Known for lenses, filters, and accessories designed specifically for smartphones, BeastGrip's goal has been to elevate mobile filmmakers and content creators. The company is mostly known for its anamorphic smartphone lenses and the DOF Adapter, which allowed for the use of full-frame lenses.
Continuing with that philosophy, BeastGrip has introduced the Pro Series 1.33x Anamorphic Lens MK 2, the second iteration of its popular anamorphic smartphone lens.
While most anamorphic lenses for smartphones are designed for a particular brand, BeastGrip has taken the bold step to make its glass as universal as possible.
A Tool Built to Last
Many of the third-party lenses on the market today are designed for older smartphones or a dedicated model. As BeastGrip explained, when trying to use those lenses with new phones, it won't give filmmakers the same great results, if they even work at all.
With that in mind, the company went back to the drawing board with the BeastGrip Pro Series 1.33X Anamorphic Lens MK 2. The new design is made to work with the BeastGrip Pro and Beastcage so you shouldn't ever be limited by the model of your phone. It'll also offer crisp, cinematic images, and comes with the promise of not only being more future-proof but compatible with multiple brands and models.
Anamorphic Lens w/ Universal RigCredit: BeastGrip
BeastGrip Pro Series 1.33X Anamorphic Lens MK 2 Features
- 2.4:1 widescreen cinematic aspect ratio, designed to deliver a clear and crisp image.
- Horizontal lens flares for a more film-style look.
- Created from machined aluminum and includes a rotating barrel to align the lens.
- Standard 37mm lens mount.
- Built-in 58mm lens filter mount to add any number of filters to enhance the image.
- Compatible with the universal Beastgrip Pro and the Beastgrip Cage for iPhone.
- Includes front and back lens caps, microfiber cleaning cloth, and a carrying pouch.
Should You Get It?
If you're a mobile filmmaker searching for that cinematic anamorphic look, then definitely!
Especially if you're tired of throwing away perfectly good lenses or of shooting on an older smartphone. As smartphone companies continue to push the envelope with their camera technology, BeastGrip's new 1.33x anamorphic lens should theoretically keep up with all the new gear.
The BeastGrip Pro Series 1.33X Anamorphic Lens MK 2 is priced quite affordably at $199. Just know you'll also need one of their cages to go with it.
Learn more at their site. or if you already have one, let us know what you think in the comments.