More on HDSLR Anamorphic lenses – an HDSLR visual comparison

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The guys from Vid-Atlantic have been helping us all learn a bit about Anamorphic lenses (see our earlier article… “Anamorphic lens look without the expense for HDSLRs and Indie Filmmakers” and now, they've sent us their new video that helps show you visually what the differences are.

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Anamorphic Lens Shots – Before & After from \Vid-Atlantic Media Prod on Vimeo.

Before and After shots using a Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon 100mm f2.8 lens and various 2x Anamorphic Lens attachments.
Kowa 2x Anamorphic Lens
Isco 2x Anamorphic Lens

Nothing special or scientific here. We were recently asked by a few people “Whats the difference in shooting anamorphic or not”. In some shots the difference is obvious, in other shots…not so much.

Obviously the flares are a big difference, but it also has an overall look and feel that is a bit softer (which is a plus when dealing with these super sharp DSLRs like the 5D Mark II). The other big characteristic, that we've seen our entire lives in hollywood movies that use Anamorphics, is the oblong or oval bokeh.

More before and after shots on the way! Let us know if you'd like to see anything specific…

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So, I know more about the bokeh from anamorphic lens… what about you? Did this help at all?

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