P+S Technik Introduces New Full-Frame Front Anamorphic 1.5x 35-70mm T3.2 Lens

P+S Technik, a German company known for camera and lens accessories, has added a new front-anamorphic zoom to their product line, the PS-Zoom 35-70mm CS T3.2 in PL mount.

The lens has an anamorphic squeeze ratio of 1.5X. While not being the traditional 2X squeeze used historically, 1.5X is enough squeeze to take a 16:9 frame towards the 2.39 of Cinemascope with a little extra room on the sides to crop. Cameras without a 4:3 mode would then be able to shoot anamorphic and maintain the traditional scope instead of merely cropping the frame to fit. Camera tests showed a strong flare along with other anamorphic distortions. The lens can cover RED's 6K sensor and was shown on a Sony mirrorless SLR, and P+S Technik also manufactures the EF and E-Mount adapters for their PL lenses. The lens itself costs 21500 (about $24,700), so it's primarily a rental option, but it's a good rental option if you're looking to shoot anamorphic with a 16:9 sensor with PL, EF, or E-Mount.

P+S Technik also showcased their lens rehousing service, where they will take an existing vintage lens and completely refurbish it in a cinema housing designed for matte boxes and follow focuses.

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Wonder if it's possible to make an anamorphic speedbooster for M4/3 cameras?

May 4, 2016 at 10:51PM

Vincent Gortho

You need front Anamorphic element to get the cinematic oval bokeh.

May 4, 2016 at 11:27PM

Rayhanur kabir
Director, DP

Some actual footage shot with the lens would be nice. Otherwise whats the point. There are no shortage of very expensive lenses that have a crap image.

Or a link to their site? Yes we could google it I know, just sayin.

May 4, 2016 at 11:53PM, Edited May 4, 11:53PM


May 5, 2016 at 3:29PM

Andy Zou
Filmmaker / Creative Director

$2,300 for a lens rehousing eh, I'll just stick with them as is since that would cost a whopping nearly $20k for the full set and for that I could buy their new lens anyways. Their choice of camera to show it was a bit questionable to be showing off a new lens, I like those little work horses as much as the next guy but hire a dragon if you're trying to show off new tech.

May 5, 2016 at 2:39AM

Will Prosor
DoP/Gimbal OP