# FAQ: ANAMORPHIC LENSES

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### #21 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

What's a cylindrical perspective?  Do you mean the stretched bokeh?  If so, then all the front-element PV anamorphic primes and zooms do, short or long.

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### #22 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

I heard that cylindrical perspective was some sort of distortion caused by anamorphic lenses
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### #23 Gabriel de Bourg

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:08 AM

What he means is lens distortion that happens horizontally, not vertically (like barrel distortion). Here's a good example of cylindrical distortion:

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### #24 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:35 PM

What he means is lens distortion that happens horizontally, not vertically (like barrel distortion). Here's a good example of cylindrical distortion:

Exactly.
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### #25 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:14 PM

Except that the barrel distortion is not just happening horizontally.

It's just normal barrel distortion being stretched out by the 2X expansion when shown a 2.40.  A front-element anamorphic prime is like a normal prime with a wide-angle attachment in front, only the increase in view is only happening horizontally. But the side effect is barrel distortion.

Anyway, all I'm saying is that this is the first time I've heard the term cylindrical perspective.

Yes, wide-angle Panavision anamorphic primes show barrel distortion.  Even the 50mm Primo anamorphic, which is a pretty high-quality lens, has a little barrel distortion but the 40mm and 35mm show even more.

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### #26 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:57 PM

Recently Panavision have combined E-Series glass with C-Series mechanics. These lenses have better contrast and color rendition than regular C-Series, as well as better close-focus. The first films to use these lenses were ?The Island? and Terrence Malick?s ?The New World? which features stunning deep-focus cinematography that really show off the anamorphic format.

Do these hybrid C- and E-Series lenses have the same weight as the regular C-Series?

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### #27 Saba Mazloum

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:41 AM

Anyone have info on Nippon scope?

Thanks

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### #28 David Namir

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:01 AM

Hi Max

Great work on gathering information. i think this thread nailed them all and ofcourse there are the new coming Cooke and Angenieux

A set of Kowa anamorphic consists of 40mm 50mm 75mm 100mm

I am now working on a front optical adapter which makes the 40mm to 32mm like listed under Clairmont

We have two sets of Kowa and anamorphic back adapter which works on our Cooke Zoom 25-250 MK3

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Edited by David Namir, 09 November 2013 - 02:02 AM.

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### #29 Mohd husni abu hassan

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

Edited by Mohd husni abu hassan, 17 July 2014 - 03:51 PM.

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### #30 anamorphishop

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 11:54 AM

GH4 with Schneider Cinelux 2X. YOu might find it usefull

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### #31 Valery Akos

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:24 PM

GH4 with Schneider Cinelux 2X. YOu might find it usefull

I thought that advertising your own stuff here is not permited... Am I correct guys? Anyone knows better??

Where's Tim to delete that guy from here??

Edited by Valery Akos, 30 June 2015 - 06:26 PM.

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### #32 Matias Nicolas

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:30 AM

HI, Why does the lens flare (line) is blue?

Whats the real difference when comparing Panavision anamorfic lenses with another brand?

Cause I heard that some lenses, (not Panavision) in their construction, has only one optical element only, so you don't get the real flare or a "cool" flare as Pana optcis do..

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### #33 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:06 PM

The blue flare is due to the lens coatings. Some older non-multi coated anamorphics will flare white. I believe the new Cooke Anamorphic lenses also flare white, though I haven't put them through a test yet.

Looks like Camtec in LA got Cooke to customize their Anamorphic lens coatings for more blue flare: http://www.fdtimes.c...lair-at-camtec/
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### #34 Matias Nicolas

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 05:29 AM

Thanks!

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### #35 Saul Lotzof

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 05:41 AM

Just on the topic of the Panavision C - Series anamorphics, does anybody have a rough idea on how much a set would be daily?

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### #36 Jay Young

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 07:38 AM

Just on the topic of the Panavision C - Series anamorphics, does anybody have a rough idea on how much a set would be daily?

Panavision is really good at emailing you a quote for lenses.  Just email them with your needs and they'll get back with you fast!

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### #37 Shashank P Walia

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:15 PM

Few shots taken on recently serviced Kowa Lenses.

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### #38 Rafael Monta

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:48 AM

Mapping Lens - ARRI WCU-4

I don’t know what you guys think on this matter, but if you want my two cents it is crucial to be fast when you change the lens while using remote control systems, in situations such as steadicam, cranes or simply hand held when the cam operator wants to be more free than with a standard follow focus. Previously I used to prepare pre-marked rings during camera prep and switch them while the motor were calibrating, but I always dreamed about a more precise and reliable system. A couple of months ago, a local distributor of ARRI products hosted a workshop on how to map lenses on the new WCU4, but sadly I wasn’t in town so I couldn’t attend...

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### #39 Rafael Monta

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

Few shots taken on recently serviced Kowa Lenses.

Testing Kowa Prominar

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### #40 Rafael Monta

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:58 PM

5 questions you should ask yourself before shooting with vintage anamorphic

Lately I had the chance to shoot a lot with vintage anamorphic lenses and I sometime had a pretty hard time dealing with them, not only focus wise but really in general. And I have the feeling that sometime directors or Dop forget that everything is a tool and every job have a specific "tool" that fits best its needs...

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