for those projects where it would be a good choice. I've been pining for this for too long, and SLR Magic looked like it might be a magical solution.

While the stretch seems to look right, the flares are to my eye, pretty horrible. They're far too sharp and defined, instead of giving that creamy, hazy quality that traditional anamorphic lenses provide. Instead of adding to the visuals, they're terribly distracting. I honestly get better results using fishing line in front of the lens, where I can get a more subtle result instead of this harsh, high-contrast look that seems too cheap to me. I lose the stretch, but get the right flares, and have control over how they look rather than having them baked into the lens. As much as I really don't like that alternative, that's the one that will seem to work with me the best for now.

SLR Magic was definitely on the right track here, but somehow they took a wrong turn. I don't know if it was the coatings, the chemical formula for the glass itself, or something else, but it seems that they got steps 1-9 perfect and goofed on the last one, with disastrous results.

February 12, 2014 at 5:06PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Just one note, the SLR Magic does have a variable focus for normal (to infinity) and close up, so close up focus isn't wholly reliant on diopters, that's why they're sold separate.

February 13, 2014 at 6:17AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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P13

So, do you think this adapter is not worth getting if I plan to use it with a set of Rokinon/Samyang Cines? The front element is around or just barely above 50mm, the front is 77mm but I plan to get the adapter and a 77-62 step down ring... No one seems to have tested that before and I'm not to sure for that reason... It is also important to note I will only use it on a mft sized sensor

February 15, 2014 at 9:02AM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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Diego

i got this adaptor and am happy with it. i also have a iscorama and they are different lenses. i think if you look at the size of this company and the market they are aiming at. they have done a great job. got it in the hands of the everyday person, and we a have all seen what it can do (some better then others). Yes, if they gave them away to a few professionals it would have seen some more stunning images. But i have to give it to SLR Magic, they have made a pretty bloody good product straight out of the gate of which there are very few, in fact only one other in the market place, currently.
if you don't like it, fair enough, maybe you are looking for something more, perhaps you have a larger budget and get rent hawk or something else. but for the price and quality it hard to beat.

March 1, 2014 at 8:55PM, Edited September 4, 11:45AM

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rjlalen

Jaye - Canon L lenses are designed to resolve 20+ MP resolutions just fine. It's the camera's that can't resolve all the lines.

March 30, 2014 at 11:56AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Seriously?