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SLR Magic 2x ANAMORPHIC lens
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  • Just a bokeh example, for an example of what you can get when you shoot for bokeh (IntraVenus 2):

    ...the taking lens for all three was my Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4-2.0 split with the SLR Magic +1.3 achromat. On that stop I can get useful sharpness at just above 1m distance and beyond with no diopter but the doublet lets me get better sharpness closer while also improving the look of bokeh. I backed off f/1.4 because this 35mm Nikkor, like a lot of older SLR lenses, kinda "blows up" totally wide open, introducing coma, highlight halation and marked low contrast.

    On the GH2 the 35mm focal length @ ~f/1.7 corresponds to ~57mm @ ~f/2.8 for anamorphic 35mm (factor of 1.64). The F.Zuiko 50mm I have (82mm equiv) doesn't pair well enough with the Anamorphot for ~f/1.7 shooting so I'm on the hunt for one that does.

    SLR Magic recommends the Anamorphot be used at a max stop of f/2.8 on MFT cameras when pairing with taking lenses in the 20-60mm focal length range. That's a recommendation based on best compatibility so these stills only represents what that specific Nikkor can do with the adapter and other 35mm lenses might work even better or much worse.

  • @BurnetRhoades Jesus those shots look good. I'm curious if you get similar looking daylight results with Intravenus v2 and Nikkor lenses when not shooting with Anamorphot? Shooting smooth, or standard?

  • @matt_gh2 I just put IntraVenus on there and hadn't ever shot with it before. As soon as I patched my GH2 I was using Flowmotion because it was the best patch I could use with the SDs I had. Once I upgraded to the "gold standard" Sandisk I swapped to Moon Trial 3 and then when I needed a low-bit, long GOP patch I shot some on Driftwood's Slipstream (which is also really good). I've still never shot anything on Quantum 9B either. I was curious to see how IV2 looked with the Anamorphot and am planning to do another series of quick shots as I get the time and inspiration with this patch.

    Also, all I did here was de-squeeze the frame grabs. I left them "Cameron blue" since I've been in the habit of just shooting everything in the Tungsten preset after studying Drewnet's revelation video on how this was getting him cleaner red performance, shooting tungsten and then doing a color temp correction later, versus shooting daylight in daylight. Shian did a video that independently supported the conclusions that the GH2 isn't great with daylight when you're balancing for it. An interesting alternative to this method of getting cleaner daylight footage is with something like the Project Blue Light method of shooting through a magenta filter but I've not done anything along those lines yet. I just leave the camera in tungsten.

    edit: oh, and I always shoot on "Smooth"

  • @BurnetRhoades Great tip re Tungsten. I will definitely be testing that out. Will also check out Drewnet video. Thanks

  • Panasonic GH4 with the SLR magic Anamorphot. 35mm 1.4 SLR magic as taken lens. No diopters. 4K MOV Cine D mode. No grading. Mostly shot at f5.6

  • Final video shot on the trusty GH2 which is now officially retired since the arrival of the GH4. SLR Magic Anamorphot and Soviet era LOMO OKC 11-35-1 35mm taking lens. GH2 standard settings.

  • I'm really keen to hire an SLR MAGIC Anamorphot for a series of shoots i've got coming up. I'm wanting to test it out before buying the whole kit. Anybody in the UK willing to hire their Anamorphot for a weekend and i'll pay the hire fee plus shipping etc? I'm fully insured as a Director / DoP!

  • Just got an iscorama. Pricey, but worth it for single focus.

  • Hot on the heels of the 1.33x comes a quick and informal test of the SLR Magic 2x Anamorphot (prototype) using an SLR Magic 35mm taking lens on a Panasonic GH4 camera. Shot with the new 4/3 photo mode aspect ratio in UHD 4K and output as 1080p.

  • It seems that the SLR Magic 1.33x Anamorphot is the best Anamorphic adapter out there right now for indie filmmakers on a budget. The two most popular lenses used with the Metabones SpeedBooster on the Panasonic GH4 are the Tokina (77mm front filter thread) and the Sigma 18-35mm (72mm front filter thread). According to SLR Magic, it will only work on lenses in which the front element has a maximum diameter of less then 50mm, and based on those lens specs, they are both at 49mm front element diameter. Has anyone put the Anamorphot on either of those lenses and checked for vignetting? 49 is really close to 50, and you'd have to use a step-down ring from 77mm and 72mm to the 62mm rear threads on the anamorphot.

  • check Voldemorts lair... may differ on GH4

    .Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

    With this lens on the standard Super 16mm 2.88x crop sensor of the Pocket Cinema Camera the Anamorphot covers the entire range from 18-35mm with no vignetting and is very sharp at F2.8.

    When paired with the BMPCC Speed Booster (1.74x crop equivalent) the Anamorphot 50 covers perfectly at the 35mm end but vignettes at 18mm to 24mm.

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  • GH4 25fps 4K Photo Mode, retail version of the SLR Magic 2x Anamorphot

  • Ive used a few brands of anamorphic lenses and 50mm base lens is the limit for a APS-C (canon 7D) ect and C-300 but for a GH2 / GH4 my Guesstimate would be minimum....35mm-40mm-ish, i still need to get my hands on a 30mm and try it as i am currently thinking of what way to go to get WIDER/bigger field of view with my anamorphic on my GH4 (because of the crop factor)....a field of view closer to what i got with my Canon 7D. I do like the idea of the SLR magic anamorphic BUT it still requires dioptors. My favorite anamorphic lens at the moment is my 10 Tonne Carl Zeiss Anamorphic absolute stunning clean glass inside...i need a long lens holder just to use the blooming thing..Still need Diopters for Close ups :

    My next anamorphic video test is my Pin Sharp ISCO Ultrastar...all shot in 4k shot all the footage just got to splice it all together and upload. Ive also shot lots of 4k stuff with my recently bought Sankor 16D anamorphic...that keeps a narrow-er Hollywood looking depth of field than the ISCO ultrastar...

  • I found the anamorphic worked best with the Panasonic-Leica 25mm F1.4 at F2.8 or F4. The Voigtlander 25mm F0.95 is a tad sharper even, and pretty usable at F2.0. The Lumix 20mm pancake is also a good match especially at F2.8 and pleasingly compact, bringing the anamorphic closer to the camera body for better balance. However at 20mm the anamorphot does begin to vignette even in 4:3 or 1:1 mode on the GH4’s crop sensor.

  • Shot with SLR Magic 2X anamorphot. Different taking lenses. Diopters used.

  • This might sole the problem shooting with anamorphic projection lenses

  • I find this better for single focus anamorphic solution :

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