SLR Magic introduces the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter for indie filmmakers, as well as a new SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4 wide angle lens.
SLR Magic are renowned for challenging the anamorphic lens market for indie filmmakers, aiming to provide great-quality glass at an affordable price. They have introduced two new products at NAB. Here they are in detail:
SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33X – 40 Adapter
The problem with trying to achieve a 2.35:1 aspect ratio when using spherical lenses on a 16:9 sensor is that this means cropping off the top and bottom of the footage. As a result, 25% of the sensor information is discarded. In order to help filmmakers maximize their image quality by preventing loss of vertical resolution, SLR Magic developed the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter.
It is a small, lightweight, single-focus anamorphic adapter designed to be front-mounted to most camera lenses beyond 40mm (35mm equivalent). The unique 1,33x squeeze factor uses the entire 16:9 sensor area to achieve the desired 2.35:1 aspect ratio. It does this by compressing a 33% wider field of view to fit the width of the 16:9 sensor without compressing image height.
The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 adapter will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers from the end of May 2017 for a retail price of $499 US.
Also Introduced: SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4
SLR Magic also has extended its full-frame lens lineup with the SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4 wide angle lens for FE-mount and E-mount. This focal length is generally a great choice for interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography.
The SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4 will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers from the end of May 2017 for a retail price of $399 US.
What do you think of the new adaptor? Will it be a handy piece of kit to have in your arsenal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.