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

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

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)