Introducing RH-1 Anamorphic Lens for Canon DSLR

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I got this announcement yesterday of this very interesting new lens for Canon DSLRs that will give a very unique anamorphic look to HDSLR video. I don't have much in the way of details yet, but we should know more by NAB – and of course planet5D will be there!

Introducing the RH-1 “Ultra” Anamorphic Lens for Canon DSLR

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Introducing RH-1 Anamorphic Lens for Canon DSLR

We are extremely excited to introduce the new RH-1™ series lens for Canon DSLRs, compatible with the new 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark ii, 7D and others.

The RH-1 provides an ultra wide field of view, with no distortion, that's nearly double that of other ultra wide lenses currently on the market. The RH-1 f/2.4 is housed in a break resistant polymer composite.

There will be a lot more details about the lens, the U.S. release date and pricing at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas. Although an official price has not been confirmed, we are happy to announce that we'll be retailing the RH-1 lens for a price less than $600.

Depending on how well the initial launch goes, we're looking forward to releasing compatible RH-1 mounts for Nikon and Panasonic. Additional details to come!

RH-1 Anamorphic Lens Test – Prototype

I also found this test footage on youtube [tentblogger-youtube SbbePP0sIB4]

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. I can’t believe I fell for this, what was I thinking? Obviously not today’s date!

  2. Meaningless. How far is the camera from the subject?

    For all I can tell, we’re seeing the cropped image of a conventional wide-angle lens.

    If this is an April Fool’s joke, it’s lame, unamusing, and not particularly clever.

  3. Wider-than current wide angle lenses, NO DISTORTION?!? ONLY $600????!?!?!?!?! Yeah, happy April Fools Day!

  4. Hi There Blog,
    I know what you mean There’s the terminology that a person should be acquainted with at the start when dealing with Canon lenses. Some of the terminology is unique to Canon. Other camera manufacturers have their own also. Canon and Nikon are the more popular camera makes. Lenses could be classified as either prime or zoom lenses. Prime lenses contain a fixed focal length. Zoom lenses use a variable focal length. The quality of photos you want as well as your budget will determine the kinds of lenses you will buy.
    Nice One!

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