What is Anamorphic?

What is Anamorphic?

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The Lens Test:

We sat down with industry experts to talk about the history, technology and look of anamorphic and the impact it has had on cinematography and the film industry as a whole.



Old Fast Glass

Duclos Lenses

Athos Insurance

Scopo Studios

Hot Rod Cameras


After the success of our first test (The Ultimate Vintage Lens Test), we set out to make an even bigger and better lens test for the filmmaking community. The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test is the biggest and most comprehensive of its kind. With thirteen brands of today’s best anamorphic glass, we tested some of the best, most exotic and expensive lenses to some of the rarest and oldest lenses, to some of the cheapest adaptors and more economical zooms to prototypes.

With over 400 individual tests performed over the course of 3 days, we have created over 130 individual videos in 4K for you to compare in a side-by-side 4x quad player. We hope this will help you and others make better informed decisions when it comes to what type of lens you want for your next project.

Angenieux Optimo 44-440mm T4.5 AS-2 Anamorphic Zoom
ARRI / Zeiss Master Anamorphic
Atlas Lens Co. Orion Series Anamorphic
Cineovision Anamorphic
Cooke Anamorphic /i Special Flare
Elite Anamorphic
Hawk V-Lite Vintage `74 Anamorphic
Iscorama Pre-36 Anamorphic Lens Adapter with Nikon AI
Kowa Cine Prominar Anamorphic
Lomo Round-Front Anamorphic
Panavision Auto-Panatar Anamorphic
P+S Technik 35-70mm T3.2 Cinemascope Zoom
Todd AO High-Speed Anamorphic

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