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#1 Davron Mananov

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:46 PM

So I am relatively new to DSLR shooting but I know I want my next project to be shot with an anamorphic lens. I've been reading a lot about them but have nto found a concrete answer on how exactly to go about using one. I found 2 different KOWA lenses on Ebay. One is a Prominar Anamorphic and the other is just Anamorphic 2x. The Prominar has a 52mm screw mount. So basically all I want to know is,


• If I buy the Prominar Anamorphic that has a 52mm screw lens, how do I go about attaching it to a Canon 7d?

Thanks guys for any help. Sorry for the amateur-ness.
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

Have you looked into the issues associated with anamorphic on a DSLR?

A 2x anamorphic lens will give you an extremely wide image (over 3:1) that'll need cropping way back down to be reasonable. Usually, people aim for a 1.33x squeeze, so the 16:9 frame becomes around 2.36:1, which is very close to normal scope size. People have used the Panasonic LA-7200 anamorphic adaptor, but that isn't a particularly high-precision piece of glass. More or less the only other vaguely affordable 1.33x anamorphics are intended to be projection lenses, and the same issue applies.

There are some quite severe problems with coverage, resolution and aberration with almost all of the solutions to this.

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#3 Alain Lumina

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:56 AM

it's not as fun but since you lose so much res with ana lenses anyway I'm considering taping a piece of cardboard across the bottom part of the viewfinder. seriously.
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