SLR Magic is proud to announce the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter for indie filmmakers. This product will be officially introduced during the upcoming 2017 NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center. There will be a demo at the SLR Magic booth (Central Hall, C2663) during the NAB Show from 24 – 27th April 2017.
To achieve the much loved 2.35:1 scope aspect ratio, which gives a very pleasant, epic effect, filmmakers must crop off the top and bottom of standard 16:9 footage when using spherical lenses with modern digital cameras. As a result, 25% of sensor/negative information is discarded.
As a commitment to the film industry, SLR Magic developed this 1,33x-40 (Compact) anamorphic adapter to help filmmakers maximize their image quality by preventing this loss of vertical resolution. The unique 1,33x squeeze factor uses the entire 16:9 sensor/negative area to achieve the desired 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The Anamorphot 1.33x – 40 (Compact) adapter does this by compressing a 33% wider field of view to fit the width of the 16:9 sensor/negative without compressing image height.
Modern professional cinema cameras have large sensors capable of capturing an image in the 2.35:1 format directly, using spherical lenses, but film makers still desire the anamorphic “look” which often limits them to using rare vintage lenses. These present a number of difficulties in practice, such as size, weight, lack of close focus, availability, high price, and the need for basic dual focus anamorphic skills. We sought to overcome such issues with the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter.
The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter create a unique "artifact" such as horizontal lens flare, commonly referred to as anamorphic streaks, and may create slightly elongated bokeh when achromatic diopters are used. Over the history of cinema, these same stylish effects have contributed to the cinematic "look" of epic motion picture photography. Characteristics that shape this anamorphic “look” come from “front-mounted” anamorphic adapter designs such as the SLR Magic Anamorphot while “rear-mounted” anamorphic designs have more suppressed anamorphic characteristics.
This SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter is a small size, light weight, single focus anamorphic adapter designed to work with most camera kit lenses beyond 40mm (35mm equivalent) maintaining capability of the kit taking lens to use autofocus, offering a reliable, easy workflow and readily available solution in an affordable price for amateur or indie anamorphic shooters.
The SLR Magic SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter (MSRP: $499 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers by end of May, 2017.