This kit includes the SLR Magic anamorphic attachment and achromatic diopter useful for creating shots with wide cinematic vistas and getting that anamorphic effect. The Anamorphot 1.33x - 50 provides you with an image with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio when used on an optional compatible lens mounted on a camera with a 16:9 sensor. The trade-off in using an anamorphic attachment is often a loss in close focus capability.
Anamorphot 1.33X - 50 Anamorphic Lens Attachment
Creating a widescreen 2.35:1 image using a camera with a 16:9 (1.78:1) sensor requires you to either crop the image or use an anamorphic lens attachment such as the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33X - 50 Anamorphic Lens Attachment. The SLR Magic adapter features a 1.33x anamorphic element that allows you to use the your cameras entire 16:9 sensor to get a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, as opposed to throwing away information by cropping the 16:9 sensor to achieve an image with a 2.35:1 ratio. Cropping an image causes a loss in resolution, but the Anamorphot 1.33x - 50 is actually squeezing more information onto your sensor. This does result in your recorded footage having the classic tall/thin squeezed image. However, this is easily expanded to a 2.35:1 aspect ratio in most NLE systems, and cameras with variable display adjustments allows you to stretch your image in the viewfinder.
The Anamorphot mounts onto your taking lens and features three locking screws that you tighten to secure the adapter once you have aligned it on your taking lens. Please note you can only use the Anamorphot on lenses with a non-rotating front, otherwise the anamorphic effect will rotate as you change focus. The Anamorphot's native mounting thread size is 62mm and will mount directly to lenses that feature 62mm filter threading. The included three step-down rings allow you to mount the attachment on optional lenses with a 49, 52, or 58mm front thread. You can use the adapter on lenses that feature a front filter thread larger than 62mm by using optional step-up rings, however optimum results are not guaranteed, and SLR magic recommends using the adapter on lenses with a front element that is physically smaller than 50mm in diameter. The Anamorphot features a Normal/Near adjustment setting. SLR Magic recommends setting the adapter to Normal, and only adjusting the setting to Near when shooting objects closer than 6.5 feet.
The front mounted anamorphic attachment provides the classic anamorphic look and effect to your footage.
The Normal/Near adjustments ring allows you to fine-tune the focus of your lens for shooting subjects closer than 6.5 feet.
The Anamorphot can be fine tuned to exactly align the anamorphic effect horizontally.
The front of the Anamorphot features a 77mm filter thread.
Suggested Taking Lens Based on Sensor Size
Recommended Maximum Aperture Values
Achromatic Diopter 1.8
Advanced achromatic diopters are designed to provide greater close-up and magnification capability. Particularily suited to zoom video lenses, maintaining zoom capabilities without compromising image quality.
An Achromatic Diopter is essential whenever it is necessary to focus tightly on a small subject with a long lens - in tabletop, miniature and flat field photography.
Reduced working distance offers a range of shooting possibilities. Exceptional, crisp cinematography of small objects like jewellery is now possible.
Holdan has signed an exclusive European distribution agreement with SLR Magic. The complete range of lenses and optics is now available via Holdan’s network of specialist resellers in the UK, Ireland and across the continent. The SLR Magic range can first be seen on the Holdan stand at the Media Production Show in London on June 9-10 2016.