This kit brings together the SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x adapter with the SLR Magic Rangefinder focusing adapter provides you with an easy-to-use anamorphic option to expand your creative horizons. The anamorphic adapter creates images with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio when used with cameras that have a 16:9 sensor. This allows you to create the widescreen effect without cropping and use the full resolution of your 16:9 sensor.
Adding an anamorphic adapter to the front of your lens results in compromises, one of these compromises is that when pulling focus, you must simultaneously adjust the focus on both the lens and on the adapter. The Rangefinder Cine mounts to your anamorphic adapter, and it allows you to pull focus by using only the Rangefinder Cine. It mounts on lenses and adapters that have a 77mm front filter thread, and it has an integrated cine-style focus gear allowing it to interface with a wide variety of cine-style focus accessories.
The SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter allows you to expand your creative horizons, enabling you to capture footage with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio on your camera with a 16:9 sensor. This results in an image that out of the camera will look distorted, as if your subjects were stretched taller and thinner than normal. This is easily corrected in post with virtually any modern NLE, creating an image suitable for viewing on wide-screen.
The Anamorphot-50 features adjustable focus marked normal and near. The near adjustment allows you to focus on subjects closer than 6.5' away; setting the adapter to normal allows you to focus on subjects from 6.5' to infinity. It mounts to lenses with a non-rotating front and a front thread diameter of 62mm. Three included step-up rings allow you to mount the Anamorphot onto lenses with 58, 52, or 49mm front thread diameter. SLR Magic recommends that the Anamorphot-50 1.33x be used with lenses that have a front element that is physically no larger than 50mm in diameter.
Greatly simplifying the process of focusing with anamorphic adapters, the SLR Magic Rangefinder Adapter provides a calibrated focus scale, industry standard focus direction, and a cine-style focus gear for your lens set up. When using most anamorphic adapters that mount to the front of your lens, focusing requires matching the distance on the anamorphic adapter and the lens itself; this can cause problems when trying to pull focus. However, when using the Cine Rangefinder, you set both your anamorphic adapter and lens to infinity and pull focus on the rangefinder.
You can use the Rangefinder Cine Adapter to provide accurate focus markings, and using the adapter minimizes the appearance of lens breathing. It mounts to lenses with 77mm front filter threads, and you can use optional step-down rings for lenses with smaller front threads. The adapter integrates a cine-style focus gear, allowing it to easily interface with a variety of optional focus accessories. It is marked in feet and allows you to focus your lens or lens/anamorphic adapter combination from 3.5' to infinity.
What is an anamorphic adapter?
An anamorphic adapter attaches to the front of a prime lens to create a true anamorphic effect.
This gives users the classic 2.35:1 aspect ratio using cameras with standard 16:9 or 4:3 sensors.
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.